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Secretary Perdue visits Butterball plant to tout USMCA

Agriculture secretary tours Mount Olive, North Carolina, turkey plant where a significant amount of turkey products are produced for shipment to Mexico
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited Butterball’s turkey processing plant in Mount Olive, North Carolina, on February 11 in a series of stops across eastern North Carolina to promote the new United States, Mexico & Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal.
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Butterball launches national initiative to serve K-12 schools

Butterball’s K-12 portfolio will include unique turkey options
Butterball, the world’s largest vertically integrated turkey processor, has committed to developing foodservice products to meet K-12 specifications and hired an industry veteran to lead its new national program.
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Poultry industry antibiotic usage falls sharply

The chicken and turkey industries significantly reduced their usage of antibiotics between 2016 and 2017, according to a new report.
Thanks to voluntary and mandated reduction of antibiotics, both the chicken and turkey industries made major reductions in their use of both medically important and non-medically important antibiotics.
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Jennie-O giving kidnapping survivor Jayme Closs $25,000

Her slain parents were both employees of the company
Jayme Closs, who was kidnapped after her parents were killed in October, will be the recipient of a $25,000 reward from Hormel Foods and its subsidiary Jennie-O Turkey Store, which employed both of her parents.
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A robot that watches over and analyzes broiler houses

Artificial intelligence will not only save labor but will also perform tasks that a human can’t or won’t like continuous surveillance in a poultry house.
The Spanish company Faromatics, SL, developed a poultry robot that doesn't interfere with the free movement of the birds. Learn how it works.
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