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  • Over 500 COVID-19 Cases Found at Tyson Plant in NC

    570 workers have tested positive for the novel coronavirus after Tyson Foods recently tested all of the 2,244 employees at its poultry plant in Wilkesboro, NC, the company announced in a release this week. Most of the infected workers did not exhibit physical symptoms.  “Our team...

  • GEAPS and K-State Announce Courses For June

    Registration is now open for four courses from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University (K-State) Distance Education Program.  These online courses run from June 23 – July 28, and registration closes Wed., June 17. Courses cost $700 for ...

  • ACC: “Record Decline” in US Specialty Chemical Markets

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) reported that US specialty chemicals market volumes fell 11.3% in April, accelerating from a 4.0% decline in March and a 0.5% decline in February. Of the 28 specialty chemicals segments ACC monitors, none expanded in April.  On a sequential basis...

  • P&H to Close Grain Elevator in Alberta this July

    Canadian agribusiness Parrish & Heimbecker (P&H) is moving forward on plans to shutter a grain elevator in Medicine Hat, AB this July as it consolidates operations to its Bow Island facility, according to coverage by Medicine Hat News.   The move to the Bow Island site...

  • Worker Dies After Accident at ArcelorMittal Plant

    A worker died Thursday at the ArcelorMittal metal plant in Weirton, WV when they became lodged beneath a coil, several local news organizations reported.  Personnel from the Weirton Fire Department called to the facility at 8:47 a.m. and found the man freed from the coil upon...

  • GEAPS Announces Summer Learning Series

    GEAPS announces today the Summer Learning Series, a collection of live weekly webinars on grain quality, regulations, safety and other topics. Each session is free and available to anyone as they are broadcast live; replays are available for GEAPS members. Learn more on the Summer Learning...

  • US Continues to Implement Phase One Agreement with China

    The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) announced additional progress in the implementation of the agriculture-related provisions of the US-China Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement (The Agreement) this week, which entered into force on Feb....

  • Van Beek Screw Conveyor Component Used in New 3D Printer

    The Technical University of Eindhoven (TU/e) has been in the news a lot in recent years with the 3D printing of concrete. Together with the construction industry, the university wants to develop knowhow to print recyclable concrete products. For example, in 2017 it rolled out a new...

  • Food Firm Conagra Brands Gains Additional Liquidity

    American food manufacturer Conagra Brands Inc. announced Wednesday that it is continuing to make progress against its deleveraging efforts and steps to further enhance its balance sheet strength and financial flexibility. Conagra will pre-pay, effective May 29, the remaining $...

  • USDA and FDA Sign MoU on Food Supply Chain Protections

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that defines the agencies roles if the Defense Production Act (DPA) is used to keep America’s food supply chain operational during the COVID-19 pandemic.  “...