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Meet Winter, the Llama Who Might Just Save Us All From COVID-19

Winter the llama was just nine months old when she became central to research that... (more)

Alex Robinson
May 5, 2020
OPINION: COVID-19 Stimulus Must Help Farmers Rebuild Our Broken Food System—Not Prop...

There are no more lingering doubts—COVID-19 is a force to be reckoned with. In its... (more)

Mike Weaver
May 1, 2020
Trump to Order Meat Processing Plants to Stay Open

President Donald Trump has decided to compel meat processing plants to stay open, despite concerns... (more)

Alex Robinson
April 28, 2020
Hundreds of USDA Meat Inspectors Are Getting Sick

A vital part of the American food system is the inspectors sent out by the... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
April 28, 2020
Meatpacking Plants Appear to Be Hotbeds for COVID-19 Outbreaks

Meat processing facilities are emerging as one of the largest and most concerning hotspots of... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
April 24, 2020
Union Negotiates With JBS to Get Protections For Plant Workers

Workers at meatpacking and processing plants are rapidly finding themselves in COVID-19 hotspots. These workers... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
April 22, 2020
Major South Dakota Meat Plant Shuts Down Due to COVID-19

Smithfield Foods, the largest pork producer in the United States, announced the shutdown of a... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
April 16, 2020
Converting Forests into Farmland Could Increase Spread of Zoonotic Disease

COVID-19 has created a colossal public health crisis people are grappling with around the world.... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
April 10, 2020
Why Isn’t Anyone From Agriculture on the White House Coronavirus Task Force?

The White House Coronavirus Task Force is the Trump administration’s central collating force for dealing... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
April 8, 2020