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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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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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It had help, but the animal rights movement won again

Approaching end of famous circus is further proof we shouldn’t underestimate the influence of animal rights activists
The animal rights movement celebrated a victory recently, when Feld Entertainment, owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, announced that the circus was no longer financially viable to operate, and would soon cease to exist.
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Pruitt testifies at confirmation hearing for EPA head

Oklahoma attorney general questioned on his record with the Environmental Protection Agency
President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, was questioned by lawmakers at his confirmation hearing Wednesday on Capitol Hill.
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Butterball names Jay Jandrain chief operating officer

Jandrain replaces Joe Nalley, who has retired from Butterball
Butterball has promoted Jay Jandrain to the position of chief operating officer, replacing Joe Nalley, who has retired after leading the turkey company’s operations for 10 years.
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Tom Vilsack to take helm of U.S. Dairy Export Council

Former USDA Secretary to serve as president and CEO
Former U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will join the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) as president and CEO, effective Feb. 1, 2017. USDEC is a nonprofit, independent organization that seeks to enhance the global demand for U.S. dairy products and ingredients.
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Group calls on Iowa senators to oppose Pruitt as EPA head

Some farmers, energy producers opposed to Trump’s nominee to lead Environmental Protection Agency
Some Iowa farmers and energy producers are calling on Sens. Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley to oppose President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt for administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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