Recently, news outlets like the New York Times have been discussing the issues surrounding animal welfare in response to recent agreements made in Ohio between producers and animal rights activists. AAEA members Bailey Norwood and Jayson Lusk discussed this debate in Choices last year.
In their article "The Farm Animal Welfare Debate", Norwood and Lusk discuss "how the livestock industry distracts consumers from the well-being of farm animals with two red herrings, and that the public good nature of animal welfare limits the ability of product differentiation to reconcile differences of opinion on how farm animals should be raised."
You can also check out the newest issue of Choices, released a few days ago, with themes on Agricultural and Food Markets Structure and Competition and Genetically Engineered Crops and U.S. Agricultural Sustainability.