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NGFA reiterates need for STB to streamline rate-challenge procedure

The National Grain and Feed Association calls for the Surface Transportation Board to develop a reasonable rail rate for grain and agricultural shippers
The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) recently submitted a statement to the Surface Transportation Board again calling on the agency to develop a new, streamlined and cost-effective method for grain and other agricultural shippers to challenge unreasonable rail rates. 
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Feed ingredients improve nutrition, antioxidant status of birds

Recent research from Lallemand Animal Nutrition was presented during the European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition
At a time of increased pressure to decrease antibiotic use in poultry production, Lallemand Animal Nutrition has focused its R&D efforts on offering complementary natural antioxidant solutions for broilers and layers.
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Chilean pork producer raised US$12 million for growth

The agreement, finalized in Copenhagen, marks one of the largest of its kind in the Chilean pork sector.
Chilean pork producer Coexca S.A. has joined forces with the Danish Agribusiness Fund (DAF) via a US$12 million equity raising.
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Keep workers in mind when remodeling pig barns

When conditions are improved for the workers, pig performance can also be improved
When pig barns are remodeled, careful consideration to the animals’ safety and well-being are often taken into account. However, it is also important to keep the people who are working with the pigs in mind.
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Leaders in ag-food industry attend Alltech Ideas Conference

George Blankenship received the company's Medal of Excellence for his contributions to the customer experience
Former Tesla Motors, Apple Computer and GAP Inc. executive George Blankenship received the Alltech Medal of Excellence at the recent Alltech Ideas Conference. Leaders from food, agriculture, business and technology met to network and discuss disruptive ideas.
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Cobb event in Belgrade attracts 170 delegates

The company and Iradia organized the poultry business forum
More than 50 owners and senior managers of major poultry companies in the Western Balkans region took part in the second Cobb Poultry Business Forum organized by Cobb Germany and Iradia, its local representative.
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Maple Leaf Foods proceeds with NCIB program

The company received approval from the TSX to establish the Normal Course Issuer Bid
Maple Leaf Foods has announced that the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) has accepted the notice filed by the Company to establish a normal course issuer bid (NCIB) program.
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