PMA Record Attendance and Cargill Plant Back to Business

PMA Record Attendance and Cargill Plant Back to Business

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agirbusiness Update.

**The Produce Marketing Association’s 2019 Fresh Summit was a record-breaker.

According to, the Southern California event in Anaheim earlier this month hit all the right notes, drawing a record attendance of nearly 24,000 and featuring just over 1,200 exhibitors.

Sambrailo Packaging marketing manager Sara Lozano says PMA 2019 was a great show, we had great turnout and great traffic.

Exhibitors generally said traffic at the show was strong, especially the first day of the expo.

**Cargill's Dodge City, Kansas beef processing facility is back to receiving live cattle and operations are in full swing after the recent explosion outside the plant. reports, Cargill spokesman Daniel Sullivan says the necessary clean-up and safety verification is complete, and it’s back to business as usual.

The explosion was at a building that processes blood into blood meal and not at the main facility. Two workers were injured in the blast.

**According to a new analysis published in the journal Science, antibiotic resistance among bacteria affecting food animals has nearly tripled over the past 20 years.

A team of researchers collected data from nearly 1,000 publications and unpublished veterinary reports for their analysis which focused on animal pathogens that can also cause disease in humans.

According to, transition to high-protein diets in low-and-middle-income countries has helped drive expansion of animal production systems incorporating antibiotics.

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