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Wonderful Halos top list of online stories in 2014

Paramount Citrus replacing the Cuties clementines brand with Wonderful Halos emerged as the top story for 2014, based on the number of Web clicks on thepacker.com during the calendar year.

Vida Fresh launches organic Tasti-Lee tomatoes

Vida Fresh Inc., Morro Bay, Calif., has begun offering Tasti-Lee organic tomatoes.

NAFB Mourns Loss of Hall of Fame Member

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) has lost another legend. Bill McReynolds, who spent 50 years on the airwaves at WOAI Radio in San Antonio, Texas has passed away. Bill was a 1997 inductee into the NAFB Hall of Fame. Bill is survived by his three sons Michael and wife Phyllis, Mark, and Don and wife Sharon, as well... Read More

Corn Growers Pleased with Chinese Approval for Imports

Syngenta officially announced this week that Chinese regulatory officials have approved for the Agrisure Viptera® trait (event MIR162) formally granting import approval. The approval covers corn grain and processing byproducts, such as dried distillers grains (DDGs). Show More Summary

Federal judge orders Safeway to produce witnesses

A federal judge has ruled against Safeway Inc., ordering the retailer to produce witnesses in a case that seeks to force the company to use loyalty card information to contact customers regarding food recalls.

Reports Say Pope Will Open His Farm

There’s a bunch of news stories on the web that Pope Francis will be opening up the papal farm at Castel Gandolfo to the public for tours next year, although I can’t seem to find any official word from the Vatican on its website or on the Catholic News Service. Since the original story is from the Associated Press, take... Read More

Federal judge orders Safeway to produce witnesses

A federal judge has ruled against Safeway Inc., ordering the retailer to produce witnesses in a case that seeks to force the company to use loyalty card information to contact customers regarding food recalls.

Port management seeks federal mediation

Citing little progress after seven months of negotiations with West Coast dock workers, the Pacific Maritime Association is seeking federal mediation.

Smaller Chilean cherry crop in high demand

Demand is very strong for a short crop of high-quality Chilean cherries.

Philanthropy award honors Salinas shippers

The Salinas, Calif.-based Agricultural Leadership Council was named the year’s outstanding philanthropic service organization at the 23rd annual National Philanthropy Day awards.

3PL provider Spot Freight opens Southeast office

Indianapolis-based third-party logistics provider Spot Freight Inc. is ending the year with a new site and a couple of executive promotions.

Water for Food Wishes You a Happy Holidays

From all of us at the Daugherty Water for Food Institute, have a wonderful holiday season.

A Merry & Bright Christmas from GROWMARK

Merry Christmas from GROWMARK. From our smiling faces to Mistle-TOES… Your friends at GROWMARK with you a very Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas from FarmTime

FarmTime in the Classroom and all of our employees with you and your family a safe and Merry Christmas. We’ve been pinning some fun winter classroom activities. Follow our Christmas board.

Farm Aid Grants to Empower Family Farmers

At this time of giving, it’s nice to hear about giving back to those who feed the world. Farm Aid has given $585,700 in grants to 83 family farm, rural service and urban agriculture organizations in 36 states and the District of Columbia with the hope of strengthening family farm agriculture. “Thanks to the generosity of supporters from across the... Read More

Cargill drops intentions to buy Nutreco

Cargill has decided not to make an offer to acquire Dutch feed company Nutreco, news agency Bloomberg reports.

Nidera secures terminal in port of Constanta

Agribusiness and trading company Nidera has fully acquired the USA/USC Terminal in the port of Constanta, Romania. With the full ownership Nidera secures its position in this strategic port at the Black Sea.

Policy Issues; Cuba; Agricultural Economy; and, Regulations- Tuesday

Policy Issues DTN Ag Policy Editor Chris Clayton reported yesterday that, “Congress wants USDA to operate like a business, but Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is complaining that Congress is willing to spend $1.5 million on outside studies to duplicate work his department has already finished. Show More Summary

Pre-Christmas drop in UK fresh chicken sales

The market for fresh chicken in the UK has seen a drop in the run up to Christmas, with UK consumers cutting back on purchases.

Canadian govt invests $260,000 to fight swine disease

The Canadian government are to invest CAD$260,000 (€182,749) to the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board (Sask Pork) to help control two diseases that threaten swine and beef herds in Canada.

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