The processing company is the second major packer to be issued a citation related to the COVID-19 outbreaks that occurred this spring.
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
Producers experienced a rally in fed cattle and lean hog prices that boosted margins for both species last week, while trimming packer margins.
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.
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.
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
Administrative complaint argues that USDA must end federal support for dominant meat processing corporations disregard Black, Latino, and Asian lives and wellbeing.