Smithfield Foods Sued on COVID-19 Claims – DTN Jun 25, 2021

🕔Jun 25, 2021
Smithfield Foods, Inc., misled consumers about the state of the meat-supply chain and packing-plant worker safety during COVID-19, a new federal lawsuit alleges, saying the company’s public-relations efforts took advantage […]

Meatpackers Face Close COVID Scrutiny – DTN Feb 4, 2021

🕔Feb 4, 2021
A House subcommittee has launched an investigation into COVID-19 outbreaks at meatpacking plants owned by Tyson Foods Inc., JBS USA and Smithfield Foods Inc., as well as the response from […]

Food Supply Chain is Breaking; Euthanize Animals Possible – DTN Apr 28, 2020

🕔Apr 28, 2020
The food supply chain is breaking, the chairman of Tyson Foods warned over the weekend amid an increasing clamor for a rapid federal response to restore operations to the country’s […]

Coronavirus: U.S. Meat Supplies Threatened As COVID-19 Hits Packing House Employees – DTN Apr 14, 2020

🕔Apr 14, 2020
Smithfield Foods announced Sunday the company was closing its Sioux Falls, South Dakota, facility indefinitely after state officials reported the plant accounted for nearly 40% of all COVID-19 cases in […]

Livestock: COVID-19 Hits Packing Plants – DTN Apr 9, 2020

🕔Apr 9, 2020
Coronavirus cases are increasingly affecting the meatpacking industry as both a beef and pork plant in Iowa were closed this week because of positive cases. Tyson Foods announced a pork […]

North Carolina: $50Mln Judgment Against Hog Farmer is Appealed – DTN Mar 7, 2019

🕔Mar 7, 2019
National and state agriculture interest groups asked a federal appeals court to overturn a $50 million nuisance judgement against a hog farm in North Carolina, in a brief filed on […]

Livestock: Methane Digesters – New Growth for Renewable Energy in Agriculture – DTN Nov 1, 2018

🕔Nov 1, 2018
Methane digesters are the new growth wave in renewable energy getting people to switch to a green energy supplier especially in agriculture.   The stick and the carrot are both at […]

U.S. Pork Exports: Chinese Tariffs Come on Heels of Expansion – DTN Apr 3, 2018

🕔Apr 3, 2018
U.S. pork producers had ramped up production in the first quarter of this year, but futures prices continue to fall as China announced Monday it was moving ahead with a […]

Keith Good: ARC, PLC Payments for 2014 to be Bigger Than Anticipated Nov 10, 2014

🕔Nov 10, 2014
Policy Issues: Farm Bill; Tax Extenders; and Budget Amy Mayer reported on Friday at Iowa Public Radio Online that, “The Farm Bill enacted earlier this year was supposed to save taxpayers […]

Keith Good: Pig Virus Continues to Spread, May Subside in Summer Apr 3, 2014

🕔Apr 3, 2014
Agricultural Economy In other news regarding the swine industry, DTN writer Russ Quinn reported yesterday (link requires subscription) that, “Pork industry researchers are continuing to investigate the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus while […]

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