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Sanderson, other producers sued for alleged price-fixing

By JACK WEATHERLY  Sanderson Farms Inc. and 14 other poultry producers have been sued in federal court for alleged price-fixing. The producers control 90 percent of the nation’s broiler output, valued at $30 billion annually, according to the lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Broilers constitute 98 percent of the chicken meat in ...

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Innovators Hall of Fame to add Sanderson, Howards, Mara and Sethi

Joe F. Sanderson, Jr., chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Sanderson Farms, Inc. in Laurel, will be honored the Mississippi Innovators Hall of Fame as the recipient of the 2016 Legend Award, which is presented to distinguished, exemplary and visionary leaders and innovators who have had a legendary impact on the state of Mississippi. Previous ...

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Sanderson promotes Flynt

Sanderson Farms recently named Natalie Flynt a Marketing Product Specialist for the Laurel-headquartered poultry producer. Flynt will be responsible for managing activities concerning Sanderson Farms products, as well as coordinating the generation of customer specifications for all Sanderson Farms brand and private label products. She will also work closely with the company’s sales, customer service, purchasing and quality assurance teams ...

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Sanderson promotes Ward

Brittany Ward has been promoted to Marketing Product Specialist at Sanderson Farms’ corporate office in Laurel. Ward will be responsible for managing activities concerning products produced by Sanderson Farms, as well as coordinating the generation of customer specifications for all Sanderson Farms brand and private label products. She will work closely with the company’s sales team in developing point-of-sales material, ...

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Report takes processors to task, but Sanderson Farms denies worker abuse

By JACK WEATHERLY  Four major poultry processing companies don’t give line workers time for restroom breaks – forcing some to wear diapers if they have to wait too long or are denied a break, according to a report from Oxfam America. Those companies – Laurel-based Sanderson Farms, Tyson Foods, Perdue Farms and Pilgrim’s Pride – force their workers to endure ...

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$10M Sanderson gift starts $100M drive for children’s health

The CEO of Mississippi’s largest publicly held company is pledging $10 million toward the expansion of pediatric medical facilities at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Joe Sanderson and his wife Cathy made the pledge Monday as the university launched a $100 million fundraising drive for Children’s of Mississippi. That’s the umbrella organization that includes the Blair E. Batson Children’s ...

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Sanderson presented entrepreneur award by USM

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Business and its Advisory Council is honoring Sanderson Farms and the company’s CEO, Joe Sanderson, Jr., as the 2015 Boardman Entrepreneur of the Year. The annual Boardman Entrepreneur of the Year is part of the Boardman Forum, which was established by Joseph Boardman of Gulfport. Those who receive the award display an innovative ...

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Sanderson Farms fiscal performance takes hit from wobbly market

By JACK WEATHERLY The outbreak of avian flu and other factors cut deeply into Sanderson Farms’ profits in the third fiscal quarter, the Laurel-based poultry producer and processor  said in a release on Tuesday. Net sales were $740 million for the fiscal third quarter, down from $768 million a year earlier. Net income fell  to $50.9 million, or $2.27 a ...

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Sanderson exec named to Fed board

MBJ staff Lampkin Butts, president and chief operating officer of Sanderson Farms Inc., has been appointed to the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s New Orleans Branch. Butts’ term ends Dec. 31, 2017. He is filling an unexpired term. Butts has served as president and chief operating officer of Sanderson Farms since 2004. He has been ...

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With $200M available, next step is setting emergency bridge fix priorities

By TED CARTER Millions of dollars will soon be on the way to the Mississippi Department of Transportation for a triage effort to repair state bridges that have been neglected to the point farmers and other commercial transporters can no longer use them. MDOT’s three district commissioners must set the priorities for the repairs and spending of the $200 million legislators ...

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