Today’s quick hits, June 29, 2020

A German weak spot for Covid-19: With eight outbreaks linked to the meat industry, Germany’s meat processing industry “has emerged as the Achilles heel” of the nation’s otherwise successful struggle against the coronavirus pandemic. (Washington Post)

Pendley tabbed as BLM director: President Trump said he intends to nominate Willian Pendley, who has been acting director of the Bureau of Land Management since last July, as director, a controversial choice for a post requiring Senate confirmation, considering his past support of the sale of public lands. (Colorado Public Radio)

Tyson sued over Iowa deaths: The families of three workers who died of Covid-19 sued Tyson Foods, alleging the company deceived employees about a coronavirus outbreak at its hog slaughter plant in Waterloo, Iowa, and failed to adequately protect them from infection. (Iowa Public Radio)

Findlay out as soybean leader: Brian Vaught will serve as interim chief executive officer with the departure of Ryan Findley from the American Soybean Association after two years as its CEO. (Brownfield Ag News)

Borden Dairy sold for $340 million: Capital Peak and KKR acquired substantially all of the assets of Borden Dairy for $340 million in a court-supervised sale following Borden’s filing of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition. (Dairy Foods)

Workers strike over virus strike at pistachio farm: Workers went on strike for protective equipment at pistachio grower Primex Farms in central California, where 31 employees are infected with the coronavirus. (Associated Press)