The U.S. Labor Department says one of the nation's largest meatpackers systematically discriminated against more than 4,000 qualified applicants who sought entry-level jobs at a turkey processing plant in Arkansas. The government seeks to cancel more than $550 million in contracts with the U.S. Defense Department and prevent future contracts until the company stops what they call discriminatory practices.
The third time was definitely not the charm for Terry and Janet Carlson of Parkers Prairie. The tornado that ripped through parts of Douglas and Otter Tail counties last Thursday, leaving behind a massive path of destruction, wasn’t the couple’s first tornado.
There something that seems to almost mesmerize people when they see hundreds of turkeys slow-roasting in the Aneta, N.D., City Park for the town’s annual turkey barbecue. Perhaps it’s the motion of the birds on the spits. Maybe it’s the delicious smell.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s turkey growers have elected five members to serve on the Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council. The council members are turkey industry representatives who serve as leaders and advocates for the Minnesota turkey industry and work to improve its profitability and viability. The council meets about eight times per year and board members serve three-year terms.
In 1997, 91,458 adult cattle and calves were reported killed in spring blizzards and flooding. So far this spring, 91,000 cattle – 19,000 adult cattle and 72,000 calves - have died, according to an estimate by the USDA and the North Dakota State University Extension Service. Ranchers blame months of bad weather.
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