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.
Even before COVID-19 threw a wrench into the workforce, agriculture was fighting a shortage of workers for U.S. farms. Here’s how two hog operations are managing their labor needs and retaining their best employees.
Heartbreaking. In one word, that’s how Kamryn Kreis, 18, describes the announcement that the Ohio State Fair had been canceled for 2020. This was not how her last year of showing pigs at state fair was supposed to go.
A million thoughts raced through my mind. Are we putting our kids in danger? Is this the right decision? What will everyone think? I’ve never had those thoughts as we headed to a show before. But 2020 is different.
The agriculture careers needed to feed millions of people in the future must be filled by people from all walks of life and all backgrounds. Are you doing your part to bring young people to agriculture?
Tyson Foods announced it is doubling bonuses, increasing short-term disability coverage and implementing additional health screening measures as part of its efforts to support frontline workers during the pandemic.