agriculture

As railroad strike looms, U.S. industry braces for impact

As railroad strike looms, U.S. industry braces for impact

(NewsNation) – American consumers and almost all American industries will be affected if freight trains stop next month. One of the railroad’s largest unions rejected a deal on Monday, joining three others who did not approve the contracts due to concerns about demanding schedules and a lack of paid sick leave. This increases the risk …

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Chicken prices are finally starting to come down.  You can thank busy roosters |  CNN Business

Chicken prices are finally starting to come down. You can thank busy roosters | CNN Business

New York CNN Business — Over the past year, while some meat prices have fallen, chicken prices have remained stubbornly high. High demand, supply issues and even breeding issues with underperforming roosters kept the pressure on. The supply shortage has even prompted some restaurants, like Wingstop, to experiment with less popular items like thighs. But …

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Droughts and rising seas threaten Cuban agriculture

Droughts and rising seas threaten Cuban agriculture

By MEGAN JANETSKY November 12, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/business-cuba-caribbean-droughts-economy-be688d051fc0c9f4bab6bd9c72d7c205 BATABANO, Cuba (AP) — Yordán Díaz Gonzales pulled weeds from his fields with a tractor until Cuba’s summer rainy season turned them to feet-deep red mud. Now it takes five farmhands to tend to Díaz’s harvest. This squeezes Diaz’s profit margin and diminishes Cuba’s agricultural productivity, already …

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