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U.S. indicts six more chicken-industry executives over alleged price fixing

07 Oct 2020

CHICAGO The U.S. government has indicted six more chicken-industry executives over alleged price-fixing, broadening antitrust prosecutions in its probe of the $65 billion poultry sector.

Meatpackers deny workers benefits for COVID-19 deaths, illnesses

29 Sep 2020

Saul Sanchez died in April, one of six workers with fatal COVID-19 infections at meatpacker JBS USA's slaughterhouse in Greeley, Colorado, the site of one of the earliest and deadliest coronavirus outbreaks at a U.S. meatpacking plant. | Video

Meatpackers deny workers benefits for COVID-19 deaths, illnesses

29 Sep 2020

Saul Sanchez died in April, one of six workers with fatal COVID-19 infections at meatpacker JBS USA's slaughterhouse in Greeley, Colorado, the site of one of the earliest and deadliest coronavirus outbreaks at a U.S. meatpacking plant.

INSIGHT-Meatpackers deny workers benefits for COVID-19 deaths, illnesses

29 Sep 2020

Sept 29 Saul Sanchez died in April, one of six workers with fatal COVID-19 infections at meatpacker JBS USA's slaughterhouse in Greeley, Colorado, the site of one of the earliest and deadliest coronavirus outbreaks at a U.S. meatpacking plant.

Exclusive: How COVID-19 stimulus money will end up in U.S. tobacco farmers' pockets

23 Sep 2020

CHICAGO U.S. government aid payments to tobacco farmers will be channeled through a new account within the office of the agriculture secretary, an unusual move that bypasses the normal mechanism for distributing farm aid and stokes concerns about how the government is using COVID-19 stimulus.

U.S. details up to $14 billion in new aid for farmers

19 Sep 2020

CHICAGO The U.S. Agriculture Department on Friday released details of a second round of COVID-19 aid for farmers, which will pay up to $14 billion to growers of major crops such as corn, soybeans and wheat, as well as livestock, dairy and tobacco.

China suspends poultry imports from second U.S. plant over COVID-19, industry group says

16 Sep 2020

CHICAGO China has suspended imports from an OK Foods poultry plant in Fort Smith, Arkansas, because of coronavirus cases among workers, the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council said on Tuesday.

GRAINS-CBOT soy hits two-year peak on expectations for higher U.S. exports

11 Sep 2020

* U.S. yield estimates may decline more -analysts (New throughout, adds latest prices, USDA crop data, changes byline/dateline, pvs PARIS/SINGAPORE)

U.S. cites Smithfield Foods for failing to protect workers from coronavirus

11 Sep 2020

CHICAGO The U.S. Labor Department said on Thursday it cited Smithfield Foods for failing to protect employees from the coronavirus, making it the first major meatpacker to face a fine after outbreaks at slaughterhouses infected thousands of workers.

UPDATE 3-U.S. cites Smithfield Foods for failing to protect workers from coronavirus

11 Sep 2020

CHICAGO, Sept 10 The U.S. Labor Department said on Thursday it cited Smithfield Foods for failing to protect employees from the coronavirus, making it the first major meatpacker to face a fine after outbreaks at slaughterhouses infected thousands of workers.

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