Foster Farms stated that on Sept. 11 the company would increase its entry-level wage to $17.30 per hour at its Farmerville, La., poultry processing plant from the current start rate of $12.70 per hour.
More consumers buying plant-based alternatives instead of beef could reduce carbon dioxide emissions, but it also could lead to job losses in agriculture, according to a study appearing in the August issue of Lancet Planet Health.
Wayne-Sanderson Farms Dobson recently upgraded its hatchery with a $1.3 million project that improved the work environment for employees and created a new gender-sorting capability to the 25,000 square-foot facility.
The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. after an investigation found that the company might have prevented a January 2022 ammonia leak if required safety standards were followed.
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