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Tyson Foods initiates coalition to advance sustainability

Global protein coalition to convene the food and agriculture sector to address feeding the world’s growing population while benefiting people, animals and the planet.
Global protein coalition to convene the food and agriculture sector to address feeding the world’s growing population while benefiting people, animals and the planet.
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Iowa organic egg company produces on small farms

Farmers Hen House, an organic free-range egg company, prioritizes sustainable farming while keeping small farms in business.
Farmers Hen House began with a few small Amish farms and the idea that producing organic eggs would keep these farms viable and sustainable.
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Most consumers don’t link meat consumption to climate change

Sweets, alcohol consumption play a bigger role in determining carbon footprint.
Consumers consistently rank sustainability as a top priority for making purchasing decisions. However, there is no evidence that consumers associate the consumption of animal proteins with climate change, according to a new report from the Center for Food Integrity (CFI).
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Shenandoah Valley Organic raises $15 million in funding round

Funds will enable company to expand its retail footprint and Farmer Focus brand offerings
Shenandoah Valley Organic (SVO) closed a $15 million funding round led by venture capital firm NRV, with participation from Open Prairie, as well as existing investors S2G Ventures and Middleland Capital’s VTC Innovation Fund.
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Mountaire, state sign agreement on environmental violations

Agreement reached with Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control for Mountaire to resolve spray irrigation and land application permit violations
Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) signed an agreement with Mountaire Farms on December 13 to resolve spray irrigation and land application permit violations cited by DNREC in a November 2, 2017 notice of violation.
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Anaerobic digestion tackles the mess of poultry waste

Bioenergy DevCo, Perdue Farms partner on AgriRecycle composting facility
Bioenergy DevCo, a global developer of sustainable waste processing plants, will take over management of Perdue Farms’ AgriRecycle poultry waste composting facility located in Seaford, Delaware, according to a deal announced November 21.
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Community relations a priority at Tyson’s Seguin complex

Continuous improvement in relations with the plant's neighbors and local government earned the complex a Clean Water Award.
Tyson Foods Inc.’s Seguin, Texas, complex prioritizes its relationship with the local community. Located within the city limits of the town, it’s made limiting odors and other nuisances a key plank of its operation.
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