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What does US-China trade deal mean for poultry industry?

Document on U.S. Trade Representative website offers some insights about parts of the agreement and how it affects the poultry sector
Phase One of a trade deal between the United States and China was signed by both parties on January 15, but many questions have been asked since the signing ceremony was held.
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First phase of US-China trade deal signed

Under agreement, $40 billion to $50 billion in US agricultural goods would be purchased annually
U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice Premier Liu He of the Republic of China signed the first phase of the U.S.-China trade deal, which the Trump administration touts as a huge boost for American agriculture.
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Greenleaf Foods becomes sponsor of Montreal Canadiens

Plant-based protein products to be featured at professional hockey games
Greenleaf Foods, the Maple Leaf Foods subsidiary that specializes in plant-based protein products, has entered into a partnership with the Montreal Canadiens professional hockey team.
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Maple Leaf Foods CEO tweets anger over Iran airstrike

Mad because a Maple Leaf Foods employee's wife and child were killed, Michael McCain appears to place blame on Trump administration
Maple Leaf Foods CEO Michael McCain took to Twitter to express his anger after the wife and child of a Maple Leaf Foods employee were killed when a Ukrainian International Airlines passenger jet was shot down accidentally after Iran launched attacks on two Iraqi military bases housing American troops.
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Maple Leaf Foods brightens birthday after cake goof

Family of 8-year-old boy ordered a Toronto Maple Leafs birthday cake, but instead got one with the Maple Leaf Foods logo
Ordinarily, when people think of Maple Leaf Foods, they tend to think of meat and poultry products, or possibly even plant-based protein products.
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Wayne Farms expanding plant in Laurel, Mississippi

Project involves increasing plant’s capacity and adding about 200 jobs
Wayne Farms is preparing for a $16.9 million expansion and upgrade of the Wayne Farms Laurel Fresh Production Facility, significantly increasing the plant’s capacity and adding approximately 200 jobs to the Laurel payroll.
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Foster Farms innovates with new product lines

CEO Dan Huber highlights some of the company's latest initiatives in interview with The Modesto Bee
Foster Farms, the largest poultry producer in the western half of the United States, has made some meaningful strides in innovation in the past year, a recent news article indicated.
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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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How to respond when trespassers enter your farm

Speaker at Banff Pork Seminar highlights dos and don’ts when dealing with farm trespassers
While occurrences of animal rights and environmental activists trespassing on farms continues to be a problem in the greater animal agriculture community, the industry needs to know how to appropriately deal with such situations.
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Are alternative proteins just a trend?

Large animal protein companies are expecting growth in their alternative protein portfolios, however, some have suggested they believe sales will hit a ceiling
I am afraid animal welfare and environmental concerns for a younger generation of consumers is going to play a bigger role in the demand for alternative proteins than we as livestock producers would like.
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