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November 21, 2019
By Farm Forward

More than 20 Groups Oppose Permit for Mega-Dairy Seeking to Replace Lost Valley Farms 

Stand Up To Factory Farms Coalition and Supporters Say the New Easterday Farms Dairy Would Repeat the Troubled History of Lost Valley 

November 4, 2019
By Andrew deCoriolis

Historic Opportunity for Climate Leaders to Lead by Example 

A shift in how we understand food’s role in climate change is taking place and we’re proud to be part of the movement that is helping the world adapt to this shift. 

October 28, 2019
By Farm Forward

Harvest Table Culinary Group Recognized by Farm Forward’s Leadership Circle 

We’re excited to welcome Harvest Table Culinary Group (HTCG) to Farm Forward’s Leadership Circle, with the most comprehensive welfare commitment of any food service management company to date.  

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Food Policy
October 14, 2019
By Farm Forward

Mindful Menus: The Northwest School Serves Up Their Values 

Over the past few years, more and more institutions have made the connection: our food choices impact our health, the environment, and the lives of animals, and are interwoven into many other social justice issues.

September 17, 2019
By Farm Forward

USDA Publishes Egregious Final Hog Slaughter Inspection Rule

USDA proposed harmful inspection rules that we have a chance to stop! Learn more about the rules and how you can make a difference here.

September 12, 2019
By Farm Forward

Farm Forward Condemns Reappointment of Mega-Dairy Exec to State Agriculture Board 

Today, Farm Forward along with a coalition of family farm, animal welfare, and environmental groups sent a letter to Oregon Governor Kate Brown condemning the reappointment of Marty Myers, general manager of Threemile Canyon Farms for a second four-year term on Oregon’s Board of Agriculture.

September 6, 2019
By Farm Forward

Our Fight to Strike Down Chilling North Carolina Ag-gag Law Continues 

Public Justice filed a motion for summary judgment asking the Court to enjoin North Carolina from enforcing the “Anti-Sunshine Law” and declare it unconstitutional.

August 19, 2019
By Farm Forward

Farm Forward Supports Lawsuit Alleging Tillamook Dairy Intentionally Misled Consumers with “Humane Washing” 

We support the lawsuit that consumers have brought against the Tillamook County Creamery Association regarding Tillamook’s representations regarding the company’s dairy products.

July 3, 2019
By Rev. John Millspaugh

Marching for All Species

As I strolled along the park’s concrete path, I glanced over to find—gliding alongside me—an orca, a chinook salmon, monarch butterflies, and planet Earth itself.

April 12, 2019
By Farm Forward

Oregon Mega-Dairy Reform Bills Die, Threatening Repeat of Lost Valley Disaster

Farm Forward joined a coalition of nearly two dozen farming, consumer, animal welfare, and environmental groups in asking Oregon leaders to put a moratorium on large, commercial dairies.

March 27, 2019
By Andrew deCoriolis

Harvard Business School Joins Farm Forward’s Leadership Circle

Institutions are enjoying the ethical and sustainable benefits of the Leadership Circle. Learn about Harvard Business School’s efforts here.

February 28, 2019
By Farm Forward

Tips from Phipps: Leadership Circle’s Newest Member Takes a Forward-Thinking Approach to Help People and the Planet

Earlier this year, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens joined the Leadership Circle by sourcing exclusively certified higher welfare chicken and turkey for their restaurant, Café Phipps.

February 22, 2019
By Rev. John Millspaugh

Farm Forward Welcomes New Board Members!

Join us in welcoming our newest Board Members whose expertise and real world experience advise and progress our organization. Read more.

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Food System Solutions
February 8, 2019
By Rev. John Millspaugh

Can our Religious Values Help Fight Climate Change?

Pope Francis was challenged by 12-year-old Genesis Butler to try eating a plant-based diet for Lent, with a promise of a million dollar donation to a charity of his choice should he say yes.

January 10, 2019
By Ben Goldsmith

Update: Farm Forward Campaign Spurs International Push to End Cruel, Previously Universal Practice

A first-of-its-kind campaign launched by Farm Forward in 2014 has resulted in the adoption of a new technology that spares day-old chicks from being slaughtered shortly after they hatch.

January 10, 2019
By Farm Forward

University of Kentucky Sources Higher Welfare Meat with New ‘Whole Animal Program’

By purchasing whole animals from local higher welfare farms, UK demonstrates how institutions can improve animal welfare, support local economies, and reduce carbon emissions while maintaining affordable dining operations.

December 14, 2018
By Farm Forward

Progress: An Update on Farm Forward’s Commitment to a Safe and Inclusive Workplace and Movement

Our CEO, Dr. Aaron Gross, published a statement on sexual harassment and discrimination, in response to documented reports of such incidents taking place in the animal protection movement.

December 11, 2018
By Farm Forward

Factory Farms in the Flood Zone: A Farm Forward Interview

An interview with industry insiders exposing the dangers of the ineffective CAFO management on the floodplains of North Carolina. See images..

November 26, 2018
By Andrew deCoriolis

Building Bridges, Growing Impact

New Executive Director Andrew deCoriolis speaks on his path to his new role, and goals for Farm Forward’s impactful future. Read more here.

November 17, 2018
By Andrew deCoriolis

PETA and Good Shepherd

Farm Forward responds to PETA’s video of alleged Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch operations. Join us in dissecting what’s happening. Read more.

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Animal Welfare
October 10, 2018
By Farm Forward

Villanova University Raises the Bar with Certified Pasture Raised Eggs

More institutions are taking advantage of the benefits of the Leadership Circle, like Villanova University. Learn more here.

August 29, 2018
By Kabrina Miller (Admin)

Exciting Changes in Farm Forward’s Leadership Team

Founding Executive Director Ben Goldsmith remarks on his shift to Senior Strategist and introduces Andrew deCoriolis as Farm Forward’s new ED.

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June 27, 2018
By Andrew deCoriolis

Blue Apron Sets New Bar for Farmed Animal Welfare in Large Supply Chains

Blue Apron, a national favorite meal delivery service, commits to only sourcing the best. See what they’re doing that’s better. Read more.

February 13, 2018
By Aaron S. Gross, PhD

Farm Forward Statement on Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

With harassment prevalent in the animal rights movement, Farm Forward states the damage this does and the direct action we take to fight it.

November 7, 2017
By Farm Forward

The Human Costs of Factory Farming

The factory farming industry harms human workers as well as the living animal products they must process at breakneck speed. Learn more here.

August 17, 2017
By Farm Forward

Farm Forward Calls on USDA to Act Now

The report, titled “Animal Welfare in the National Organic Program: The USDA Must Act Quickly to Ensure Consumer Trust,” documents how farmers, retailers, and consumer advocates overwhelmingly support—and expect—stronger welfare standards for animals raised under the organic program.

March 3, 2017
By Farm Forward

Fair Food for a Fair Price

As consumers have grown more conscious about how their food is produced many have signaled their willingness to pay a premium for birds with less severe health problems raised on higher welfare farms.

February 1, 2017
By Farm Forward

What Do All of Those Animal Welfare Labels Mean?

This lack of transparency and meaning in labels is one of the main reasons we created BuyingPoultry—to help consumers cut through confusing labels and find healthier, higher-welfare poultry and egg options.

January 10, 2017
By Farm Forward

Farm Forward Joins Coalition in Opposition to Trump’s Nomination for Secretary of Labor

Farm Forward believes that a sustainable and just food system treats animals and humans with dignity. We’re facing a new administration whose agricultural advisory committee will include outspoken opponents of wage reform and animal welfare policies.

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