Top 10 Articles of August 2021

Discover the 10 most read articles and blogs in August 2021.

1. Wayne Farms and Sanderson Farms will merge

Cargill and Continental Grain Company have reached an agreement to form a joint venture and acquire Sanderson Farms for $4.53 billion or $203 per share.

2. Versova family of companies acquires Thompson, Iowa, egg farm

Iowa Cage-Free, part of the Versova family of companies, has acquired the cage-free farm assets of Rembrandt Foods in Thompson, Iowa.

3. How will the Sanderson deal impact Laurel, Mississippi? (Blog)

Roy Graber: As we reviewed the pending sale of Sanderson Farms, there were many questions.

4. AP’s chicken ignorance proves there’s work to be done (blog)

Roy Graber: The recent deal reached in which Continental Grain and Cargill plan to acquire Sanderson Farms has attracted mainstream media attention, including The Associated Press (AP).

5. Tyson’s former manager sentenced for fraud

A former maintenance manager at the Tyson Foods plant in Emporia, Kansas, has been sentenced to 27 months in prison for wire fraud.

6. JBS offers to buy all Pilgrim shares, delist them in the United States

JBS, the controlling shareholder of Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, has offered to purchase all remaining shares of the company at a price of $26.50 per share.

7. Koch Foods, other Pilgrim’s executives accused of price fixing

Koch Foods was indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver, Colorado for its part in a nationwide conspiracy to fix prices and rig broiler chicken prices.

8. Plainville Farms is investigating turkey abuse allegations

Plainville Farms says it is investigating a situation in which a video released by animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) shows turkeys being mistreated.

9. VIDEO: How will the sale of Sanderson affect the industry?

A combination of Wayne Farms and Sanderson Farms, backed by Cargill, could bring advantages and disadvantages to the poultry industry.

10. National Pork Producers’ Proposition 12 Appeal Denied

On July 28, 2021, California Law Proposition 12 was tested in an appeal in federal courts by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).

Amanda J. Marsh