Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirms that New York passed Idaho in 2013 to become the nation's third largest producer of milk, trailing California and Wisconsin. New York topped Idaho by 57 million pounds of milk last year.
Tennessee voters would decide whether their cities or counties allow wine to be sold in supermarkets and convenience stores under a bill passed by the state Senate. The measure was approved on a 23-8 vote after the companion bill was revived in the House this week.
If the Seahawks win Sunday, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has wagered a few things he says are indicative of his city. Among them is a sampling of Denver's "amazing green chile." The wager has fired up New Mexicans, resulting in a flurry of social media posts on New Mexico's long history with the hot peppers.
According to the National Chicken Council's 2014 Wing Report, 1.25 billion wings will be devoured during Super Bowl XLVIII, as fans watch the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos battle for the Lombardi Trophy, matching the record level of 2012.
An experimental therapy that fed children with peanut allergies small amounts of peanut flour has helped more than 80 percent of them safely eat a handful of the previously worrisome nuts. Peanut allergies are on the rise globally and affect about 1 in 50 children, mostly in high-income countries.
State lawmakers in Rhode Island are taking a closer look at proposals to require labels on food containing genetically modified ingredients. The two bills that were up for a hearing Wednesday would require labels on foods that include ingredients made or derived from genetically altered crops.
New York's food inspections have been lagging, allowing 5,000 manufacturers, supermarkets and other businesses to operate last year without updated inspections. The backlog allowed 439 new establishments to open for business without a required initial inspection.
The Salt Lake City School District apologized and said it was investigating what happened at Uintah Elementary and working to make sure it doesn't happen again. The students whose lunches were thrown out were given milk and fruit, a standard practice when students don't have lunch money.
Federal prosecutors will seek a 6 ½-year prison term for a former kosher slaughterhouse manager in Iowa who is accused of exploiting immigrant workers for labor, money and sex. A May 2008 immigration raid led to the arrest of 389 workers at the plant.
Advertisers are planning to pull out all the tools in their arsenal during the Super Bowl, including celebrities, A-list rock bands and cinematic story lines. Wonderful Pistachios showcases comedian Stephen Colbert running amok in two 15-second ads in the second quarter.
Advertisers are planning to pull out all the tools in their arsenal during Super Bowl time this Sunday, including celebrities, A-list rock bands and cinematic story lines. Food makers like Wonderful Pistachios, General Mills and Nestle are in the advertising mix this year.
Those efforts to fight obesity in schools? Think younger. A new study finds that much of a child's "weight fate" is set by age 5, and that nearly half of kids who became obese by the eighth grade were already overweight when they started kindergarten.
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says he plans to spend more time developing the chain's rewards program, mobile payments and other digital projects. The announcement comes after Starbucks last week noted a "seismic" shift to online shopping during this past holiday season.
A slowdown in rail service is forcing American Crystal Sugar to cut back on production, something company officials said could cost millions if the situation doesn't improve. The cooperative plans to limit output at three of its five plants because it's running out of storage space while waiting for rail cars.
A national debate over food items containing genetically modified ingredients is headed to Colorado's Capitol. A House committee starts work Thursday on a bill that would give food producers the option of labeling food that doesn't include genetically modified ingredients.
Kraft Foods says it's rolling out the first new nationally distributed flavor of Tang in powdered form since the orange-flavored drink mix was introduced in 1959. The addition of the orange pineapple flavor comes as powdered drink mixes have faded in popularity in recent years.
Tomas Balderas, a worker who was injured in an industrial building collapse in Omaha that killed two workers earlier this month, is suing the company and its owner, primarily in an effort to find out what happened, his lawyer said Wednesday.
As Americans stock their refrigerators in preparation for the Super Bowl, it would appear that the beverage contents in the cooler may not align with what is traditionally one of the big game's biggest advertising spenders: domestic beer.
The Healthy Corner Stores Network aims to teach residents about nutritious eating through grocery promotions and outreach efforts. The initiative has enlisted about 650 of the city's 2,000 or so corner stores to broaden their inventory of fresh produce, whole grains and low-fat dairy.
British prosecutors reversed their initial decision and dropped criminal charges against a trio of dumpster-divers who allegedly took discarded food from a trash bin behind a supermarket. The prosecution of Paul May, Jason Chan and William James had drawn widespread criticism.