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Poultry show returns to Fair after three-decade absence

October 21, 2013

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While there is little doubt about the Mississippi State Fair’s popularity — it set a new attendance record this year — some purists have found the fair too carnival-like, and wished that it offered more traditional agriculture-related offerings. Well, they have to feel better now. After a 30-year absence, the 4-H poultry livestock show returned […]

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Wayne Farms expanding in Laurel, adding 150 jobs

October 11, 2013

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LAUREL, Mississippi — Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Wayne Farms, producer of fresh and processed poultry, announced today the company is expanding its operations in Laurel. The expansion involves the addition of a new processing line and the renovation of the company’s existing facility. The project represents a company investment of $3 million and […]

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Cal-Maine Foods buys Pilgrim’s Pride

July 18, 2012

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Cal-Maine Foods, the largest poultry egg producer and distributor in the United States, has announced the acquisition of Pilgrim’s Pride. The Jackson-based company (NASDAQ: CALM) said in a release earlier today that the deal includes two production complexes with capacity for approximately 1.4 million laying hens and adjacent land located near Pittsburg, Texas. The transaction is expected to […]

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