Longtime Arkansas Livestock Farmers Go Vegan, Switch to Mushrooms | NowThis

Longtime Arkansas Livestock Farmers Go Vegan, Switch to Mushrooms | NowThis

From meat to mushrooms: These animal farmers went vegan after 20 years of farming livestock.
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In US news and current events today, these farmers raised animals for slaughter for almost 20 years. The Barretts are making the transition from animal to mushroom farming with the help of The Rancher Advocacy Program. Here’s why they went vegan and began farming mushrooms.

Up until last September, the farmers raised chickens and cattle. Now they’re going vegan and converting poultry barns into growing mushrooms. Listen to this interview with Rodney and Jennifer Barrett about the future of farming, why animal protein business is a foolish move, and how they hope to inspire other farmers to make the switch.

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