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North Carolina apple growers optimistic about cold
Agriculture experts say the colder weather this winter meant that apple blooms were not as far along as they were two years ago, when an April cold snap devastated the crop.

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PepsiCo’s profit rises on snack sales, price hikes
The company, which also makes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Mountain Dew and Tropicana, said global snack volume rose 2 percent in the period. Global beverage volume was unchanged from a year ago.
Organic food firm coming to central Pennsylvania
WhiteWave Foods plans to occupy a vacant facility in Sandy Township, Clearfield County. The company, based in Broomfield, Colo., makes Silk brand soy milk, Earthbound Farm brand products, and Land O’ Lakes coffee creamers and drinks. Its other...
Farmer ships Vidalia onions ahead of start date
Delbert Bland of Glennville, who grows onions on roughly 3,000 acres in southeast Georgia, has been waging a legal battle since last fall with Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black. Their dispute revolves around a rule adopted with the backing of many...
Rancher inspects cattle after showdown with feds
Rancher inspects cattle after showdown with feds
U.S. Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze said the agency backed off to avoid a potentially violent situation over the weekend. However, he vowed to go to court to collect more than $1 million in back grazing fees he says Cliven Bundy owes for...
Officials ready for ranchers seeking federal aid
Tuesday is the first day ranchers can sign up for the Livestock Indemnity Program and the Livestock Forage Disaster Program.
Congressman, ranchers meet on lesser prairie chicken
Ranchers and oil companies believe the listing will have a negative effect on the ranching, oil and gas and wind farm industries in New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado. That’s where the chicken’s habitat is known.
Vidalia onion farmer back in court over shipping date
Delbert Bland, who grows Vidalia onions on 3,000 acres in southeast Georgia, won a court victory in Fulton County last month when a judge ruled Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black overstepped his bounds by ordering that no onions could be packed for...
Comment period extended on cuckoo protection
The service has proposed listing the bird as threatened in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Oregon and Washington, and in Canada and Mexico. The bird’s numbers have dropped from the thousands...
Subway takes ‘yoga mat’ chemical out of bread
The ingredient, azodicarbonamide, is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use as a bleaching agent and dough conditioner. It can be found in a wide variety of products, including those served at McDonald’s and Starbucks and breads sold...
UN panel shows who’s responsible for CO2 emissions
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shows with graphs and tables which countries are responsible for the greatest share of emissions,