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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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Farmers trained on using herbicide blamed for crop damage
Tens of thousands of soybean and cotton farmers across the country are spending part of their winter undergoing free but mandatory training in how to properly use dicamba
Blue Apron delivers in fourth quarter, even with loss
Blue Apron’s average revenue per customer was $248 in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to $246 in the fourth quarter of 2016.
GOP lawmakers take aim at WHO agency over Roundup ingredient
Roundup is the world’s most widely used weed killer and has been sprayed on corn, soybeans, cotton and other crops since the 1970s.
2 more lawsuits accuse chicken producers of fixing prices
Two major food distributors have filed their own federal lawsuits accusing Tyson Foods and other major chicken producers of improperly fixing prices, but the industry denies any wrongdoing
Tyson Foods announces investment in food-tech startup
Arkansas-based Tyson Foods, Inc. has invested in a food-tech startup that produces cultured meats directly from animal cells
Nestle selling US candy business for $2.8 billion
The deal is expected to close at the end of the first quarter.
Correction: Washington-Monsanto Lawsuit story
Correction: Washington-Monsanto Lawsuit story
Oregon sues Monsanto over PCB pollution in waterways, soil
The lawsuit cites internal memos and correspondence indicating that Monsanto knew early on about the toxic effects of PCBs.
Marijuana investors skittish after Sessions’ shot at pot
A Nevada state lawmaker said he was concerned Sessions’ action could snuff out the budding industry in that state
Minnesota announces restrictions on using herbicide dicamba
The rules are meant to reduce instances of the herbicide drifting and damaging neighboring fields.

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