Latest Meat processing News

Tyson Foods to spend $50M on bonuses at its meat plants

Dec. 06, 2021 12:24 PM EST

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods said Monday that it plans to spend roughly $50 million on year-end bonuses for over 80,000 hourly workers at its meatpacking plants that will give them between $300 and $700 apiece. Those bonuses are on top of wage increases the company has...

Maine meat processors get help opening new markets

Dec. 05, 2021 09:51 AM EST

GARDINER, Maine (AP) — Meat and poultry processors in Maine are getting a boost of more than $1.3 million from the federal government. The funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will help the businesses to meet packaging, labeling and food safety requirements,...

Abattoir, apprentice program mark era for Buzz Food Service

Dec. 04, 2021 10:45 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Dickinson and Angela Gould are training meat cutters in their apprentice program while eyeing the opening of a future abattoir, or slaughterhouse, early next year. It’s a busy time in the meat game. The Goulds own Buzz Food Service, that rare...

A look inside a Mississippi school’s meat processing class

Dec. 04, 2021 00:02 AM EST

MANTACHIE, Miss. (AP) — At the height of Mississippi’s deer season, more than a dozen students donning white butcher coats and hairnets take their positions at stations in Mantachie High School’s meats lab each day to process deer. Mantachie’s meat processing...

USDA to help Maine meat processor rebuild after plant fire

Nov. 29, 2021 09:09 AM EST

KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — The federal government is providing a small meat processor in Maine with $200,000 to help rebuild from a devastating fire last year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is giving the money to Nest & Mullen LLC of Kennebunk, Democratic Rep....

Grants approved for 7 Michigan meat, poultry processors

Nov. 27, 2021 08:41 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Nearly $1.4 million in federal funding has been approved to help Michigan’s meat and poultry processors recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and expand their processing capacity. The funding for seven companies is from an Agriculture Department...

Dinner on the patio? First, hold the stench

Nov. 21, 2021 10:29 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Parts of downtown Des Moines have been so transformed in the past decade by new apartments, trendy shops and microbreweries, it’s sometimes hard to reconcile the present with the not-so-distant past. But one strong reminder of the city's...

Meat processing plant could bring 1,300 jobs to Missouri

Nov. 16, 2021 16:20 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Wisconsin-based company plans to build a meat processing plant in eastern Missouri next year that could bring 1,300 jobs to the region, officials announced Tuesday. American Foods Group, which has factories in seven other states, would build...

Beyond Meat Q3 sales fall short as US demand drops

Nov. 10, 2021 18:41 PM EST

Plant-based meat maker Beyond Meat reported lower-than-expected sales in the third quarter due to a slump in U.S. demand. Beyond Meat said its sales increased 12.7% to $106.4 million for the July-September period. That was lower than the $109 million Wall Street forecast,...

Heavy burden for consumers as holidays near: Soaring prices

Nov. 10, 2021 14:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A worsening surge of inflation for such bedrock necessities as food, rent, autos and heating oil is setting Americans up for a financially difficult Thanksgiving and holiday shopping season. Prices for U.S. consumers jumped 6.2% in October compared...