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George’s names Cole, White to executive positions

Devin Cole has been promoted to chief operating officer while Susan White takes on additional duties as chief administrative officer
George’s Inc., a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated company, promoted Devin Cole as the company’s chief operating officer and Susan White to chief administrative officer/chief financial officer.
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Kemin Industries acquires Bio-Cide International

The global ingredient manufacturer adds antimicrobial technology company to its portfolio of products and solutions

Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer that strives to sustainably transform the quality of life every day for 80 percent of the world with its products and services, today announced it has acquired Norman, Oklahoma-based Bio-Cide International, Inc. (Bio-Cide), a leading multi-specialty source of chlorine dioxide-based antimicrobial technology.

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Maple Leaf Foods’ net earnings soar in first quarter

Meat protein sales rise while plant protein sales slip

Maple Leaf Foods reported net earnings of CA$47.7 million (US$39.1 million) during the first quarter of fiscal year 2021, marking a significant turnaround from the loss of CA$3.7 million recorded during the first quarter of fiscal year 2020.

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Seaboard’s loss on Butterball not as harsh in Q1 2021

Sales volume and prices did increase, but value-added products did not sell as well

Seaboard Foods’ investment in Butterball yielded another loss in the first quarter of fiscal year 2021, but that loss was not as severe as the one it experienced during the first quarter of 2020.

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McDonald’s Canada temporarily changes chicken suppliers

Because of COVID-19 complications, a steady supply of chicken from McDonald’s Canada’s usual source has temporarily been unreliable

McDonald’s Canada said it will temporarily source the patties for its McChicken sandwiches from another supplier, and in the process the meat used in the sandwich will for the time being no longer be from chicken raised without antibiotics.

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Nine methods for ag professionals to debunk myths

While a lot of misinformation is believed to be true, it is possible to set the record straight with many people

A big lesson that can be learned from the COVID-19 pandemic is just how rapidly and how far misinformation can spread and be believed by so many as the truth, said Dr. Timothy Caulfield, professor of health law and science policy, University of Alberta.

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