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Authorities ID Worker Killed At Tyson Plant

March 16, 2012 12:11 pm | by The Associated Press

Authorities have released the name of a worker who died in an accident at the Tyson Foods plant in Dakota City in northeast Nebraska.

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Consumer Trends: Snacking Is A Way Of Life

March 16, 2012 11:22 am | by SOURCE Technomic

Almost half (48 percent) of consumers polled say they're now snacking at least twice a day, compared to 25 percent in 2010.

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Marudai Food Sets Up Sausage Plant In Thailand

March 16, 2012 9:58 am | by Kyodo News International

Marudai Food Co. said Friday it has set up a new plant in Thailand for sausage and ham production jointly with local food maker Betagro Public Co.

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Lawmakers Advance Nebraska 'Alcopops' Bill

March 16, 2012 9:56 am | by MICHAEL AVOK, Associated Press

Nebraska lawmakers gave first-round approval Thursday to a measure that would undo a state Supreme Court decision to tax Mike's Hard Lemonade and other so-called "alcopops" at the same rate as hard liquor.

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Some Schools Planning To Drop 'Pink Slime' Meat

March 16, 2012 9:54 am | by KATHY MATHESON, Associated Press

Several school systems said they will stop serving cafeteria food containing "pink slime" as soon as a new USDA rule allows them to opt out next year.

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Kellogg Company Named One of World's 'Most Ethical' Companies

March 16, 2012 9:51 am | by SOURCE Kellogg Company

Kellogg Company has been named one of the 2012 "World's Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute.

China Takes On McDonald's

March 16, 2012 9:46 am | by The Associated Press

Chinese state television has accused McDonald's and French retailer Carrefour of selling expired chicken products in separate incidents amid public anxiety in China over food safety.

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Photo Of The Day: One Big Bean

March 16, 2012 9:32 am

A giant chocolate "bean" sculpture covered in Jelly Belly(R) jelly beans and Jelly Bean Chocolate Dips(R) is now on display at Jelly Belly Visitor Center in Wisconsin.

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Solar Debate Heats Up As CA Farmland Is Targeted

March 15, 2012 1:12 pm | by TRACIE CONE, Associated Press

In the debate pitting photovoltaic power stations against agriculture, all eyes have been on California's Fresno County, where the abundance of sunshine that make it the No. 1 agriculture-producing county in the nation also make it ideal for solar arrays.

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IDFA Supports Safety Net for Farmers Not Tied to Supply Management

March 15, 2012 1:10 pm | by SOURCE International Dairy Foods Association

Tipton encouraged the Senate Agriculture Committee to adopt the risk management solution on which the dairy industry agrees.

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Fla. Citrus Growers Upset Over Change In Tax

March 15, 2012 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press

Florida citrus growers are upset about a trade commission's vote to end a tax on the import of Brazilian juice into the United States.

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That's Fishy: Feds Fight Fraud In Seafood Sizes

March 15, 2012 1:03 pm | by JAY LINDSAY, Associated Press

At the International Boston Seafood Show this week, a top federal seafood quality officer announced his agency was increasing efforts to stop these and other types of seafood fraud.

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Tyson Worker Fatally Injured At Neb. Plant

March 15, 2012 1:00 pm | by The Associated Press

Tyson Foods Inc. said Thursday that worker has been fatally injured at a company beef plant in northeast Nebraska.

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Consumer Trends: Consumers Seek out Ethnic & Bold Flavours

March 15, 2012 11:57 am | by SOURCE ReportsnReports

The interest in ethnic food has exploded in recent years due to the growth in the Asian and Hispanic populations, as well as increased exposure to other cuisines through television and the internet.

Idaho Ponders First Felony Animal Abuse Penalties

March 15, 2012 10:22 am | by ALEX MORRELL, Associated Press

Idaho's powerful agriculture industry has been wary of animal cruelty measures and their sponsors, but the Idaho Cattle Association now favors legislation that protects animals without harming ranchers' livelihoods.

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Schools Getting Choice On Beef: Pink Slime Or No?

March 15, 2012 10:18 am | by MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is set to announce Thursday it will offer schools choice in ground beef purchases in response to requests from districts.

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Anheuser-Busch Inbev Extends Olympic Sponsorship

March 15, 2012 10:16 am | by The Associated Press

Budweiser will remain the exclusive beer sponsor of the U.S. Olympic Committee and Team USA through 2016, extending an important marketing relationship for the brewer.

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Troubled Spain, Portugal Now Desperate For Rain

March 15, 2012 10:14 am | by DANIEL WOOLLS, Associated Press

Spain is facing its driest winter in more than 70 years and bailed-out Portugal next door is in similar straits. Thousands of jobs and many millions in agricultural output are in jeopardy.

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Neb. Governor OKs Bill To Boost Beer Brewing

March 15, 2012 10:13 am | by The Associated Press

The maximum number of barrels of beer that can be produced by a microbrewery or a brewpub would double under a bill signed into law Wednesday by Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman

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Photo Of The Day: Self-Chilling Beverage Can

March 15, 2012 10:00 am

Introducing the World's First Self Chilling Beverage Can Known As West Coast Chill Pure Energy Drink. West Coast Chill Pure Energy Drink is based on natural ingredients and contains no sugar, no caffeine, and no artificial colors or flavors. 

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