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Jun 24, 2020 by reuters
Two U.S. Senate Democrats are pressing meatpackers to disclose by month's end how much pork, beef and chicken they have shipped to China during the coronavirus outbreak while warning of possible meat shortages at home.
Jun 23, 2020 by reuters
China, the world's top meat importer, said on Tuesday a Brazilian beef exporter and a pork plant in Britain had voluntarily suspended exports because of coronavirus infections.
Jun 15, 2020 by reuters
Nationwide, 30% to 50% of meatpacking employees were absent last week, said Mark Lauritsen, a vice president at the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW).
Jun 01, 2020 by reuters
China has told state-owned firms to halt purchases of soybeans and pork from the United States, two people familiar with the matter said.
May 22, 2020 by reuters
U.S. frozen pork inventories fell in April, when they typically rise, and beef inventories dropped more than normal as COVID-19 shut slaughterhouses and prompted grocers to limit customers' buying, USDA data show.
May 12, 2020 by reuters
JBS SA, whose meatpacking plants in Brazil and in the United States have been hit by coronavirus outbreaks, said it was donating 700 million reais ($120 million) to initiatives aimed at combating the pandemic.
May 04, 2020 by reuters
The coronavirus crisis will continue to idle U.S. meat plants and slow production, Tyson Foods Inc said on Monday.
Apr 28, 2020 by reuters
President Donald Trump plans to use the Defense Production Act to mandate that meat processing plants owned by Tyson Foods Inc and other companies remain open.
Apr 23, 2020 by reuters
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a $484 billion coronavirus relief bill on Thursday,
Apr 15, 2020 by reuters
he Trump administration plans to buy milk and meat from U.S. farmers as part of an initial $15.5 billion effort to help them weather the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.
Apr 02, 2020 by reuters
U.S. poultry company Sanderson Farms Inc on Thursday said it is reducing chicken production in Georgia, the top U.S. chicken-producing state.
Mar 30, 2020 by reuters
t's watermelon season in Florida. But as the top U.S. watermelon-producing state prepares for harvest, many of the workers needed to collect the crop are stuck in Mexico, unable to secure visas.
Mar 27, 2020 by reuters
Nutrien Ltd, North America’s biggest farm retail supplier, moved up shipments of crop supplies by two to four weeks
Mar 27, 2020 by reuters
The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved a $2.2 trillion aid package - the largest in American history - to help individuals and companies cope with an economic downturn caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
Mar 23, 2020 by reuters
U.S. chicken company Sanderson Farms Inc said on Monday that a slaughterhouse worker was infected with the new coronavirus, the first publicly confirmed positive test of a worker in a U.S. meat plant.