Coronavirus In MN: Worthington's JBS Pork Processing Plant To Reopen After 350+ Workers Tested PositiveAt least 350 workers at the JBS plant in Worthington have tested positive for COVID-19.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: 200K Pigs May Be Put Down Due To Processing Plant ClosuresThe closure of several Midwest pork processing plants is forcing hog farmers to make tough decisions in the days ahead.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Comfrey Farm Prime Pork In Windom Temporarily ClosesComfrey Farm Prime Pork in Windom has temporarily closed after at least one employee was diagnosed with COVID-19.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Minnesota Hog Farmers Are Being Squeezed By Plant Closures"Unfortunately, if this continues you will see multi-generational family farms lose and go out of business," Lincoln Langhorst says.
China Trade Deal Welcomed By Minnesota Pork, Soybean FarmersMinnesota pork and soybean farmers call the trade deal signed with China Wednesday "positive" and "tangible progress."
Thanksgiving Turkey Prices Impacted By Bird FluSo much of the turkey talk this year has been about the bird flu. Minnesota was one of a handful of states that saw an epidemic that wiped out millions of turkeys.
Good Question: How Much Red Meat Should We Be Eating? After decades of research, the World Health Organization announced on Monday that processed meats such as hot dogs, bacon and cold cuts raise the risk of cancer.
Meat Prices Fluxuating With Father's Day, Fourth Of July AheadIf you're going to be grilling out as we officially start summer on Father's Day or are getting ready for the Fourth of July, expect certain meats to be more expensive.
Pork Prices Dropping As Hogs Recover From VirusPork prices are going down. They had skyrocketed about a year and a half ago when a virus hit the hog population hard, killing millions nationwide. The Minnesota Pork Producers Association said farmers lost 7 percent to 8 percent of their herd.
Minn. Pork Producers Brace For Winter After Last Year's Deadly Piglet VirusMinnesota pork producers have had to adjust after a deadly porcine epidemic diarrhea virus killed seven million piglets. To ward off the disease, farmers have boosted the animals' diets, resulting in hogs that weigh about 215 pounds.
Somali Group Pushes For Non-Pork Food ShelfIssues of poverty and hunger in the Somali-American Community has many searching for a food shelf that provides non-pork products. Many say there are no food shelves that provide healthy products that do not compromise their religious beliefs. Food shelves can be a life line for people dealing with poverty and hunger.
Memorial Day Cookouts May Be Costly As Meat Prices IncreaseCookouts may be a little bit more expensive this Memorial Day. With the holiday weekend coming up it's time to start thinking about how to celebrate, but you may want to skip the cookouts this year as the price of meat is going up.
Virus Kills 7,000 Minn. Pigs An illness that only affects pigs is making its way across the Midwest, including here in Minnesota. The Porcine Epidemic Virus (P.E.D.) killed more than 7,000 pigs at a facility near Good Thunder last December. Pork producers say newborn piglets are most susceptible, and it's always fatal. The virus’ devastation cost the facility about $500,000.
Target To Phase Out Pork From Cramped Sow PensTarget Corp. is the latest major food company to tell its pork suppliers to phase out the use of cramped stalls for confining pregnant sows.
High Corn Prices Could Make Bacon More ExpensiveA shortage down on the farm could lead to a price spike for a popular breakfast-time staple. This summer's record drought has hurt many crops like corn. And pigs eat corn, making them more expensive to raise.