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Among essential operations during COVID-19: livestock auctions

Apr 14, 2020
Those auctions are an important part of the rural economy and the food chain. The people working the auctions are taking safety precautions.
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Curtis Stone (righ) opened Gwen, his Hollywood butcher shop and restaurant, alongside older brother Luke Stone (left).
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How Latinos are transforming the economy of a small rural town

Sep 8, 2017
Immigrants drawn by jobs at the local meat-packing plant are making their mark in business and politics.
Norma Corral, an immigrant from Mexico, worked at Cargill's beef processing plant in Schuyler, Nebraska for a decade before opening up her business, Paleteria Oasis, in downtown.
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In Nebraska, immigrants work hard-to-fill jobs in meatpacking industry

Sep 8, 2017
The nation's food supply chain could collapse without immigrant labor.
Chuck Folken is the owner of Folken Feed Yards, a livestock feed farm in Leigh, Nebraska.
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What would happen if China put itself on a diet?

Jun 21, 2016
The government's new diet guidelines call for cutting meat consumption in half.
Customers select pork at a supermarket in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang province.
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