09:53AM Sep 15, 2020

OSHA Cites JBS Foods for Failing to Protect Workers from Coronavirus

Katie James
AgWeb Contributor

The processing company is the second major packer to be issued a citation related to the COVID-19 outbreaks that occurred this spring.

14:08PM Sep 10, 2020

Smithfield Foods Cited For Failing to Protect Workers from Coronavirus

AgWeb Contributor

The U.S. Labor Department has cited Smithfield Foods for failing to protect employees from the coronavirus, making it the first major U.S. meatpacker to face a fine after outbreaks at

11:53AM Aug 11, 2020

Profit Tracker: Feeding Margins Improve $100 Per Head

Greg Henderson
Editorial Director

Producers experienced a rally in fed cattle and lean hog prices that boosted margins for both species last week, while trimming packer margins.

13:25PM Jul 31, 2020

Agri Beef Plans New Idaho Packing Plant

Greg Henderson
Editorial Director

Agri Beef, a cattle feeding, farming and beef processing company in business since 1968, announced it plans to open a new beef packing facility in Jerome, Idaho.

16:05PM Jul 22, 2020

Tyson Fire, Pandemic Market Report Released By USDA

Greg Henderson
Editorial Director

USDA released Wednesday the long-awaited report on its investigation into cattle market disruptions following last year’s Tyson Foods packing plant fire and this spring’s impact from the coronavirus pandemic.

12:04PM Jul 09, 2020

More Prime Beef, Softer Demand

Greg Henderson
Editorial Director

One impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the beef industry has been an increase in the number of carcasses grading Prime, but the shuttering of high-end restaurants that sell Prime

16:35PM Jul 08, 2020

Workers’ Rights Groups File Civil Rights Complaint Against Packers

Industry Press Release
AgWeb Contributor

Administrative complaint argues that USDA must end federal support for dominant meat processing corporations disregard Black, Latino, and Asian lives and wellbeing.