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Flint Hills Resources to make major investment at Fairmont ethanol plant

Investment is one of the largest ever made in co-products upgrading at a dry mill ethanol plant
Flint Hills Resources will invest more than $50 million in its Fairmont, Nebraska, ethanol plant to install a new technology that will produce a high-protein animal and fish feed ingredient from a portion of the plant’s distiller grains, a co-product of ethanol production.
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Cherkizovo: 2016 harvest up 40 percent from previous year

Company says record harvest made possible by investment in new technology
Cherkizovo Group, the largest vertically integrated meat and feed producer in Russia, has finalized the results of its 2016 harvesting campaign. More than 465 thousand tons of grain were gathered, an increase of 40 percent from the previous year.
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USAPEEC lauds nomination of Sonny Perdue for Agriculture Secretary

The Council praises the selection of Perdue because of his agrarian background developed during two terms as Governor of Georgia, the nation's leading state for chicken production and fifth-largest egg producer
The USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) enthusiastically supports President-elect Trump’s nomination of former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.
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Perdue Farms invests $12 million in composting operation

New venture adds to Perdue AgriBusiness line-up of natural and organic fertilizers and soil amendments
Perdue Farms has expanded its $68 million investment in nutrient recycling on the Delmarva peninsula with the addition of a $12 million capital investment in a composting operation.
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Meat Institute welcomes ag secretary nomination

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has been nominated as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture
Barry Carpenter, president and CEO of the North American Meat Institute, issued the following statement in response to the nomination of former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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Tesco recalls two batch codes of its Takeaway Butter Chicken

The action is being taken because of undeclared nuts
Tesco multinational grocery, based in Hertfordshire, England, is recalling two batch codes of its Tesco Takeaway Butter Chicken because their sauce contains cashew nuts that are not declared on the label.
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Nutreco acquires Hi-Pro Feeds

Nutreco expands footprint in Canada and creates new base in US with purchase
Nutreco will acquire Hi-Pro Feeds, an animal nutrition supplier with operations in Western Canada and Southwest U.S. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval in Canada and the U.S. and is expected to close in the second half of 2017 at the latest.
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