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Cargill Plans $45M Grain Handling Facility

July 14, 2014 11:45 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Cargill plans to open a $45 million grain handling facility in West Memphis, the first in Arkansas, that will handle the increased production of corn and soybeans. Approximately 70 million bushels of grain are produced and harvested within an hour's drive of West Memphis.

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Indiana Plans 60- Acre Aquaculture Park

July 14, 2014 11:30 am | by The Star Press, Muncie, Indiana | News | Comments

Indiana is working on developing the state's first aquaculture park, a 60-acre facility, in hopes of attracting more business to build up the fish production in the area. The proposed park would be near the Delaware County town of Albany.

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11 Lean Manufacturing Quotes to Inspire You

July 14, 2014 11:00 am | by Lisa Richards, Blogger at Mapcon Technologies - @_LisaRich | Blogs | Comments

The concept of "lean manufacturing" can help companies become more competitive, reduce waste and even increase profits. To help you stay in the "lean" mood, here are 11 inspiring manufacturing quotes to keep you motivated and focused on the task at hand.  

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When Shopping for an ERP Solution, Beware the Empty Promise

July 14, 2014 9:47 am | by Timothy D. Garcia
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Bad software is not the primary reason ERP systems, in general, have earned a bad industry reputation. Rather, trouble usually arises because of the tricks, empty promises and false guarantees made as an ERP vendor’s sales representative works to close a deal.

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VIDEO: Milk Journeys From Farm to You in 48 Hours

July 14, 2014 9:36 am | by MidwestDairy | Videos | Comments

How long does it take fresh milk to get from the farm to your table? In this video from Midwest Dairy, find out what duties and processes take place before you pick up that gallon of milk at the store. Take a look at milk's journey of 48 hours in 48 seconds.

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Infographic: What Consumers Want in a Wine

July 14, 2014 9:25 am | by Technomic | News | Comments

In a report by Technomic, consumers, especially millenials, are becoming more knowledgeable about the wine they drink. The wine industry growth is decelerating as cost-conscious consumers seek value. Domestic table wine, for example, is appealing more to consumers.

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Mass. Wine Lovers Welcome New Direct Shipping Law

July 14, 2014 9:08 am | by BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press | News | Comments

A provision in the Massachusetts state budget lifts a long-standing prohibition on direct deliveries from wineries to consumers. Although the law won't take effect until Jan. 1, wine lovers in the state are anxious to enjoy the convenience.

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A New Berry Joins the Superfood Club

July 14, 2014 9:01 am | by MARGERY A. BECK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Packing more antioxidants than the "superfoods" blueberries and acai berries, Aronia berries are making its foothold in the US market. New to consumers, they're native to North America, but are only recently showing up in everything from juices to baby food. 

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Chicken Fat Litters NY Roads, Stinks up Motorists' Cars

July 14, 2014 8:51 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

More than 35 people flocked to Hoffman Car Wash in upstate New York after dozens of chunks of chicken fat fell off a truck heading from a farm to a rendering plant, littering the roads and stinking up motorists' vehicles. Police said no one has yet claimed the meat.

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Lindt & Spruengli Buys Russell Stover

July 14, 2014 8:36 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Lindt & Spruengli, a Swiss chocolate maker, is purchasing Russell Stover Candies, Inc for an unknown amount. The CEO of the Swiss company says the purchase will provide the company with a unique opportunity for them to expand in North America. 

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Trial Delayed for 3 Charged in Deadly Peanut Salmonella Outbreak

July 14, 2014 8:28 am | by RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press | News | Comments

The 2009 salmonella outbreak of a Georgia peanut plant, Peanut Company of America, will be put on trial two weeks later than planned. Authorities traced salmonella that killed nine people and sickened more than 700 people to the peanut company in Blakely, Georgia.

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Bulk Bag Discharger

July 14, 2014 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

This bulk bag discharger is a patented system designed for discharging dehydrated vegetables.

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Safety Laser Scanner

July 14, 2014 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Safety laser scanner increases safety monitoring flexibility and machine productivity. These Type 3 safety laser scanners provide a four meter safety range, 15 meter warning zones and a 270 degree detection angle.

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Fourth of July Beer Sales Powered by Record Number of Deliveries

July 11, 2014 12:51 pm | by Drizly | News | Comments

Beer sales lifted 83 percent as consumers quenched their thirst for Fourth of July suds by having them delivered. Drinkers turned to Drizly, a lifestyle mobile app, to have their beverages delivered in record numbers. Corona and Bud Light were of the top 20 brands sold.

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Coca-Cola's First Plant-Friendly Cups Served at SeaWorld

July 11, 2014 12:42 pm | by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment | News | Comments

SeaWorld taps Coca-Cola's breakthrough PlantBottle packaging technology to create the first consumer cup that reduces carbon impact and advances plant-friendly vacations. The packaging swaps traditional plastic resins with natural sugars found in plants.

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Ohio Man Raises $70K to Make Potato Salad

July 11, 2014 12:33 pm | by Jack Astor's | News | Comments

A goal of raising $10 on Kickstarter to make potato salad was easily met when Zack Brown, an Ohio man, raised more than $70,000. Now, Jack Astor's restaurant wants to bring the famous potato salad to the people having Brown serve it from one of its kitchens.

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Report: Drought, Livestock Disease Likely to Increase US Food Prices

July 11, 2014 12:19 pm | by Euler Hermes | News | Comments

U.S. consumers should expect higher grocery store prices as drought and livestock disease have negatively impacted food supply, says a new report. Several products, such as lettuce and grapes are expected to have lower yields than in years past due to water shortage.

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Consumer Trends: Health is No Concern When it Comes to Ice Cream Flavors

July 11, 2014 12:02 pm | by Canadean | News | Comments

Health has little influence on the consumption of ice cream in the US, according to a new report by Canadean. Consumers looking for the creamiest and sweetest ingredients will often turn to products that are inherently unhealthy, disregarding any concerns about health.

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Survey: Patrons More Likely to Eat Food Touched by Flies Than Cockroaches

July 11, 2014 12:00 pm | by Orkin, LLC | News | Comments

Scientific research shows that flies carry more disease-causing pathogens than cockroaches, but a new survey reveals that restaurant patrons are more likely to eat food touched by flies (61 percent) than they would cockroaches (3 percent).

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Photo: Campbell Soup Production Circa 1910

July 11, 2014 9:05 am | by Campbell Soup Twitter | News | Comments

Campbell Soup Company, known for over 70 different kinds of soup in the classic red and white cans, goes old school with this photograph from 1910. The photograph shows Campbell soup production and shipment workers hand packing the soup in wooden boxes.

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