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Pilgrim’s Pride CEO indicted over alleged U.S. chicken price-fixing

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WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) – The chief executive of Pilgrim’s Pride Corp, a major U.S. poultry company, was indicted along with three other current and former industry executives on charges of seeking to fix the price of chickens, the Justice Department said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Chickens are displayed for sale in......
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U.S. indicts Pilgrim’s Pride Corp CEO for alleged chicken price-fixing

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WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) – The chief executive of Pilgrim’s Pride Corp, a major U.S. poultry company, was indicted along with three other current and former industry executives on charges of seeking to fix the price of chickens, the Justice Department said on Wednesday. Pilgrim’s Pride shares fell 14% around midday. A......
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China buys U.S. soybeans after halt to U.S. purchases ordered: sources

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CHICAGO/BEIJING/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – State-owned Chinese firms bought at least three cargoes of U.S. soybeans on Monday, even as sources in China said the government had told them to halt purchases after Washington said it would eliminate special treatment for Hong Kong to punish Beijing. The purchases, totaling at least 180,000......
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Los Angeles union, joined by ‘Pandemic Pig,’ demands meatpacking plant closure

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The union representing workers at a meatpacking plant near Los Angeles where at least 153 employees have come down with COVID-19 called on Thursday for the plant’s immediate closure, saying measures to control the outbreak were not working. The outbreak has hit over 10% of the......
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Tyson Foods will shut U.S. pork plant as more workers catch COVID-19

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FILE PHOTO: Traders gather at the post that trades Tyson Foods on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange June 3, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid CHICAGO (Reuters) – Tyson Foods Inc (TSN.N) said on Thursday it will temporarily close an Iowa pork plant due to the coronavirus pandemic, a month......
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‘How about next June?’ Small meat processors backlogged as virus idles big plants

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CHICAGO/WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – Inside the small-scale Iowa abattoir Stanhope Locker and Market, owner Shaunna Zanker yawns with exhaustion as she listens to yet another farmer asking her to slaughter his pigs. Workers prepare chicken at Buckeye Poultry in Greenwich, Ohio, U.S., May 13, 2020 as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)......
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China announces new tariff waivers for some U.S. imports

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FILE PHOTO: Chinese and U.S. flags flutter near The Bund, before U.S. trade delegation meet their Chinese counterparts for talks in Shanghai, China July 30, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song BEIJING (Reuters) – China announced on Tuesday a new list of 79 U.S. products eligible for waivers from retaliatory tariffs imposed at......
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Beyond Meat plans U.S. discounts, hopes to replace beef on summer grills

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(Reuters) – Plant-based burger maker Beyond Meat plans to offer large value packs and discounts to some U.S. retailers this summer, hoping to grab a greater share of the market as prices for beef rise amid production disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. FILE PHOTO: The company logo and trading......
New York Post

Hundreds of sheep take over Turkish street during coronavirus lockdown

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Hundreds of sheep were caught on camera parading through the streets in Turkey Saturday night amid the country’s coronavirus lockdown. The astonishing footage shot in the city of Samsun was reposted to Twitter by Ragip Soylu, a reporter based in Turkey. The video, as of Sunday night, has been viewed......
CNBC Business

Wasted milk, euthanized livestock: Photos show how coronavirus has devastated US agriculture

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A farmer checks on young female pigs at a hog farm in Smithville, Ohio, U.S., on Thursday, April 30, 2020. Dane Rhys | Bloomberg | Getty Images As the coronavirus pandemic disrupts supply chains across the country, farmers are being......
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Tyson Foods temporarily pauses operations at beef facility in Dakota City

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FILE PHOTO: Packages of Tyson food beef meat loaf are reflected in a mirror as they sit on a refrigerator for sale at a grocery store in Encinitas, California May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake (Reuters) – Tyson Foods Inc (TSN.N) is halting operations at a beef facility in Dakota City,......
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Piglets aborted, chickens gassed as pandemic slams meat sector

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – With the pandemic hobbling the meat-packing industry, Iowa farmer Al Van Beek had nowhere to ship his full-grown pigs to make room for the 7,500 piglets he expected from his breeding operation. The crisis forced a decision that still troubles him: He ordered his employees to give......
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Farmers forced to euthanize livestock as coronavirus strikes food service industry

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Poultry farmers in Delaware and Maryland say they are being forced to destroy 2 million chickens because there aren’t enough healthy employees to process them. This follows a warning by the head of Tyson Foods, who said the nation’s......

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