Today’s quick hits, July 20, 2020

Complaints against JBS plant in Greeley: UFCW Local 7 filed a complaint with OSHA, saying social distancing and other coronavirus guidelines are not being followed the the JBS packing plant in Greeley, Colorado, and another with the NLRB, saying the company violated labor law by contacting workers individually about ongoing contract negotiations. (CBS Denver)

Ross the boss at SNA: The new president of the School Nutrition Association, speaking for school food directors, is Reginald Ross, a school nutrition consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. (SNA)

New members for ag trade panels: The Trump administration announced the appointment of 25 people to four-year terms on committees that advise the government on food and agricultural trade matters, including the operation of existing trade agreements and negotiation of new agreements. (USTR)

The honor-system refrigerator: To reduce hunger, the Lost Sierra Food Project in California’s Gold Country stocks the Honor System Fridge with fresh produce and a notebook for people to record, and eventually pay for, food that they take home; it also sells a weekly produce box to SNAP participants, either at a reduced price or for free in exchange for nine hours of work at the Rugged Roots farm. (CapRadio)

Beef production recovers: Meatpacking plants are recovering from coronavirus outbreaks and are slaughtering more cattle per day than earlier this year; cattle slaughter in the week ending on July 11 was only 0.2-percent lower than 2019’s total, said the monthly Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook. (USDA)