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Six Reasons Why Manufacturing Systems Fail

March 5, 2012 9:57 am | by Erik Kaas, VP of Product Management, Sage ERP | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers can achieve a number of business goals by investing cost-effective, end-to-end solutions that are simple to implement and use. With that being said, things can (and do) go wrong.

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USDA Plans China Trade Mission

March 5, 2012 9:55 am | News | Comments

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the goal of the mission is to provide U.S. participants with market information, access to government decision makers, and one-on-one meetings with business contacts, potential agents, distributers, and importers.

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Fruit Snacks May Not Contain Fruit

March 5, 2012 9:51 am | Videos | Comments

Consumer Reports visits Fox & Friends to reveal the ingredients in some of the most popular fruit snacks.

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Abbott Laboratories Plans $270M Drink Plant

March 5, 2012 9:50 am | News | Comments

Health care product maker Abbott Laboratories says it will spend $270 million on a new plant in Ohio and employ 240 workers to make nutritional drinks for adults.

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Photo Of The Day: Meat Pies Make It Big

March 5, 2012 9:48 am | News | Comments

Much loved in Australia, Britain and elsewhere, but traditionally ignored in the United States, meat pies are showing signs of hitting trend status here too.

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Poultry, Feed And Meat Shows Combine To Form New Event

March 2, 2012 1:08 pm | News | Comments

The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) will serve as the umbrella name for the new U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), and American Meat Institute (AMI) 2013 Expo in Atlanta. The new show is the result of the co-location of the International Poultry Expo (IPE), International Feed Expo (IFE), and AMI’s International Meat Expo (IME).

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Unemployment Applications Fall To 4-Year Low

March 2, 2012 1:05 pm | by DEREK KRAVITZ, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell slightly last week to thelowest point in four years, a further sign that the U.S. job market is improving.

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Texas Rice Farms Won't Get Water For Irrigation

March 2, 2012 1:03 pm | News | Comments

A Central Texas river authority said Friday that Hill Country lakes fell short of levels sufficient to provide irrigation water to downriver rice farmers.

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Police Arrest VP Of Tribe Suing Beer Companies

March 2, 2012 1:00 pm | by KRISTI EATON,Associated Press | News | Comments

The vice president of an American Indian tribe suing some of the world's largest beer makers was arrested and jailed for what police say was an alcohol-related incident on a dry reservation, but he insisted Thursday that the incident was racially motivated and that he wasn't drinking.

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North Dakota To Take Over Bankrupt Sunflower Seed Company

March 2, 2012 12:57 pm | by DALE WETZEL,Associated Press | News | Comments

North Dakota regulators filed court documents Thursday to take over a sunflower seed company that may owe farmers in North Dakota and South Dakota more than $4 million.

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Consumer Trends: Social Media Redefining America's Relationship With Food

March 2, 2012 12:54 pm | News | Comments

How Americans learn to cook, select recipes, plan their meals, purchase their food and share their culinary secrets with others has dramatically changed, according to a new study released last week.

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It’s March: Do You Know Where Your Goals Are?

March 2, 2012 12:01 pm | by Paul Glover, Founder of The Glover Group | Articles | Comments

If you are struggling with achieving the goals you set for 2012, don’t despair. It's not too late to turn your good intentions into reality with these eight keys to goal achievement.

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Wendy's Announces New Look, Revamped Menu

March 2, 2012 10:06 am | by CANDICE CHOI,AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Wendy's Co. is betting that a sleek new look for its restaurants, coupled with a revamped menu featuring its new premium Dave's Hot 'N Juicy burger, will rejuvenate its image as a higher-end fast food chain.

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Initiative Allows Wash. Restaurants To Buy Liquor From Distilleries

March 2, 2012 10:02 am | by SHANNON DININNY,Associated Press | News | Comments

Washington bars and restaurants will be allowed to buy liquor directly from distilleries beginning Thursday, marking the first step in substantial changes to how the state sells spirits.

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Research Shows Promise Of Ocean-Based Aquaculture

March 2, 2012 9:59 am | News | Comments

Marine biologists at Kampachi Farms announced today the successful final harvest from the "Velella" Research Project, which raised fish for the first time in U.S. Federal waters. This harvest completes the grow-out cycle of sashimi-grade kampachi fish from an unanchored drifter pen that has been riding eddies in the open ocean, 3 to 75 miles offshore of the Big Island of Hawaii, since last summer.

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Anti-Nuclear Japanese Farmer Visits South Africa

March 2, 2012 9:54 am | by DONNA BRYSON,Associated Press | News | Comments

A farmer evacuated from her home near a Japanese nuclear power plant visited Soweto Wednesday to talk to impoverished South Africans about how the poor are worst hit by catastrophes like the one triggered by an earthquake in her homeland.

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Shrimp Farming In The Desert

March 2, 2012 9:51 am | Videos | Comments

Desert Sweet Shrimp is raising shrimp in the Arizona desert, one of the hottest places in the country.

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Sara Lee Spinoff To Distribute $4.6B In Stock

March 2, 2012 9:48 am | News | Comments

Food company Sara Lee Corp. said Friday that its shareholders will get stock valued at up to $4.55 billion when it spins off its international coffee and tea business later this year.

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Photo Of The Day: Eco-Friendly Aquaculture

March 2, 2012 9:41 am | News | Comments

The Velella project raised fish in a drifter pen far offshore the Big Island of Hawaii.

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Investing in U.S.-Based Manufacturing Pays Off

March 2, 2012 9:11 am | by Kevin Jobsky, Director of Marketing, ICM Controls | Articles | Comments

Vertically integrated companies have better control over their inventories and can therefore minimize exposure to risks that plague companies that need to make overseas bulk purchases of pre-assembled products.

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