More than two dozen foreigners who took part in an investment-for-green-cards immigration program had their $500,000 contributions transferred to a South Dakota beef plant after initially committing their funds for other projects, according to state records.
Tyson Foods said its fiscal fourth-quarter net income climbed 41 percent, driven by higher beef and chicken sales. The results prompted a 50 percent spike in the company's dividend. The company also provided a fiscal 2014 revenue forecast above analysts' estimates.
Butterball apparently has big fat mystery on its hands: The company says it doesn't know why some of its turkeys wouldn't plump up in time for Thanksgiving this year. CEO Rod Brenneman says it's the first time it happened and that the company is investigating what went wrong.
Consumers cite affordability, quick and easy preparation, ease of storage and reduced waste as primary reasons that they purchase frozen fruits and vegetables, according to research conducted by the Produce for Better Health Foundation.
The House Ag Committee added language to its version of the farm bill earlier this year that says a state cannot impose certain production standards on agricultural products sold in interstate commerce. Some worry the language is not specific enough.
Del Monte Fresh Produce Inc. will pay $1.2 million to settle a federal discrimination lawsuit claiming Thai workers on Hawaii farms were subjected to uninhabitable housing, insufficient food, low wages and deportation threats, a federal agency said.
A small New Hampshire coffee producer that operates out of a barn has prevailed in a trademark infringement case brought by Starbucks over a blend called "Charbucks." Starbucks sued in 2001, saying the use of the name infringed its famous trademarks.
The future of state laws that regulate everything from the size of a hen's cage to the safe consumption of Gulf oysters may be at stake as farm bill negotiators work to resolve a long-simmering fight between agriculture and animal welfare interests.
Two cities where the signature food item is essentially a great big pile of meat topped PETA's list of most vegetarian-friendly stadiums. At the top of the rankings is the Eagles' Lincoln Financial Field — in the city that invented the cheesesteak.
Campbell Soup's first-quarter net income tumbled 30 percent on declining soup sales in the U.S. and rising costs. The Camden, N.J. company fell well short of Wall Street expectations and it also cut its forecast for the year after the slow start.
Krispy Kernels, a Quebec-based snack maker, faces criticism for a holiday marketing campaign that reintroduced an old logo featuring a cartoon of an aboriginal boy. Critics call the campaign racist and out-dated, while supporters claim it's nostalgic.
Small farmers for years have been pushed to the margins because they don't have access to local industrial slaughterhouses. A possible solution is mobile slaughterhouses — vehicles where livestock can be killed, quartered, packaged and frozen.
Technomic peers ahead into 2014, identifying trends that may significantly impact the restaurant industry. These expert insights are based on site visits evaluating the restaurant scene in cities across the country as well as interviews and surveys of operators, chefs and consumers.
The Folgers Coffee Co. plans a $5 million expansion in eastern New Orleans as parent company J.M. Smucker Co. continues consolidating coffee production. A new $3 million administration building will have bigger offices, not more people, Smucker said.
A Quebec snack-maker won't back down from plans to re-introduce a popular old logo of a cartoon aboriginal boy in a loincloth and feathered hat. Krispy Kernels snack foods drew some criticism for a holiday marketing campaign featuring the old logo.
Wine enthusiasts searching for bubbly made fresh in the Mount Rushmore state will soon be in luck. The first champagne house in South Dakota is coming to Sturgis, courtesy of Belle Joli Winery. Customers will be able to see part of the wine-making process.
A Tokyo-based health information research firm launched a free website where members can search for food that does not contain ingredients to which they are allergic. Members specify food allergens and then see a list of food that don't contain them.
Paul Chibe, vice president of U.S. marketing for Anheuser-Busch InBev, said Friday that humor has always been an integral part of the company's Bud Light brand. But in recent years, Chibe conceded that the tone didn't always strike the right note.
The FDA has extended the comment for food safety rules for farmers by an additional week after people said they had technical problems submitting their views online. The original deadline was Friday; the new deadline is Friday, Nov. 22.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has reached settlements with five Hawaii farms in a discrimination lawsuit alleging that farm workers were subjected to uninhabitable housing, insufficient food, inadequate wages and deportation threats.