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USPOULTRY Foundation awards $4,600 recruiting grant

Wallace Community College received the grant, which was made posssible by an endowing Foundation gift from Peco Foods
A $4,600 student recruiting grant has been awarded to George Wallace Community College from the USPOULTRY Foundation. The grant will be used to recruit students interested in the poultry industry.
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U of A, A-State create transfer degree program for poultry science

The universities are forming the partnership to help fill an industry need for more graduates in the industry
The Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas and Arkansas State University have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a partnership to help fill an industry need for more graduates in poultry science.
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Restaurant Brands International acquiring Popeyes

Chicken restaurant chain to be purchased by parent company of Burger King and Tim Hortons for a price of $1.8 billion
Restaurant Brands International (RBI) has agreed to acquire Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen in an all-cash $1.8 billion transaction.
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How China’s poultry industry is changing

China’s global rise is creating new opportunities for the industry, but persistent problems with health and perception will play a large role in poultry’s future.
China is rapidly changing from a manufacturer to a consumer nation. With its rise in economic status, the country and Chinese businesses are playing an ever larger role on the world stage.
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Missouri AG shouldn’t make Proposition 2 partisan issue

Both Republicans and Democrats see California egg law as unfair
Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley should be commended for his efforts to keep California’s Proposition 2 egg law from burdening Missouri egg farmers and egg consumers. At the same time, he should be chastised for trying to make it a partisan issue.
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Moy Park staff raises money for Farm Africa

A group of employees earned the donation by appearing on BBC's popular quiz program 'Eggheads'
A group of employees from Moy Park took on BBC’s popular quiz program Eggheads recently to raise money for the company’s charity partner, Farm Africa.
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Perdue associates make record-setting donation

They presented $376,211 to the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore
Perdue Farms associates presented a record $376,211.82 to the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore during a presentation on Feb. 15.
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Animal Agriculture Alliance celebrates 30th anniversary

Over the past three decades, the Alliance has helped the industry to engage with a public that is increasingly disconnected from production agriculture
The Animal Agriculture Alliance, an industry-united nonprofit organization working to bridge the communication gap between farm and fork, is proud to be celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2017.
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Land O'Lakes sustainability business announces team addition

Jason Weller will join the organization as a senior director of sustainability
Land O'Lakes, Inc., has announced that Jason Weller, former chief of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, will join the organization as a senior director of sustainability on Feb. 27.
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