Ag News: Meat Packing Vaccine Push
**The nation’s largest union for meatpacking workers and the association representing meat producers joined forces to urge all 50 U.S. governors to urgently prioritize COVID-19 vaccination for frontline meat and poultry workers across the U.S.
agwired.com reports, in the letter, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union and the North American Meat Institute emphasized that quickly vaccinating the sector’s workforce of some half a million will maximize health benefits, especially in rural communities that often have limited health services.
**The Grinch returned to the cheese markets last Thursday as Markets closed early for Christmas.
According to dairyherd.com, after an early week run higher on stimulus bill discussions, reality came back into the dairy markets.
The CME spot trade saw only cheese trade any volume.
Cheddar Blocks traded 2 loads and fell 5 cents to $1.59 3/4/lb, and Barrels fell 9 cents.
**Wine Spectator is out again with its best of the best wines, and Oregon has outdone itself once again with seven wines in the coveted Top 100 List.
Oregon wines are often represented on this prestigious list, with five or six spots annually, incredible considering Oregon accounts for less than 1% of global wine production.
But in 2020, Oregon achieves a new best with seven Pinot noirs, meaning 7% of the most exciting wines in the entire world are made in Oregon.