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A fundamental goal of The Humane Society of the United States is higher animal welfare standards on the farm. The Rural Development and Outreach program celebrates traditional farmers and ranchers who live up to such standards—for the sake of animals, the land, and local communities. The program facilitates the connection of these farmers and ranchers to consumers who share humane values.

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Our state agriculture councils spotlight farms using best practices and help connect them to markets. They also help family farmers switch to more humane practices. Learn More

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News & Resources

  • March 23, 2015

    TrustHouse Services Group Switching All Liquid Eggs to Cage-Free

    Food service company TrustHouse Services Group announced that after working with The Humane Society of the United States, it’s switching all one million pounds of its annual liquid egg usage (equaling approximately 10 million eggs) to cage-free by 2020.

  • February 17, 2015

    The Lusty Vegan: Hot and Spicy

    The Lusty Vegan confronts relationships between vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores with sass and a lot of good recipes to smooth the way.

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