Report: Ethanol reduced gas prices 89 cents in 2010

October 5, 2011
Report: Ethanol reduced gas prices 89 cents in 2010

WASHINGTON — The increased use of ethanol reduced wholesale gasoline prices by an average of 89 cents per gallon in 2010, according to a new study conducted by economists at Iowa State University and the University of Wisconsin, released by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) and sponsored bu the Renewable Fuel...

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Global demand drives food prices higher in 3rd quarter

October 5, 2011
Global demand drives food prices higher in 3rd quarter

WASHINGTON — Strong global demand, especially for pork and other protein-rich foods, was a primary driver behind higher retail prices at the supermarket during the third quarter of 2011, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 food items that can be used...

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Church’s Chicken names new CEO

October 5, 2011

ATLANTA — Quick service restaurant chain Church’s Chicken has named Jim Hyatt as the company’s new chief executive officer. Hyatt brings to Church’s Chicken more than 35 years of experience at all levels of restaurant operations, most recently as president and CEO of Così Inc., a fast-casual dining company, where he has worked since...

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Bill Mattos receives CPF Golden Rooster award

October 4, 2011
Bill Mattos receives CPF Golden Rooster award

MONTEREY, Calif. — Bill Mattos, who has served as president of the California Poultry Federation for 20 years, was honored by the federation with the Golden Rooster award, the group’s highest honor. The award, given in a surprise presentation at the group’s recent annual conference, honors an individual who has made major contributions to...

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Poultry growers awarded nearly $26 million

October 4, 2011

MARSHALL, Texas — A federal judge has ordered Pilgrim’s Pride to pay $28.5 million to 91 poultry growers in El Dorado, Ark., who had supplied stock to the company. Pilgrim’s idled its El Dorado processing plant in 2009. According to press reports, the judge found that the decision by Pilgrim’s to idle the El...

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Chef salads containing meat and poultry recalled

October 4, 2011
Chef salads containing meat and poultry recalled

WASHINGTON — Greencore USA Inc. of Cincinnati, Ohio, is recalling approximately 57 pounds of salad products containing meat and poultry, because the grape tomatoes used in these products may be contaminated with salmonella, USDA’s Food Safety & Inspection Service has announced. The products being recalled are 5.6 ounze plastic bowl containers of “Thornton’s Quick...

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