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Unhappy with prices, ranchers look to build own meat plants

Oct. 16, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Like other ranchers across the country, Rusty Kemp for years grumbled about rock-bottom prices paid for the cattle he raised in central Nebraska, even as the cost of beef at grocery stores kept climbing. He and his neighbors blamed it on...

Ice cream shop hopes to continue West Side revival

Oct. 16, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Lemon appears to be an early customer favorite at Dancing Dog Ice Cream. If that sounds surprising to you, it’s also a surprise to its co-owner, Bob Herrick. Odds are, Herrick will continue to perfect the distinctive flavor. Maybe it needs no...

For the Nashville 'Bread Lady', bread and baking are life

Oct. 16, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tn. (AP) — When Sarah Gonzalez bakes, it’s often in memory of the family members who came before her. The Nashville-based baker’s debut cookbook, Baking with the Bread Lady, showcases some family-inspired recipes among more modern breads and desserts. Her...

Nebraska lawmakers voice support for Kellogg's worker

Oct. 15, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Seventeen Nebraska lawmakers are voicing support for Kellogg's cereal workers who are on strike at the company's Omaha plant and others. The senators said Thursday that they sent a letter to Kellogg's CEO and the company's labor contract negotiating...

Once-thriving Argentine spa draws tourists to ghostly ruins

Oct. 15, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

EPECUEN, Argentina (AP) — Cushioned by a soft silence ruffled only by occasional gusts of wind, tourists walk past rubble and metal shards lying in the streets of what was once the bustling resort of Villa Epecuen. Others photograph petrified trees dotting the apocalyptic scene. ...

Bakery agrees to settle race discrimination lawsuit

Oct. 15, 2021 08:56 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts bakery has agreed to pay up to $95,000 in penalties and restitution, require anti-bias training for employees, and revise its anti-discrimination policies to settle allegations that an employee was repeatedly exposed to racial slurs in the workplace, the...

UK extends visas to overseas butchers amid labor shortage

Oct. 14, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government said Thursday it will allow up to 800 more foreign butchers work in the U.K. on temporary visas, after farmers said a labor shortage in meat processing has caused them to cull thousands of healthy pigs. Earlier, the pork industry...

Police kill 2 steers that fled Missouri processing plant

Oct. 14, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) — Two steers that escaped from a suburban Kansas City meat processing plant where shot and killed by police — including one on a high school football field, officials said. The incident happened Wednesday afternoon, after three steers escaped...

Wage theft hits immigrants — hard

Oct. 14, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

Audelia Molina, a Mexican immigrant, was earning 10 cents for every garment she trimmed at a factory in Los Angeles, America’s clothing-assembly capital. Her wage was so meager that she started putting in 11-hour days to drive up production. When she asked for a raise, a supervisor denied...

2 convicted of sending undocumented workers to poultry plant

Oct. 14, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama couple has been convicted of providing undocumented workers to a Georgia-based poultry processing plant for years in a scheme that included false identities, homes for housing workers and vans that shuttled people around. Deivin...