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    Kellanova to make Cheez-It crackers with regenerative wheat for East Coast grocery stores in unique pilot

    Ahold Delhaize USA, owner of Food Lion, Giant Food and Stop & Shop, is teaming with the snacking giant and grain cooperative Bartlett to reduce emissions from field to shelf.

    By June 18, 2024
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    Cargill lays off 178 workers ahead of California meat plant sale

    The company last month inked a deal to sell its Fresno meat facility to Central Valley Meat, the state’s largest beef producer.

    By June 17, 2024
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    Trendline

    Top 5 stories from Agriculture News

    As the sector anxiously awaits a farm bill, producers are expected to take advantage of new opportunities in renewable energy and regenerative agriculture.

    By Agriculture News staff
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    USDA awards $50M to help farms hire migrant workers

    The grants are part of a pilot to expand legal migratory pathways in northern Central America through the H-2A visa program.

    By June 17, 2024
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    Courtesy of Emerging Prairie via Grand Farm
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    Agtech seedlings: Microsoft-backed venture to open Georgia ‘farm of the future’

    Also in this week's farm technology news: AgriCapture issues first carbon credits for regenerative rice, and a major berry supplier inks a deal for new shelf life extension tech.

    By June 14, 2024
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    CFO Editorial Staff
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    Tyson Foods CFO suspended after arrest for intoxicated driving

    This is the second alcohol-related incident for John R. Tyson since taking the executive role less than two years ago.

    By Updated June 14, 2024
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    Mission Produce posts another record quarterly earnings as El Niño effects linger

    California-based company's global sourcing capabilities have allowed it to stay ahead as unseasonably warm weather impacts avocado production.

    By June 13, 2024
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    China bans US meat exports from major West Coast logistics facility, disrupting shipping

    The trade action has become a pain point for beef, pork and poultry exporters as far away as the Midwest, who rely on the cold storage hub to move goods out of the Port of Oakland.

    By June 13, 2024
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    Courtesy of Rachel Malish
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    Whole Foods broadens quality standards for meat products

    The grocer said it is looking to improve accountability and transparency as well as broaden the scope of suppliers it can work with.

    By Peyton Bigora • June 13, 2024
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    Courtesy of Perdue Farms
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    Perdue taps insider to lead agribusiness unit

    Perry Aulie, who helmed the company's value-added business, will take over next month.

    By June 11, 2024
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    Opinion

    The seafood industry must recognize that healthy seas require safeguarding human rights

    While businesses have made strides in becoming more environmentally responsible, they must also hasten efforts to eliminate labor abuses or risk consumer backlash and legal repercussions.

    By Ryan Bigelow • June 7, 2024
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    Looming Canada border agent strike threatens trade

    If no deal is reached, shippers can expect lengthy delays in moving cross-border freight as soon as Friday.

    By Larry Avila • June 6, 2024
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    Bird flu in dairy cattle reported for first time in Iowa, Minnesota as outbreak spreads

    Cases have now been detected in herds across 11 states as public health officials scramble to scale biosecurity measures on farms.

    By Updated June 6, 2024
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    5 agriculture podcasts to listen to right now

    With hundreds of shows to choose from, we spotlight some of our favorites dealing with all aspects of farming, from sustainabilty to economics.

    By David Silverberg • June 6, 2024
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    Why orange juice prices have soared to a record high

    Years of lackluster citrus harvests in Brazil, combined with flooding and heatwaves, are set to push supply to the second lowest level in decades.

    By June 5, 2024
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    USDA proposes ban on pay deductions for chicken farmers in tournament systems

    Producers may only receive performance bonuses in a potential overhaul of the controversial payment structure, part of a Biden administration effort to promote competition.

    By June 4, 2024
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    CNH head of ag steps down following CEO shakeup

    Derek Neilson will leave later this year to pursue an entrepreneurial venture as the farm equipment maker undergoes broad changes and restructuring.

    By June 3, 2024
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    Huy Fong Foods’ sriracha shortage strikes again

    The popular rooster-adorned bottle has become a mainstay and must for hot sauce lovers. But its production is on hold…again.

    By Alexandra Frost • June 3, 2024
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    Turkey pressures Hormel profits

    Despite challenges from bird flu and inflation weighing on its sales, the Minnesota-based company saw gains in Planters, Corn Nuts and other snacks.

    By Chris Casey • May 31, 2024
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    Third US dairy farmworker infected with bird flu

    The case marks the first time an individual reported respiratory symptoms, though health officials say the general risk to the public remains low.

    By May 30, 2024
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    Post Holdings says bird flu hit nearly 14% of egg supply

    The CPG giant reported avian influenza outbreaks among third-party contracted flocks in Minnesota and Iowa.

    By May 30, 2024
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    Warmest winter could bring record pests

    Crop-destroying insects are hatching earlier than usual in the Midwest, raising concerns as the growing season progresses.

    By Leah Borts-Kuperman • May 30, 2024
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    Bioenergy Devco, growing anaerobic digestion company, names new CEO

    An executive with 25 years of experience in the energy sector will take over the company as it pursues dozens of new projects.

    By Jacob Wallace • May 30, 2024
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    Justin Sullivan via Getty Images
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    Bird flu found in beef from US dairy cow as outbreak intensifies

    The positive result comes as the virus spreads to more farms, including an Iowa egg operation that is killing 4.2 million commercial layer chickens.

    By May 29, 2024
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    East Coast port labor talks spark shipper contingency plans

    The current six-year contract for workers is set to expire on Sept. 30, prompting fears of potential supply chain delays.

    By Alejandra Salgado • May 28, 2024
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    Courtesy of Planet Labs
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    Agtech seedlings: BASF looks to the stars for digital farm tools | Agco Ventures makes first investment

    Also in this week's farm technology news: Cox Farms' partner is expanding its indoor farming footprint, while Nature’s Miracle’s greenhouse tech merger deal collapses four days after it was signed.

    By Agriculture News staff • May 24, 2024