Puppy Mill Bust and Summer Job Time

Puppy Mill Bust and Summer Job Time

Puppy Mill Bust and Summer Job Time. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Northwest Report.

Very shortly the job market will be flooded with teens and young adults looking for a summer job. Fast food restaurants and some larger retail outlets will see an influx of eager applicants but what about a job on the farm? According to Katherine Adam of the National Sustainable Agricultural Information Service, farm internships are growing in popularity.

ADAM: I attribute it mainly to the increased interest in local food systems and local food production. I’m sure the students are generally very interested in being socially conscious in a lot of different ways and doing the right thing by the environment, minimized use of pesticides and all farm inputs which become more and more expensive every year in regular commercial farming.

Officials in Kennewick, Washington have raided Sun Valley Kennel, a breeding kennel of American Eskimo dogs due to “deplorable” conditions. More than 300 dogs were seized and are now being cared for by various local agencies. The owner of the kennel was arrested on May 12 after an officer responded to an unrelated call. A large group of volunteers from various animal rescue groups set up kennels at the Benton County Fairgrounds. Each dog was photographed and its health checked.

Now here’s today’s Washington Grange Report.


That’s today’s Northwest Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Northwest Ag Information Network.


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