ConAgra to expand operations in Russellville, Ark.

September 27, 2012

OMAHA, Neb. — ConAgra Foods Inc. has announced that it is expanding its facility in Russellville, Ark., to make Bertolli® and P.F. Chang’s® frozen meals. The expansion, anticipated to be a $100 million investment, is expected to create more than 80 jobs. “ConAgra Foods has a long history in Russellville, and we are pleased...

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USDA: Broiler production estimate reduced

September 26, 2012
USDA: Broiler production estimate reduced

WASHINGTON — The U.S. broiler meat production estimate for third-quarter 2012 was reduced by 50 million pounds to 9.3 billion pounds, down 3 percent from the previous year, according to the latest “Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook” from USDA’s Economic Research Service. During the last five weeks, an average of 162 million broiler chicks...

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AFIA conference geared to equipment manufacturers

September 26, 2012

ARLINGTON — The American Feed Industry Association 2012 Equipment Manufacturers Conference will be held Nov. 8-10 in San Diego, Calif. The theme of the conference, presented by AFIA’s Equipment Manufacturers Committee, is “Complying with the Challenges of a Changing Industry.” The event is designed to address many issues pertinent to today’s equipment designers, builders...

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IPPE plans new poultry care & handling conference

September 26, 2012

TUCKER, Ga. — As part of the 2013 International Production & Processing Expo education schedule, the American Meat Institute and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association will host a new conference for poultry processors, “Animal Care and Handling — Focus on Poultry.” Taught by leading experts in the field, the program will provide poultry processors...

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NCC disputes Consumer Reports finding

September 25, 2012

WASHINGTON —  The National Chicken Council has taken issue with a Consumer Reports investigation which the council said “leaves the false impression that feed additives containing arsenic are fed to chickens in the United States.” NCC released the following statement strongly condemning these insinuations: “Chickens in the United States produced for meat are not...

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National Steak & Poultry aids Okla. recovery efforts

September 25, 2012

TULSA, Okla. — National Steak & Poultry has partnered with local agencies that are assisting with meals for the volunteers working on the clean up and recovery efforts resulting from the recent devastating fires in Northeast Oklahoma. This partnership included providing complete meals served from the organization’s base of operations in Olive, Okla. “We at...

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