Roughly $25 million in damages has been awarded to El Dorado, Ark., poultry growers who supplied stock to Pilgrim's and sued the company in 2009 claiming violation of contracts.
Pilgrim's closed its El Dorado processing plant and two others — one in Douglas, Ga., and one in Farmerville, La. — in mid-2009 after filing for bankruptcy protection in 2008. The judge who heard the case ruled that Pilgrim's was trying to manipulate the price of chicken by closing the processing plants.
The same judge will now hear the part of the lawsuit involving poultry growers connected to the Farmerville plant.
Brazilian meat and poultry processor to collectively invest $1.4 billion for two companies
Continental Grain Company CEO says commodities cycle might turn soon, and taking Wayne Farms public may be a way for the company to raise capital
Jeremy Kilburn to combine his legal expertise and poultry industry knowledge in new role
Romer Labs offers RapidChek Listeria NextDay to
meet “test-and-hold” requirements by reducing time to result for certain environmental
and food samples from 48 hours to 24-27 hours.
Poultry company says it emphasizes strict adherence to USDA regulations and animal welfare guidelines of the National Chicken Council
National Chicken Council calls delay in setting standards irresponsible, discriminatory
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