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Hood wants documents on failed beef plant

JACKSON — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has asked a federal court to turn over grand jury records from the U.S. government’s investigation into the now-defunct beef plant as he prepares for a civil lawsuit. The beef plant opened in Oakland in August 2004 but lasted less than three months. In January 2005, the operator defaulted on a $21-million loan ...

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Allens expansion good for sweet potato growers

SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. — Allens Inc., the largest privately held vegetable company in the U.S., announced upcoming expansions in Van Buren, Ark., and Oakfield, N.Y., and a new plant acquisition in Ft. Worth, Texas. The Texas acquisition provides a platform to continue to aggressively grow canned business in Texas, the Southwest and West. The Arkansas expansion will increase the company’s ...

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Sanderson Farms plans to build new plant

LAUREL — Sanderson Farms Inc. has made public plans to locate a potential new poultry complex near Goldsboro, N.C. The construction of the new complex is subject to various contingencies, including obtaining satisfactory state and local incentives, locating suitable property, obtaining necessary permits and the approval of the company’s lenders of an amendment to its revolving credit agreement permitting, among ...

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Florida company acquires AQF, SQM

PONTOTOC — H.I.G. Capital, LLC, a global private equity investment firm based in Miami, announced that an affiliate has acquired Albertville Quality Foods (AQF) and Southern Quality Meats (SQM). Terms were not disclosed. AQF and SQM provide specialized further processing services for protein-based products. The companies specialize in poultry- and pork-based products, and focus on complex, quick turnaround runs that ...

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IST, Producers teaming on 'green' project

GREENVILLE — Ed Johnson, CEO of the Delta Economic Development Center, announced that International Silica Technologies, LLC, (IST) has signed a letter of intent to co-site its initial StratoSil high-purity silica production facility with Producers Rice Mill (Producers) in Greenville. In addition to the new IST plant at the Producers rice mill, an associated off-site facility will serve as the ...

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