Beef processing at JBS getting back online

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I’m Clinton Griffiths with today’s AgDay Minute.

Just days after being a target of a cyberattack that affected operations around the world. Beef processor J-B-S U-S-A says employees are returning to work. Bloomberg reporting a notorious hacking group linked to Russia called REvil or Sodinokibi, is behind the attack, which impacted operations in North America and Australia. J-B-S says it has made quote “significant progress in resolving the cyberattack”. The company it’s not aware of any evidence at this time that any customer, supplier, or employee data has been compromised.

Some cows will soon be wearing masks. It’s part of an effort by global food company Cargil to help the cattle industry cut greenhouse gas emissions. The device was developed by a United Kingdom company called Help. The masks act as a kind of catalytic converter that sucks up cow burps, trapping them. Filters go to work turning methane into C-O-Two, which is then released. Cargil says it expects to start offering these devices to dairy farmers in Europe next year.

A herd of cattle helped bring an end to a police chase. Here’s the picture to prove it. This…happening in Wisconsin. After about 13-miles, a driver steering right into a farm, and a group of cows, creating a blockade. Police were able to take the driver into custody, with no people or animals harmed. It’s not clear what started the chase.

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