Ag News: Tyson Investigates Betting Allegations
**Tyson Foods wants to get to the bottom of allegations some of their managers privately wagered on the number of employees who’d become infected with COVID-19 in the early stages of the pandemic.
In a statement, Tyson Foods President & CEO Dean Banks says “we have suspended, without pay, the individuals allegedly involved and have retained a law firm to conduct an independent investigation ... If these claims are confirmed, we’ll take all measures necessary to root out and remove this disturbing behavior from our company.”
The allegations were made in a wrongful death suit tied to infections at Tyson’s Waterloo, Iowa pork processing plant.
**Trust in American farmers has increased during the pandemic, according to an American Farm Bureau Federation survey.
The nationwide survey showed nearly nine in 10 respondents trust farmers, up 4% from last year.
The survey also gauged Americans’ attitudes about agricultural sustainability practices, and found nearly 60% rated them positively.
**An EPA administrator says concerns brought forth by the American Soybean Association and Plains Cotton Council over new dicamba label restrictions WILL be addressed by the EPA.
The groups are suing to challenge the new buffer requirements and cut-off dates for over-the-top application.
EPA Region Seven Administrator Jim Gulliford tells agrimarketing.com, states have the authority to add restrictions but not necessarily increase or expand label restrictions the EPA applies.