North American Meat Institute

Cyberattack on meat giant has Iowans looking to fortify defenses

BY: - June 2, 2021

A ransomware attack on the world’s largest meatpacking company this week drew attention to the need for more cybersecurity in agriculture. JBS plants across the U.S., including two in Iowa, had moved toward reopening at full capacity late Wednesday after a cyberattack on servers. The White House said a Russian crime organization is likely to […]

Study: U.S. pork, beef plants more than doubled local COVID-19 infection rates

BY: - April 9, 2021

The presence of a meatpacking plant more than doubled U.S. counties’ COVID-19 infection rates, according to a new study. The beef, pork and poultry processors accounted for an estimated 334,000 COVID-19 cases, 18,000 deaths, and $11.2 billion in economic damage, the economists found in a modeling analysis. The study by Tina Saitone of the University […]