Hormel Foods apparently has a hankering for a peanut butter and bacon sandwich. The company primarily known for Spam and other cured, smoked and deli meats said Thursday that it's buying Skippy, the country's No. 2 peanut butter brand, in its biggest-ever acquisition.
Candice Choi and Michelle Chapman
January 03, 2013
An economic development group wants to open a custom slaughter plant in Pembina or Walsh county. Such a plant would provide a market for locally-raised cattle and hogs, as well as deer and other wild game.
$155 million in payments to shareholders, growers 14 percent less than previous year
FARGO – Wahpeton-based Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative reported Tuesday that payments of $155 million made to its shareholders and growers on Aug. 31 were 14 percent less than the previous year.
John Deere Corp. management is looking at its Valley City factory as the crossroads of farm equipment and modern technology, according to John May, president of the agriculture and turf division of John Deere.
FARGO – Five executives from the China SDIC International Trade Co. will tour North Dakota Sunday through Wednesday as a follow-up to the North Dakota Trade Office and North Dakota Department of Agriculture China trade mission in March.
Profits at North Dakota's state-owned flour mill fell by half, to $8 million, during its last budget year, the mill's chief executive said Monday. Despite the drop, the Grand Forks mill's annual earnings rank as the third best in its history, said Vance Taylor, the mill's general manager.
Beef Products Inc. sued ABC News, Inc. for defamation Thursday over its coverage of a meat product that critics dub "pink slime," claiming the network misled consumers into believing it is unhealthy and unsafe.
Grant Schulte, Associated Press
September 13, 2012
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