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Thanksgiving may look different in 2020, but farmers are still the focus.
Let’s Talk Turkey, Thanksgiving and Traditions

Thanksgiving may look different in 2020, but farmers are still the focus.

5 hours ago
File Photo: Thanksgiving Turkeys
COVID-19 Surge Slices U.S. Demand for Big Thanksgiving Turkeys

As a last-minute shift toward small-scale celebrations upends demand for the star of Thanksgiving tables, turkey producers and retailers are scrambling to fill orders for lightweight birds and partial cuts.

1 day ago
If your workload on the farm is starting to reach its breaking point, you may be experiencing burnout.
The Battle of Burnout on the Farm

If your workload on the farm is starting to reach its breaking point, you may be experiencing burnout.

1 day ago
Meat Packers Accelerated Spread of COVID-19, Study Says

New research published by the National Academy of Sciences ties livestock meat packing plants to 6% to 8% of U.S. COVID-19 cases, and 3% to 4% of the deaths through late July.

1 day ago
JBS To Pay COVID-19-Related Healthcare Costs for Employees

The company announced Friday that 100% of expenses related to COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment would be covered, effective retroactively to March 1.

4 days ago
Packing plant workers
Lawsuit Alleges Tyson Managers Wagered On Employee Infections

While COVID-19 infections spiked at Tyson's Waterloo, Iowa, plant, supervisors allegedly placed bets on how many workers would become infected. Tyson CEO Dean Banks suspended the managers and announced an investigation.

5 days ago
Profit tracker
Profit Tracker: Cattle Margins Improve, Hogs Decline

Cattle and hog finishing margins are both modestly positive for the seventh consecutive week, though hog margins saw a slight decline with lower lean carcass prices.

6 days ago
PORK, Drovers Recognized for Editorial Excellence

Farm Journal publications honored for editorial excellence by the Livestock Publications Council.

6 days ago