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The big industry story this week has to do with congestion at one of China’s biggest container ports - Shenzen's Yantian port in southern China. After a flare-up in coronavirus cases reported in Guangdong province, the port has implemented more stringent disinfection measures causing a backlog of vessels. Meanwhile, news agencies are also reporting supply issues coming out of production facilities. The data coming from Glowlit, however, paints a somewhat different picture.

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GREELEY, Colo. — The frightening trend of cyberattacks on big business happened again May 30. This time striking the world’s largest meat processing company: JBS.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Cargill Chairman and CEO David MacLennan addressed members of the National Feed and Grain Association on June 4 at the organization's 125th annual convention. He acknowledged farmers and ranchers as the heroes of the food system who played a critical role in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.

“When the world shut down, farmers, ranchers and workers across the food system stepped up to meet the challenge to produce the food and feed that billions of people and animals around the world depend on,” MacLennan said.

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CANBERRA, Australia — Thousands of Australian meat workers had no work for a second day June 1 after a cyberattack crippled JBS, the world’s largest meat processing company. A government minister said it might be days before production resumes.

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We’ve written previously about the many changes to our everyday lives since the COVID pandemic first brought the world to a halt, and wondered aloud how many would become permanent fixtures in our lives. Will companies continue to allow employees to WFH (“work from home”)? Will video calls and online conferences continue to replace our in-person gatherings?

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TUCKER, Ga. — Effective hatchery-breeder management is critical for the success of any poultry operation. USPOULTRY’s Hatchery-Breeder Clinic brings attendees up to date on best management practices, biosecurity challenges, vaccinations and other topics related to chick quality.

“This year’s Hatchery-Breeder Clinic will provide attendees with an engaging selection of presentations, helping them increase performance and quality at their hatchery and breeder operations,” said Adam Rutledge, breeder manager at Mountaire Corp., and program committee chairman.

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The first mention of a crystal ball was by the Roman philosopher Pliny the Elder when he described how the Celtic Druids practiced divination. Since then, folklore has described the crystal ball as a powerful tool to peer into the future, to see mysteries associated with the past, or to see …

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 GREELEY, Colo. — Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. has announced that it has entered into a plea agreement with the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division in respect to its investigation into the sales of broiler chicken products in the United States.

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SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Tyson Foods Inc. has donated more food during the past year than ever in its 85-year history, the company announced. More than 30 million pounds, or the equivalent of 120 million meals, were donated by the company during the last 12 months to fight hunger.