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Tyson to sell Mexico and Brazil poultry businesses

July 29, 2014
Tyson to sell Mexico and Brazil poultry businesses

SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Tyson Foods Inc. has reached a definitive agreement with JBS SA to sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil, the company announced July 28. The transaction is valued at $575 million and will be paid for in cash. Tyson Foods officials currently expect the sale, which is subject to regulatory...

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Public health alert issued for products produced without inspection

July 29, 2014
Public health alert issued for products produced without inspection

WASHINGTON — USDA’s Food Safety & Inspection Service is issuing a public health alert because VU Foods LLC of Kansas City, Mo., refused to issue a recall of breaded chicken products for which there is reason to conclude that they are unfit for human consumption. The products were considered for recall because they were...

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Supreme Court asked to review foie gras ban

July 28, 2014
Supreme Court asked to review foie gras ban

McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON — California’s ban on force-feeding ducks and geese to produce foie gras is on the Supreme Court’s summer menu. It might be more than a mere delicacy. Thirteen states — including South Carolina, Missouri, Kansas and Georgia — are urging the court to review California’s prohibition. Serious constitutional principles are on...

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IPPE selected for 2015 International Buyer Program

July 28, 2014
IPPE selected for 2015 International Buyer Program

TUCKER, Ga. — The 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) has been named one of 24 companies nationwide to participate in the Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program. The Expo has participated in the International Buyer Program since 2007. The program brings trade delegations together from around the world and helps match international...

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Farm and Food Coalition elevating ag-related agenda in Minnesota

July 25, 2014
Farm and Food Coalition elevating ag-related agenda in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS — Policies and regulations that support agriculture are paramount to protecting and growing Minnesota’s status as a major player in the farm and food production industry. To help ensure its sustainability, a new coalition called A Greater Minnesota (AGM) has been created to inform Minnesotans about the issues surrounding farming and food production...

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