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Novus International, Inc.
on Tuesday cut the ribbon commemorating the opening of its newly expanded Novus Arkansas facility in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The Novus Arkansas site was developed in the Little Rock Riverport Industrial Park in 2006 to manufacture MHA feed supplement, a dry, granular powder that provides an effective and environmentally friendly source of methionine, an essential amino acid in premixes and farm feed mills. MHA provides benefits to laying hens and other livestock and companion animals.

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The Annual Summer Meltdown Celebration is set for Saturday, June 18, at the University of Wisconsin’s Arlington Agricultural Research Station in Arlington, Wisconsin.

This year’s event will begin at 10 a.m. with tours of the agronomy and vet sciences areas. At noon, lunch will be served in the Public Events Facility followed by a short program. Then at 1:30 p.m. the tours continue with the beef and dairy units. Finally the day will rap up with ice cream treats at the Public Events Facility.

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usmefrelief_regWhile recovery efforts continue in Japan following the devastating March 11 earthquake, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) in Japan is finding an ongoing need for the relief activities funded by generous U.S. producers.

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drought2_fullWith much of the nation focused on a spring marked by historic floods and deadly tornadoes, Texas and parts of several surrounding states are suffering through a drought nearly as punishing as some of the world's driest deserts.

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Tyson Foods said Monday that its second-quarter earnings were flat compared to last year, as higher feed costs offset improving demand and higher meat prices.

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 Wendy's/Arby's Group Inc. plans to raise menu prices, the latest in a stream of companies saying they will pass along higher costs for the ingredients in their products.

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