CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Prosecutors asked a federal judge on Thursday to sentence a former kosher slaughterhouse executive to 25 years in prison, less than the life sentence they have said they were entitled to request. Former Agriprocessors Inc. manager Sholom Rubashkin, who was convicted of 86 counts of financial fraud in November, gave a tearful, halting speech at the end of his sentencing hearing in U.
DUBLIN (AP) — Irish drinks maker C&C has sold its whiskey and other liquor brands to the family-owned Scottish distillers William Grant & Sons in a euro300 million ($399.75 million) deal, the two companies announced Friday. The sale, to be concluded by June 30, would give William Grant a stable of niche Irish brands including Tullamore Dew whiskey, Irish cream liqueur Carolan's and herb-and-honey liqueur Irish Mist.
From invoices to purchase orders and myriad supporting documentation, all manufacturing organizations rely on their accounting departments to keep business moving. After all, a manufacturer’s success and profitability are ultimately defined by their ability to efficiently pay for what’s needed to run their business and, in return, promptly receive payment for goods and services rendered.
People always say that you can tell a lot about a person by simply observing his or her hands. In most cases, I’ve found this to be true. In fact, I’m pretty sure that it’s still apparent that my first real job (besides babysitting ... that doesn’t count) was dishwashing.
Both companies and consumers have alot at stake when it comes to making sure the food supply is safe.
The average American eats 156 pounds of added sugar per year, which new study says increases the risk of heart disease.
USDA audit finds that inspectors are unable to determine if cattle have unacceptable levels of potentially hazardous substances and do not test for pesticides that could pose risks to humans.
Pennsylvania man is paralyzed after drinking raw milk that he believed had extra health benefits.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday sharply questioned a lower court's decision that has prohibited biotech giant Monsanto Co. from selling genetically engineered alfalfa seeds, possibly paving the way for the company to distribute the seeds for the first time since 2007.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Dairy farmers in Wisconsin and Minnesota continue to increase their milk output at rates that lead the nation. Milk production in Wisconsin rose to 2.24 billion pounds for March. That's a 6 percent increase over the volume it produced in March of last year. It was also the largest rate of increase in the U.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The federal government wants to save taxpayers billions of dollars by reducing spending on crop insurance after years of big profits by insurers, but the industry claims the reductions could hurt rural areas. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is negotiating a new deal with crop insurance companies, which posted profits of 26.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez ordered a state takeover of property where Empresas Polar, the country's largest food producer, has warehouses and offices. A decree ordering the forced acquisition of the land was signed by Chavez on Tuesday, and is the final step before expropriating the property in the city of Barquisimeto.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Anchor Brewing Co., the San Francisco beer company that helped spark the modern microbrewery movement, has been sold to two Bay Area entrepreneurs who are in the artisan beer and spirits business. Keith Greggor, 55, and Tony Foglio, 64, of the investment and consulting company The Griffin Group, announced their purchase Tuesday.
PARIS (AP) — More than 1,000 tractors descended on the French capital Tuesday as farmers protested falling grain incomes and demanded government help — even appealing to the not-very-rural French first lady to intervene. "Carla, help us, we can't live on love and water," read a slogan printed on one of the vehicles, in a message for Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, a former top model who went on to a singing career.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A former kosher slaughterhouse manager who was convicted of financial fraud not only cheated a bank out of $26 million (€19.6 million), prosecutors claim, he also knowingly employed illegal immigrants. Sholom Rubashkin was never convicted of immigration violations and his attorneys dispute the allegations, but they still could be an issue at his sentencing hearing Wednesday on 86 financial fraud charges.
The HydroWhirl™ Orbitor is a versatile Clean-In-Place (CIP) rotating tank cleaning machine that combines high impact cleaning efficiency with extended operating life, reduced life cycle costs and simple on-site service. It is ideal for large tanks (up to 130 ft. in diameter) often found in the food, beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical industries where superior cleaning with reduced cycle times and low water, energy and chemical consumption are important considerations.
The recession has broken the American workforce into two factions. The unemployed, who primarily loathe anyone with a current position (even if they may be collecting unemployment checks while working cash jobs off the books); and the gratefully, desperately employed onto lean staffs.
American Crystal Sugar Company (ACS) is an agricultural cooperative involved in the growing and processing of sugar beets. It operates five sugar factories in the Red River Valley (northwestern Minnesota and eastern North Dakota) and one plant in Montana under the name Sidney Sugars, Inc. Headquartered in Moorhead, Minn.
I thought I knew what a deadline was in college, but when I was miraculously able to translate my English literature degree into a full-time writing job, I learned what this really meant. When someone is paying you to do something, you get it done—plain and simple. What this occasionally means for me are long nights, early mornings, and a rare summer Saturday spent getting laptop burns on my legs instead of sunburns.