Kudzu bugs, pea-sized Asian insects with hearty appetites for soybeans as well as the weed they're named after, have hitchhiked from Alabama to western Mississippi. Farmers and entomologists in Arkansas and Louisiana are keeping a wary eye out for an invasion.
Canadian lobstermen set up blockades at factories, and six to eight plants in Atlantic Canada stopped processing operations Tuesday amid intensifying protests demanding that the plants not accept low-priced Maine lobster.
Beverage companies have been teaming up with environmental groups to preserve and conserve water and watersheds, most recently Dr. Pepper with the Nature Conservancy on watersheds that the company draws on directly for its product.
A recall order has been issued for Spice Kingdom brand dried Egyptian Basil due to possible Salmonella contamination.
Beer maker MillerCoors said Tuesday that higher prices and cost management helped lift its net income by 10 percent in the second quarter.
Campbell Soup Company announced it has completed the acquisition of Bolthouse Farms from a fund managed by Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC, a private equity firm, for $1.55 billion in cash.
Snack food maker Snyder's-Lance Inc. returned to profitability in its second quarter as it faced lower expenses related to the merger of its two businesses.
The USDA says the condition of the country's corn and soybean crops hasn't gotten much worse in the past week but large portions remain in poor shape amid widespread drought.
With the recent USDA forecast that food prices will rise throughout the next year due to widespread drought, many Americans report they are concerned about the upcoming high costs.
New allergen labelling regulations for most foods sold in Canada took effect last Friday.
The Port of Kalama facility made its first production-quality wine bottles last Wednesday, ushering in a new era for a plant that seemed destined for mothballs three years ago.
"Lately, there has been some confusion about honey and honey filtration," said Bruce Boynton, CEO of the National Honey Board. "The term 'ultrafiltration' has been misused in association with traditional filtration methods commonly used by many U.S. honey packers, leading some consumers to believe that any honey without pollen is not real honey. The truth is that honey is made by honey bees from the nectar of flowers and plants, not pollen."
A 9th-grader from the Philadelphia area was considering an admissions offer by a private boarding school after it announced a new policy to treat HIV-positive applicants the same as others.
A former marketing director of a Central Valley frozen food company will serve time in prison for embezzling nearly $450,000 from the company.
The National Honey Board wants to clarify any misconceptions about honey.
The U.S. economy generated jobs last month at the fastest pace since February, a sign it is resilient enough to pull out of a midyear slump and grow modestly even as the rest of the world slows down.
Tyson Foods, the nation's biggest meat company, said today its fiscal third-quarter net income dropped 61 percent, pulled down by hefty debt-related charges and lower U.S. consumer demand for chicken and beef.
Twenty Maine restaurants from Kittery to Bar Harbor put Acadian redfish dishes on their menus in June, and 23 eateries served up menu items with Atlantic mackerel in July as part of an effort to raise public awareness — and demand — for unappreciated seafood species.
Wyoming agriculture producers and processors now have a means to connect directly with potential buyers of their products. The Wyoming Business Council Agribusiness Division has established a connection through a national food-related database.
Reichel Foods, a Rochester, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 15,880 pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry products due to possible contamination with Listeria.