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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. Read more. >>
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. Read more. >>
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. Read more. >>
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. Read more. >>
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. Read more. >>
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.” Read more. >>
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. Read more. >>
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. Read more. >>
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. Read more. >>
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. Read more. >>
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. Read more. >>
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. Read more. >>
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. Read more. >>
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 Read more. >>
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