USDA to buy $35 million of turkey products

December 21, 2012
USDA to buy $35 million of turkey products

WASHINGTON — Marketing and Regulatory Programs Undersecretary Edward Avalos has announced USDA’s intent to purchase up to $35 million of turkey products for federal food nutrition assistance programs, including food banks. The turkey industry consists of vertically integrated companies that produce, process and market turkeys and turkey products. Producers have been profitable with current...

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Pilgrim’s Pride switching stock exchange lisiting

December 20, 2012
Pilgrim’s Pride switching stock exchange lisiting

GREELEY, Colo. — Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. has announced that it will voluntarily transfer its stock exchange listing from The New York Stock Exchange to The NASDAQ Global Select Market, an exchange of The NASDAQ OMX Group Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ). The company currently expects that its common stock will commence trading on the NASDAQ on Dec....

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Cargill launches new Cargill Globa Scholars program

December 20, 2012
Cargill launches new Cargill Globa Scholars program

MINNEAPOLIS — Cargill, working with the Institute of International Education (IIE), has launched a new scholarship program to help build future potential leaders. The Cargill Global Scholars program will provide financial support, leadership development and enrichment opportunities to nearly 200 talented and high-performing undergraduate students in five countries. The selected individuals will be chosen...

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Tyson’s Smith to speak at IPE college student program

December 20, 2012
Tyson’s Smith to speak at IPE college student program

ATLANTA — Donnie Smith, CEO of Tyson Foods, will be the keynote speaker at the College Student Career Program to be held during the 2013 International Poultry Expo, part of the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE). Smith’s presentation, Transitioning from Academics to Industry, will encourage and challenge the students to work diligently toward...

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Corporate support of National FFA organization tops $16.2 million

December 19, 2012
Corporate support of National FFA organization tops $16.2 million

INDIANAPOLIS, Inc. — Corporate and individual contributions to the National FFA Foundation in 2012 to support national FFA programs and agricultural education climbed to more than $16.2 million, according to a report from the foundation. Corporate support this year exceeded the $15.8 million donated in 2011 and $15.6 million in 2010. Individual giving also rose...

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CPM donates pellet mill equipment to Auburn University

December 19, 2012

WATERLOO,  Iowa — CPM Roskamp Champion, a leading supplier of grinding, pelleting and cooling process technology for the animal feed, oilseed, biofuels and human food-processing industries, recently donated pelleting equipment to the Auburn University Poultry and Animal Nutrition Center. CPM gave a partial donation of process equipment for grinding and pelletizing animal feed in...

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