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2018

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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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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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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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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