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Sen. Warren unwisely sought relevance at Thanksgiving

Senator called for investigation of top poultry companies at a time when consumers were talking about turkey prices

Sen. Elizabeth Warren sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division, asking the agency to investigate the anticompetitive practices of the top poultry companies of the United States.

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Biden stayed on right track during turkey pardoning

In his first National Thanksgiving Turkey ceremony, president placed more focus on the turkeys and being thankful than he did on politics

The National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation and pardoning ceremony, I have long contended, should be free of all political rancor and instead focus on the turkeys, the farmers that raised them, and being thankful for the many blessings in your life.

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Any ideas on what to do with this gigantic chicken?

Residents of Fitzgerald, Georgia, are apparently not fans of an unfinished chicken topiary in their town

Some lucky business, community or entity involved with the poultry industry could have a golden opportunity in front of them. I mean, who wouldn’t want a nearly 65-foot-tall chicken structure to show that you’re loud and proud when it comes to poultry?

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Tyson Foods: Hatch rate has improved

Company goes back to breeding male that has provided good results for years

Six months after Tyson Foods’ Donnie King said its male breeding stock was not performing as it should, he pointed out that the company is not dealing with the same problems now that a change in its male stock has been made.

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Purdue University to be home to 2021 presidential turkeys

Raised in Indiana under the supervision of Farbest Farms, they will return to their home state after visiting White House

Purdue University’s Department of Animal Sciences in the College of Agriculture will provide a home and care for the National Thanksgiving Turkey and alternate following this week’s National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation at the White House. 

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Differing reports on plant-based protein performance

Not long after one company reports disappointing demand for alternative proteins, another says they are performing well

Several companies that are active animal protein producers have entered the plant-based protein sector, including Tyson Foods and Maple Leaf Foods.

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Yanick Gervais named president, CEO of Olymel

He had temporarily been serving in that capacity since October 7

Yanick Gervais has been officially named president and CEO of Olymel, succeeding Réjean Nadeau, who passed away from cancer on October 14. 

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Family sues Koch Foods over worker’s death

Robert M. Lewis died after March 9 accident at plant in Montgomery, Alabama

A lawsuit has been filed against Koch Foods of Alabama on behalf of the family of a line worker who died after an accident at the company’s chicken processing plant in Montgomery, Alabama.

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