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New Red Lobster owners charts different course
On Monday, Darden Restaurants Inc. said it finalized its sale of the chain to investment firm Golden Gate Capital, despite contentious protests from activist investors.

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National wool and sheep report
Feeder lambs were steady to $10 higher.
California egg report
Offerings and supplies are light to moderate.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Grain storage space a problem in parts of South Dakota
Rail cars are in short supply in the northern Plains, and many officials and farmers blame that on increased crude oil and freight shipments from North Dakota’s booming oil patch.
California egg report
Demand is moderate to fairly good on light to moderate offerings.
Wisconsin mink production up 8 percent last year
National production increased 15 percent last year compared to 2011, to 3.5 million pelts. The pelts were worth $200 million, or an average of $56.30 per pelt.
Lifelong interest becomes bee business
They are riding a rising crest of interest in Southern Illinois as more and more people here are becoming beekeepers to satisfy various interests.
Intermountain Grain & Livestock
Idaho Farm Bureau Intermountain Grain and Livestock Report for Friday, July 25.
Portland Daily Grain Report
Bids as of noon Pacific time, subject to change.
Meat supplier in China scandal has global reach
The scandal is a blemish for OSI, which began as a family-run meat market in 1909 and prides itself on its high standards. The company notes on its website that it has a “strong heritage of quality and service” and that food safety and...