NAPA, Calif.— The first pinot noir grapes of the season came in to Trefethen Family Vineyards as usual, glistening purple mounds stacked in white bins. But with the building propped up, the harvest went on, here and elsewhere in the Napa Valley.» Read More
Investment in alternative energy is surging and it’s not simply the result of the politically correct investing crowd. As energy industry executives meet in Houston at the CERA conference, venture capitalists are taking an active interest in the sector.
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Stepped-up inspections at some meat and poultry plants are set to begin in April, according to an Agriculture Department official overseeing the first overhaul of food safety inspections in a decade.
Ethanol was one of the big stories this year as pressure to find alternative sources of fuel mounted and companies began the process of “going green.” But can the corn fuel craze continue in ’07? John Kilduff of Fimat USA was on “Squawk on the Street” to discuss the future of ethanol.
Monsanto's attempt to buy southern seed giant Delta & Pine Land could be running into trouble as an unusual backlash against the proposed combination is taking root across the U.S. Farm Belt, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site on Monday.
Australia's monopoly wheat exporter, AWB Ltd., will lose its right to veto wheat export deals by its rivals for six months, Prime Minister John Howard said Tuesday.