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General Mills gets pet-friendly, buying Blue Buffalo for $8B
General Mills has suffered three consecutive years of declining revenue as it follows customers seeking more fresh food on the dinner table.

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Oregon officials struggle to ID which pot sites are legal
Oregon Liquor Control Commission has only 23 inspectors for more than 1,200 marijuana grows and retail outlets.
Oregon’s ‘rocking’ wine industry advised to avoid complacency
Oregon’s ‘rocking’ wine industry advised to avoid complacency
With their wine sales growth outperforming other regions, Oregon producers should avoid resting on their laurels, experts say.
Computer programmer creates future of small farming
Computer programmer creates future of small farming
Athol, Idaho, farmer Luke Black hopes to develop artificial intelligence that will help manage his small farm.
Report: EU would squeeze US juice, whiskey in trade spat
EU may target U.S. agricultural products, but also whiskey and Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
Grocer Albertsons eyes Rite Aid deal in health care push
Grocer starts to strengthen same-day deliveries, a meal-kit business and other products that cater to customers who want fast service.
Report: California pot growers lagging in getting licenses
A University of California study estimated the newly created state market for recreational marijuana should produce $5 billion in taxable revenue this year.
Restaurants, groceries try harder to identify food sources
The move towards more transparency comes after decades of criticism of other consumer industries.
Trump budget would make crop insurance unaffordable for many, ag industry says
Trump budget would make crop insurance unaffordable for many, ag industry says
President Donald Trump’s proposed budget reduces crop insurance subsidies to the point where it would be unaffordable for “many, if not most” wheat farmers, says Chandler Goule, CEO of the National Association of Wheat Growers.
Critics blast EPA for lowering Syngenta pesticide fine
Under the Obama administration, the EPA initially proposed a fine nearly nine times larger — or $4.9 million — for just one incident.
Coca-Cola sales plunge as drink maker sheds bottling biz
The Atlanta company reported a loss of $2.75 billion, or 65 cents per share.

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