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Maple Leaf Foods weighing options for Shelbyville plant

Purchase of tempeh plant in Indianapolis gives the company time to decide ‘what Shelbyville needs to represent’
When Maple Leaf Foods announced it was purchasing a processing plant to produce tempeh products for its plant-based protein subsidiary Greenleaf Foods, that put plans to construct a new facility in Shelbyville, Indiana, on hold.
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Is the US poultry industry ready for another HPAI outbreak?

The 2015 outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza impacted the US poultry industry a great deal, should the issue arise again, commercial producers may be more prepared now than then.
Small flocks may not utilize biosecurity practices and proper communication correctly, this could pose a threat.
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Peco Foods gets credit for increasing sales tax revenue

Sales tax revenue in Randoph County, Arkansas, rose 13% in 2020, while the sales tax revenue in the city of Pocahontas rose 15%
Randolph County, Arkansas, and its county seat both saw double-digit growth in sales tax revenue in 2020, and the added jobs at the Peco Foods poultry complex in the county is being given at least some credit for that increased revenue.
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Sanderson Farms Q2

Sanderson to process 1.6 million less chickens in 3 states

Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi storms led to loss of 455,000 broilers, 545,000 chicks and 703,000 hatching eggs
The recent winter storms have had a significant negative impact on Sanderson Farms’ operations in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. As a result, the chairman and CEO of Sanderson Farms said the company will process about 1.6 million fewer chickens at its plants in those three states.
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Maple Leaf Foods’ net earnings increase 45.2%

Company’s sales grow 11.1% during the fourth quarter of 2020
Maple Leaf Foods reported net earnings of CA$25.4 million (US$20.3 million) for the fourth quarter of the 2020 fiscal year, a 45.2% increase when compared to the fourth quarter of the previous year.
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Brian Sikes named Cargill chief operating officer

His prior roles with Cargill include leading protein and salt businesses
Brian Sikes has been named chief operating officer (COO) of Cargill. In this role, he will also serve as a management director on the Cargill Board of Directors.
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Tyson Foods makes organizational changes; names King COO

Changes are designed to deliver a more empowered, agile and accountable organization that is intensely focused on winning with customers and consumers
Tyson Foods is making organizational changes designed to improve operational agility, customer experience and speed of innovation to market, ensuring that all businesses are well-positioned to adapt to a dynamic environment.
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