Agriculture

FILE - This Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, file photo shows the ingredients label for soy milk at a grocery store in New York. The dairy industry says terms like “soy milk” violate the federal standard for milk, but even government agencies have internally clashed over the proper term. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)
July 03, 2017 - 11:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Dairy farmers want U.S. regulators to banish the term "soy milk," but documents show even government agencies haven't always agreed on what to call such drinks. The U.S. Department of Agriculture "fervently" wanted to use the term "soy milk" in educational materials for the public,...
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July 03, 2017 - 8:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Dairy farmers want regulators to banish the term "soy milk," but documents show even government agencies haven't always agreed on what to call such drinks. The USDA "fervently" wanted to use the term "soy milk" in educational materials, according to emails released in response to a...
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July 02, 2017 - 6:40 pm
YORK SPRINGS, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say more than 100,000 chickens died in a fire that destroyed a barn at a Pennsylvania commercial egg farm in Pennsylvania. The blaze at Hillandale Farms in Tyrone Township was reported around 5:45 a.m. Saturday. Tyrone is about 29 miles (46 kilometers) southwest...
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In this Wednesday, June 28, 2017, photo, Oscar Mayer classic uncured wieners are for sale at a grocery store in New York. Oscar Mayer is touting its new hot dog recipe that uses nitrite derived from celery juice instead of artificial sodium nitrite, which is used to preserve the pinkish colors of processed meats and prevents botulism. Kraft Heinz, which owns Oscar Mayer, says sodium nitrite is among the artificial ingredients it has removed from the product to reflect changing consumer preferences. The change comes amid a broader trend of big food makers purging ingredients that people may feel are not natural. (AP Photo/Candice Choi)
June 30, 2017 - 2:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Backyard cooks looking to grill this summer have another option: hot dogs without "added nitrites." Are they any healthier? Oscar Mayer is touting its new hot dog recipe that uses nitrite derived from celery juice instead of artificial sodium nitrite, which is used to preserve the...
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FILE - This March 29, 2012, file photo, shows the beef product that critics call "pink slime" during a plant tour of Beef Products Inc. in South Sioux City, Neb. Beef Products Inc. says the settlement reached with ABC in a $1.9 billion defamation lawsuit over the network's reports on its lean, finely textured beef product provides a strong foundation on which to grow the business. The terms of the settlement announced Wednesday, June 28, 2017 are confidential. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
June 28, 2017 - 3:56 pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — ABC and a South Dakota meat producer announced a settlement Wednesday in a $1.9 billion lawsuit against the network over its reports on a beef product that critics dubbed "pink slime." The terms of the settlement including its amount are confidential. Dakota Dunes-based...
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FILE - This March 29, 2012, file photo, shows the beef product that critics call "pink slime" during a plant tour of Beef Products Inc. in South Sioux City, Neb. Beef Products Inc. says the settlement reached with ABC in a $1.9 billion defamation lawsuit over the network's reports on its lean, finely textured beef product provides a strong foundation on which to grow the business. The terms of the settlement announced Wednesday, June 28, 2017 are confidential. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
June 28, 2017 - 3:24 pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — ABC and a South Dakota meat producer announced a settlement Wednesday in a $1.9 billion lawsuit against the American network over its reports on a lean, finely textured beef product that critics dubbed "pink slime." The terms of the settlement including its amount are...
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June 28, 2017 - 10:05 am
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — ABC says it has reached a settlement with a South Dakota meat producer that filed a more than $1 billion lawsuit against the network over its reports on the company's lean, finely textured beef product that critics dubbed "pink slime." ABC spokeswoman Julie Townsend says in...
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June 26, 2017 - 10:12 am
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A preliminary hearing for a Pennsylvania man charged with killing his wife after claiming she fell overboard on his fishing boat has been postponed from Monday until July 31. Forty-eight-year-old Christopher Leclair, of Albion, remains in the Erie County jail on a homicide charge...
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June 26, 2017 - 9:08 am
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A preliminary hearing for a Pennsylvania man charged with killing his wife after claiming she fell overboard on his fishing boat has been postponed from Monday until July 31. Forty-eight-year-old Christopher Leclair, of Albion, remains in the Erie County jail on a homicide charge...
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June 23, 2017 - 11:59 am
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A federal jury in Kansas has awarded nearly $218 million to farmers who sued Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed variety. Friday's verdict after a three-week trial in Kansas City, Kansas, involves four Kansas farmers...
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