AP Business Writer
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May 4th, 2022
Bird Flu Spreads to Zoos
But officials said they won't order widespread euthanasia of zoo birds the way they have on farms.
Apr 15th, 2022
Freight Railroads Work to Resolve Service Problems, Delays
A lack of trains means some grain elevators are so full that farmers trying to sell their crops are being turned away.
Apr 13th, 2022
A Grisly Question: How to Kill Millions of Chickens
So far this year, 13 million chickens and turkeys have been killed in Iowa alone.
Apr 8th, 2022
JBS Will Pay $52.5 Million in Price-Fixing Case Settlement
The company didn't admit any wrongdoing, however.
Feb 3rd, 2022
After Talks Stall, Kellogg's Will Replace Some Striking Workers
Workers have been on strike since Oct. 5, and negotiations aren't scheduled to return until the week of Dec. 6.
Nov 23rd, 2021
Government Data: At Least 59K Meat Plant Workers Caught COVID, 269 Died
The new estimate for the industry is nearly three times higher than what the United Food and Commercial Workers Union has said were infected.
Oct 27th, 2021
Tyson Says Mandate Spurred 96% of Workers to Get Vaccine
Tyson employees who don’t get the shot before the company’s deadline will be fired, but former workers will be welcomed back if they get vaccinated later.
Oct 27th, 2021
USDA Rethinks How to Curtail Salmonella in Poultry
The agency plans to set up pilot projects to try changing the way it tests for salmonella in plants and to try encouraging the industry to do more on the farm.
Oct 19th, 2021
Meatpacking & Farm Workers to Receive $600 Grants in $700M Aid Plan
The grants are meant to defray some of the costs workers bore as many of them bought their own PPE or took unpaid leave amid COVID-19.
Sep 8th, 2021
Poultry Suppliers Tyson, Perdue to Pay $35M to Settle with Farmers
Tyson Foods and Perdue Farms agreed to the settlements last week without admitting any wrongdoing.
Sep 3rd, 2021
Ag Rule Changes Expected to Protect Animal Farms Against Meat Giants
The new rule that will make it easier for farmers to sue companies they contract with over unfair, discriminatory or deceptive practices.
Jul 6th, 2021