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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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


PepsiCo's 'Banner Sun' Cracks $10 Billion In Sales

March 14, 2012 10:05 am | by SOURCE PepsiCo

PepsiCo, Inc. has announced that its global "Banner Sun" potato chip portfolio has grown to more than $10 billion in annual retail sales.

Consumer Trends: Championship Honors Top Teas

March 14, 2012 10:00 am

With the 20 best tasting teas, the North American Tea Championship (NATC) is shining the spotlight on the most notable, high-quality teas that are commercially available in the North American marketplace.


Photo Of The Day: Cooking Up Equality

March 14, 2012 10:00 am

Dooky Chase Restaurant is one of the few civil rights landmarks remaining in New Orleans.


SD Seeks Assets Of Sunflower Company That Didn't Pay Farmers

March 14, 2012 9:58 am | by CHET BROKAW, Associated Press

South Dakota regulators decided Tuesday to seek the assets of a sunflower seed company that may owe farmers in South Dakota and North Dakota more than $4 million.


Developer Vows To Build Horse Plant In Missouri

March 13, 2012 2:18 pm | by The Associated Press

Opposition from some residents will not stop a Wyoming company from building a plant in southwest Missouri to slaughter horses and process the meat for human consumption, the company said.


African Cocoa Initiative Will Benefit 100,000 Families

March 13, 2012 2:15 pm | by SOURCE World Cocoa Foundation

Over the five-year term, the WCF African Cocoa Initiative will train 100,000 cocoa farmers and support their improved well-being and livelihoods.


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