More details on the shutdown of JBS, following a cyber attack. The shutdowns impacted all nine beef plants, located in Arizona, Texas, Nebraska, Colorado, Wisconsin, Utah, Michigan and Pennsylvania, according to officials from the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union, which represents more than 25,000 JBS employees. JBS’s US-based pork plants are still operational.
The shuttered plants produce nearly one-quarter of U.S. beef supplies. In total, JBS employs more than 66,000 workers across 84 US-based locations.
The attack raised concerns of a potential meat shortage in the U.S. and several other countries impacted by the situation. It wasn’t immediately clear how the shutdown would affect meat prices.
The union is calling on JBS to work with state and federal leaders to resolve a cyberattack, that affects more than 25,000 JBS meatpacking workers nationwide, including cactus beef workers.
As a result of the breach, the JBS Cactus Beef Plant was shut down today, along with other facilities across the country.
The United Food and commercial workers international union president released a statement, urging JBS to ensure the workers receive their contractually guaranteed pay as these plant shutdowns continue.
The first case of rabies of 2021 in Stratford, Sherman County was reported on Wednesday after a family spotted a dead skunk in their backyard and it tested positive for rabies.
According to Sherman County Emergency Management, on May 12 at about 11 a.m., the family found the dead skunk in the backyard. Looking through their RING device video, it showed an uncoordinated, wobbly skunk wandering on the front lawn at about 2:30 a.m.
Animal Control picked up the animal and submitted it for testing where it came back positive for rabies.
According to the Moore County News Press, the Dumas ISD board of trustees voted for a maximum price of 32 million, 351 thousand, 576 dollars for the brand new Dumas North Elementary school. The groundbreaking for the new school was held on Tuesday.