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Kansas legislators vow to oppose planned Tyson plant

Public meeting reveals consensus that residents do not want poultry complex in Leavenworth County, Kansas
After hearing only opposition to Tyson Foods’ plans to build a poultry complex in Leavenworth County, Kansas, a trio of state legislators promised to work to keep the project from becoming a reality.
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JBS CEO Wesley Batista succeeded by his father

José Batista Sobrinho, the founder of the company, takes over as CEO
The board of JBS has named the company’s founder, José Batista Sobrinho, to replace his son, Wesley Batista, as the chief executive of the company.
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Case Farms expresses commitment to animal welfare

Company says ‘stringent internal audits’ are used, and nasal implants are not
Case Farms stated that the company and its contract growers share a committed responsibility to ensuring the well-being of all animals in its care.
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18 diseases feral swine could carry

List of bacterial, viral and parasitic diseases proves the need to protect herds, people from feral swine
I had often heard about how dangerous and destructive feral swine can be, but what I had heard became more relevant when my family saw two of them in a wooded area near our campsite in at a state park in Oklahoma over Labor Day weekend.
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Maple Leaf Foods fined CA$120,000 after worker injured

Pallet holding load of deboned chicken slips and causes injuries to worker
Maple Leaf Foods was fined CA$120,000 (US$98,635) after a worker was injured and the company pleaded guilty of violating the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
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Applegate celebrates 30 years, with stronger commitment to cleaner food

30 years of "Changing the Meat We Eat"
From making nitrite-free bacon to leading industrywide change on antibiotics use in animal agriculture, Applegate, the nation's leading natural and organic meat brand, will mark 30 years this September of progressing the company's mission: "Changing the Meat We Eat."
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Bell & Evans' owner talks US poultry production on ‘Dr. Oz’

Bell & Evans' owner Scott Sechler to appear on upcoming ‘Dr. Oz’ episode to discuss American poultry practices in chicken producer panel.

Poultry company Bell & Evans' owner, Scott Sechler, will appear on the September 20 episode of "The Dr. Oz Show," “In Defense of American Chicken," to discuss American poultry practices in a panel alongside two other chicken producers.


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Miratorg expands poultry business, hatchery capacity

This latest expansion will increase hatchery capacity by 8 million eggs per year.
Russia’s Miratorg Agribusiness Holdings is investing in further expansion for its poultry business, Bryanskiy Broiler, with a second commission for incubation and climate control from Pas Reform.
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