Monthly Archives: March 2013

DuPont grant program targets agriscience curriculum

March 29, 2013
DuPont grant program targets agriscience curriculum

JOHNSTON, Iowa and LEXINGTON, Ky. — DuPont  has awarded $200,000 in grants to provide agriscience educators with training and classroom resources to implement advanced curriculum that will better prepare students for future careers in agriculture and food. DuPont Pioneer is working closely with the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE)  to award grants to...

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Alltech joins International Poultry Council

March 29, 2013
Alltech joins International Poultry Council

BANGKOK — Global animal health and nutrition company Alltech has become the newest member of the International Poultry Council (IPC), the global organization that brings together poultry industry leaders from around the world to discuss and address issues in trade and science and improve relations among nations. “Alltech is honored to join the International Poultry...

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USPOULTRY, NCC refute worker safety claims

March 28, 2013
USPOULTRY, NCC refute worker safety claims

TUCKER, Ga. and WASHINGTON — The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and the National Chicken Council have released a white paper to refute claims made in a recent report released by the Southern Poverty Law Center and Alabama Appleseed Center for Law & Justice and to provide facts about the poultry industry and its...

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Wagner resigns as CEO of Houston livestock show

March 28, 2013
Wagner resigns as CEO of Houston livestock show

HOUSTON — Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officials have announced that the organization’s president and chief executive officer, Skip Wagner, has accepted a position as the president and CEO of the 12th Man Foundation at Texas A&M University. Current chief operating officer, Leroy Shafer, has been named interim president and CEO of the show....

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ConAgra breaks ground on Arkansas facility

March 27, 2013
ConAgra breaks ground on Arkansas facility

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. — ConAgra Foods has broken ground on its new, expanded facility in Russellville. As part of the expansion, originally announced in September 2012, ConAgra Foods anticipates an investment of $100 million in the new facility and expects to add more than 80 new jobs,naccording to a release from the Arkansas Economic Development...

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