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Jennifer Shike
5 Hard Lessons Learned from a Year of Virtual FFA

A virtual FFA community can only fill the gap so far. I am grateful FFA has found solutions during the pandemic, but I believe the things FFA members have missed drive home the reasons why FFA is so important today.

Examining the Role Postsecondary Education Plays in the Ag Workforce

Even though ag-related postsecondary enrollment was down, there were an increase in ag degrees awarded.

Misinformation During COVID-19: Caulfield to Speak at 2021 Virtual Summit

The author of bestselling book ‘Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?’ Timothy Caulfield is set to provide keynote at the Animal Agriculture Alliance's 2021 Virtual Stakeholders Summit.

COVID-19 Case Rates Still Lower in Packing Plants Than General Population

A new report from the Meat Institute shows new COVID-19 infection rates among meat and poultry workers are 60% lower than in the general U.S. population and two-thirds lower than case rates in the sector in May 2020.

Meatpacking Industry Responds to U.S. Congress Investigation

A U.S. Congress panel is investigating COVID-19 outbreaks at meatpacking plants nationwide. Here's how some of the packing plants responded.

Charges Dropped Against Animal Rights Activist Who Trespassed at Iowa Select Farms

Matt Johnson of the activist group Direct Action Everywhere was charged with trespassing in May.

The JBS plant in Greeley, Co.
JBS Offers $100 to Employees Who Get COVID-19 Vaccine

The bonus is intended to encourage employees to get inoculations, after thousands of U.S. meatpacking workers became infected with the coronavirus last year.

Animal Agriculture Alliance Releases 2020 Conference Recordings, Sets 2021 Date

Sessions focus on equipping food and agriculture stakeholders with the tools needed to bridge the gap between farm and fork.