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JBS net revenue up in all segments during Q1

Seara, Pilgrim’s Pride, JBS Brazil and JBS USA Pork segments all see double-digit revenue growth on a percentage basis
Despite impacts from the COVID-19 impacts, JBS reported a net revenue of BRL56.5 billion (US$7.7 billion) for the first quarter of the 2020 fiscal year, a 27.3% increase when compared to the first quarter of 2019.
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Emily Metz named American Egg Board president and CEO

Agriculture industry enthusiast brings previous experience with Genus, National Milk Producers Federation, Animal Agriculture Alliance and USDA
Emily Metz will assume the role of president and chief executive officer of the American Egg Board (AEB), effective in June.
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Letter to Trump: Ensure safety of meat plant workers

State attorneys general say the president must do more to protect workers in meat and poultry processing plants
Democratic attorneys general from 19 states and the District of Columbia have urged President Donald Trump to do more to ensure the safety of meat and poultry processing plant workers.
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Lost foodservice sales, fire hurt Michael Foods in Q2

Quarter was looking promising for first two months, but volumes dropped sharply in March because of COVID-19 sheltering
Post Holdings saw its foodservice segment’s profit decrease by almost 50% for the second quarter of fiscal year 2020, largely due to a sharp decline in foodservice activity during the stay-at-home orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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West Liberty Foods plans to furlough workers

With a drop in demand for company’s products at restaurants, company will temporarily stop poult placements and, later, suspend some processing operations
Citing a decline in demand for its products as restaurant sales have dropped during the COVID-19 pandemic, West Liberty Foods will make adjustments to its operations that will eventually lead to the furlough of around 300 employees.
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