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2018

JJamesway Incubator Company Appoints New President
July 12, 2018 - Jamesway Incubation Company Inc., incubation and hatchery equipment manufacturer, announced yesterday that Denis Kan, CPA, CMA, will assume the role of President replacing former president Christopher Omiecinski.

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Cargill Reports Fiscal 2018 Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results
July 12, 2018 - Cargill today reported $3.2 billion in adjusted operating earnings for the 2018 fiscal year, one of its best performances. The fourth quarter also was very strong. The company’s improved financial results over the past two years are the outcome of significant efforts by its teams to redefine how Cargill operates. The organization runs today with greater agility and stronger integration to serve customers’ rapidly changing needs.

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House of Raeford Sells North Carolina Plant
July 5, 2018 - House of Raeford Farms announced on July 3 that it will sell its Mocksville, North Carolina-based chicken processing plant to Brakebush Brothers Inc. of Westfield, Wis.

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Tyson's Lexington Facility Celebrates Increased Safety
July 3, 2018 - As the month of June came to a close, so did Tyson Foods month long focus on safety. June was national safety awareness month and Tyson held a number of events to increase safety awareness. The month culminated in a meal served to the Tyson employees during their shift change on Friday.

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Perdue Farms Awards $75,000 in Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation Scholarships to 15 Children of Perdue Associates and Farm Partners
June 25, 2018 - Perdue Farms, through the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, has awarded $75,000 in scholarships to 15 children of Perdue associates and independent contract farmers.

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Record UK Cobb Charity Shoot Benefits Papworth Hospital
June 22, 2018 - Record support for the Cobb Charity Shoot from across the UK poultry industry resulted in more than £7,000 being raised for Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire. Now in its eighth year, the all-day event attracted 35 teams involving 140 individuals competing for trophies at the High Lodge shooting range at Darsham in Suffolk.

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House of Raeford Allows Local Youth Athletes to Build Character, Train with the Pros
June 16, 2018 - Nearly 800 youth athletes from across eastern North Carolina learned what it takes to be successful both on and off the playing field this weekend during the 3rd Annual Jeremiah Castille Character Football Camp.

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Perdue Farms Names Brenda Galgano Chief Financial Officer
June 11, 2018 - Brenda M. Galgano has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer of Perdue Farms, a leader in premium proteins and agricultural products, effective June 11. She will be responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of the company, including financial planning and analysis, accounting and financial reporting, as well as managing tax, internal audit, treasury, risk management and information technology.

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Allen Harim Awards 2018 Legacy Scholarships
June 11, 2018 - Allen Harim, a leading producer and processor of No Antibiotic Chicken on Delmarva, presented five students with the Allen Harim Legacy Scholarship, which provides a $2,500 financial award for college. The Allen Harim Legacy Scholarship was created last year when the company announced they would be using savings from a newly installed solar project to create the program. Children of employees and contract growers wanting to attend college or trade schools were eligible to apply for the funds.

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Online Grading Tools Available Now on Aviagen's Website
June 8, 2018 - Aviagen’s Global Technical Transfer Team (GTTT) recently released two online tools to help producers of parent stock (PS) through every step of the grading process: A spreadsheet entitled “Grading Tool” and a “Grading to Manage Uniformity” interactive PDF. Grading is a key management task in PS production. Done well, it aids flock uniformity, and a uniform flock is easier to manage and will have better overall performance.

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Simmons Interns Participate in Community Involvement Day
June 7, 2018 - On Wednesday, 31 student interns participated in the first ever Simmons Intern Community Involvement Day, a day for summer interns to volunteer in the local community. Interns in Siloam Springs volunteered their time to a local animal shelter through Tailwaggers. Tailwaggers is a non-profit organization devoted to improving the lives of pets and their owners through education, spaying/neutering, and fostering and adopting abandoned, abused and neglected animals. The interns consolidated 13 pallets of dog treats into small containers, painted dog houses and walked the dogs.

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Sanderson Farms to Participate in Jefferies 2018 Global Consumer Conference
June 6, 2018 - Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) today announced that management will participate in the Jefferies 2018 Global Consumer Conference, to be held June 19-20, 2018, in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

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Cargill-supported National School Meals Program Establish Better Nutrition in Primary Schools
June 5, 2018 - A joint nutrition program by Cargill and World Food Program (WFP) – National School Meals Program – is showing very positive results in helping primary school students in Indonesia improve their nutrition and hygiene. Since the beginning of the program in May 2017, 76,000 meals have been distributed across three districts. The program is in support of the Program Gizi Anak Sekolah (PROGAS), which is a wider initiative from the Ministry of Education and Culture Ministry Republic of Indonesia.

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Sanderson Farms, Inc. Reports Results for Second Quarter of Fiscal 2018
May 24, 2018 - Sanderson Farms, Inc. reported results for its second fiscal quarter and six months ended April 30. Net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 were $813.5 million compared with $802.0 million for the same period a year ago. For the quarter, net income was $41.9 million, or $1.84 per share, compared with net income of $67.0 million, or $2.95 per share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2017.

Net sales for the first six months of fiscal 2018 were $1,585.4 million compared with $1,490.4 million for the same period of fiscal 2017. Net income for the first half of the year totaled $93.2 million, or $4.08 per share, compared with net income of $91.0 million, or $4.00 per share, for the first six months of last year.

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Hormel Foods Announces Record Second Quarter Results and Reaffirms Full Year Guidance
May 24, 2018 - Hormel Foods Corporation, a leading global branded food company, reported results for the second quarter of fiscal 2018. All comparisons are to the second quarter of fiscal 2017 unless otherwise noted.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY -Record diluted earnings per share of $0.44, up 13 percent from 2017 EPS of $0.39 -Fiscal 2018 earnings guidance reaffirmed at $1.81 to $1.95 per share -Record net sales of $2.3 billion, up 7 percent; Organic net sales flat -Volume of 1.2 billion lbs., up 3 percent; Organic volume1 down 1 percent -Operating margin of 13.1 percent compared to 14.4 percent last year -Effective tax rate of 20.0 percent compared to 33.2 percent last year -Year-to-date cash flow from operations of $443 million, up 58 percent compared to last year.

JENNIE-O TURKEY STORE -Volume down 3 percent -Net sales down 4 percent -Segment profit down 34 percent

Sales declines were primarily due to lower whole bird pricing and volume as a result of continued oversupply of turkeys in the industry and excess meat in cold storage. Sales declines of whole birds were partially offset by increased retail sales, led by Jennie-O® lean ground turkey and Jennie-O® Oven Ready® products. Segment profit decreased as a result of lower profits from whole bird and commodity sales, double-digit increases in per-unit freight costs, and increased advertising.

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Case Farms ‘Hatches’ Unique Program for Church of the Lakes Preschool
May 24, 2018 - Case Farms, a fully-integrated poultry farming and processing group, recently began a hatchery education program with the Church of the Lakes Preschool in Canton, Ohio. The program, led by Amber Neuman, Case Farms hatchery supervisor in Strasburg, is designed to create a hands-on experience that teaches children about farm animals and life cycles.

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Simmons Celebrates Family Farmers in 2018 Grower Appreciation Day
May 24, 2018 - Hundreds of people gathered Saturday, May 19 to share food, family and fun near Simmons Food’s headquarters in Siloam Springs, Ark. Each year, Simmons Prepared Foods hosts a Grower Appreciation Day to thank more than 300 independent family farmers who raise chickens for the company.

James Smith, senior vice president of the company’s animal agriculture and first processing operations shared, “Everything we do starts on family farms. We’re really proud of the folks who choose to partner with Simmons to make quality food for our customers. This event is our way of saying ‘thank you’.”

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Darling Ingredients Inc. Announces Acquisition of Protein Conversion and Used Cooking Oil Collection Business
May 22, 2018 - Darling Ingredients Inc. announced that is has acquired substantially all of the assets of Kruger Commodities, Inc. including protein conversion facilities in Hamilton, MI and Tama, IA along with a protein blending operation and used cooking oil collection business in Omaha, NE to support our low carbon fuel initiative at Diamond Green Diesel.

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Mosaic to Move Corporate Headquarters to Hillsborough County, Fla.
May 22, 2018 - The Mosaic Company announced that it intends to move its corporate headquarters, including senior executives and related functions, to Hillsborough County, Fla. Details of the move, including timing, the exact location of the corporate office and the number of employees to be relocated, remain under consideration.

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Randy Day, CEO of Perdue Farms, Talks about Bringing Hometown Values and Exceptional Service to a Global Leader
May 21, 2018 - Randy Day, CEO of Perdue Farms, in an interview with national radio show CEO Forum, where he discusses meeting consumer expectations and how Perdue is making strides to stay relevant.

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Just BARE Teams up with USA Cycling
May 18, 2018 - Pilgrim’s is announcing that Just BARE® chicken, its brand committed to providing good food for more people, is teaming up with USA Cycling to extend its commitment and mission beyond the dinner table. Just BARE is proud to sponsor USA Cycling in its mission to foster a shared commitment to safety, integrity, and the joy of cycling. We are inspired by individuals and organizations who selflessly champion causes and self-improvement with passion and perseverance. Nutrition plays an important role in an athlete’s routine, and Just BARE chicken provides the low-fat, high-protein nutrition necessary to maintain a balanced diet and improve human health, leading to optimum performance.

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Diamond V at 75: New Manufacturing Facility Springing Up
May 16, 2018 - As the structural steel rises at Diamond V’s South Plant 2, the company’s vision of global growth brings greatly expanded manufacturing capacity. Construction on Diamond V’s 97,000 square foot plant expansion resumed with the spring weather at the corporate campus and global headquarters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The initial investment in the expansion — announced in 2016 — is $30 million. When all phases of the expansion are complete, the total cost is expected to exceed $70 million.

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Tyson Foods invests in Feeding America Affiliated Food Banks to help serve hungry neighbors
May 10, 2018 - As part of Tyson Foods’ efforts to raise the world’s expectations for how much good food can do and its commitment to support the communities it serves, the company announced today nearly $1.2 million in grants to 18 Feeding America food banks in 15 states. The investments represent approximately four million pounds of food or the equivalent of 16 million servings of protein that will be distributed to address food insecurity.

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Butterball CEO named 2018 Poultry Person of the Year
May 9, 2018 - Butterball Chief Executive Officer Kerry Doughty was awarded the 2018 Poultry Person of the Year by Urner Barry, a business publisher of market news for the poultry, egg, meat, seafood industries. Doughty was recognized for his achievements at Urner Barry’s 42nd annual Executive Conference and Marketing Seminar in Las Vegas on April 30.

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Hormel Foods Recognized as a Best for Vets Employer for Sixth Year in a Row
May 8, 2018 - Hormel Foods Corporation has announced it has been recognized for the sixth consecutive year on the Military Times Best for Vets Employers list. The company ranked No. 75 on the list, which evaluates many factors that make a company a good fit for military veterans.

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Alltech President Dr. Mark Lyons to Present on Kentucky’s Potential as Innovation Hub
May 2, 2018 - The Alltech Idea Pub: News & Brews series continues with an exciting exploration of Kentucky’s potential to become the next Silicon Valley. Dr. Mark Lyons, president of Alltech, will lead a discussion on recruiting top talent to the region, shining a global spotlight on Lexington and becoming a nexus for innovation and entrepreneurship, particularly within food and ag tech.

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Industry-Leading Poultry Processor, Peco Foods, to Invest $40 Million in West Point, Miss.
May 1, 2018 - Peco Foods, the nation’s 8th largest poultry producer, is opening new operations in West Point, Miss. According to an announcement by Peco Foods CEO Mark Hickman, the company is investing $40 million in the project that will create 300 new jobs in the Golden Triangle over the next four years.

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Marel Q1 2018 Results
April 24, 2018 - Marel reports strong organic growth and solid performance for Q1 2018. Results are as follows:

- Orders received were EUR 329m (1Q17: 293m). - Revenues were EUR 288m (1Q17: 253m). - EBIT* was EUR 44m (1Q17: 38m), translating to an EBIT* margin of 15.2 percent (1Q17: 14.9 percent). - Net result was EUR 28m (1Q17: 21m) and earnings per share (EPS) were EUR 4.11 cents (1Q17: 2.99 cents). - Cash flow from operating activities before interest and tax in the quarter was EUR 56m (1Q17: 38m). - Dividend of EUR 4.19 cents per share was paid out to shareholders, corresponding to EUR 29m or around 30 percent of net profits for 2017, was declared in March 2018. In the quarter, Marel also purchased EUR 30.3m worth of treasury shares. - Net debt/EBITDA was x2.0 at quarter-end (YE17: x1.9). Targeted capital structure is x2-3 net debt/EBITDA. - The order book was EUR 529m (FY17: 472m).

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Sanderson Farms to Participate in Goldman Sachs Global Staples Forum
April 24, 2018 - Sanderson Farms, Inc. announced that management will participate in the Goldman Sachs Global Staples Forum to be held Tuesday, May 8, at the Goldman Sachs Conference Center in New York City. The investor presentation by Joe F. Sanderson, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, Lampkin Butts, president and chief operating officer, and Mike Cockrell, treasurer and chief financial officer, will begin at approximately 10:15 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, May 8, and will be available to investors via a live audio webcast. A link to the broadcast can be found at the investor relations section of the Company's website, www.sandersonfarms.com and a replay will be available for 30 days.

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Tyson Takes the Center under Its Wing
April 18, 2018 - For years, Tyson Foods Inc. has been an industry leader on Sand Mountain by providing hundreds of jobs and supporting the community but, recently, it decided to give back in a different way. Before Christmas, Tyson chose to sponsor The Center on Broad in Albertville and assist them with daily operations – whether it be donating and serving food, or simply spending time with different seniors that enjoy coming to The Center.

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Braswell Family Farms Prides Itself on Being Involved in Its Employees’ Lives
April 18, 2018 - When employees go through struggles at home, many companies want them to leave that baggage outside the office doors. There’s no time to deal with those personal hardships when deadlines are looming and customers are looking for a fast response. But more often than not, those home factors bleed into an employees’ work in one way or another.

The folks behind North Carolina egg producer Braswell Family Farms recognize that sometimes their employees need extra help coping with hardship. Five years ago, the company enlisted Corporate Chaplains of America to provide crisis care to employees 24/7. Workers have access to a chaplain who can help them manage grief, deal with home problems or simply act as a listener.

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Feeding America® and International Paper Join Forces to Help People Facing Hunger and Recovering from Disasters
April 17, 2018 - Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, announced a new agreement with International Paper to help feed America's hungry and to support its national disaster relief efforts. As part of their commitment of helping people in need, International Paper, a global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper products has designed disaster relief boxes to help Feeding America® pre-stage in several communities to be prepared for the aftermath of a disaster; saving crucial time and resources. To date, International Paper has donated 60,000 custom designed boxes as well as $250,000 to aid Feeding America in its disaster response efforts following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria and the ongoing California fire crisis. International Paper will also donate an additional $1 million over two years to help end hunger in America.

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Perdue Farms Commemorates 50th Anniversary of PERDUE® Branded Chicken
April 16, 2018 - Fifty years ago, the introduction of PERDUE® branded chicken forever transformed the chicken business and went on to make history. On Friday, April 13, Perdue Farms commemorated the 50th anniversary of the PERDUE® brand at the hometown Salisbury processing plant that produced those very first chickens.

“Before we processed our first chicken here, dad asked customers what they wanted, and the people working in this plant delivered on those expectations,” said Jim Perdue, chairman and advertising spokesperson. “Today is a celebration of a brand and a plant, but also a reaffirmation of the promise to keep listening and responding to what consumers and customers expect from us.”

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Bell & Evans to Invest $260 Million to Build Poultry Harvesting Facility
April 16, 2018 - U.S. poultry production company Bell & Evans is set to invest $260 million to build a new poultry harvesting facility in Pennsylvania. The new 560,000-square-foot facility will have four processing lines, each capable of housing 600,000 birds a week, which will then be processed at the company’s poultry processing site in Bethel Township.

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Dakota Provisions Recognized by COABE as 2018 Outstanding Workplace of the Year
April 13, 2018 - Dakota Provisions was recognized by the Coalition for Adult Basic Education (COABE) for workplace excellence as the 2018 Outstanding Workplace of the Year for its ongoing collaborative efforts with a local adult education provider to offer English-language instruction to its employees, helping them to integrate into the community and putting them on a path to economic mobility and professional advancement.

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Jennie-O Turkey Store Named Hunger Hero Award Winner by Second Harvest Heartland
April 12, 2018 - Like most widespread issues, local hunger can only be solved when the whole community works together. To help draw attention to the issue of hunger and recognize some of those who are making a difference to end it, Second Harvest Heartland recently announced seven Hunger Heroes who making a compassionate impact. Jennie-O Turkey store was honored in the Food category.

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Boehringer Ingelheim to invest €65 million in avian vaccines
April 11, 2018 - Six months after inaugurating its new French animal health headquarters in the heart of the Lyon-Gerland Biodistrict, Boehringer Ingelheim has confirmed its allegiance to the region by announcing that it is about to invest a further €65 million in the metropolitan area.

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Tyson Foods Donates Over $240,000 and Truckload of Protein to Kansas Food Bank
April 11, 2018 - Tyson Foods today announced a $242,069 donation to the Kansas Food Bank to fund improvements to the food bank’s warehouse, an updated online ordering system and the purchase of a tractor and trailer. The company also donated a truckload of protein to the food bank totaling 32,340 pounds.

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Hybrid Turkeys: Doing Our Part to Support Local Communities
April 11, 2018 - Family and community are at the core of the agriculture industry. Many farms, and large agricultural organizations, are owned and run by families or have created an extended family through their employee network and community involvement. Through many years of growth, and expansion into an international business, Hendrix Genetics still prides itself as a family owned company with strong roots in the local communities where employees live and work. It’s for this reason, we are so proud to highlight the success of our yearly community giving campaign in Canada.

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Tyson Foods Sets Two Million Acre Land Stewardship Target
April 3, 2018 - Tyson Foods, Inc. has committed to support improved environmental practices on two million acres of corn by the end of 2020. It is the largest-ever land stewardship commitment by a U.S. protein company and supports Tyson Foods’ recently announced goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 30 percent by 2030. The two million acre commitment, which was announced today as part of the release of Tyson Foods’ newest sustainability report, will encourage grain farmers to adopt more efficient fertilizer practices, and take additional measures to reduce water runoff and soil loss.

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Simmon's Emporia Facility Donates Over $20,000 to United Way
April 2, 2018 - Team members from Simmons Pet Food in Emporia presented a check in the amount of $21,527.36 to the United Way of Flint Hills. The facility increased employee participation in the campaign by 25% and giving by 57%.

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Hy-Line Grandparent and Parent Stock Distributor Awarded Compartmentalization Status
March 30, 2018 - Hy-Line International, the world leader in layer poultry genetics, is pleased to announce its layer breeding stock distributor, Hy-Line do Brasil, has been awarded compartmentalization status by the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA). This status is also recognized by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). Hy-Line do Brasil is the first egg layer genetic company to achieve this recognition.

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Hormel Foods Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend
March 26, 2018 - Hormel Foods Corporation, a multinational marketer of consumer-branded food and meat products, has announced that its quarterly dividend on the common stock, authorized by the Board of Directors at eighteen and three quarter cents (18.75¢) a share on March 26, 2018, will be paid May 15, 2018, to stockholders of record at the close of business on April 16, 2018.

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Kemin Releases Scientific Study on the Importance of Raw Material Variability When Assessing the Efficacy of Feed Enzymes
March 26, 2018 - Kemin Industries, a global nutritional ingredient company that uses science to create solutions and products that touch half the world's population, has released a novel study on the interaction of non-starch polysaccharides from wheat with the addition of feed enzymes, such as KEMZYME®. The study was published in Poultry Science, a high-impact international journal publishing original papers, research notes, symposium papers and reviews of basic science applied to poultry.

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Neogen reports third quarter results
March 22, 2018 - Neogen Corporation has announced that its revenues for the third quarter of its 2018 fiscal year, which ended Feb. 28, increased 8% to $95,892,000, from the previous year's third quarter revenues of $88,385,000. Current year-to-date revenues were $292,965,000, up 12% compared to $262,747,000 for the same period a year ago.

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Perdue Foundation commits $50,000 to fund Early Learning Center at new library in Berlin, Md.
March 14, 2018 - As part of its commitment to education and libraries in the communities it serves, the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation has committed $50,000 to support the Worcester County Library Foundation’s campaign to build a new public library in Berlin, Md., and help fund the Early Learning Center in an interactive children’s room.

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Darling Ingredients Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter And Fiscal 2017 Financial Results: 'Executing World of Growth Strategy'
February 27, 2018 - Darling Ingredients Inc., a global developer and producer of sustainable natural ingredients from edible and inedible bio-nutrients, creating a wide range of ingredients and customized specialty solutions for customers in the pharmaceutical, food, pet food, feed, industrial, fuel, bioenergy, and fertilizer industries, today announced financial results for the fiscal 2017 fourth quarter and year ended December 30, 2017.

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Marel Releases 2017 Annual Report
February 27, 2018 - Marel’s 2017 Annual Report provides an extensive overview of the company’s strategy and business operations, as well as providing valuable insight into the business activities in the development and sale of food processing equipment for the poultry, meat and fish industry. 2017 was a great year with strong financial results. Revenues in 2017 were over EUR one billion and EBIT 15 percent. Marel has set a target for 12 percent average annual revenue growth in 2017-2026, both through organic growth and acquisitions.

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DowDuPont Announces Brand Names for the Three Indpendent Companies it Intends to Create, Reflecting Ongoing Progress towards Separations
February 26, 2018 - DowDuPont has announced the corporate brand names that each of its divisions plans to assume once they are separated as independent companies as intended. While certain product names will change at separation, many products within each intended company will continue be sold under their current, widely known brand names.

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Perdue Foundation Continues Support for Bertie County YMCA with Grant to Purchase New Fitness Equipment
February 23, 2018 - Perdue Farms has presented a $5,000 Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation grant to the Bertie County YMCA Inc. in Windsor, N.C., to help fund the purchase of new fitness equipment. The Perdue Foundation is the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms.

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Hormel Foods Sees Opportunity in Deli
February 23, 2018 - The deli of the past is not the deli of the future, said James P. Snee, chairman, president and CEO of Hormel Foods Corp. “This is not our parents’ deli,” Snee said during a Feb. 22 presentation at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference in Boca Raton. “The deli is no longer only a place where you order a pound of your favorite protein sliced to your desired thickness ... today terms like quarter pound, half pound, paper thin, extra thick are joined by words like charcuterie, artisanal, crafted and millennials.”

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House of Raeford Standing with Employees
February 16, 2018 - There is an old phrase that says, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” House of Raeford Farms in Mocksville is doing just that after the central portion of the chicken processing plant off Eaton Road was heavily damaged by a fire on Dec. 14. While investigators and insurance adjusters have investigated the cause of the fire and determined the extent of the damage, House of Raeford has maintained its commitment to its 150 employees by continuing to pay their normal wage until further notice.

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Tyson Foods announces bonuses due to federal tax overhaul
February 8, 2018 - Arkansas-based Tyson Foods Inc. says more than 100,000 employees will receive bonuses as a result of company savings due to the overhaul of federal tax laws. Tyson said last week that full-time employees who do not receive an annual bonus will get $1,000 and part-time workers who receive no annual bonus will get $500.

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From Theme Parks to Chicken Cutlets: The Nation's Most Loved Brands of 2017 May Surprise Marketers
February 8, 2018 - Perdue Chicken tops the list of most loved brands being talked about during online conversations. Perdue's marketing campaign featuring its multi-generational family business, along with its commitment to animal care, clearly resonated with consumers in 2017. Similarly, when it comes to budget-friendly hotels, travelers don't have enough good things to say about the Hampton Inn which ranked third for its high sentiment in online conversations.

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Merck's First-of-its-Kind Study Reveals Concern about the Future of the Veterinary Profession
February 6, 2018 - Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) today announced the results of a large, well-controlled study with veterinarians designed to definitively quantify the prevalence of mental illness and stress in the veterinary profession and compare the findings to previous studies and the general U.S. population. Conducted in collaboration with the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and Merck Animal Health, the study found veterinarians age 45 and younger are more likely to experience serious psychological distress and only 27 percent of them would endorse the profession to a friend or family member.

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Mar-Jac Wastewater Rates, Tax Exemption Approved
January 19, 2018 - Mar-Jac Poultry has agreed to a new wastewater rate structure with the City of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, which has been approved by the city council.

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Koch Foods renovating hatchery in Henagar, Ala.
January 19, 2018 - Koch Foods is completely renovating its hatchery in Henagar, Alabama. When the project is completed, the facility is expected to be the largest fully integrated, single stage broiler hatchery in the Western Hemisphere.

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Land O'Lakes Farm Bowl Schedule, Roster Takes Shape
January 9, 2018 - Land O’Lakes, Inc. today announced Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Jerome Bettis as the latest roster addition to the Land O’Lakes Farm Bowl™. Bettis will compete against other current and former players on the field in a test of farm-inspired skill and agility. ESPN reporter Marty Smith will host the event, with multi-platinum recording artist and actress Jordin Sparks providing sideline commentary.

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New Appointment at Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health: David Strachan head of Avian and Swine
January 9, 2018 - David Strachan has been appointed head of the avian and swine business unit following Boehringer Ingelheim’s acquisition of Merial Animal Health.

Dr. Strachan has worked for Boehringer Ingelheim’s swine division for the past eleven years, spending the last seven as the head of business unit. He specialised in the swine sector with a main interest in infectious disease surveillance and control, areas key to both the swine and avian sectors

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