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Farm Progress America - January 3, 2017

A move by a meat processor shows the company's need to control all parts of the production process from grain to grocery store.

Max Armstrong shares insight on moves by Smithfield - the giant meat processor - to control its supply of feed. The company has bought grain elevators in Ohio to control its supply of grain. And the company is working directly with grain farmers to manage the quality of grain produced. Max shares details on this "dirt to fork" strategy.

Farm Progress America is a daily look at key issues in agriculture. It is produced and presented by Max Armstrong, veteran farm broadcaster and host of This Week in Agribusiness.

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