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Jack Link's to hire 800 at $450M meat snack plant in Georgia

Apr. 27, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

PERRY, Ga. (AP) — Georgia is welcoming Sasquatch, or at least the Wisconsin-based meat snack company that has adopted the furry creature as a mascot. Jack Link's protein snacks announced Tuesday that it will build a $450 million factory in the middle Georgia town of Perry, hiring...

20 killed in attack on clandestine cock fight in Mexico

Mar. 28, 2022 23:13 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Gunmen burst into a clandestine cock fight and opened fire, killing 20 people and wounding four, prosecutors in Mexico's western state of Michoacan said Monday. Three women were among the dead after the attack late Sunday near the town of Zinapecuaro. ...

Employees laid off after fire guts potato chip plant

Mar. 09, 2022 16:51 PM EST

Hermiston, Ore. (AP) — Two weeks after a fire severely damaged a plant that produced chips and salty snacks in northeast Oregon the company says it will lay off all of the site’s employees. The Shearer’s Foods plant in Hermiston caught fire after a propane boiler exploded on...

Georgia farmers grow $2.6B in crops in 2021, up 20 percent

Feb. 26, 2022 11:10 AM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The total value of field crops produced in Georgia rose more than 20% in 2021, according to figures released Friday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The state's farmers produced $2.61 billion in crops last year, not counting the value of poultry, livestock...