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American food supply is under pressure, from plants to store shelves

American food supply is under pressure, from plants to store shelves

The U.S. food system is under renewed pressure as Covid-19’s Omicron variant stretches the workforce from processing plants to grocery stores, leaving gaps on supermarket shelves. In Arizona, one in ten processing and distribution workers at a major manufacturing company was recently on sick leave. In Massachusetts, employee illness has slowed the flow of fish …

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Albemarle makes mid-term budget change |  Local government

Albemarle makes mid-term budget change | Local government

With an estimated $ 20.3 million more than originally expected in revenue coming in this fiscal year, Albemarle County plans to provide wage increases, address work arrears and fund additional capital projects. On Wednesday, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors will vote on a mid-year budget change and other appropriations that could bring its total …

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