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organic farmers worried about possible fraudulent grain imports


minnesota organic farmers and marketers are raising concerns that some imported organic corn and soybeans may be conventional grain that has been fraudulently mislabeled as organic to fetch premium prices.






colorado farmers going organic to meet rising demand


in three years, colorado's organic agricultural industry has more than doubled in sales and farmers say they will increase their ability to meet the rising demand.






going organic doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated


nowadays it doesn’t come as a revelation to anybody that even seemingly healthy food (fruit, vegetables, lean meats, etc.) mass-produced in industrial farms is far from being, well, healthy. following the desire to achieve a high and fast output, they pump the animals with antibiotics and hormones and force-fed grain. the plants are constantly sprayed […]






state organic certification program withering from funding drought


the program has g pled with a $100,000-a-year deficit since the state cut its funding in 2010 and capped the fees it could collect from farmers.






healthful super bowl snacks ftw


snacks for the super bowl party table don't have to come with a side of guilt. here are some ideas for smart and healthful swaps: primizie makes thick-cut crispbreads in flavors like gouda and garlic, and chile and lime; a gluten-free version is made from whole-grain organic amaranth, quinoa and...






grain lower, livestock mixed


grain futures were lower tuesday in early trading on the chicago board of trade.






grain mostly lower; livestock mixed


grain futures were mostly lower monday in early trading on the chicago board of trade.






grain higher; livestock mostly lower


grain futures were higher tuesday in early trading on the chicago board of trade.






grain mixed, livestock higher


grain futures were mostly higher wednesday on the chicago board of trade.






chicken farmers say processors treat them like servants


des moines, iowa (ap) — former chicken farmers in five states have filed a federal lawsuit accusing a handful of giant poultry processing companies that dominate the industry of treating farmers who raise the chickens like indentured servants and colluding to fix prices paid to them. the farmers located in alabama, mississippi, north carolina, oklahoma […]






chicken farmers say processors treat them like servants


former chicken farmers in five states have filed a federal lawsuit accusing a handful of giant poultry processing companies that dominate the industry of treating farmers who raise the chickens like indentured servants and colluding to fix prices paid to them.






grain higher; livestock higher


grain futures were higher friday in early trading on the chicago board of trade.






grain lower, livestock lower


grain futures were lower friday in early trading on the chicago board of trade.






grain lower, livestock lower


grain futures were lower thursday on the chicago board of trade.






swedish supermarket tests lasers to label organic produce


something high-tech is happening in the produce aisle at some swedish supermarkets, where laser marks have replaced labels on the organic avocados and sweet potatoes.






general mills boosts eco-friendly grain kernza


a sweet, nutty-tasting new grain called kernza is getting a big boost from food giant general mills, which is intrigued by the potentially big environmental benefits of the drought-resistant crop with long roots that doesn't need to be replanted every year.






general mills boosts eco-friendly grain kernza


a sweet, nutty-tasting new grain called kernza is getting a big boost from food giant general mills, which is intrigued by the potentially big environmental benefits of the drought-resistant crop with long roots that doesn't need to be replanted every year.






analysis: why whole foods is now struggling


organic food has never been so popular among american consumers. ironically, that's bad news for the brand that made organic a household name — namely, austin, texas-based whole foods market. on wednesday, whole foods reported what is arguably its worst performance in a decade, announcing its sixth...






vail police say fraudulent lift ticket cases have increased by 875 percent in 12


vail police are again warning skiers and snowboarders of a growing fraudulent lift ticket sales trend this season that has cost visitors thousands of dollars.






venezuela shuts off cnn in spanish after report on fraudulent passports


venezuela's government has suspended cnn in spanish, shutting off the news channel after a report on fraudulent passports that drew angry criticism from officials. the country's national telecommunications commission announced wednesday that it initiated the "administrative sanction" because of...






greek farmers march in athens against higher taxes


athens, greece (ap) — thousands of greek farmers are marching in central athens to protest tax increases imposed as part of efforts to meet conditions of the country’s international bailout. about 2,000 farmers from across the country headed to the greek capital tuesday to complain about the higher taxes, some of which took effect on […]






china suspends coal imports from north korea over missiles


china on sunday began a suspension of all coal imports from north korea for the rest of the year as it increases pressure on its communist neighbor to give up its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.






punitive damages allowed in farmer lawsuit against syngenta


minneapolis (ap) — a minnesota judge will let some farmers seek punitive damages against the syngenta seed company for selling genetically modified corn seeds before china approved imports of crops grown from them. in an order unsealed tuesday, hennepin county district judge thomas sipkins wrote that there’s evidence syngenta knew the risks of commercializing viptera […]






ferragamo undeterred by us import tax proposal


florence, italy (ap) — the new ceo of the salvatore ferragamo luxury leather goods and fashion house says the prospect of a possible new tax on imports into the u.s. won’t deter his growth strategy in the country. eraldo poletti told the ociated press on friday that any tax on imports, as floated by president […]






eu takes big step toward organic food deal with chile


the european union has taken a big step toward clinching a deal with chile on the international trade in organic food products.






nkorea official in beijing after china's ban on coal imports


a top north korean diplomat is visiting beijing in the wake of china's ban on coal imports from its neighbor and the assassination of north korean leader kim jong un's older half-brother in malaysia.






nkorea official in beijing after china's ban on coal imports


a senior north korean diplomat arrived in beijing on tuesday for talks following china's ban on coal imports from its neighbor and the killing of the exiled half brother of north korean leader kim jong un.






dedicate a weekend to creating a more spiritual and sustainable world


sacred activism is on the agenda, and organic farming proponent vandana shiva is among the keynote speakers at the conscious life expo in los angeles on feb. 10-12, where visitors can also browse through the offerings of 200 vendors showing organic clothing, crystal jewelry, medicinal honeys and...






greek farmers march in athens against higher taxes


thousands of greek farmers are marching in central athens to protest tax increases imposed as part of efforts to meet conditions of the country's international bailout.






eagles land rahm in farmers winners' circle


on a day when nine players held or shared the lead at the farmers insurance open, it was going to take something special for someone to break out of the pack. something like an eagle … or two. jon rahm, a 22-year-old rookie from arizona state via spain, rolled in an eagle putt at 13 to tie for...






general mills boosts eco-friendly grain kernza


minneapolis (ap) — a sweet, nutty-tasting new grain called kernza is getting a big boost from food giant general mills, which is intrigued by the potentially big environmental benefits of the drought-resistant crop with long roots that doesn’t need to be replanted every year. general mills on tuesday announced partnerships with the land institute and […]






some against the grain pet food voluntarily recalled over contamination fears


the wheeling-based owners of against the grain pet food have voluntarily recalled one lot of their pulled beef product over fears of potential contamination with the sedative pentobarbital. the owners, brett and chelsea sher, are the children of the owners of evanger's dog & cat food, which recalled...






dayton signs off on $35m in new state loans for farmers


gov. mark dayton on friday signed into law a measure authorizing the state to provide up to $35 million in loans to help minnesota farmers buy land and improve their agricultural operations.






french presidential candidates seek votes from upset farmers


french presidential candidates are admiring cows and promising new solutions for farmers who fear their livelihood — and the treasured cuisine and picturesque landscape it represents — is on its last legs.






greek farmers step up blockades to protest austerity taxes


farmers in northern greece are staging sporadic highway blockades to protest austerity measures imposed as part of the country's commitments to international bailout lenders.