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BIO-CAT Microbials announces retirement of Steve Lamb, Ph.D.

BIO-CAT Microbials announced that Steve Lamb, Ph.D., will retire after more than 40 years devoted to biotechnology. In the last 20 years, Dr. Lamb worked to optimize production processes for enzyme-producing microbes and to develop proprietary Bacillus-based solutions for human probiotic, crop science, animal feed, bioremediation and waste treatment applications.
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Pork producers applaud withdraw of GIPSA rules

The Trump administration announced Oct. 17 it will withdraw regulations related to the buying and selling of livestock, a move strongly commended by the National Pork Producers Council, which opposed the Obama-era rules.
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Nutriad present at first Poultry Africa Expo in Rwanda

Specialty feed additives manufacturer NUTRIAD participated in the first ever Poultry Africa Expo Leadership Conference and Technical Seminars organized for Sub-Saharan Africa’s poultry industry, which took place in Kigali (Rwanda), in October 
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Hormel Foods named one of the 50 best places to intern in the U.S.

Hormel Foods ranked No. 23 on the top 50 list
Hormel Foods Corporation announced Oct. 12 that it has been named one of best places to intern in the U.S. according to Vault’s 2018 50 Best Internships ranking. Hormel Foods ranked No. 23 on the top 50 list, and No. 4 in the retail and consumer products category.
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NCC, NAMI applaud rescinding of GIPSA rules

USDA withdraws Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration’s rules on competitive injury, unfair practices and undue preferences
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is withdrawing the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration’s (GIPSA) interim final rule (IFR) on competitive injury, and its proposed rule on unfair practices and undue preferences.
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Rabobank, UN Environment team to finance sustainable ag

$1 billion facility aims to provide grants, de-risking instruments and credit to clients involved in sustainable agricultural production
Rabobank and UN Environment have created a new $1 billion facility to finance sustainable agriculture using a combination of public and private funding. Together they also invite other interested financial institutions to sign up and work actively with global food companies to put this into practice.
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City considers regulations aimed at poultry plant odors

City council in West Columbia, South Carolina, proposes rules after receiving complaints about odors coming from House of Raeford poultry plant
The West Columbia city council in South Carolina is considering implementing a set of rules aimed at controlling odors that residents complain are coming from House of Raeford Farms’ poultry plant in the city.
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