US appeals court reverses discrimination ruling

December 28, 2011

The Associated Press ATLANTA — A black Alabama poultry worker who sued his employer for race discrimination, saying a white supervisor called him “boy,” can collect monetary damages awarded by a jury, a federal appeals court ruled in an opinion that reversed its decision last year to throw out the verdict. The 11th Circuit...

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Columbia International University honors Chick-fil-A founder

December 27, 2011
Columbia International University honors Chick-fil-A founder

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Columbia International University at the Bible college’s Dec. 16 commencement exercises. Cathy’s daughter, Trudy Cathy White, a lay minister and former missionary, delivered the commencement address. Cathy and his brother Ben started the company in 1946, and...

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Neb. governor criticizes animal advocacy group

December 27, 2011

The Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb.  — Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman recently criticized a well-known animal advocacy group, saying he would fight any efforts by its lobbyists to push legislation that could hinder Nebraska’s agricultural industry. The Humane Society of the United States opened an office in Omaha last year. A group spokesman has said...

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Christmas spirit embodied in balsam and ribbon

December 26, 2011
Christmas spirit embodied in balsam and ribbon

By Tracy Taylor Grondine Special to Poultry Times WASHINGTON — They say that charity starts at home. And for nearly 15,000 people in the Washington, D.C., area and beyond, that sentiment was wholeheartedly felt earlier this December as they laid wreaths on graves in Arlington Cemetery. In the true meaning of Christmas, people from...

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Alltech Lecture Tour examines technology

December 26, 2011

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Advances in technology will be showcased in “Shaping Tomorrow’s World: Path to a Profitable Future,” the theme of Alltech’s 2011 North American Lecture Tour. Speakers on the 24-stop tour, taking place from Jan. 11-Feb. 3, will explore how the latest technological developments can move the agriculture industry forward. The lecture tour...

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Iowa State receives $1,600 USPOULTRY Foundation grant

December 23, 2011
Iowa State receives $1,600 USPOULTRY Foundation grant

TUCKER, Ga. — Iowa State University received a $1,600 student recruiting grant from the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Foundation. The check was presented to Dr. Michael Persia, assistant professor, Poultry Nutrition, Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University by Dr. Kenton Kreager, technical service director, Hy-Line International and USPOULTRY board member. Persia summarized...

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