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Solar Debate Heats Up As CA Farmland Is Targeted

March 15, 2012 1:12 pm | by TRACIE CONE, Associated Press

In the debate pitting photovoltaic power stations against agriculture, all eyes have been on California's Fresno County, where the abundance of sunshine that make it the No. 1 agriculture-producing county in the nation also make it ideal for solar arrays.

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IDFA Supports Safety Net for Farmers Not Tied to Supply Management

March 15, 2012 1:10 pm | by SOURCE International Dairy Foods Association

Tipton encouraged the Senate Agriculture Committee to adopt the risk management solution on which the dairy industry agrees.

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Fla. Citrus Growers Upset Over Change In Tax

March 15, 2012 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press

Florida citrus growers are upset about a trade commission's vote to end a tax on the import of Brazilian juice into the United States.

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That's Fishy: Feds Fight Fraud In Seafood Sizes

March 15, 2012 1:03 pm | by JAY LINDSAY, Associated Press

At the International Boston Seafood Show this week, a top federal seafood quality officer announced his agency was increasing efforts to stop these and other types of seafood fraud.

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Tyson Worker Fatally Injured At Neb. Plant

March 15, 2012 1:00 pm | by The Associated Press

Tyson Foods Inc. said Thursday that worker has been fatally injured at a company beef plant in northeast Nebraska.

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Consumer Trends: Consumers Seek out Ethnic & Bold Flavours

March 15, 2012 11:57 am | by SOURCE ReportsnReports

The interest in ethnic food has exploded in recent years due to the growth in the Asian and Hispanic populations, as well as increased exposure to other cuisines through television and the internet.

Idaho Ponders First Felony Animal Abuse Penalties

March 15, 2012 10:22 am | by ALEX MORRELL, Associated Press

Idaho's powerful agriculture industry has been wary of animal cruelty measures and their sponsors, but the Idaho Cattle Association now favors legislation that protects animals without harming ranchers' livelihoods.

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Schools Getting Choice On Beef: Pink Slime Or No?

March 15, 2012 10:18 am | by MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is set to announce Thursday it will offer schools choice in ground beef purchases in response to requests from districts.

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Anheuser-Busch Inbev Extends Olympic Sponsorship

March 15, 2012 10:16 am | by The Associated Press

Budweiser will remain the exclusive beer sponsor of the U.S. Olympic Committee and Team USA through 2016, extending an important marketing relationship for the brewer.

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Troubled Spain, Portugal Now Desperate For Rain

March 15, 2012 10:14 am | by DANIEL WOOLLS, Associated Press

Spain is facing its driest winter in more than 70 years and bailed-out Portugal next door is in similar straits. Thousands of jobs and many millions in agricultural output are in jeopardy.

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Neb. Governor OKs Bill To Boost Beer Brewing

March 15, 2012 10:13 am | by The Associated Press

The maximum number of barrels of beer that can be produced by a microbrewery or a brewpub would double under a bill signed into law Wednesday by Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman

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Photo Of The Day: Self-Chilling Beverage Can

March 15, 2012 10:00 am

Introducing the World's First Self Chilling Beverage Can Known As West Coast Chill Pure Energy Drink. West Coast Chill Pure Energy Drink is based on natural ingredients and contains no sugar, no caffeine, and no artificial colors or flavors. 

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Former Tyson Plant To Open As Hen Facility In Arkansas

March 14, 2012 12:41 pm

A group of California investors has bought a former Tyson Foods Inc. poultry plant in Pine Bluff and plans to open the facility later this year.

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Sara Lee Renames Its Coffee And Tea Business

March 14, 2012 12:39 pm | by The Associated Press

Sara Lee Corp. is naming its international coffee and tea business — which it plans to spin off later this year — as D.E. Master Blenders 1753.

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Bread For The World Urges Congress To Safeguard Nutrition Programs

March 14, 2012 12:36 pm | by SOURCE Bread for the World

As the Senate concludes its last farm bill hearing Wednesday, Bread for the World is asking members of the Senate Agriculture Committee to protect critical nutrition programs that meet the needs of millions of struggling American families.

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Water4 Launches World Water Day Campaign

March 14, 2012 12:32 pm | by SOURCE The Water4 Foundation

The Water4 Foundation has announced the launch of its campaign for World Water Day, the United Nations-designated international day held annually on March 22.

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Italian Wine Exports Hit New Record

March 14, 2012 12:27 pm

Italian wine exports reached a record €4.4 billion ($5.75 billion) last year, with the biggest markets in the United States, Germany and Britain.

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Bill Applies Tariffs On Illegally Subsidized Goods From China

March 14, 2012 10:16 am | by SOURCE NewPage

President Obama has signed legislation passed by the U.S. House and Senate that will allow the Department of Commerce to continue to apply the countervailing duty law to non-market economy countries like China.

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Sara Lee Names More Coffee-Tea Unit Leaders

March 14, 2012 10:09 am | by The Associated Press

Food company Sara Lee Corp. has named Harm-Jan van Pelt as chief operating officer of the portion of its international coffee and tea business that covers Eastern Europe, Australia, Asia and Latin America.

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Red Bull Drops Jesus Ad In South Africa

March 14, 2012 10:07 am | by The Associated Press

Energy-drink maker Red Bull says it has dropped an advertisement in South Africa after an outcry from Christians for its portrayal of Jesus Christ walking on water.

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