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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 …

U.S. Court Slams Brakes on Trump-Era Hog Slaughter Line Speed Rule; Union Cheers

CHICAGO — The largest U.S. meatpacking union celebrated a victory in federal court on Wednesday that it said invalidated a Trump-era rule allowing hog slaughter plants to run without line speed limits. A lawsuit brought against the U.S. Department of …

Worker, Food-Safety Advocates Sound Alarm Over New Hog Slaughter Rules

CHICAGO — U.S. food safety and the health of plant workers will be at risk from new federal rules that allow meat companies to slaughter hogs as fast as they want and shift the role of government inspectors, food and …