Tyson Foods http://hppr.org en Hog farmers split on packer-owned pigs http://hppr.org/post/hog-farmers-split-packer-owned-pigs-0 <p></p><p>Nebraska hog farmers aren’t seeing eye-to-eye on a proposal that would allow meatpacking companies more control over the state’s hog industry. And farmers all over the country are watching.</p><p>Currently, a 1998 state law bans meatpacking companies from owning and raising the hogs they process. But lawmakers have proposed an end to the ban, which would allow for more vertical integration of the hog industry.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:00:02 +0000 Grant Gerlock 29707 at http://hppr.org Hog farmers split on packer-owned pigs In the Shadows of the Slaughterhouse: Noel, MO Schools build safety net for immigrant children http://hppr.org/post/shadows-slaughterhouse-noel-mo-schools-build-safety-net-immigrant-children <p><strong>NOEL, MO</strong> - It’s almost 9 a.m., and Noel Primary School teacher Erin McPherson is helping a group of Spanish-speaking students complete English language exercises. But it’s tough going.</p><p>One student in a bright blue T-shirt – 9-year-old Isac Martinez – has not yet picked up his pencil. He’s clearly sick. When McPherson asks him what’s wrong, Isac’s small voice is barely audible in between coughs. He says he threw up four times last night but did not go to a doctor. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 15:15:13 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 23526 at http://hppr.org In the Shadows of the Slaughterhouse: Noel, MO Schools build safety net for immigrant children Tyson suspends use of controversial cattle feeding drug http://hppr.org/post/tyson-suspends-use-controversial-cattle-feeding-drug <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tyson Foods, Inc., announced last week that it will soon suspend purchases of cattle that had been treated with a controversial drug, citing animal welfare concerns.</span></p><p>But many in the industry wonder if the real reason is not about cattle, but rather the battle for sales in other countries, where using drugs for meat production is banned.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 05:00:01 +0000 Peggy Lowe 20137 at http://hppr.org Tyson suspends use of controversial cattle feeding drug