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  • Cargill to Buy Southern States Coop’s Animal Feed Unit

    American agribusiness Cargill plans to acquire the animal feed business of Southern States Cooperative, including seven feed mills, the firm’s portfolio of product offerings, and its relationships with suppliers, the Minneapolis, MN-based corporation announced Thursday. “Customers are...

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  • ADM Invests in Modernization of Flour Mill in Oklahoma

    Agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) plans to invest in a “significant” modernization of its Enid, OK flour mill, including a new milling unit, new high speed packer and other improvements, the Decatur, IL-based firm announced Thursday. “The Enid flour mill has served...

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  • Two Execs to Exit Tyson Foods Amid Restructuring Effort

    Springdale, AR-based Tyson Foods announced Wednesday that its president of North American Foodservice & International Andy Callahan and Chief Growth Officer Monica McGurk will end their tenures at the company as president and chief executive officer Tom Hayes introduces a new streamlined...

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  • Firm Faces $1.1M Fine After Man’s Arm Crushed in Conveyor

    A Queenstown, New Zealand food manufacturer faces NZ$1.5 million in fines for alleged health and safety lapses in a 2016 incident where a worker’s arm was crushed in an operational conveyor belt, numerous New Zealand news organizations reported this week. The country’s occupational...

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  • TreeHouse Foods to Shutter Two Plants, Cut 375 Jobs

    Oak Brook, IL-based private label food and beverage manufacturer TreeHouse Foods Inc. plans to close two production plants and make packaging changes at another facility that will result in the loss of 375 positions, a company press release announced Thursday. “The decisions to close these...

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  • The Little Potato Company Opens $20M Processing Plant

    Canadian firm The Little Potato Company held a ceremony to mark the opening of its first U.S. processing facility in DeForest, WI on July 27, completing an expansion first announced in 2016. 100 workers are currently employed at the $20 million, 130,000-sq-ft plant, where the firm will process...

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  • Grain Bin Collapses, Explodes at Indiana Farm

    A grain bin collapsed and then exploded at an Indiana farm on Monday afternoon, resulting in significant damages to farm equipment. Workers were unloading about 10,000 bushels of corn into a truck from a grain bin at the William M. White Farms near Switz City, IN when the structure collapsed,...

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  • McCain Foods President Named as New Mondelez CEO

    Global food and beverage firm Mondelez International named McCain Foods head Dirk Van de Put as its new chief executive officer and chairman on Wednesday as its current CEO and chairman Irene Rosenfeld prepares to step down. Van de Put, who has served as CEO of McCain Foods for the last six years...

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  • Large Hemp Processing Facility Begins Operations in NC

    A 70,000-sq-ft multipurpose industrial hemp processing facility in Spring Hope, NC is now operational, completing a three-and-a-half-year project to build what is said to be the largest mill of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, the site’s owner, Hemp Inc., announced on Wednesday. “We...

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  • JBT Corp. Acquires Powder Filling Systems Maker PLF

    Food and beverage industry technology provider JBT Corporation purchased a Harwich, England-based producer of powder filling systems, PLF International Ltd, for £28 million, or about $37 million USD, a JBT press release announced Monday. “JBT and PLF have collaborated on numerous,...

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