Maryland poultry pollution trial winds up

December 5, 2012
Maryland poultry pollution trial winds up

The Associated Press BALTIMORE —  Attorneys have finished their closing arguments in a closely watched trial pitting environmentalists against an Eastern Shore farmer and poultry giant Perdue. Nearly 100 spectators watched the closing arguments Nov. 30 in U.S. District Court. The Waterkeeper Alliance claims that Berlin-based Hudson Farm is violating the federal Clean Water...

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Japan Airlines to serve KFC on select flights

December 4, 2012
Japan Airlines to serve KFC on select flights

The Associated Press NEW YORK — They’re calling the flights”Air Kentucky Fried Chicken.” Japan Airlines says it’s serving food from the fast-food chicken chain on international flights from Dec. 1, 2012, to Feb. 28, 2013. The meals will be served to fliers in premium economy and economy from Narita Airport near Tokyo to Boston,...

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USDA trade mission to Russia promotes U.S. agriculture

December 3, 2012
USDA trade mission to Russia promotes U.S. agriculture

WASHINGTON — USDA) has announced that Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Michael Scuse is leading a mission to promote U.S. agricultural exports to Russia, Dec. 3-7. Representatives from the states of Idaho, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Kansas, as well as 23 American companies will attend. Two-way agricultural trade between the U.S. and...

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Drought worsens after weeks of improvement

December 3, 2012
Drought worsens after weeks of improvement

The Associated Press   ST. LOUIS — A new report shows that the nation’s worst drought in decades has worsened for a second straight week, after conditions had improved for more than a month. The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor report released Nov. 29 shows that 62.7 percent of the continental U.S. was in some...

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Study: RFS estimated to cost chain restaurants billions

November 30, 2012
Study: RFS estimated to cost chain restaurants billions

WASHINGTON — A new report on the impact of federal ethanol policies, specifically the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), estimates that the RFS mandate could cost chain restaurants billions of dollars. The National Council of Chain Restaurants commissioned PwC US to research, analyze and estimate the potential cost and economic impact...

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USFRA elects 2013 executive committee

November 30, 2012

NEW YORK, N.Y. —  Bob Stallman of the American Farm Bureau Federation has been elected to serve as chairman of the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance for 2013. Others elected by the USFRA board to serve as members of the Executive Committee are Weldon Wynn, Cattlement’s Beef Board, vice chairman; Bernard Leonard, U.S. Poultry...

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