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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Humane Society of the United States says it's under attack by a new group that's trying to starve it of funding by urging donors to send money to local animal shelters instead. The society has long been a thorn in the side of some...
Tags: Human Interest, Pets, Charity, The New York Times, Politics
Associated PressSmithfield Foods says it plans to end the practice of keeping female hogs in small metal crates while pregnant. The world's largest pork producer said Thursday it will phase out the use of gestation crates at its facilities by 2017. The Smithfield, Va.-...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Hormel Foods Corp.'s company-owned farms are phasing out the use of small metal crates for confining pregnant hogs by the end of 2017 - a move welcomed Thursday by the Humane Society of the United States, which had pushed for the...
Money & CompanySmithfield promises to ban gestation crates for pregnant pigs by 2017...
Money & CompanyMcDonald's Corp. will soon roll out an ad campaign that focuses not on speed or cost but on the quality of its ingredients....
While Darla put together last week’s Farm Forum, I was in Sioux Falls, attending more sessions for South Dakota Ag and Rural Leadership. While we learned a great deal from speakers from the South Dakota Soybean Association, POET, Raven...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia has a new fund to help victims of disasters. Gov. Bob McDonnell said Wednesday that the Virginia Disaster Relief Fund will be made a permanent part of the state's disaster relief tools. Officials say it will serve as a...
Tags: Human Interest, Finance, Tornadoes, Bob McDonnell, Disasters
NEW YORK (AP) — Food prices could rise next year because an unseasonably hot summer likely damaged much of this year’s corn crop. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated Monday that a surplus of 672 million bushels of corn will be...
Singer-songwriter Mike Aiken throws a music festival in Smithfield every year and -- as part of the fun -- he gives local tunesmiths the chance to showcase their craft. Through a contest that ran for weeks leading up to the festival, four local...
On a September evening, in a large tent pitched outside his bank in downtown Lake Forest, Ed Wehmer took the microphone and addressed 350 people celebrating the 20th anniversary of what is now Wintrust Financial Corp. The jocular 57-year-old is known...
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — John Morrell & Co. has agreed pay a $206,000 federal fine and improve how it manages the ammonia refrigeration system at its meatpacking plant in Sioux Falls. The penalty comes in the wake of a state-imposed fine for pollution...
SIOUX FALLS (AP) - John Morrell & Co. has agreed pay a $206,000 federal fine and improve how it manages the ammonia refrigeration system at its meatpacking plant in Sioux Falls. The penalty comes in the wake of a state-imposed fine for pollution of a...
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