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USDA: Reused tote bags likely cause of PEDv entry into US

USDA releases report examining possible scenarios on how swine enteric coronavirus disease viruses may have entered US
The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has released a root cause investigation report outlining potential scenarios for how the swine enteric coronavirus disease (SECD) viruses entered the United States.
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Canada’s duBreton to raise 300,000 more crate-free pigs

Company seeks to phase out use of gestation stalls and farrowing crates at all its operations
Quebec-based pork producer duBreton plans to raise 300,000 more pigs without the use of gestation stalls or traditional farrowing crates by 2018. The company is investing $30 million to implement these plans.
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Chipotle: Carnitas to be back in all US restaurants

After finding new pork supplier, restaurant expects suspended pork dish to be in all restaurants by end of November
Chipotle Mexican Grill has restored most of its pork supply and is again serving Carnitas in 90 percent of its restaurants with expectations of having Carnitas back in all of its restaurants by the end of November, the company announced.
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Infographic: 6 myths about poultry production

View this infographic busting misconceptions about antibiotics in poultry production, litter as a waste product, chicken growth and more.
View this infographic busting six misconceptions about antibiotics in poultry production, litter as a waste product, chicken growth and more.
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Consumer food-buying trends are changing

Speaker at Women in Agribusiness Summit says a ‘new age of agriculture’ is upon us
In the U.S., consumer trends in buying and eating foods are changing, according to Dr. A. Elizabeth Sloan of Sloan Trends Inc.
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Purina feed facility damaged by fire to be rebuilt

Plant in Caledonia, New York, expected to be completed in early 2017
Purina Animal Nutrition and Commodity Resource Corp. are planning to rebuild a feed manufacturing facility and dry fertilizer distribution center in Caledonia, New York, that was destroyed by a fire in late 2014.
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Mountaire addressing runoff issues at poultry facility

Mountaire Farms to pay fine, agrees to make improvements needed to prevent runoff from facility in Selbyville, Delaware, that could pollute St. Martin River
Mountaire Farms has reached an agreement with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) under a consent decree to eliminate storm water discharges from periodic rainfall runoffs from its poultry plant in Selbyville, Delaware.
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Wenger’s Feed Mill forms new holding company

New corporate structure part of company’s long-range strategic plan
Wenger’s Feed Mill, Inc. is creating a holding company, The Wenger Group, and transitioning its three divisions (Feed, Ingredient, and Poultry) into wholly owned entities under The Wenger Group.
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Cal-Maine Foods net income soars in 2016 first quarter

Company reports despite high prices from avian influenza-related egg shortage, demand for eggs remains strong
Cal-Maine Foods started its 2016 fiscal year on strong ground, achieving a net income in the first quarter more than five-times larger than what it was during the first quarter of fiscal year 2015.
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