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and animal feed industries.

Animal Agribusiness Angle

Roy Graber, staff reporter for WATTAgNet, combines his Midwestern farming background with his knowledge of economics and agriculture policy to offer a deeper look at the poultry and pig industries.

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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Hormel Foods CEO: Non-meat proteins good for business

Hormel’s Jim Snee talks of less dependence on commodity-driven businesses, decreasing volatility and increasing balance, and strengths of non-meat protein, but what does that all mean?
Hormel Foods CEO Jim Snee’s presentation during the dbAccess Global Consumer Conference offered a lot of information about the diversified food company that is also the parent company of Jennie-O Turkey Store and SPAM.
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Delaware FSA should be in good hands under McKeon

Mountaire Farms director of communications and community relations has started a new role as director of Delaware Farm Service Agency
Nearly a year ago, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said at the Montana Ag Summit that he wanted the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to be accessible and helpful.
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Stop saying farm animals are our friends

Often when the food and agriculture industry depicts overly happy visions of livestock and poultry, it reinforces unrealistic expectations
As the American public increasingly becomes further removed from the farm, their expectations of livestock and poultry production increasingly become more unrealistic.
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Activist shareholder proposals can jeopardize company

By buying shares in a company, animal activists can propose resolutions that can harm companies and those with whom they source animal protein products
Shareholder activisim is a growing challenge for those in the meat, poultry and dairy industries, and one that isn’t likely to go away anytime soon.
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How bipartisan are Senate Chicken Caucus members?

Bipartisan index released by Lugar Center and Georgetown University rank senators on their record of bipartisanship
The Senate Chicken Caucus formed in 2013 with the intent of being a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators with a common interest in the chicken industry.
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Trillium says in documentary it was naïve to trafficking

‘Trafficking in America” takes deeper look at human trafficking ring and how it found Trillium Farms
An executive vice president with Trillium Farms recently acknowledged he was naïve to a human trafficking ring in which children were taken out of Guatemala and forced by a third-party to work at a Trillium egg production facility in Ohio.
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Should White Castle plant-based burgers be concerning?

Quick service restaurant chain is testing meatless slider at select restaurants
As the plant-based protein industry continues to grow, it seemed like it was only a matter of time before meatless protein products hit the masses through the quick service restaurant (QSR) channel.
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