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Report: California Farmers Post Record Revenue Despite Drought

August 27, 2015 12:25 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A report from a California think tank says that the state's farmers received record revenues for their crops in recent years despite a historic drought.

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Syngenta Cites Market Volatility, Unanswered Questions In Rejecting Latest Monsanto Offer

August 27, 2015 12:15 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta said that it remains confident in its long-term prospects after rival Monsanto abandoned months-long takeover efforts on Wednesday.

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Reducing Risk, Fortifying Supply Chains to Counteract the Crippling Effect of Food Recalls

August 27, 2015 12:10 pm | by Brian Miller, VP of Services at Intesource | Articles | Comments

To mitigate the risks associated with food recalls, the food industry needs to approach sourcing holistically and implement four important best practices.

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Bimbo Bakeries Recalls Bread Sold in 11 States

August 27, 2015 12:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The maker of Sara Lee, Nature's Harvest and other brands is recalling about 48,000 packages of bread sold in 11 states because they may contain fragments of glass from a broken light bulb at a company factory.

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Coffee Pods, Pet Food Boost Smucker's 1Q Results

August 27, 2015 11:45 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

J.M. Smucker Co. posted strong fiscal first-quarter results Thursday, thanks to its new Dunkin' Donuts coffee pods and its recently-acquired pet food business.

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Farm Profits to Fall for Second Consecutive Year

August 27, 2015 9:15 am | by DAVID PITT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Net farm income is expected to decline 36 percent to $58.3 billion, the USDA said in a report released Tuesday. That's down from last year's $91.1 billion and the lowest in nine years.

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Federal Appeals Court: Tyson Foods Doesn't Underpay Workers

August 27, 2015 9:00 am | by JOSH FUNK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tyson Foods doesn't have to pay workers at two of its Nebraska plants for the time they spend putting on and taking off safety gear and preparing for work, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

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U.S. Bottled Water Sales Could Surpass Soda By 2017

August 27, 2015 8:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Bottled water is expected overtake soda in the U.S. market for the first time in 2017, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

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Cascadian Farm Frozen Green Beans Recalled Due to Listeria

August 27, 2015 8:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

General Mills is recalling about 60,000 packages of its Cascadian Farm frozen green beans after one package tested positive for listeria. The Minneapolis-based food company said no illnesses have been reported.

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Group Sues Over Bottling Plant in Parched California

August 27, 2015 8:15 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A group of neighbors and activists has sued bottled water company Crystal Geyser and Siskiyou County over plans to build a bottling plant near Mount Shasta in parched Northern California.

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Data Security For Manufacturers: Don’t Let Cyberattacks Take A ‘Byte’ Out Of Your Bottom Line

August 27, 2015 8:05 am | by Rick Schreiber & Shahryar Shaghaghi | Articles | Comments

Cybersecurity challenges are becoming more prevalent and complex for manufacturers as consumers embrace and demand advanced technologies. 

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Food Groups: White House Budget Shouldn't Include Fee Increases

August 27, 2015 7:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

More than 60 groups asked the Obama administration on Wednesday to keep food industry registration and inspection fees out of its next annual budget request.

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Bulk Bag Filler

August 27, 2015 7:25 am | by Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Company's bulk bag fillers are designed to fill any size bulk bag with high accuracy, while offering years of trouble-free maintenance.

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80’ Temporary LED String Light Set with Four Tool Taps

August 27, 2015 7:15 am | by Larson Electronics LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has announced the release of a temporary construction string light set assembled with four 3’ LED hand lamps and four tool taps.

Monsanto Abandons Takeover Bid for Swiss Rival Syngenta

August 26, 2015 1:30 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A combination with Basel-based Syngenta would have made Monsanto the world's largest producer of farming chemicals, on top of its market-leading seed business. But the Swiss company rejected a series of unsolicited offers from the American company.

In the News: Just Mayo Maker Warned by FDA That Mayonnaise Needs Eggs

August 26, 2015 1:25 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor | News | Comments

Find out more about this story by browsing this compilation of media coverage.

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Trump Vows Never to Eat Oreos Again, Citing Move to Mexico

August 26, 2015 1:15 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump repeated his claim Tuesday evening that he would stop eating Oreos, citing the cookie maker's decision to close a plant in Chicago and move it to Mexico.

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Kraft Heinz Recalls More Than 2M Pounds of Turkey Bacon

August 26, 2015 1:05 pm | by USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service | News | Comments

Kraft Heinz Foods Co. is recalling more than 2 million pounds of turkey bacon products that may be unsafe because they could possibly spoil before the "Best When Used By" date.

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Burger King to McDonald's: Let's Make a McWhopper

August 26, 2015 1:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

In full-page newspaper ads Wednesday, Burger King says it's calling for a truce with McDonald's so that they can create a mashup of their most famous burgers — the Big Mac and the Whopper. Burger King says it wants to serve the concoction for a single day at a popup location in Atlanta, a midway point between the headquarters of the two chains.

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Jack Daniel's Producer Posts Higher First-Quarter Profit

August 26, 2015 12:55 pm | by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Brown-Forman Corp., the producer of Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, said Wednesday that its first-quarter net income rose 4 percent, driven by sales growth across much of its spirits lineup to overcome a negative impact from foreign exchange.

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