The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell slightly last week to thelowest point in four years, a further sign that the U.S. job market is improving.
A Central Texas river authority said Friday that Hill Country lakes fell short of levels sufficient to provide irrigation water to downriver rice farmers.
The vice president of an American Indian tribe suing some of the world's largest beer makers was arrested and jailed for what police say was an alcohol-related incident on a dry reservation, but he insisted Thursday that the incident was racially motivated and that he wasn't drinking.
North Dakota regulators filed court documents Thursday to take over a sunflower seed company that may owe farmers in North Dakota and South Dakota more than $4 million.
How Americans learn to cook, select recipes, plan their meals, purchase their food and share their culinary secrets with others has dramatically changed, according to a new study released last week.
Wendy's Co. is betting that a sleek new look for its restaurants, coupled with a revamped menu featuring its new premium Dave's Hot 'N Juicy burger, will rejuvenate its image as a higher-end fast food chain.
Washington bars and restaurants will be allowed to buy liquor directly from distilleries beginning Thursday, marking the first step in substantial changes to how the state sells spirits.
Marine biologists at Kampachi Farms announced today the successful final harvest from the "Velella" Research Project, which raised fish for the first time in U.S. Federal waters. This harvest completes the grow-out cycle of sashimi-grade kampachi fish from an unanchored drifter pen that has been riding eddies in the open ocean, 3 to 75 miles offshore of the Big Island of Hawaii, since last summer.
A farmer evacuated from her home near a Japanese nuclear power plant visited Soweto Wednesday to talk to impoverished South Africans about how the poor are worst hit by catastrophes like the one triggered by an earthquake in her homeland.
Food company Sara Lee Corp. said Friday that its shareholders will get stock valued at up to $4.55 billion when it spins off its international coffee and tea business later this year.
The Velella project raised fish in a drifter pen far offshore the Big Island of Hawaii.
Walt Disney World says it is retooling an Epcot exhibit on childhood obesity after critics complained that it was insensitive to obese kids.
Calling cassava "the Rambo of food crops," scientists Monday said the long-neglected root becomes even more productive in hotter temperatures and could be the best bet for African farmers threatened by climate change.
Consumers earned a little more in January and spent most of the extra money. The gains should keep the economy growing at a modest pace.
Connecticut moved closer Tuesday to allowing retail alcohol sales on Sundays, a step that would bring it in line with neighboring states by ending a ban that dates to Prohibition.
Tyson Foods Inc. says major improvements at its Dakota City beef plant in northeast Nebraska could lead to the closure of a smaller beef plant in Denison, Iowa.
Globalization, world trade, merging consumer tendencies and choices, growing concerns regarding food safety and quality are some of the key factors driving the food preservatives market.
Jamaica's government announced a campaign Tuesday to crack down on the longtime problem of thieves stealing livestock and crops from ranches and farms across the Caribbean island.
The National Pork Board's six producer-led science and technology committees recently met in Dallas, Texas, to make decisions on how to advance pork producers' research priorities. Many of the committees reviewed research proposals to select projects that the Pork Checkoff would fund in 2012. In all, the groups reviewed more than 100 proposals, ultimately selecting those that would be of greatest benefit to the overall industry.
A carbonated brew guzzled on college campuses is the focus of an intense write-in campaign urging federal regulators to take some buzz out of a sweet alcoholic drink sometimes referred to as "blackout in a can."