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Game and Parks to give away free milkweed seeds in Norfolk

Oct. 13, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) — People who want to help preserve monarch butterflies can obtain free milkweed seed pods through the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The pods, seeding instructions and monarch educational information will be available while supplies last at Game and Parks' Northeast District Office,...

Former Tyson attorney sues in Iowa for wrongful termination

Oct. 11, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former workers' compensation attorney for a Tyson Foods meatpacking division sued the company for wrongful termination, accusing company officials of making anti-gay slurs, filing false information in workers' compensation cases, and sex and age discrimination. Todd Beresford...

Pence asks Tennesseans to support Mexico-Canada trade deal

Oct. 7, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence on Monday urged a group of Tennesseans to call the state's two Democratic congressmen and ask them to help pass the Trump administration's trade deal with Mexico and Canada. Pence's remarks came during a speech to several hundred people at a Tyson...

Stocks climb as markets cap turbulent quarter with calm end

Sep. 30, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks climbed on Monday and gave one last nudge to ensure the S&P 500 emerged from yet another tumultuous quarter with a modest gain. As has been the case throughout the quarter, movements in President Donald Trump's trade war with China helped drive the market on Monday....

Critics uneasy as federal meat inspectors face work overload

Sep. 29, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — At eight months pregnant, government food inspector Rosalie Arriaga was scheduled in March 2018 to handle twice her normal workload at the meat processing plants she was assigned to cover. It was her third straight week of double coverage, according to agency schedules given to the...

'Chicken sludge' on fields draws complaints of stench, flies

Sep. 14, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — People in rural Alabama are raising concerns about the use of "chicken sludge" as fertilizer on farm fields as the state considers new rules on how such products can be used. The sludge from a poultry processing plant left an overpowering stench when it was applied to a neighbor's...

Broadcom and Apple slip while PG&E and Tyson Foods advance

Sep. 13, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday. Broadcom Inc., down $10.26 to $290.32 The chipmaker maintained a weak revenue forecast for the year and warned that demand remains low. PG&E Corp., up $1.08 to $11.18 The utility and a group of insurers reached an $11 billion...

Tapestry, Michaels rise while Tyson Foods, Fortive fall

Sep. 4, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday: Tyson Foods Inc., down $7.23 to $86.06 The meat producer slashed its 2019 profit forecast, citing higher commodity costs and a recent fire at a beef processing plant. Coupa Software Inc., up $11.69 to $146.09 The software...

Scientists in Italy fertilize 7 northern white rhino eggs

Aug. 26, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

CREMONA, Italy (AP) — Silvia Colleoni's hand holding a syringe was trembling as she injected liquid into a micro pipette to facilitate the aspiration of sperm that had been removed and later frozen from one of the last then-living male northern white rhinos on Earth. Her nervousness in the Avantea...

Official: Fremont chicken plant to begin operating Sept. 3

Aug. 26, 2019 10:22 AM EDT

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — A new Costco poultry processing complex on the south side of Fremont will open after Labor Day. Jessica Kolterman is spokeswoman for Lincoln Premium Poultry, which runs the plant, and she told the Fremont Tribune that operations will begin Sept. 3. Lincoln Premium Poultry intends to...