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Roy Graber

Roy Graber

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Poultry trade issues to be covered at 2018 Chicken Marketing Summit

USAPEEC president says poultry industry has challenges and opportunities on the trade front
People attending the 2018 Chicken Marketing Summit will get a chance to learn more about trade issues concerning the poultry industry as Jim Sumner, president of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) will share his insights as part of a panel discussion.
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9 additional cases in Canada Salmonella outbreak

Nationwide Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak tied to chicken burger products
Nine more people have been affected by an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis that has been traced to frozen raw breaded chicken products sold in Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada reported.
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BRF crea posición de director de operaciones globales

Lorival Nogueira Luz Jr., que ha ocupado puestos dentro de BRF como director financiero y presidente ejecutivo global interino, ha sido seleccionado para ocupar el nuevo cargo.
El puesto se crea luego de la designación de Pedro Parente como presidente ejecutivo de BRF. Lorival Nogueira Luz Jr. ocupará el nuevo cargo.
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Stabenow touts 5 strengths of proposed Senate farm bill

Following Senate agriculture committee’s advancement of farm bill, the committee’s ranking member shares why she thinks the bill is a good one
Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, the ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, shared with her constituents five reasons she thinks the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, commonly known as the farm bill, will be good for not only her home state, but for the country as a whole.
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BRF creates global chief operating officer position

Lorival Nogueira Luz Jr., earlier selected as chief financial officer and interim global CEO, has been named to fill the newly-created role
BRF has created the position of global chief operating officer (COO) and the company’s board has selected Lorival Nogueira Luz Jr. to fill that role.
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CDC: Salmonella outbreak linked to Rose Acre Farms over

Outbreak caused 45 people to become sick and led to recall of roughly 207 million eggs
A multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup that was linked to eggs from Rose Acre Farms appears to be over, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on its website.
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Acquisitions could shake up Top Poultry Company rankings

With one top company having been recently acquired and two more up for sale, standings in Top Poultry Companies listings are likely to change
Every year, WATT Global Media publishes the results of the Top Poultry Companies Survey in WATT PoultryUSA magazine, and updates the WATTAgNet Top Poultry Companies Database, based on the findings of that survey.
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Learn from 10 sessions at 2018 Chicken Marketing Summit

‘Survive and thrive in disruptive times’ is theme for 2018 edition of Chicken Marketing Summit
The 2018 Chicken Marketing Summit will bring together chicken marketers and buyers, as well as many of the poultry industry’s allied partners, and will address challenges and opportunities that sellers and marketers face.
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