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Western Kansas hit with wheat streak mosaic virus

Infection can cause 100 percent crop mortality
Wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV) has hit the wheat crop in western Kansas. The virus is spread by the wheat curl mite and causes stunted growth and streaks of yellowed, non-uniform discoloration, and has been known to cause 100 percent crop mortality.
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3 ways Sanderson Farms is addressing woody breast

Sanderson Farms CEO says he believes others in the broiler industry are doing similar things to minimize the problem
As woody breast syndrome is a common concern among those in the broiler industry, Joe F. Sanderson, Jr., CEO of Sanderson Farms, says his company is working diligently to prevent the problem in its chickens.
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Applegate unhappy with USDA for delay on organic rule

President of organic meat and poultry company urges others to submit comments of disapproval
The president of Applegate, a natural and organic prepared meats company, has criticized the USDA for pushing back the effective date of a new, final rule establishing stricter animal welfare standards for organic livestock and poultry.
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Michigan hospitals switching to antibiotic-free poultry

Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System is phasing in chicken raised with no antibiotics ever
Hospitals within the Henry Ford Health System, headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, are transitioning toward serving only chicken raised with no antibiotics ever.
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Wayne Farms breaks ground on innovation center

Facility in Decatur, Alabama, will be the center of research, development and product testing for Wayne Farms
Wayne Farms has broken ground on its future Customer Innovation Center, which is being constructed adjacent to the Wayne Farms Prepared Foods Complex in Decatur, Alabama. The new facility will be the center of research, development and product testing for the company.
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