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Roy Graber

Roy Graber

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Senators: Marfrig’s planned National Beef buy needs review

Four ag committee members say recent acquisitions of U.S. agribusiness companies by foreign interests and Marfrig’s implication in Operation Weak flesh are causes for concern
Four members of the U.S. Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry are pushing for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to review Brazil’s Marfrig Global Foods’ planned purchase of the majority of the shares of National Beef Packing Co.
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National Poultry Improvement Plan changes proposed

APHIS will be accepting public comments on the proposed amendments until May 9
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has proposed amendments to the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP), and will accept public comments on those amendments until May 9.
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10 highlights of proposed 2018 Farm Bill

House Agriculture Committee points out what it believes are benefits of bill
The U.S. House Agriculture Committee on April 12 proposed the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, a bill that Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway says provides certainty and helps producers manage the enormous risks that are inherent in agriculture.
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BRF board nominees not interested in roles

Four people named on alternative slate decline their nominations
Four people who were named on the slate of potential new board members for Brazilian meat and poultry company BRF have informed the company they are not interested in being on the board.
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