DuPont, Farm Bureau Foundation invest in education

January 24, 2013
DuPont, Farm Bureau Foundation invest in education

NASHVILLE, Tenn., and JOHNSTON, Iowa — DuPont and the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture have announced a $250,000 donation to the foundation’s My American Farm virtual education resource. The donation from DuPont’s seed business, DuPont Pioneer, will support new games and resources, increased outreach to K-12 stakeholders and a mobile application to increase...

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The Chefs’ Warehouse acquires Queensgate Foodservice

January 24, 2013

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — The Chefs’ Warehouse Inc., a distributor of specialty food products in the U.S., has acquired substantially all the assets of Queensgate Foodservice, located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Founded in 1999, Queensgate is a distributor stocking more than 8,000 items, including a full line of produce, fresh meats and poultry, dairy, dry grocery,...

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Yum Brands says KFC sales will fall in China

January 23, 2013
Yum Brands says KFC sales will fall in China

The Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Yum Brands Inc. has said that it expects that KFC’s sales in China will suffer due to a recent government investigation of its poultry. The company announced in late December that the Chinese government was conducting a review of two poultry suppliers who provided chicken with unapproved levels...

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Consumers express increased desire for “Farm-to-Table” in 2013

January 23, 2013
Consumers express increased desire for “Farm-to-Table” in 2013

NEW OXFORD, Pa. — Consumer demand for “Farm-to-Table” will continue to grow in 2013 if shopper behavior matches responses to new research conducted for Plainville Farms turkey and FreeBird chicken. Shoppers said their motivation for wanting “Farm-to-Table” products is based on a belief that they are “fresher” (95 percent) and “healthier/more nutritious” (90 percent)....

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Kan. lawmakers asked to repeal corporate farm laws

January 22, 2013
Kan. lawmakers asked to repeal corporate farm laws

The Associated Press TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas’ top agriculture official called Jan. 15 for the repeal of state laws restricting corporations’ involvement in agriculture, a move that would reverse a policy enacted more than 80 years ago. Agriculture Secretary Dale Rodman said the state’s anti-corporate farming laws hinder the growth of agriculture and recruitment...

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American farmers grow rural education

January 22, 2013
American farmers grow rural education

ST. LOUIS — Nationwide, a movement is underway to improve the math and science aptitude of today’s students. For the second year in a row, the Monsanto Fund is gearing-up to invest $2.3 million to strengthen math and science education in rural communities through America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education. Now until April 15, 2013,...

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