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Democratic candidate Bloomberg disparaged ag, or did he?

Comments made in 2016 by Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg are coming back to haunt him and probably won't help him win over the vote of rural America, but rural America needs to see the bigger picture here
A short video of Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg discussing agriculture and the industrial industry in 2016 has recently surfaced. Some reports have said it will make it impossible for him to win the vote of rural America.
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Tyson Foods: Expect more plant-based protein innovations

Tyson President Dean Banks says there is a big gap to fill between those who eat plant-based proteins and those who say they would be willing to eat them
Tyson Foods President Dean Banks believes plant-based protein products have a lot of potential, and he spoke of ways the company intends to meet consumer demands for such products.
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Hormel’s Applegate names two vice presidents

Jim Graham returns to company while Joseph O’Connor is promoted
Applegate, makers of natural and organic meat and poultry products, named Jim Graham vice president of research & development and quality assurance and Joseph O’Connor vice president of sales and marketing.
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25% of Perdue chicken houses now offer outdoor access

Company is outpacing broiler industry in raising birds with outdoor access and is expanding free-range offerings
As part of the company’s ongoing commitments to animal care, Perdue Farms is leading the industry in raising chickens with outdoor access and has recently expanded its free-range product offerings under its Perdue Harvestland label.
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China approves imports of live poultry from US

While poultry products have already been approved, new announcement clears the way for breeding stock
China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs announced that live poultry can now be imported from the United States, effective February 17.
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Allen Harim plant back in production after FSIS citation

Company had temporarily been offline due to failure to meet regulatory sanitation requirements
After going offline for several days, the Allen Harim Foods poultry plant in Harbeson, Delaware, resumed production on February 16, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
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