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N.C. Cooperative Extension announces strategic plan for future

August 22, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service at N.C. State University has announced a strategic plan for restructuring the century-old organization by targeting its strengths, improving access to services across the state and refocusing resources to support its refined core areas. “We’re better aligning our resources and refocusing on three core areas:...

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GNP CEO Helgeson to retire

August 22, 2014
GNP CEO Helgeson to retire

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Michael Helgeson, chief executive officer of GNP Co., has announced his retirement, effective Nov. 3, 2014. Steve Jurek, current executive vice president of operations and administration at GNP Co., will step into the company’s top leadership position of president. As president, Jurek replaces the CEO position with the same level...

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Tyson marks 10 years of measuring sustainability progress

August 21, 2014
Tyson marks 10 years of measuring sustainability progress

SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Tyson Foods Inc. is marking a decade of sustainability progress. The company, which has been measuring its corporate responsibility efforts since 2004, has released its latest sustainability report. The new online report, at www.tysonsustainability.com, documents the company’s business practices across four key areas: people, planet, profit and products. It received an...

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Seminar focus is maintenance and safety in rendering

August 21, 2014
Seminar focus is maintenance and safety in rendering

TUCKER, Ga. — Rendered poultry products serve many valuable purposes and continue to play an increasingly important role in today’s poultry industry. This year’s Poultry Protein & Fat Seminar will provide technical tools, management best practices and practical case studies in all phases of the rendering process. Sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association...

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AFIA submits comments on sustainability guidelines

August 20, 2014
AFIA submits comments on sustainability guidelines

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Feed Industry Association recently submitted comments to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on the Livestock Environmental Assessment Performance (LEAP) draft guidelines regarding the animal feed supply chain. AFIA was pleased the guidelines seemed well constructed, including their breadth and depth. The report, developed for a...

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