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19 July 2013
Teys Claims Workers Petitioning for Secret Ballot in Dispute
AUSTRALIA - Australian meat processor Teys, at the centre of a dispute with workers over pay and conditions at its Beenleigh...
18 July 2013
NFU: Farmers Need Fair, Functional Markets
US - The US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry’s yesterday (17 July) held a hearing on the Commodity...
17 July 2013
Spanish Farmers Worried over CAP
SPAIN - Farmers in Spain are worried about the many issues that remain in the air on the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)...
16 July 2013
Linking Farmers to Moving Markets
GLOBAL - A report by the FAO discusses the need for policy-makers to recognise the vast diversity of 'smallholder farmers',...
12 July 2013
Future of Beenleigh Plant in Question
AUSTRALIA - Talks between the Australian meat processor Teys and the Australasian Meat Workers Union broke down this week...
11 July 2013
NFU Board Stands Strong: Do Not Split Farm Bill
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) Board of Directors, acting in its capacity as the organization’s Legislative Committee,...
10 July 2013
Meat Plant Workers Win Lost Wages Claim
US - A judgment from the US district court in Kalamazoo, Michigan has declared that employers who fail to pay workers for...
09 July 2013
Beef Packer Fined over Safety Breeches
US - Caviness Beef Packing. in Hereford, Texas, faces fines of $120,000 for 25 safety violations. ...
04 July 2013
Industrial Farm Workers Carry Bacteria Associated with Livestock
US - A new study found drug-resistant bacteria associated with livestock in the noses of industrial livestock workers in...
03 July 2013
Pilgrim’s Pride in $2.5 million Settlement after Employee Death
US - The Dallas personal injury attorneys of Grossman Law Offices have settled a dispute with Pilgrim's Pride Corporation...
02 July 2013
OSHA and ConAgra Agree over Worker Protection from Anhydrous Ammonia
US - ConAgra Foods’ Lamb Weston subsidiary has signed a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational...
14 June 2013
China to Tighten Punishment for Work Safety Crimes
CHINA - The Supreme People's Court called for courts at all levels to strongly deal with crimes related to work safety in...
11 June 2013
China to Hold Nationwide Safety Overhaul
CHINA - China will carry out a three-month nationwide safety overhaul with a focus on high-risk sectors and labour-intensive...
07 June 2013
NFU Calls on Senate to Advance Farm Bill
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson sent a letter to all members of the US Senate following Majority...
05 June 2013
JBS USA Fined $83,000 over Safety Violations
US - US meat processor JBS USA in Greeley Colorado is to be fined more than $83,000 by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational...
03 June 2013
Death Toll High in Poultry Plant Fire
CHINA - At least 61 people have been killed in a fire at a poultry processing plant in northeast China's Jilin Province. ...
31 May 2013
Meat Workers Strike at Teys Plant
AUSTRALIA - A strike over pay has closed down a Teys meat processing plant in Beenleigh, south of Brisbane. ...
28 May 2013
International Safety Award for Moy Park
UK - Moy Park, Northern Ireland’s largest food company and part of the Brazilian-based Marfrig Group, has been recognised...
23 May 2013
AFBF Welcomes Senate Judiciary Passage of Immigration Reform Bill
US - According to Bob Stallman, President of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), the Senate Judiciary Committee has...
17 May 2013
Human H7N9 Cases Linked to Poultry or Live Markets
CHINA - Researchers have established a clear link between 12 cases of human cases of influenza A(H7N9) and direct exposure...
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