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 Whole Foods Chicken Supplier Plans To Triple Its Output With Organic Booming
by Megan Durisin, Bloomberg
Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 4:09PM EST

Bell & Evans, a supplier to Whole Foods Market Inc., is set to triple its total production by constructing a new Pennsylvania processing facility, with an eye to increasing its organic output along with more flavorful birds. The 560,000-square-foot plant is scheduled to open in early 2020 with capacity to process 2.6 million birds a week, according to a statement Monday.


 Rabobank Global Animal Protein Outlook 2018
by Rabobank
Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 4:09PM EST

Animal protein production is expanding around the world, and increasing competition —between the species for share of consumer wallet and between exporters for access to import destinations— is creating many areas of opportunity for both producers and processors, according to RaboResearch’s Animal Protein Outlook for 2018.


 Hormel Foods & Jennie-O Turkey Store Provide Thanksgiving Meals For Those Affected By Hurricane Harvey
by Hormel Foods Corporation
Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 4:09PM EST

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) and its subsidiary Jennie-O Turkey Store donated turkeys and hams for a Thanksgiving meal and event for around 1,000 people affected by Hurricane Harvey and others in need on Nov. 22. The event took place at Celebration of Life Church in Baytown, Texas, and featured a musical performance by Mandisa, an American gospel and contemporary Christian recording artist and former American Idol contestant.


 Applegate Announces Bacon Express Tour, New Partnership
by Applegate
Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 3:17PM EST

Applegate, the nation's leading natural and organic meat brand, announces its Season's Meatings campaign, celebrating holiday traditions and clean, crave-able food served during the season. On December 2nd, the brand will launch The Bacon Express, a pop-up food truck that will be 'bacon spirits bright' in select east coast cities. Its two-week tour will culminate at New York City's iconic Radio City Music Hall, where Applegate is proud to be an official partner of the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes.


 Pig Farmers Pay It Forward Ham By Ham
by Smithfield Foods
Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 3:17PM EST

The National Pork Board, the Iowa Pork Producers Association, Smithfield Foods, Inc. and PrairieFresh® Premium Pork joined forces to support the second annual #HamsAcrossAmerica campaign in Central Iowa. The organizations hosted a kickoff event, on Giving Tuesday, to serve clients of the Central Iowa Shelter and Services and provided a nearly 70,000-pound pork donation to the Food Bank of Iowa, courtesy of Smithfield Foods, Seaboard Foods, Triumph Foods and U.S. pig farmers.



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