Kentucky’s Ross Meat Packing Could Close After a Century in Business

May 5, 2021 Randall Barnes, WPSD

A local business that has been around for the last 108 years could see its doors close in May.

‘Everybody is Getting Sick’

Gov. Greg Abbott sent health-care specialists to the Panhandle to test workers and stem the outbreak. More than three months later, the workers still are struggling with the effects of the pandemic and the persistent fear of contracting the disease.

Groups Advocate For Safety at Tyson

Tyson Foods Inc. is drawing criticism from more than 120 advocacy groups that want to see improved safety measures for processing-plant workers during the pandemic.

COVID-19 Hit U.S. Meat, Poultry Plant Workers Hard in April, May: U.S. Report

The coronavirus outbreak took a heavy toll on workers at U.S. meat and poultry processing facilities, with more than 17,000 COVID-19 cases and nearly 100 deaths in April and May, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released on Tuesday.

Cargill Temporarily Closing its Plant in Schuyler, Nebraska

May 6, 2020 News Channel Nebraska

Cargill announced Monday that it started the process to idle its Schuyler beef plant. In a statement, the company says it’s shutting down because of its commitment to prioritizing employee health.