Stories tagged: "meat processing plants"

Dairy farmers across Wisconsin have struggled during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Some said they would not still be in business without financial assistance from the state and federal government. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
After 2 Years of COVID, Farmers Look to Turn Things Around in 2022

Wisconsin farmers have hard a rough couple years. Recent investments could help reverse that trend.

In this May 20, 2020 file photo, residents held thank you signs to greet employees of a Smithfield pork processing plant as they returned to their shifts after the plant had been closed because of a coronavirus outbreak in Sioux Falls, S.D. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves File)
Workers of Color Make Up 87% of Coronavirus Infections in Meat Plants

A new CDC report studying the impact of the coronavirus on workers at meat processing plants has found that most infections were among people of color.

The city council in Green Bay will consider a proposal on Tuesday to direct some of its federal coronavirus aid directly to frontline workers
Green Bay Plans to Give $100K to Frontline Workers – Including Meatpackers

The city plans to use some of its federal coronavirus relief to help essential workers.

Why You Don’t Know About The COVID Outbreak At Your Local Grocery Store
Brown County Stops Releasing Food Factory COVID-19 Stats

Officials say they’ll let companies disclose workplace stats. The companies are saying ‘no.’

Private companies, county health officials are not reporting numbers of COVID-19 positive workers.
More Than 700 Food Plant Employees Are COVID-19 Positive in Wisconsin. Those Are Just The Ones We Know About.

Private companies are not always providing numbers. Neither are county health officials

The JBS Packerland meat processing facility in Green Bay, WI
‘Hell Yes, That’s a Concern’: Meatpackers Allowed to Stay Open as Cases Rise

Evers comments as cases double in Brown County after outbreaks at three processing plants.