chicken http://kbia.org en Largest slaughterhouses mostly in rural communities http://kbia.org/post/largest-slaughterhouses-mostly-rural-communities <p>The largest slaughterhouses in the US were once located in major metropolitan areas. But they have relocated. Now many remote rural communities are struggling to serve the needs of new immigrant and refugee populations who are the backbone of America's meatpacking plants.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:43:34 +0000 Harvest Public Media 42924 at http://kbia.org Largest slaughterhouses mostly in rural communities Noel, Mo.: Schools build safety net for immigrant children http://kbia.org/post/noel-mo-schools-build-safety-net-immigrant-children <p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>In the Shadows of the Slaughterhouse, part 1: </strong>Attracted to stable jobs in the </span>meatpacking<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;industry, communities of immigrants are springing up across rural America. Many small, rural towns, however, struggle to provide much more than instruction.</span></em></p><p>It’s almost 9 a.m., and Noel Primary School teacher Erin McPherson is helping a group of Spanish-speaking students complete English language exercises. But it’s tough going.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 15:54:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 42822 at http://kbia.org Noel, Mo.: Schools build safety net for immigrant children WTO ruling could boost US chicken exports http://kbia.org/post/wto-ruling-could-boost-us-chicken-exports <p></p><p>The nation’s poultry industry exported a record 8.1 billion pounds of chicken last year, according to the USA Poultry and Egg Export Council. But a recent decision from the World Trade Organization in the latest skirmish between the US and China could drive up that number dramatically. It’s the latest volley in the export battle between the world’s top two economic superpowers.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 15:14:27 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 38270 at http://kbia.org WTO ruling could boost US chicken exports