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Critics say scaled-back Arkansas hate crimes bill is a farce

Apr. 01, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas legislative leaders on Thursday introduced a drastically scaled-back hate crimes measure that no longer explicitly refers to race, sexual orientation or gender identity, drawing the the ire of longtime proponents of such laws. The new...

Tri-Cities rancher pleads guilty to cattle scam

Apr. 01, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Tri-Cities cattle rancher has pleaded guilty in federal court to a single count of wire fraud and faces up to 20 years in prison for a scam involving cattle that did not exist. Defense attorneys contended Wednesday that Cody Easterday started...

Tyson Foods bringing 330 jobs to SC's Richland County

Mar. 18, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tyson Foods is returning to South Carolina's Richland County and bringing 330 jobs with it. The company announced Wednesday that it plans to invest $55 million over the next three to five years at its plant in Columbia, transforming the facility...

Alaska seeks over $1B in lawsuit against poultry industry

Mar. 07, 2021 13:06 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska has sued 21 businesses involved in the poultry industry, claiming the businesses operated a cartel and illegally inflated the price of most chicken sold in the state. The Alaska Department of Law filed a consumer-protection lawsuit late...

Thousands of meatpacking workers to be vaccinated this week

Mar. 04, 2021 09:44 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Meatpacking workers across the country have started receiving coronavirus vaccines and thousands more will have a chance to get their shots this week, offering some peace of mind in an industry that was ravaged by COVID-19 a year ago. “There’s a...

Widespread power outages, icy conditions hobble food supply

Feb. 18, 2021 16:03 PM EST

A series of winter storms and widespread power outages gripping Texas and other states not used to such extreme low temperatures are creating big challenges in the nation's food supply networks. Grocery chains like Walmart and Publix have been forced to close some stores...

Union says meatpacking workers should be vaccinated sooner

Feb. 13, 2021 09:12 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Hundreds of meatpacking workers have been vaccinated against the coronavirus but the union that represents many of them says several hundred thousand more have not, despite the risks they continue to face at work. The United Food and Commercial...

Meatpacking firms encouraging workers to get virus vaccine

Feb. 02, 2021 11:43 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Meatpacking companies and public health officials are trying to overcome any reluctance workers may have about coronavirus vaccines before they become eligible to get them. Major companies such as Tyson Foods and JBS are encouraging workers to get...

Charges dropped against activist who exposed Iowa hog deaths

Jan. 29, 2021 12:56 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped trespassing charges against an activist who helped secretly record Iowa’s largest pork producer using heat to kill thousands of hogs last year as the pandemic devastated the industry. Matt Johnson, an activist with the...

Tyson Foods to pay $221.5M to settle price-fixing claims

Jan. 21, 2021 18:17 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods, the nation's largest meat supplier, said it will pay more than $200 million to settle a class-action suit that alleged price-fixing among chicken producers, saying the agreement is in the best interests of the company and its stakeholders. ...