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Tyson suspends production at Washington beef plant

Production at Pasco facility will temporarily stop while the company works with local health officials in surrounding counties to test team members for COVID-19.
Tyson Fresh Meats, the beef and pork subsidiary of Tyson Foods, will temporarily halt production at its Pasco, Washington, beef facility while team members undergo testing for COVID-19.
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Video: How long will COVID-19 impact livestock markets?

Producers know that the outbreak of COVID-19 has disrupted daily life and caused serious changes in various ag markets; they should not expect that to change anytime soon.
Could reopening the country help increase demands for protein and what should producers do in the meantime?
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Tyson Foods temporarily closing Indiana pork plant

Company suspends operations at its Logansport facility, while working closely with Cass County health officials to help keep team members and the community safe during the COVID-19 global health pandemic
Tyson Fresh Meats, the beef and pork subsidiary of Tyson Foods, announced on April 22 that its Logansport, Indiana, facility will voluntarily close while its more than 2,200 team members undergo COVID-19 testing.
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MPS Egg Farms buys Feather Crest Farms

Acquisition increases MPS Egg Farms’ expansion into the Texas market
MPS Egg Farms has purchased Feather Crest Farms, an egg producer with farms in the Texas communities of Kurten and Center.
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Tyson Foods to indefinitely suspend Waterloo pork plant

Worker absenteeism, COVID-19 cases and community concerns factors in decision to halt production
Tyson Fresh Meats, the beef and pork subsidiary of Tyson Foods, plans to indefinitely suspend operations at its Waterloo, Iowa, pork plant this week.
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Switching eggs from foodservice to retail not so easy

Purdue professors say it is good that egg producers can sell eggs originally produced for foodservice to retailers, but they may not have the supply of cartons to make that possible
A change made to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Egg Safety Rule that allows producers who normally sell their eggs to the foodservice industry to sell them at the retail level does help the egg industry, but logistical problems still exist, a pair of Purdue University professors say.
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