When an early spring was followed by a frost, New England apple growers watched closely in the coming months for signs of damage. Turns out, not only was the damage not nearly as bad as in some big apple states like Michigan, but this year's apples are expected to have more intense flavor.
Children are far more likely to pick a healthier fast-food meal when promotional toys are offered only with those menu options and not with less nutritional fare like burgers, fries and a pop, a study has found.
Lobstermen and fishery officials in Maine are hoping that cool heads prevail as the fishing season begins in Canada for lobstermen who blocked truckloads of Maine-caught lobster from New Brunswick processing plants before settling their dispute over the weekend.
The Agriculture Department will buy up to $170 million of pork, lamb, chicken and catfish to help drought-stricken farmers and ranchers.
Shopping online for groceries is a growing business. Various sources forecast online purchases of packaged goods to grow from $12 billion today to $25 billion by 2014.
Union leaders say they hope American Crystal Sugar Co. chief executive Dave Berg will reconsider his decision to skip a community meeting about the company's extended worker lockout.
Tyson Foods, the nation's biggest meat company, established a new $1 billion credit facility that will reduce its annual interest expense by $1.1 million a year and boost its balance sheet.
Laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity, according to a study that seems to offer the first evidence such efforts could pay off.
Sliced apples distributed to fast-food and grocery chains across the country are among packaged products being recalled due to possible Listeria contamination.
Monster Beverage Corp. said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission last Thursday that it received a subpoena last month from an unidentified state attorney general's office concerning the advertising and ingredients of its energy drinks.
According to the first large study of states’ laws governing the sale of junk food and drinks in U.S. public schools, these regulations may help curb childhood obesity.
Fearing for their livelihood, Canadian fishermen in the past few days have angrily blocked truckloads of Maine lobsters from being delivered to processing plants in Canada that turn out lobster products for U.S. supermarkets and restaurants.
A new study published in Nutrition Journal shows that people can lose weight while consuming typical amounts of sugar or high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) if their overall caloric intake is reduced.
Craft Brew Alliance , Inc., an independent craft brewing company, reported net sales of $82.8 million and net income of $1.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012, as compared with net sales of $73.8 million and net income of $8.2 million a year ago.
The government slashed its expectations for U.S. corn and soybean production for the second consecutive month Friday, predicting what could be the lowest average corn yield in more than 15 years as the worst drought in decades continued punishing key farm states.
The next phase of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) energy-efficiency lighting legislation went into effect on July 14, 2012 and requires all impacted lighting to be manufactured to be more energy-efficient.
CDC Software (CDC) and Consona Corporation (Consona), both enterprise application software (EAS) providers of on-premise and cloud technologies, today announced they have merged to form Aptean.
A new study found that farmers should be marketing more to female and older consumers because they are more likely to buy local products, and that farmers should promote local agriculture in their marketing messages.
Gill has been cross breeding cattle with more drought tolerant breeds that can withstand heat and droughts better. Cattle are being bred with genes from their African cousins who are accustomed to hot weather.