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Sanderson Farms sued over ads that allegedly mislead

  By Jack Weatherly Several consumer advocacy groups have sued Laurel-based Sanderson Farms Inc. for allegedly using antibiotics and other chemicals in its chicken that the producer advertises as “100% natural.” The Organic Consumers Association, Friends of the Earth and the Center for Food Safety filed the complaint Thursday in the U.S. District Court for Northern California against Sanderson, the ...

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Sanderson plans to build Texas facilities with 1,700 jobs

By JACK WEATHERLY Sanderson Farms Inc. plans to build a $200 million processing plant, feed mill and hatchery in Smith and Wood counties, Texas. At full capacity, the facilities would employ 1,700 and process 1.25 million birds per week, the Laurel-based company said in a news release on Thursday. Additionally, contract growers are expected to invest $135 million. Operations are expected ...

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Sanderson recalls 551,090 pounds of chicken

Jack Weatherly Sanderson Farms, Inc. has voluntarily recalled 551,090 pounds of chicken products produced at its plant in Hazlehurst. A sample of the products analyzed by a customer of the company and the U.S. Department of Agriculture was found to contain metal shavings. As a precautionary measure, the recall was issued, the company said in a release late Thursday. The ...

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Cumberland to vote on incentives for Sanderson Farms plant

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners is voting on an incentives package for a $95 million chicken processing plant, but they may be too late. The Fayetteville Observer reports commissioners are scheduled to vote Monday night on whether to approve $2.5 million in incentives for a Sanderson Farms’ plant. But officials in Robeson County and St. Pauls ...

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Humane Society takes in animals from suspected puppy mill

GULFPORT — The Humane Society of South Mississippi is providing shelter in Gulfport to more than 100 dogs rescued from suspected puppy mills in Alcorn County. HSSM spokeswoman Krystyna Schmitt says the rescued dogs were brought to Gulfport on last night. Authorities say more than 170 animals were removed from two locations in Alcorn County and taken to a number ...

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Sanderson Farms offering increased regular dividend and special payment

LAUREL — Sanderson Farms Inc.’s board of directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.22 per share. This represents a new annual dividend rate of $0.88 per share. The board has also authorized a special cash dividend payment of $0.50 per share. Both the regular quarterly cash dividend and the special cash dividend are payable on Oct. 14 to ...

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Sanderson Farms makes management changes in production division

LAUREL — Sanderson Farms Inc. has made management changes within the company’s live production division. The production division is responsible for the selection and breeding of flocks, in addition to incubating, hatching and raising young chicks to full maturity. Mike Tamimi has been promoted to corporate production manager, where he will provide leadership and management for the company’s various production ...

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Russia's poultry ban expected to have only minor impact on producers

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Poultry producers say Russia’s decision to ban imported U.S. meat won’t lead to a glut of the product because other countries are clamoring for inexpensive meat. Russian President Vladimir Putin said yesterday that his country would restrict imports of certain commodities in retaliation for the U.S. and other countries imposing sanctions because of the situation in Ukraine. ...

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Sanderson Farms sees increase in sales, net income

LAUREL — Sanderson Farms Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) saw net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2014 of $660.7 million compared with $621.2 million for the same period a year ago. For the quarter, net income was $51.0 million, or $2.21 per share, compared with net income of $24.4 million, or $1.06 per share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2013. Net ...

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Despite tornadoes, state's poultry growers optimistic

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The poultry industry is riding a wave of success, propelling it from a strong 2013 into another year with promises of favorable market prices and lower production costs. John Michael Riley, an agricultural economist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said several issues will influence poultry profits in 2014. “We expect poultry to ramp up production ...

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