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Stung By Pandemic and JBS Cyberattack, U.S. Ranchers Build New Beef Plants

U.S. cattle ranchers and investors are sinking hundreds of millions of dollars into new beef plants after temporary closures of massive slaughterhouses at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic left farmers with nowhere to send animals destined to be turned …

JBS Meat Plants Reopen as White House Blames Russia-Linked Group Over Hack

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO — JBS SA employees started returning to U.S. meat plants on Wednesday, a day after the company’s beef operations stopped following a ransomware attack, disrupting meat production in North America and Australia. A notorious Russia-linked hacking group is behind …

Facing Severe Drought, North Dakotans Turn to Higher Sources

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Leaders of a Bismarck church last Sunday morning took the first steps in organizing a communitywide prayer effort aimed at ending the state’s drought, which continues to worsen. The timing of that message may have helped …

Officials: Colorado Cattle Deaths Caused by Chemical in Hay

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — About 30 cattle died in Colorado last month after ingesting high levels of nitrates on a rancher’s property near Schriever Air Force Base, a veterinarian said. Dr. John Heikkila of Choice Veterinary Service examined the …

Cattle Producers Concerned About Effects From Tyson Fire

HOLCOMB, Kan. — A fire which indefinitely closed a Tyson meat processing plant in Holcomb could disrupt already strained processing operations, sparking fears from cattle producers who braced for tumbling market prices. Tyson has said it will reopen the plant …