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NTF chair praises ways turkey industry navigated COVID-19

Amid the pandemic, National Turkey Federation members kept businesses afloat, turkeys healthy and meat cases stocked, Ron Kardel says
When the National Turkey Federation (NTF) adjourned its annual meeting one year ago, its members didn’t realize the challenges the industry would face in the coming year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Tyson Foods to launch new career development program

Upward Pathways program to provide education, skills needed for career growth for fronline workers at no cost
Tyson Foods is launching Upward Pathways, an in-plant career development program that provides frontline team members with job skills training and workforce certifications at no cost.
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Hormel: There are no hard decisions about worker safety

There is nothing difficult about making the right decision to protect plant workers, says Hormel Foods’ Richard Carlson
While participating in the webinar, “Impacts of COVID-19 on Minnesota’s Food and Ag Supply Chain,” Richard Carlson, Hormel Foods vice president of quality management, was asked about difficult decisions that needed to be made during the pandemic.
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Union urges CDC to prioritize agrifood workers for vaccines

United Food and Commercial Workers International Union stresses the importance of protecting essential food processing, retail workers as pandemic persists
The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) – the largest union representing workers in the food processing and retailing industries – is calling on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prioritize essential workers in grocery, meatpacking, and food processing for early COVID-19 vaccine access.
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