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Nebraska Turkey Producer Branches Out to Raising Chickens

October 20, 2014 10:03 am | by NICHOLAS BERGIN, Lincoln Journal Star | News | Comments

Bill Bevans, one of only three large-scale turkey producers in Nebraska, produces hundreds of thousands of turkeys on two properties, but the market for the birds has reached a limit. So recently, Bevans has decided to expand his operations to include chickens.

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Idle Iowa Beef Plant Prepares to Reopen This Month

October 20, 2014 9:54 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Iowa Premium Beef, a long-idle beef processing plant in Tama, Iowa, is getting ready to reopen later this month. The plant has undergone a $46.8 million renovation to prepare to process about 1,100 cattle a day.         

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Small Producers Have New Crop Insurance Option

October 20, 2014 9:43 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Small and mid-size producers who were once unable to insure their crops, including cattle and other livestock, now have the chance to do so in 2015 under a new insurance program. The provisions come under the new federal Whole-Farm Revenue Protection program. 

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Consumers See More Than 30K Healthier Product Choices in Last Decade

October 20, 2014 9:28 am | by Grocery Manufacturers Association | News | Comments

According to a new survey, more than 30,000 healthier product choices have been made available to consumers between 2002 and 2013. Food and beverage companies reported that they collectively have eliminated or reduced trans fat in more than 11,000 product choices.

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Hydropneumatic Tank

October 20, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

This 5,000-gallon carbon steel tank is designed, fabricated and stamped for 100 psig in accordance with ASME Section VIII, Div. 1 latest edition. 

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Food Labels Can Reduce Environmental Impacts of Livestock

October 17, 2014 2:50 pm | by Washington State University | News | Comments

With global food demand expected to outpace the availability of water by the year 2050, consumers can make a big difference in reducing the water used in livestock production.                     

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Small Brands, Big Profits With Smart Packaging

October 17, 2014 2:46 pm | by Michael Bialko | Articles | Comments

In this era where vast resources and heavy advertising play increasingly critical roles in generating a competitive advantage, creating a level playing field on the store shelf, at the point of sale, can make all the difference to a small or local brand.

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Infographic: Common Causes of Factory Fires

October 17, 2014 2:40 pm | by Zurich Insurance Group | News | Comments

To help extinguish factory fire risks, Zurich provided this infographic to determine the top causes of factory fires and ways to prevent them from happening.                         

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The Risks of Neglecting Supply Chain EHS Performance

October 17, 2014 2:26 pm | by Paul Leavoy | Articles | Comments

As EHS regulations and best practices become more comprehensive and expansive, we’re seeing a new imperative in managing EHS supply chain performance. No longer is it acceptable to simply manage EHS performance within your own organization. 

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VIDEO: Ebola Impact's Nestle's Cocoa Supply

October 17, 2014 2:15 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Nestle CEO Paul Bulcke says the company might have to dip into its cocoa reserves to offset the impact of Ebola.                                       

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As Yogurt's Named NY Snack, Plant Lays Off Workers

October 17, 2014 2:03 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

An upstate New York yogurt company says it's laying off more than 30 workers, an announcement made just as yogurt became the state's official snack.                             

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Judge: Ex-Soldier Should Pay Fees to Burger King

October 17, 2014 1:32 pm | by JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal magistrate judge is recommending that a former soldier suing Burger King for swallowing needles in a sandwich pay attorneys' fees and costs to the defendants for not showing up at a settlement conference.         

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Infographic: Why We Celebrate World Food Day

October 17, 2014 10:20 am | by Rappler | News | Comments

The theme for this year’s World Food Day, which is celebrated on October 16, was “Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth.” According to the infographic, 805 million people worldwide suffered from chronic hunger between 2012 and 2014. 

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VIDEO: Flying Fish? Cannon Helps Move Salmon Upriver to Spawn

October 17, 2014 9:58 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

In the Pacific Northwest, the salmon are running. They migrate from the ocean into rivers where they eventually spawn on gravel beds. But on the Washougal River near the border of Washington State and Oregon, Ben Tracy found the Salmon are hitching a ride.

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Brazilian Pair Boosts Bid For Chiquita

October 17, 2014 9:48 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Chiquita already has a merger agreement in place with Irish fruit importer Fyffes. The shareholders would own about 40 percent. If the deal goes through, it would create the world's largest banana supplier.            

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Mass. Firm Recalls 115K Pounds of Chicken Products

October 17, 2014 9:43 am | by USDA | News | Comments

Shop Packaging LLC, a New Bedford, Massachusetts establishment, is recalling chicken wing products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.                             

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Hershey Wins Trademark Lawsuit Against Colorado Pot Company

October 17, 2014 9:31 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Colorado marijuana edibles company must recall or destroy its pot-infused products that resemble iconic Hershey treats as part of a settlement agreement with the chocolate company. Hershey filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit in June.

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Once-Shuttered Pork Plant Ready to Expand Again

October 17, 2014 9:21 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Rantoul Foods, an eastern Illinois pork processing plant, plans to build a 48,000 square-foot expansion. The facility closed in 2009 amid financial troubles and reponed in 2011 with 150 employees.               

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Worker Charged With $4M Scheme to Defraud J.M. Smucker Co.

October 17, 2014 9:16 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

An Akron man who worked for 16 years at the J.M. Smucker Co. was charged with hatching a $4 million scheme to defraud his employer by buying and selling aircraft parts through a phony company.               

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The Generational Divide

October 17, 2014 8:00 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, IMPO - @IndustrialAnna | Articles | Comments

How do the youngest crop of workers best learn from their more seasoned counterparts? How do these two groups use the same tools to drive results when one grew up with the internet and the other has spent 30 years keeping measurements in a notebook in their back pocket?

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