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Deven King

Deven King

Deven King is the managing editor of Egg Industry. Contact King at dking@wattglobal.com.

ARTICLES

Would Jesus eat meat or judge those who do?

A new book analyzes the Bibles perspective about the consumption of animal protein and the treatment of animals
The book is intended to help arm farmers and ranchers and others in the animal agriculture industry with the information they need to have informed conversations about the complex subject of religion and eating meat.
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Man in custody after Foster Farms shooting

A temporary worker fired a single shot in the ladies bathroom of the Foster Farms food processing plant in Corvallis, Oregon
A part-time temporary worker for the Foster Farms food processing plant in Corvallis, Oregon, fired a handgun in the ladies’ restroom after fleeing the scene of a car accident. No one was injured but the Foster Farms plant closed for the remainder of the day.
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Accident results in man’s death at Foster Farms plant

A 54-year-old man died while trying to help move a refrigerator at the company's location in southwest Fresno, California
An accident Tuesday, July 16 at Foster Farms in southwest Fresno California resulted in the death of a 53-year-old man of Caruthers who was an outside contractor.
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Domino’s Pizza continues to support animal agriculture

As the alternative meat craze continues and animal welfare questions linger, it is nice to see national chains supporting the animal agriculture industry
"We will never tell a farmer how to farm. We will never tell a rancher how to raise his or her animals...," said Tim McIntyre, executive vice president of communications with Domino’s Pizza.
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Will meat alternatives be the normal by 2040?

A recent study says more than half of ‘meat’ will be plant-based or lab-grown in approximately 20 years
Alternative proteins are experiencing significant growth. As fresh meat protein continues to grow at a rate of 1.3%, alternative proteins are growing by 10.3%.
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French poultry business LDC acquires Kiplama

Kiplama, an import and distribution company in Belgium, was already handling 40% of LDC product before the acquisition
The France based poultry company, LDC Group, has purchased Kiplama, which is an import and distribution company in Belgium that specializes in handling poultry products.
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JBS is USDA trade war relief contract winner

The American subsidy of the Brazilian-owned meat processing company, JBS, beat its opponents by more than $1 per pound to gain a nearly $78 million in pork contracts
JBS USA, a branch of the Brazilian-owned meat processing company, has been granted nearly $78 million in pork contracts through the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Trade Mitigation Program.
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Robotics may be the answer to US labor shortage

A researcher at Georgia Tech discussed creating a robot that can manage a commercial chicken house to minimize human workload and gather data.
A researcher at Georgia Tech discussed creating a robot that can manage a commercial chicken house to minimize human workload and gather data.
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Red, white and agriculture

This year, the Fourth of July was a time to take a step back and look at the bigger picture rather than focus on agriculture
Those of us in the agriculture industry associate the Fourth of July with the old saying that corn should be knee high and livestock producers are elated with the amount of meat consumers purchase for grilling, but this year is different.
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Sanderson Farms now one of largest employers in east Texas

The company has recently hired over 1,000 workers in eastern Texas to hatch, feed, and process thousands of birds
Despite the labor shortage that much of the livestock industry is facing, Sanderson Farms has hired over 1,000 people recently as a result of the company’s new plant in Eastern Texas approximately 15 miles from Tyler, Texas in Winona, Lindale and Mineola.
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