The merger between two major poultry companies is facing another delay. Wayne Farms, which is part of Continental Grain, came to terms on a deal to purchase Sanderson Farms nearly a year ago. The Justice Department sought additional information for its antitrust review. The status of that review has not been announced, but Sanderson Foods has reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission, implying the deal is being delayed, but not blocked. When the two companies come together, they will be the third largest poultry processor in the country.
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