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Bacon Remains Popular Despite Health Concerns

Despite links to health problems, including a World Health Organization report confirming that processed meats cause colorectal cancer, bacon has been popular enough in the last few years for pork industry workers to start referring to a “bacon tsunami.” The trend is good economic news for Iowa, the top pork-producing state in the US.

Local Democrat party headquarters in Champaign on Friday, January 29, 2016.

ADM, Monsanto campaign dollars fuel congress, not presidents

Although agriculture is a $31 billion industry in Iowa, it’s a topic absent from this election season’s share of presidential stump speeches. That’s not all too surprising, though. Instead of getting involved in presidential elections, major agribusinesses have historically chosen to pump their money into congressional races.

BNSF is based in Fort Worth, Texas, but has an Iowa office.

Rail Giant BNSF Accused of Telling Arbitrator: ‘Our Way or the Highway’ — Fairwarning.org Report

A run-of-the-mill employment dispute could become a major embarrassment for railroad giant BNSF over an allegation that a senior executive threatened to blackball an arbitrator from the industry if she ruled against the company. In a federal court case set to go to trial the week of Sept. 14 in Tacoma, Wash., a fired BNSF Railway Co. employee accuses the company of legal corruption. The suit claims that the BNSF executive pressured the arbitrator to reverse a proposed ruling that initially was in the worker’s favor.