When they have not sold enough spot advertising, broadcasters air public service announcements that these days are all about how we are “in this together.”

But up and down the meat industry, the only togetherness that seems to exists is that everybody wants to slap down somebody else.   It follows
Continue Reading Mood turns sour as meat and poultry industry tries to keep production up with demand

COVID-19 has forced the closures of the Smithfield Foods pork processing plant in Sioux Falls, SD, and the JBS USA beef plant in Greeley, CO.

Smithfield on Easter Sunday announced the former John Morrell plant in Sioux Falls, one of the largest pork processing facilities in the U.S., would be
Continue Reading Two large meat facilities shutdown because of too many employee COVID-19 cases

Saul Sanchez, a 78-year old “green hat” supervisor at the JBS beef plant in Greeley, CO, died from COVID-19 on April 7. He worked at the Greeley beef plant for more than 30 years.

After Sanchez was diagnosed and hospitalized in March, his family was frustrated by JBS officials being
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Two U.S. Senators want an interagency committee authorized to review certain transactions to conduct an open-ended review of Brazil’s JBS S.A., which owns Greeley, CO-based JBS USA.

Sens. Marco Rubio, R-FL, and Bob Menendez, D-NJ, have asked Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin to use the Committee on Foreign Investment in
Continue Reading Rubio and Menendez call for foreign investment probe of JBS, SA