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Investigators: Firm that cleans meat plants employed minors

Nov. 22, 2022 15:38 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Wisconsin company that cleans hundreds of meatpacking plants nationwide is defending itself against allegations that it employed more than two dozen minors working overnight shifts cleaning massive saws, grinding machines and other dangerous processing equipment at three...

Turkeys on ‘cute urban farms’ grow even as land gobbled up

Nov. 20, 2022 00:08 AM EST

BOLIVIA, N.C. (AP) — While most people only think about turkeys around meals on the holidays, Maud Kelly enjoys watching them wobble on her family farm in Bolivia. “I raised quite a bit this year and it’s the most I’ve ever raised,” she said. “It’s a crazy amount of...

This Week: Tyson Foods, Krispy Kreme, Target earnings

Nov. 14, 2022 01:02 AM EST

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: Tyson Foods Tyson Foods reports its fourth quarter earnings Monday. Tyson, one of the world's largest meat processors, is expected to report its profit fell for a second-straight...

Boozman reelected to Senate, awaits word on ag panel chair

Nov. 08, 2022 20:49 PM EST

Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman cruised to reelection Tuesday, but what role the two-term incumbent will play in his next stint depends on which party clinches control of the chamber after the midterms. Boozman won a third, six-year term by defeating Democrat Natalie James,...

Tyson Foods heir and CFO charged with public intoxication

Nov. 07, 2022 18:16 PM EST

Tyson Foods’ Chief Financial Officer John R. Tyson __ a great-grandson of the company’s founder __ has been charged with public intoxication and criminal trespassing after allegedly entering a stranger’s home and falling asleep on her bed. According to an incident report...

USDA says more than $200M will help meat processors expand

Nov. 02, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Agriculture Department announced more than $223 million in grants and loans Wednesday to help small- and mid-sized meat processing plants expand as part of a larger $1 billion effort to boost competition in the highly concentrated industry. The effort is...

Fighting food poisoning: Sweeping poultry changes proposed

Oct. 14, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday proposed sweeping changes in the way chicken and turkey meat is processed that are intended to reduce illnesses from food contamination but could require meat companies to make extensive changes to their operations. ...

Producer of organic eggs to establish facility in Morristown

Oct. 10, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Owners of a company that produces organic eggs plan to invest more than $30 million to establish their first manufacturing operations in the east Tennessee city of Morristown, officials said. Handsome Brook Farms and state officials announced Friday that the...

Tyson Foods consolidates corporate offices, leaves Chicago

Oct. 05, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

Tyson Foods will relocate around 1,000 corporate positions from the Chicago area as well as South Dakota to its headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas. One of the world's largest meat producers said Wednesday that corporate staff at its Chicago and Downers Grove, Illinois, locations...

E. Washington rancher sentenced for 'ghost cattle' fraud

Oct. 05, 2022 11:13 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An eastern Washington rancher has been sentenced to 11 years in prison by a federal judge for a massive “ghost cattle” scam that defrauded Tyson Foods and another company out of more than $244 million. Cody Easterday, 51, of Mesa, Washington, was sentenced...