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How does US ag industry feel about trade tension with China?

We asked industry experts to tell us what they think about the trade war
With talk of a trade war erupting between China and the United States, WATTAgNet asked several agribusiness industry experts to explain how they see the developments affecting their business. We asked them: How do you see the trade war with China affecting the U.S. animal feed industry?
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Herbruck’s: Building egg farm a ‘complex process’

Company remains focused on establishing a cage-free egg operation in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania
Nearly two years after Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch announced its intent to build an egg-production facility in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, the company is patiently waiting to start construction.
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Senators: Marfrig’s planned National Beef buy needs review

Four ag committee members say recent acquisitions of U.S. agribusiness companies by foreign interests and Marfrig’s implication in Operation Weak flesh are causes for concern
Four members of the U.S. Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry are pushing for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to review Brazil’s Marfrig Global Foods’ planned purchase of the majority of the shares of National Beef Packing Co.
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Perdue Foods selects FourKites for predictive cold chain analytics

Innovation technology investment to ensure freshness and on-time delivery
Perdue Foods, a leader in premium, branded proteins, has selected FourKites, the leading supply chain visibility and predictive analytics platform, to provide real-time temperature and location tracking of shipments across its supply chain.
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Expert panels to discuss animal rights extremism at 2018 Stakeholders Summit

Registration for the Animal Agriculture Alliance's Summit available online through May 1
Two expert panels will explore how the animal rights movement is impacting farmers, ranchers and the agriculture industry at the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s 2018 Stakeholders Summit set for May 3-4 at the Renaissance Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Va. Online registration is open through May 1.
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