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Maple Leaf Foods acquiring US plant protein company

Lightlife Foods to be purchased for a price of US$140 million
Canada-based meat and poultry company Maple Leaf Foods has signed a definitive agreement with Brynwood Partners VI L.P. to acquire Lightlife Foods, Inc., a leading manufacturer and brand of refrigerated plant-based protein foods in the United States, for US$140 million, and related costs.
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County awarded $1.35 million for Mountaire feed mill

North Carolina Infrastructure awards grant to provide needed rail improvements for Mountaire Farms feed mill
cotland County, North Carolina, has been awarded a $1,350,000 grant to support the construction of 18,932 linear feet of rail siding to benefit Mountaire Farms’ feed mill to be located in the county.
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Cooper Farms opening distribution center

Facility at turkey plant provides refrigerated and frozen storage space for the company
Cooper Farms has completed a cold storage distribution center located at its turkey processing plant in St. Henry, Ohio.
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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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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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Tyson poultry plant suspends production after fire

Tyson Foods evaluating damage at poultry plant in Vicksburg, Mississippi
A Tyson Foods poultry plant in Vicksburg, Mississippi will not be operating this week after it was badly damaged by a fire that occurred on the evening of February 17.
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4 keys to US poultry industry profitability in 2017

The U.S. poultry industry's profit outlook is positive in 2017, but improvement in the world economy and smooth trading relations are needed
The U.S. poultry industry's profit outlook is positive in 2017, but improvement in the world economy and smooth trading relations are needed.
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Pruitt confirmed to lead Environmental Protection Agency

Oklahoma Attorney General gets enough votes despite Democrats’ objections
The United States Senate has confirmed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to run the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), despite Democrats’ attempts to delay the vote and some groups’ concerns over him running the agency.
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Proposition 2 again being challenged by other states

Attorney General of Missouri leads effort to prevent California from telling other states how to house hens for egg production
The State of Missouri is appealing to the the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a challenge to California Proposition 2 law, which took effect in 2015.
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