Hudsons and Perdue prevail against environmental extremists

January 4, 2013
Hudsons and Perdue prevail against environmental extremists

SALISBURY, Md., — The Waterkeeper Alliance,  the  Assateague Coastal Trust and the University of Maryland Environmental Law Clinic have lost their lawsuit claiming a Maryland farm family violated the Clean Water Act and that the company that contracts with them to raise chickens controls the farm. Judge William M. Nickerson of the U.S. District...

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BBQ chicken wing products recalled

January 4, 2013
BBQ chicken wing products recalled

WASHINGTON — Wayne Farms of Decatur, Ala., is recalling approximately 2,320 pounds of frozen honey barbeque chicken wing products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, egg, that is not declared on the label. The products recalled include 4-pound bags of “GFS® Honey BBQ Flavored Chicken Wings” packed in 16-pound cases with the establishment...

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Lyons named Ireland’s Business Person of the Year

January 3, 2013

DUNBOYNE, Ireland — Dr. Pearse Lyons, the founder and president of Alltech, has been named Ireland’s “Business Person of the Year.” The award from Business and Finance was presented during a Dec. 18 ceremony in Dublin, Ireland. A panel of Irish business leaders selected this year’s winner. “All of my pursuits as a businessman...

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USDA rule uping poultry-processing lines speed worrying inspectors

January 3, 2013
USDA rule uping poultry-processing lines speed worrying inspectors

McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is poised to finalize major changes to the poultry slaughter-inspection process that critics warn could threaten food safety and harm workers. The proposed rule would allow companies to speed up production lines from 35 birds per minute per inspector to 175 per minute, a five-fold...

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IPPE receives contribution from Wyndham Jade

January 2, 2013
IPPE receives contribution from Wyndham Jade

TUCKER, Ga. —  The International Production & Processing Expo recently received a contribution from Wyndham Jade, the Expo’s official housing authority. The check was presented by Randi Benner, vice president of sales for Wyndham Jade, who commented, “We respect our long-term partnership with the International Production & Processing Expo and look forward to continuing...

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Farm Credit Mid-America allocates $125,000 toward scholarships

December 31, 2012
Farm Credit Mid-America allocates $125,000 toward scholarships

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Farm Credit Mid-America, a $19 billion financial services cooperative serving farmers, agribusinesses and rural residents in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, will provide more than $125,000 in scholarship funding for youth pursuing an ag related education in the association’s four-state territory throughout 2013. “The farming population is aging,” said Bill Johnson,...

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