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Dairy Farmers of America Reaches $50M in Dean Foods Antitrust Settlement

July 15, 2014 8:00 am | by LISA RATHKE, Associated Press | News | Comments

The cooperative Dairy Farmers of America will pay $50 million to settle antitrust allegations filed against them in 2009. Thousands of Northeast dairy farmers filed suit against Dallas-based Dean Foods and DFA for working together to monopolize the market for raw milk.

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From Farm to Fromage: Cypress Grove Chevre

July 15, 2014 7:45 am | by Holly Henschen, Editor, @foodmfged | News | Comments

Cypress Grove Chevre in Humboldt County, Calif., constructs a state-of-the-art facility to carry on a legacy of producing specialty goat cheese. The company was purchased by Swiss cheesemaker Emmi in 2010, but operates quite autonomously from the dairy to the creamery.

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Single Filer Conveyor

July 15, 2014 7:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Traditionally used for bottles, cans, containers and other round shaped products, this single filing conveyor is also capable of handling complex irregular shaped containers.

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Steel-Toe Socks

July 15, 2014 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

New men's work socks feature a high-tenacity blend of fibers which are 15 times stronger than steel. These fibers blended into the heel and toe areas provide comfort and safety.

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Consumer Trends: Gum Manufacturers, Chew on This!

July 14, 2014 12:31 pm | by Rabobank | News | Comments

Young adults, especially teenagers, are traditionally the hard-core chewers of gum, but this key demographic is losing interest quickly. The major driver behind gum's decline is the ascendancy of mints, according to a new report by Rabobank.

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Study: Organic Crops Have More Antioxidants Than Conventional Foods

July 14, 2014 12:00 pm | by Washington State University | News | Comments

In a study by Washington State University research team, when comparing the nutritional quality and safety organic and conventional plant-based foods, including fruits, vegetables and grains, organic foods have more antioxidants than their conventional counterparts.

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ConAgra Buys Chinese Potato Processor for $93M

July 14, 2014 12:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

ConAgra Foods, famous for its Hunts and Healthy Choice brands, bought TaiMei Potato Industry, a Chinese processor, for $93 million. ConAgra said the purchase will help the company sell more frozen potato products, like french fries and mashed potatoes, throughout Asia. 

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Enfamil Bottles Found Opened, Resealed with Tape

July 14, 2014 12:00 pm | by Canadian Press, Ontario | News | Comments

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is recalling bottles of Enfamil A+ Ready-to-Feed Infant Formula from Ontario Walmarts in Brampton and Mississauga after customers found some bottles with the tamper-proof seals broken and the formula replaced with water.

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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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