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Cherkizovo chicken, turkey, pork sales volume up in Q3

Turkey division saw the largest year-over-year increase for Russian company
Cherkizovo Group reported strong sales for the third quarter of 2019, with sales volumes for its chicken, turkey, pork and meat processing division all increasing.
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Butterball debuts inaugural social responsibility report

The report emphasizes Butterball’s focus on making good food in the most responsible and sustainable way across four pillars of commitment to People, Plate, Planet and Philanthropy.
Butterball has launched its inaugural corporate social responsibility report, “The Butterball Way,” which showcases how Butterball delivered responsible, sustainable food and agriculture practices in 2018.
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Virginia Poultry Growers Co-op depends on growers for its future

The cooperative, formed after the closure of a plant in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia to save local growers’ livelihoods, is a key supplier of specialty turkey meat.
Fifteen years after banding together facing the loss of their livelihoods, the grower-owned cooperative Virginia Poultry Growers Cooperative is going strong.
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Production expected to rise in some top turkey states

Overall U.S. turkey production forecast to decline 2% in 2019, but production in some states is expected to actually increase
Turkey production in the United States is expected to decline by 2% in 2019, but in two of the top six turkey producing states, production is forecast to increase.
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NTF and Sen. Durbin: Ag worker shortage must be addressed

National Turkey Federation leader testifies of need for legal migrant workers, and at least one senator agrees
National Turkey Federation (NTF) Vice Chaiman Ron Kardel told the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry the meat and poultry industry relies on migrant workers, but the current immigration system has faults and needs to be fixed.
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US turkey industry hampered by lack of veterinarians

Companion animal care is a much more lucrative field for veterinarians, U.S. Senate ag committee members told
A lack of available veterinarians is a continuing problem for the turkey industry, the vice chairman of the National Turkey Federation (NTF) told members of the U.S. Senate Committee for Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.
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Poultry imports suspended over avian flu fears

Several countries ban poultry products from some regions of Chile and Vietnam
Several countries have banned imports of selected poultry products from regions of Chile and Vietnam where cases of avian influenza have been reported in recent weeks, while India has declared the country’s wild bird population free of the disease.
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