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California Land Quickly Sinking in Drought Costs Farmers

August 24, 2015 12:45 pm | by SCOTT SMITH, Associated Press

Land in Central California's agricultural region is sinking so quickly because of the state's historic drought that it is forcing farmers to spend millions of dollars upgrading irrigation canals and putting roads, bridges and other infrastructure at risk.

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New Mexicans Say They Dished Out World's Longest Tamale

August 24, 2015 12:35 pm | by Associated Press

A group of people in New Mexico say they cooked the world's longest tamale Saturday morning.

Budweiser Takes Exception to Firm's 'Queen of Beer' Campaign

August 24, 2015 9:30 am | by Associated Press

Budweiser has long been known as the "King of Beers," and Anheuser-Busch is taking exception to a craft brewer declaring itself holder of the "Queen of Beer" crown.

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Are Health-Conscious Consumers Tipping the Recall Scales?

August 24, 2015 9:20 am | by Stericycle

Q2 2015 Stericycle Recall Index examines how consumer preferences are driving an increase in healthy product recalls.

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Ice Cream Maker to Get $644,400 in Tax Breaks for Expansion

August 24, 2015 8:45 am | by Associated Press

An Iowa state board has awarded the maker of Wells Blue Bunny ice cream $644,400 in tax incentives to help finance an expansion in Le Mars that is expected to create 19 new jobs.

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Craft Brewers Hoping Bills Are Right Brew to Boost Industry

August 24, 2015 8:15 am | by MICHAEL CATALINI, Associated Press

Last year, new breweries grew by roughly 19 percent bringing the total number to 3,464, according to Brewers Association, the Colorado-based trade group representing craft brewers.

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Tornado T2 Rotary Lobe Pump

August 24, 2015 7:30 am | by Food Manufacturing

With low pulsation and wear, the TORNADO T2 is available in a variety of sizes ideal for food industry applications.

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DynaClean Vertical Z Conveyor

August 24, 2015 7:15 am | by Food Manufacturing

The DynaClean Vertical Z Conveyor is an ideal solution for food processing facilities that have a need to move product to higher elevations. The patented DynaClean line of conveyor systems are designed for ease of cleaning and sanitizing, which results in shorter downtimes and the ability to quickly return the conveyor to the processing line.

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Whiskey Named After Tennessee Moonshiner Debuts New Bottle

August 21, 2015 2:30 pm | by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

A white whiskey named after a legendary Tennessee moonshiner is introducing a new bottle after a legal dispute over similarities to Jack Daniel's shape and design.

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Food Manufacturing: The Week in Review

August 21, 2015 2:05 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor

Stay on top of the biggest stories in the news and find out what is trending by taking a look at the most-viewed content of the week from the Food Manufacturing website.

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Nelson Peltz Will Join Board of Food Distributor Sysco

August 21, 2015 1:05 pm | by Associated Press

Activist investor Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund is getting two Sysco board seats after becoming the food distributor's largest shareholder. Sysco said Thursday that Peltz and Trian partner Josh Frank will join its board Friday.

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Lifeway Foods Ramps Up Kefir Production at New Wisconsin Facility

August 21, 2015 1:00 pm | by Lifeway Foods, Inc.

Lifeway Foods, Inc. on Friday announced the beginning of kefir production at the former Golden Guernsey dairy plant in Waukesha, Wisconsin, that it acquired in May 2013 to increase its manufacturing capacity.

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Flagship PACK EXPO Show Among Fastest-Growing US Trade Shows

August 21, 2015 12:10 pm | by PMMI

Since PMMI introduced PACK EXPO in 1956, it has evolved from a single show with 136 exhibitors, 5,000 attendees and 43,116 net square feet of exhibit space into a portfolio with more than seven shows in the United States and Mexico.

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Analysis Puts Coke Ahead of Pepsi in Water Conservation

August 21, 2015 11:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The soft drink industry's biggest rivals each made substantial commitments to mitigate their use of fresh water.

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GM: 'The Most Critical Technology' For Feeding the World

August 21, 2015 10:20 am | by BIOMED CENTRAL

A former adviser to the US Secretary of State says that genetic modification (GM) is the most critical technology in agriculture for meeting the challenges of feeding a growing global population.

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Coke to Disclose Details on its Health Efforts

August 21, 2015 9:20 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Coca-Cola says it will start publishing information about its health and nutrition efforts after it was criticized for funding a group that many felt touted the company's message.

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Ardent Mills to Acquire Mondelez Canada's Flour Mill

August 21, 2015 8:25 am | by Ardent Mills

Ardent Mills, the premier flour-milling and ingredient company, announced today its intent to acquire the Mondelez Canada flour mill located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

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Colorado Brewery Out With Another Batch of Count Chocula Beer

August 21, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Black Bottle Brewery of Fort Collins, Colorado sparked a minor controversy last fall when it bought out nearby grocery stores' entire supplies of General Mills' seasonal Count Chocula cereal.

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McCormick Completes Acquisition of Stubb's Barbeque Sauces

August 21, 2015 7:55 am | by McCormick & Company, Incorporated

McCormick & Company, Incorporated, a global leader in flavor, today announced that it has completed the purchase of 100% of the shares of One World Foods, Inc., seller of Stubb's barbeque sauces.

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The Square Bag

August 21, 2015 7:40 am | by Mondi Group

No additional tooling or adjustments are needed with the Square Bag. It is ready for integration into existing filling lines in diverse packaging applications.

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