Big changes in pressure from animal activists
February 28, 2014
Key indicators show the challenge to the livestock industry is increasing
Paul Hodgman has seen it firsthand. He has spent a lifetime in the livestock business and today serves as a strategic lead with a business called the Ag & Food Exchange (AFX).
"The people who don't like us are in this for the long haul, and they are quite content with incremental change," he says. "They are applying tried and true tactics of divide and conquer."
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