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Pasta organization battles anti-wheat messages
Pasta organization battles anti-wheat messages
An international pasta organization is combatting anti-wheat messages across the globe, but particularly in the United States.

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Minnesota links caramel apples, 2 listeria deaths
Minnesota officials are warning consumers to wait for more information before eating any pre-packaged, commercially produced caramel apples.
Kauai council kills separate tax for GMO research
The proposal would have used lease amounts, instead of fair market values, to calculate property tax assessments on biotech companies.
Critics say USDA too close to food industry it regulates
Critics say USDA too close to food industry it regulates
Critics say the USDA is too beholden to processors as the agency's inspectors monitor how food is handled.
Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policy
Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policy
Even if congressional opponents of normalizing relations with Cuba were to pass sweeping legislation to stop what President Obama wants to do, he could veto it and they are unlikely to muster the two-thirds majority to override a veto.
Hermiston farm worker testifies at Senate hearing
Hermiston farm worker testifies at Senate hearing
Raul Esparza de la Paz, who has been in the country since 1998, urged the congressional committee to keep President Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration intact while working on comprehensive immigration reform.
Protections blocked, but sage grouse work goes on
Protections blocked, but sage grouse work goes on
A decision on whether protections are warranted will be reached by the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30.
Producers welcome restoration of equipment tax deductions, fuel incentives
Although it gives producers a tax break this year, the legislation expires at the end of the year.
Longshore union leaders go home; port talks continue
Longshore union leaders go home; port talks continue
A caucus of longshoremen's union leaders did not approve a labor contract deal with container terminal operators, but the meeting could be a sign negotiations are progressing.
Coyote Catalog program activated in North Dakota
State program links farmers with coyote hunters and trappers.
McDonald’s in Japan limits orders of fries
West Coast port slowdown causes fry rationing at McDonald's in Japan.