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White House clears small, commercial drones for takeoff
White House clears small, commercial drones for takeoff
The Federal Aviation Administration has created a new category of rules for drones weighing less than 55 pounds.

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Pet food, coffee businesses give Smucker a jolt
For the past year, the Orrville, Ohio-based company reported profit of $688.7 million, or $5.76 per share.
EPA’s plan to boost ethanol use in gasoline gets hearing
The EPA oversees the decade-old Renewable Fuel Standard program commonly known as the ethanol mandate, which sets out how much corn-based ethanol and other renewable fuels refiners must blend into gasoline.
Water district gave $1.4M loan to official
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Black Angus Steakhouse founder Stuart Anderson dies at 93
For many years, Stuart Anderson and his family had a 2,400-acre working ranch in eastern Washington.
Lebanon bans imports of Syrian produce
Agriculture Minister Akram Chehayeb says he is trying to protect “production and farmers” in the country.
Investigator: FDA still taking months to recall tainted food
The Food and Drug Administration allowed some food-safety investigations to drag on, placing consumers in jeopardy of death or serious illness, according to the inspector general’s office at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Cargill gets $10M in tax breaks to stay in Kansas
Cargill’s decision to stay shows other companies that the state is still competitive.
Minnesota farms mostly at full production after bird flu
The outbreak led to the deaths of 49 million chickens and turkeys in 15 states.
Owner of loose bull in fatal crash charged with manslaughter
The indictment accuses the farmer of acting with criminal negligence after he learned the bull was loose and failed to contain it or warn others of the danger.
Hostess recalls snack cakes, doughnuts over peanut residue
Friday’s move is a result of a recall by supplier Grain Craft of certain lots of its flour for undeclared peanut residue, Hostess said.

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