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CHICAGO, Sept 12- Cargill Inc, the top U.S. grain exporter, sued a unit of Syngenta AG in a Louisiana state court on Friday for damages stemming from China's rejection of genetically modified U.S. corn, which Cargill said cost the company more than $90 million.
CHICAGO, Sept 12- Cargill Inc, the top U.S. grain exporter, said it had sued Syngenta Seeds Inc in a Louisiana state court on Friday for damages stemming from rejections of genetically modified U.S. corn by China.
ST. PAUL, Minn.— Minnesota's corn crop should be larger than first expected. But while the U.S. Department of Agriculture says record yields will be set in 18 states, Minnesota isn't one of them. But it's shy of the 177- bushel record in 2010. Corn production is estimated at 1.36 billion bushels, second-highest in Minnesota history.
ALBANY, Ga.— Jurors started deciding Friday whether the owner of a Georgia peanut plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak recklessly sent known tainted products with the motto "just ship it" or was simply a scapegoat for large food companies that authorities didn't want to prosecute and subordinate managers who weren't prominent enough to shoulder the blame.
DES MOINES, Iowa— The nation's corn and soybean farmers will bring in by far the largest harvest ever this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday in a new report. Record yields will be set in 18 states, the USDA said, and 10 states including Illinois, Iowa, and Nebraska, the top three producers, have the highest number of ears per corn stalk ever.
WASHINGTON, Sept 11- U.S. corn and soybean production in 2014, already pegged at record highs, will be higher than expected a month ago and somewhat above trade expectations, the U.S. government said on Thursday, triggering a swift drop in Chicago grain markets.
ALBANY, Ga.— The owner of a Georgia peanut plant where a deadly salmonella outbreak originated five years ago approved sales of tainted food "whatever the risk," including shipments known to have tested positive for the bacteria and others sent with fake lab results and no real confirmation the products were safe to eat, a prosecutor told jurors during closing arguments in the food-poisoning trial Thursday.
The South Dakota Department of Transportation said Tuesday it has received $12 million in federal funding, which completes the estimated $28 million budget for the project.
MILWAUKEE— In a story Sept. 9 about the retirement of the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company's president, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Nielsen's Andrea Riberi said the brewery's beer is ideally suited to the 18- to 25- year-old market. Jake Leinenkugel announces retirement, hands control of Wisconsin craft brewer to brother.
CHICAGO, Sept 10- Retail giant Wal-Mart joined a group of volunteers counting corn ears and soybean pods in fields in the United States recently in a clear sign traditional crop tours are expanding their appeal from farmers and traders to all those with a stake in the U.S. food chain.
ALBANY, Ga.— Defense attorneys took barely an hour Wednesday to rest their cases after more than a month of prosecution testimony in the federal trial of three people charged in a deadly national salmonella outbreak five years ago that authorities traced to a rural Georgia peanut plant.
DETROIT— Cellphones that warn drivers when people are crossing in front of them. These life- or time-saving technologies are being shown off this week at the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress in Detroit.
MILWAUKEE— Jake Leinenkugel announced Tuesday that he is stepping down as president of the craft brewery started by his great-great-grandfather and will be succeeded by his younger brother Dick Leinenkugel, who formerly led economic development efforts in Wisconsin.
ST. PAUL, Minn.— Minnesota officials and propane suppliers say they're better prepared to avoid repeating the shortages that hit much of the Midwest last winter. Mark Dayton said he's confident the state has taken steps to ensure Minnesota residents have access to propane.
NEW YORK— Packaged food giant General Mills plans to buy Annie's, the maker of rabbit-shaped mac and cheese, for $820 million, adding more natural and organic packaged offerings as consumers' tastes change.
MINNEAPOLIS— The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced $328 million in funding Monday to protect and restore farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the country.
Minnesota- based food processor Cargill said Monday that it has no intention to shutter or relocate an Arkansas hog farm, despite concerns from environmentalists who say the operation poses a pollution threat to the nearby Buffalo River.
CRESTED BUTTE, Colo.— More than 1,000 people flown in to the small Colorado resort town of Crested Butte for the filming of Anheuser-Busch's Bud Light commercial were having problems leaving the party Sunday evening.
The contamination left about 400,000 people in parts of southwestern Ohio and southeastern Michigan without clean tap water for two days in August. Ohio, Oregon, Minnesota, Florida and Oklahoma have set their own drinking water standards for microcystin, which can cause headaches or vomiting when swallowed and can be fatal to dogs and livestock.
MINNEAPOLIS— The cloud of insecticide that drifted from a neighbor's corn field onto the asparagus on Andrew and Melissa Dunham's central Iowa farm cast a shadow over their organic vegetable business. "We're a certified organic farm— except for our asparagus," Melissa Dunham lamented.