At the time of the alleged betting, Tyson was resisting pressure from local officials to shut down the plant as a safety precaution. The company argued the plant, which can process nearly 20,000 hogs per day, was a vital market for farmers and critical to the meat supply.
With dry weather across the state creating favorable wildfire conditions and farmers in the fields operating machinery, proper maintenance and cleaning of equipment is important, in and out of the field.
The organization says the forms are meant to provide livestock owners a starting point to outline essential livestock care if they and/or their managers become infected with COVID-19 or another emergency occurs.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture released details of its plan Friday, saying it will provide “financial assistance that gives producers the ability to absorb increased marketing costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Smithfield says OSHA’s citation that it failed to protect its employees from COVID-19 is “without merit” and plans to contest it as a union representing thousands of meatpacking plant workers called the citation “a slap on the wrist.”
Ten Mile Creek Farm will use a grant worth more than $15,000 to purchase and install a 53 Kilowatt solar array. It’s expected to save the business more than $6,400 annually and will produce enough energy to power six homes.
The storm powerful storm known as a derecho tore from eastern Nebraska across Iowa and parts of Wisconsin and Illinois, blowing over trees, flipping vehicles and causing widespread property and crop damage.
The European chafer’s grub is known to cause more damage to turf grass than Japanese beetles because it spends a longer portion of the summer feeding on turf, which makes them particularly problematic for homeowners, golf courses and turf growers.