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Run-Time Data Logger

June 28, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

HOBO® UX90 Motor On/Off Logger is a matchbox-sized, LCD-display data logger for monitoring run-times of motors, pumps, compressors and other equipment.

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Monsanto 3Q Profit Soars

June 27, 2012 12:54 pm | News | Comments

A mild winter spurred farmers to sow crops earlier and in larger numbers, allowing seed company Monsanto Co. to reap a 35-percent higher profit in its fiscal third quarter.

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Trials To Study Hawaii Grass-Fed Beef Production

June 27, 2012 12:52 pm | News | Comments

A cattle ranch is teaming up with an investment organization funded by eBay Inc. founder Pierre Omidyar to research large-scale grass-fed beef production on the Big Island.

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Mass. Fishermen Drop Suit Against Wind Farm

June 27, 2012 12:51 pm | by JAY LINDSAY,Associated Press | News | Comments

A group of Martha's Vineyard fishermen on Tuesday dropped a lawsuit aimed at derailing the planned Cape Wind offshore wind farm, saying they will instead work with the developers on ways to co-exist.

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Drought-Stricken Wyo. Ranchers Look To N.D. Pastures

June 27, 2012 12:50 pm | by BLAKE NICHOLSON,Associated Press | News | Comments

Drought-stricken cattle ranchers in Wyoming are looking to surrounding states for grazing land, and their best bet might be North Dakota, where farmers this year have been luckier than their neighbors.

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General Mills 4Q Income Rises On Strength Abroad

June 27, 2012 12:48 pm | News | Comments

The food maker's brands which include Cheerios and Hamburger Helper remain some of the most popular. But like most of its peers, the company has struggled with higher costs for everything from ingredients to labor and been forced to raise prices to offset them.

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Consumer Trends: Gen Y Looks For Healthy Products

June 27, 2012 12:42 pm | News | Comments

According to the most recent NMI Health and Wellness Study, Generation Yers believe in the benefits of, and are willing to pay a premium for, functional foods. The study also indicates that most consumers are using functional foods, with Gen Y reporting greater increased usage compared to the total.

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Photo Of The Day: Dropping Vermont

June 27, 2012 10:06 am | News | Comments

Cabot Creamery Cooperative, maker of cheese, butter and other dairy products, is phasing out labels with the state on the logo. A green outline of the state is being dropped in favor of a green barn and the words "Owned by our Farm Families in New York & New England."

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McCormick 2Q Profit Rises

June 27, 2012 9:53 am | News | Comments

McCormick & Co. said Wednesday that its second-quarter net income rose 9 percent, buoyed in part by higher prices, strength in emerging markets and acquisitions.

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Epidemic Kills 75,000 Goats In Congo

June 27, 2012 9:51 am | News | Comments

A U.N. agency has warned that a livestock epidemic in Congo that has killed more than 75,000 goats is the worst in a decade and is now threatening goats and sheep in neighboring countries.

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Cabot Phasing Out Vermont Logo

June 27, 2012 9:49 am | by DAVE GRAM,Associated Press | News | Comments

One old logo has "Cabot" stamped over a green outline of the state, with the word "Vermont" next to it. Another just has the shape of Vermont under the word "Cabot." The new one has a green barn and the words "Owned by our Farm Families in New York & New England."

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Both Koreas Suffering Worst Drought In A Century

June 27, 2012 9:46 am | News | Comments

North Korea dispatched soldiers to pour buckets of water on parched fields and South Korean officials scrambled to save a rare mollusk threatened by the heat as the worst dry spell in a century gripped the Korean Peninsula.

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Liquor Companies Lure Female Customers

June 27, 2012 9:41 am | by MICHELLE LOCKE,For The Associated Press | News | Comments

"Companies are realizing that women comprise a very heavy percentage of the cocktail-drinking community and I believe they are starting to speak more directly to women without the fear that they're going to alienate the male base," says Allison Evanow, one of the relatively few female executives in the spirits industry as founder and CEO of Square One Organic Spirits in San Francisco.

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HACCP Update: Juice Processing

June 27, 2012 9:30 am | by Krystal Gabert, Editor | Articles | Comments

Food Manufacturing surveyed its beverage processing readers to determine their views of HACCP planning for juice processing facilities.

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Is a Manufacturing Career a Good Option For Young People?

June 27, 2012 8:00 am | by Mike Collins, Author, Saving American Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

A study published by the National Association of Manufacturers and the Manufacturing Institute, titled “Keeping America Competitive”, states that “today’s manufacturing jobs are technology jobs, and employees at all levels must have the wider range of skills required to respond to the demands of an increasingly complex environment.”

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Lone Star Tick Could Cause Meat Allergy

June 27, 2012 8:00 am | Videos | Comments

Scientists and doctors have discovered that an east coast meat allergy epidemic is traceable to a tick, which can cause an irreversable allergy.

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Right-Angle Gearmotors

June 27, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

High speed, efficiency and low noise makes the U37/W47 Spiroplan® right-angle gear units ideal for conveyors in the food and beverage industries.

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Monitor Cooking Oil Use

June 27, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company is launching the Beta 2 version of its M3 (Monitor, Measure and Manage) Data Management System, making it easy for food establishments to efficiently monitor oil use and gain greater control over their oil management processes.

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Safety Light Curtain

June 27, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The GL-R Series safety light curtain is built from a 3-mm thick extruded aluminum body with a narrow, 9-mm wide recessed lens surface.

Healthy Choice Recalls Carrot Juice For Botulism Risk

June 26, 2012 12:50 pm | News | Comments

Healthy Choice Island Blends, Inc. of Los Angeles, CA, is recalling all sizes of LIQUID GOLD CARROT JUICE including 128oz, 64oz, 32oz, and 16 oz, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, which can cause botulism, a serious and potentially fatal foodborne illness.

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