Animal rights organization boosts image

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), is trying to improve its image in the agricultural community by stepping up its support for family farmers and ranchers, reports.

It quotes Joe Maxwell, a Missouri pork producer and HSUS director of rural outreach and development, as saying past statements by officials calling for the elimination of animal agriculture were “taken out of context. They’re one sentence out of a long speech.” HSUS supports changes to the federal Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA), which some farm groups espouse.

Better Farming - February 2012