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Families of COVID-19 Meatpacking Plant Victims Sue Tyson Foods

Meatpacking plants have become a focus of the fight against COVID-19. Working in one of... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
Despite Their Title, Essential Workers Need Food Stamps More Than Others

You might assume that those workers designated as “essential” during the COVID-19 pandemic would be... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
June 20, 2020
Meatpacking Plant Employees Refuse to Work

Meatpacking plants have been declared essential, but they’ve also proven to be disastrously fertile contagion... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
June 18, 2020
Meat Production Has Rebounded, But So Have Coronavirus Cases at Plants

Meatpacking plants have proven to be some of the country’s worst hotspots for the spread... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
June 12, 2020
More COVID-19 Outbreaks Are Hitting Farmworkers

Picking crops shoulder-to-shoulder and sleeping in crowded barracks of 10 to 20 people have long... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
June 10, 2020
Could COVID-19 Have Lasting Impacts on Our Food Supply Chain?

Mike Johanns thinks the pandemic could change a lot for agriculture.  The former USDA secretary... (more)

Alex Robinson
May 27, 2020
Counties with Meat Plants See Double the Infection Rates

In the week following President Donald Trump’s executive order forcing meat processing plants to reopen,... (more)

Alex Robinson
May 14, 2020
The Trump Administration Is Pressuring Meatpacking Plants to Reopen

On Friday, the USDA issued a statement applauding 14 major meatpacking plants, across the country,... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
May 9, 2020
Judge Dismisses Worker Safety Case Lodged Against Smithfield Foods

Meatpacking plants have become one of the most dangerous places to work in America during... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
May 7, 2020
Unsafe Workdays for Farmworkers Could Double by 2050 Due to Climate Change

In the United States, there are more than two million agriculture workers, who spend long,... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
May 6, 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