A $2.5 million U.S. Department of Agriculture grant has university researchers from a dozen states gathering information about cold-hardy grapes and teaching viticulturists and winemakers how to improve their products and market them to a wider audience. Led by Cornell University, the Northern Grapes Project will work with more than 330 wineries and 1,300 growers managing more than 3,000 acres of grapes from the Upper Midwest to New England.
With 1.3 billion people, China has 20 percent of the world's population but only 7 percent of the world's farmable land, the governor said. South Dakota, with efficient, mechanized farms, can provide the food and other agricultural products China wants to buy, he said.
The British government's intention to tax the humble Cornish pasty, a cheap pastry savory snack much beloved by workers and students, has opened a new front in the country's never-ending class war.
The main producer of "pink slime" and the politicians defending the company will have a hard time persuading consumers and grocery stores to accept the product, even if the processed beef trimmings are as safe as the industry insists.
A bunch of cold-hearty Marquette grapes grow on a vine in Carver County, Minn. Marquette is the newest of four grape varieties developed by the university to resist temperatures that can dip into the negative-30s.
Investors are gobbling up shares of pasta maker Annie's Inc., the latest sign of the pull of natural and organic foods for consumers.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is not yet saying whether he'll sign or veto a bill that would allow the sale of stronger beer in the state, including some craft brews that have been unavailable because of current regulations.
A New York City co-op's proposed boycott against Israeli products to protest the Israeli government's policies toward Palestinians has been overwhelmingly defeated.
A number of food producers and organizations from multiple countries today launched the Consortium for Common Food Names, an international initiative that seeks to stop efforts to restrict the use of generic food names, including such efforts by the European Commission.
The leaders of at least four states plan a visit to the only place where a beef product known as "pink slime" is still made, an effort aimed to support its embattled manufacturer, a company spokesman said Tuesday.
U.S. consumers, from ages two and up, fuel themselves for the day with a variety of eating and drinking occasions from the time they awake in the morning until 11 a.m., according to a recently published morning meal study
Natural and organic food maker Annie's Inc. priced its initial public offering of 5 million shares at $19 late Tuesday, according to Renaissance Capital.
Spice and flavoring maker McCormick & Co. said Tuesday that its first-quarter profit fell 3 percent as higher costs offset the benefit of raising prices.
The 1999 settlement of the Pigford v. Glickman lawsuit provided about $1 billion to 15,000 farmers who say the agency unfairly turned them down for loans because of their race between 1981 and 1996.
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Monday challenging Utah's prohibitions on drink specials and limited bar licenses unless the attorneys for bar and restaurant owners clarify their arguments.
Tyson's top executives said they expect demand to recover quickly, but the market will have to adjust. They estimate there will be a 2 percent to 3 percent reduction in supply. Shrinking supplies traditionally drive up costs for consumers.
In a Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 photo, black farmers and their relatives file claim applications related to a settlement of their lawsuit against the Agriculture Department in Memphis, Tenn. Black farmers had sued the department, claiming discrimination in USDA loan application from 1981 to 1996.
A New York City food co-op will be voting on a proposed boycott against Israeli products to protest the Israeli's government's policies toward Palestinians.
Volunteers around the world collected nearly 9 million pounds of cigarettes, bottles and other trash during a coastal cleanup campaign last year, according to a report released Tuesday.
Anxious farmers in fruit-growing regions of the Great Lakes, Northeast and even parts of the South kept misters, smudge pots and helicopters in their arsenals as a cold front approached from Canada, threatening to freeze trees and vines overnight that had budded early amid record-setting warmth.