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Whole Foods owns up overcharging of packaged goods

Whole Foods Market Inc admitted that there were pricing issues at its New York City stores, a week after the NY Department of Consumer Affairs said the supermarket chain was overstating the weight of prepackaged meat, dairy and other goods.

Keurig soft drink machine reckons with fizzled soda market

Keurig soft drink machine reckons with fizzled soda market

NEW YORK - Keurig Green Mountain Inc's thrust into the home-brewed cold beverage market, once seen as a potential game changer for the single-serve coffee machine maker, faces increased skepticism from investors worried in part about waning consumer enthusiasm for soft drinks.

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White House directs GMO regulators to update, improve oversight

White House directs GMO regulators to update, improve oversight

The White House on Thursday directed the three U.S. agencies that oversee biotech crop products to improve and modernize their regulatory "framework" to boost public confidence in a system that critics call a failure.

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Heinz completes Kraft purchase, Buffett joins board

Heinz completes Kraft purchase, Buffett joins board

H.J. Heinz Co on Thursday completed its purchase of Kraft Foods Group Inc, creating the third largest food and beverage company in North America and fifth largest worldwide.

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Investors tell court they were shortchanged $1 billion in Dole deal

WILMINGTON, Del. - Former shareholders of Dole Food Co pressed a Delaware judge on Thursday to award them a judgment of more than $1 billion for what they claim was a lowball buyout of the company in 2013 by its chief executive, David Murdock.

Prices cool for ringside seats as Chicago futures floors wind down

CHICAGO - The cost of membership at Chicago's famous futures trading exchanges has topped $1 million in the past as traders snapped up the chance for benefits like cut-price fees on deals.

Farmers, agronomist agree crops ahead of schedule this year

Farmers, agronomist agree crops ahead of schedule this year

Agronomists and farmers agree that spring and early summer weather patterns have created favorable growing conditions thus far in southwest North Dakota.

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK: A small-town bar, now closed, sits near a co-op elevator

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: A small-town bar, now closed, sits near a co-op elevator

While out getting coverage of storm damage to crops June 29, Agweek photographer Peter Bottini came across this closed bar in Galesburg, N.D., which once served that community, including workers from the Galesburg Co-op Elevator.

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Passenger injured when car hits cow in Minnesota

A car collided with a cow late last night near Paynesville, Minn., resulting in minor injuries to a passenger in the vehicle.

U.S. oil rig count rises for first time since December

U.S. oil drilling this week increased for the first time after 29 weeks of declines, data showed on Thursday, the strongest sign yet that higher crude prices are coaxing producers back to the well pad.

No need for new rules to protect butterflies from GM pollen

No need for new rules to protect butterflies from GM pollen

BRUSSELS - European food safety officials found there was no need to widen buffer zones around genetically modified (GM) crops even though research shows that pollen from GM maize, which can travel kilometres further than previously thought.

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JBS says expects Cargill regulatory approval in 4-7 months

SAO PAULO - JBS SA, the world's largest meatpacker, expects antitrust approval of its acquisition of Cargill Inc's U.S. pork assets in four to seven months, paving the way for synergies of more than $75 million, executives said on Thursday.

SDSU student awarded graduate scholarship

Certified Angus Beef has awarded South Dakota State University meat science doctorate student Megan Webb with the 2015 Graduate Colvin Scholarship for her research work in enhancing meat production and quality.

Welte: Whiskey's for drinkin,' water's for fightin'

Welte: Whiskey's for drinkin,' water's for fightin'

I remember going to Grand Forks with Dad one summer day in the early 1980s. It was time to certify acres in order to participate in the federal farm program. So he took me with him to the ASCS office.

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Family farms are the future of agriculture

My family owns a farm near Medina, N.D., and we now are transitioning that operation to Steve Sund and his family. Our farm has always been and will always remain a family farm committed to serving the health of the land and the community.

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