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Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of meatpacking plants across the country have struggled to contain outbreaks.

Nebraska’s largest COVID-19 hotspots are meatpacking areas with deep immigrant roots.

Courtesy the CDC

Smithfield Foods said it will reopen its pork-processing plant in Monmouth.

As harvest wrapped up this year and the leaves turned brilliant shades of red and yellow, two of the world’s biggest agribusinesses, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and Smithfield Foods, announced they were pairing up on projects with environmental nonprofits.