Tyson Foods President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Hayes said on Tuesday that Tyson Foods is well-positioned to meet the growing demand for protein. Financial discipline and strong cash flows are fueling the company’s strategic intent to sustainably feed the world with the fastest growing protein brands, the company said in a news release.

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A Sanderson Farms Inc. shareholder proposal requesting that the third-largest U.S. poultry producer phase out the use of medically important antibiotics for disease prevention failed to pass on Thursday, the company said, according to a report from Reuters.

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The Joint Poultry Industry Safety Award Program is accepting applications from poultry industry facilities with outstanding safety programs.

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In remarks on Thursday at the annual USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said that U.S. agriculture faces challenges including regulation, trade, and a legal workforce.

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Perdue Farms has installed a Controlled Atmosphere Stunning (CAS) system at its Milford, Delaware plant.  The move is part of the Perdue’s promise to convert all its operations away from shackling and electrical stunning of chickens.

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Tyson Foods announced a change in its water usage procedures for chicken houses, tapping into an Eastern Shore aquifer that has a higher replenishment rate than the source that provides most of the Eastern Shore of Virginia’s drinking water.  The announcement follows a growing debate over the impact of chicken houses on the Eastern Shore’s drinking water supply, according to a Delmarva Now report.

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Registration is open for the 2018 Chicken Marketing Summit, presented by WATT Global Media and the National Chicken Council.  The summit is  scheduled July 22-24 at the Four Seasons in Orlando, Florida. 

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Pennsylvania Republicans on Wednesday filed an emergency appeal asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block a new congressional map drawn by the state’s top court from taking effect ahead of this year’s mid-term elections.

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Wesley Batista, former CEO and co-owner of JBS SA, the world’s largest beef producer, was released from prison Wednesday, on a 3-2 decision by the Superior Justice Court in Brasilia.  He spent almost six months in jail on charges of insider trading.

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Popular items on the Taco Bell menu, such as Loco Tacos and Nacho Fries, have helped the Mexican-style fast-food chain surge past Burger King.  Taco Bell is now the number 4 restaurant chain in the United States, industry statistics show.

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Millennials, defined as people born from the early 1980s until about 2004, are the largest U.S. age demographic.  As such, their food preferences and consumer choices matter and are helping to determine what you will find in the grocery stores and restaurants across America, according to a Washington Post article.

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USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) on February 22, 2018, purchased chicken and chicken products as indicated below for distribution to the school lunch child nutrition and other related domestic food assistance programs for fiscal year 2018.

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Total frozen poultry supplies on January 31, 2018 were up 4 percent from the previous month and up 12 percent from a year ago.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending February 24 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 165,636,000 broilers, a 3-percent increase from the same week a year earlier.

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