If you know any farmers, you know that earning a living is very difficult. Much money is spent – on equipment of all sorts, high labor costs and a myriad of other things – and the markets are volatile at best. Farmers who raise livestock – be it cattle, chickens or hogs – know that the demand from consumers for humanely raised animals is growing.
Change, however, costs money, something that’s usually in short supply for the American farmer.
But there’s hope out there and resources that farmers can reach out for to help them transition to a third-party certification of humanely raised farm animals.