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Federal court rejects Idaho pollution permit for dairies

Sep. 17, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal circuit court has rejected a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency statewide Idaho permit involving pollution into waterways from large dairy farms. But the ruling appears to have limited immediate ramifications for the state’s $3 billion...

Danes take precautions after swine flu crops up in Germany

Sep. 17, 2021 07:04 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Authorities in Denmark on Friday urged hunters, truckdrivers and farmers to use extra care in cleaning their equipment and to avoid importing meat products following recent reports of African swine fever cases among domestic pigs in neighboring Germany. ...

Plant to pretreat animal fats for renewable fuel industry

Sep. 16, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

DAKOTA CITY, Nebraska (AP) — Construction is starting on a Nebraska plant that will pretreat animal fat for eventual conversion into renewable diesel fuel. The JST Global facility is a joint venture between Tyson Foods’ and Jacob Stern & Sons. It will be built on...

Union, Mondelez reach tentative agreement amid strike

Sep. 16, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

HENRICO, Va. (AP) — A tentative contract agreement reached between snack company Mondelez and striking union workers could end a walkout that began last month. The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union and Mondelez issued separate...

Largest US Catholic parish rises in California's interior

Sep. 15, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

VISALIA, Calif. (RNS) — It’s billed as the largest Catholic parish in the United States and it’s being constructed about 200 miles north of Los Angeles, in what’s often referred to “as the heart of California’s dairy industry.” With an estimated $18.5...

2 suffer minor injuries in small explosion at Georgia plant

Sep. 14, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Two workers suffered minor injuries Tuesday in a small explosion at a plant in coastal Georgia, authorities said. Firefighters in Savannah responding to the morning blast found that any flames had already been extinguished by the facility’s fire...

Fire at huge Nebraska beef plant disrupts production briefly

Sep. 13, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

A fire at a one of the nation's largest beef processing plants appears to have spared the main production area, so the impact on the overall market is likely to be limited. While the blaze was burning at the JBS plant in Grand Island, Nebraska, that normally slaughters...

Minnesota restaurants get creative to combat worker shortage

Sep. 13, 2021 01:18 AM EDT

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — At the Sauk Rapids Dairy Queen, the “Now Hiring” sign has been up since late February, when it opened for the season. Hiring was “scary tough,” particularly in the beginning of the season, franchise co-owner Misty Hahn Schultz said. ...

New Mexico cattle ranchers pummeled by western drought

Sep. 12, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State Sen. Pat Woods saw a lot of it over this past year — cows culled from a herd and sent to the slaughterhouse because their owners couldn’t afford to feed them anymore. “It was awfully dry,” said the longtime rancher and Republican...

Premium Peanut to invest $64.3 million in South Carolina

Sep. 11, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A grower-owned peanut shelling company said it plans to set up operations in South Carolina's Orangeburg County. Premium Peanut said it plans a $64.3 million investment that will create 130 new jobs. The new facility will provide more capacity...