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  • Amid bumper crop, families could get PB&J break

    ATLANTA (AP) — Choosy moms and dads may be packing more PB&J in lunches this winter, when the cost of a jar of Jif or Skippy is expected to fall …


  • Wine and fracking don’t mix, say vineyard owners

    The hillside vineyards of New York’s Finger Lakes region make money producing fine Rieslings and inviting tourists to sip white wine by the water’s edge. Now winery owners are worried …


  • Kansas case puts face on ‘total identity theft’

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — When Candida L. Gutierrez’s identity was stolen, the thief didn’t limit herself to opening fraudulent credit and bank accounts. She assumed Gutierrez’s persona completely, using it …


  • NM peanut capital at heart of national recall

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The country’s largest organic peanut processing plant is scrubbing its facilities top to bottom and hopes to get back in production soon after a massive recall …


  • WA apple farmers may see boon from bad weather

    SEATTLE (AP) — First, warm spring weather in the Northeast and Midwest tricked apple trees into budding earlier. Then an untimely frost damaged the delicate blossoms. For apple farmers in …


  • Big tobacco says corrective statements go too far

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tobacco companies are urging a federal judge to reject the government’s proposed industry-financed corrective statements, calling them “forced public confessions.” The Justice Department countered that the statements …


  • For dollars’ worth of copper farmers out thousands

    DOS PALOS, Calif. (AP) — Cannon Michael is a folk hero across California’s agriculture heartland, where these days the price of scrap metal influences a farmer’s bottom line as much …


  • NM company linked to illness expands peanut recall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A New Mexico food company that produced the peanut butter linked to an outbreak of salmonella poisoning has expanded an ongoing recall of its products to include …


  • NM company linked to illness expands peanut recall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A New Mexico food company that produced the peanut butter linked to an outbreak of salmonella poisoning has expanded an ongoing recall of its products to include …


  • Idaho dairy workers charged with animal cruelty

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Three former dairy workers with Idaho’s largest dairy operation have been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty after undercover video shot by an animal rights group showed …


  • Freeze, drought take bite out of fall tourism

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Devastating spring freezes and a historic drought have stripped some charm from rustic fall destinations, leaving some corn too short to create mazes, orchards virtually devoid of …


  • Problems found at peanut butter plant in 2010

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration found what it called “objectionable conditions” at a New Mexico peanut butter plant in 2010, two years before the current outbreak of …


  • Drought worsens in some key Midwest farming states

    ST. LOUIS — The nation’s worst drought in decades is showing no sign of letting up in several key Midwest farming states, worrying farmers harvesting the summer’s withered corn crop …


  • Drought worsens in some key Midwest farming states

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The nation’s worst drought in decades is showing no sign of letting up in several key Midwest farming states, worrying farmers harvesting the summer’s withered corn …


  • Chicago police find about 1,500 pot plants in city

    CHICAGO (AP) — In Chicago, a bustling urban metropolis where skyscrapers are as likely to sprout up as anything a farmer might plant, someone decided there was just enough room …


  • Chicago police find about 1,000 pot plants in city

    CHICAGO (AP) — In Chicago, a bustling urban metropolis where skyscrapers are as likely to sprout up as anything a farmer might plant, someone decided there was just enough room …


  • Ranchers see increase in grass thefts amid drought

    VAUGHN, N.M. (AP) — Petty crime and burglaries aren’t unusual in New Mexico’s isolated Guadalupe County, but lately Sheriff Michael Lucero has seen thieves steal something a bit unexpected — …


  • Tests come back negative in Mich. search for Hoffa

    DETROIT (AP) — Like many others that came before it, the latest search for former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa has come up empty. Tests on soil samples gathered last week …


  • Authorities: Oregon farmer eaten by his hogs

    COQUILLE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon authorities are investigating how a farmer was eaten by his hogs. Terry Vance Garner, 69, never returned after he set out to feed his animals …


  • Peanut butter recall includes major retailers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A recall of peanut butter and other nut products has some of the country’s largest grocery stores pulling store-brand products off their shelves. New Mexico-based Sunland Inc. …


  • Bacon shortage ‘baloney,’ but prices to rise

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Bacon lovers can relax. They’ll find all they want on supermarket shelves in the coming months, though their pocketbooks may take a hit. The economics of …


  • Calif dairies going broke due to feed, milk prices

    HANFORD, Calif. (AP) — In nearly six decades of running a dairy in central California, Mary Cameron made a name for herself in a male-dominated industry: She led several dairy …


  • No sign of remains in new Mich. search for Hoffa

    ROSEVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Jimmy Hoffa is presumed dead, cocooned in mystery and innuendo and missing for the past 37 years. Patricia Szpunar just hopes that if the former Teamsters …


  • Stubborn drought maintains grip on most of US

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A weekly update on U.S. drought conditions shows the nation’s worst drought in decades slightly worsened in the lower 48 states with the Midwest corn harvest …


  • Rainfall easing drought in certain corn states

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — With hopes of a once-stellar corn crop dimmed by a summer of drought, Gerald Jenkins doesn’t expect the unfolding harvest to burden his co-op’s grain elevators, …


  • Judge: Texas firm must pay disabled workers $1.4M

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Texas company that profited for decades by supplying mentally disabled workers to an Iowa turkey plant at wages of 41 cents per hour must …


  • FDA urged to set standards for arsenic in rice

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration may consider new standards for the levels of arsenic in rice as consumer groups are calling for federal guidance on how much …


  • APNewsBreak: BPI sues ABC News for defamation

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Beef Products Inc. filed a defamation lawsuit Thursday against ABC News for its coverage of a meat product that critics have dubbed “pink slime,” alleging that …


  • Rain eases drought as Midwest corn harvest unfolds

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The latest update on the nation’s worst drought in decades shows that farmers bringing in their weakened corn crops caught some relief with recent rains that …


  • NYC big-soda crackdown plan goes to vote Thursday

    NEW YORK (AP) — One of New York City’s most ambitious efforts to prod residents to live healthier appears poised to pass as a health panel takes up a plan …

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