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  • Premium pet food company Freshpet files for IPO Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 5:48 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse are the lead underwriters for the IPO, the New Jersey- based company said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday. Freshpet's filing listed private equity firm MidOcean Partners LP and Tyson Foods Inc, the largest U.S. meat processor, as investors.

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 2- McDonald's Corp will increase the number of audits it conducts of suppliers in China, the firm said on Tuesday, after a food scandal in July dented China sales at the U.S. fast food chain and rival Yum Brands Inc. Industry insiders had told Reuters that suppliers in China often knew about audits in advance.

  • Thailand plans to grow more sugar, swell global supply Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 11:17 PM ET

    *Support of rural population is key for govt in Thailand. BANGKOK, Aug 29- Thailand plans to boost the amount of land it uses to grow sugarcane, potentially increasing refined sugar output in the world's second-biggest exporter of the sweetener by around 10 percent, a government official said. The' rai' is a unit of measurement commonly used in Thailand.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 27- Tyson Foods Inc, the largest U.S. meat processor, on Wednesday won U.S. antitrust approval for its purchase of Hillshire Brands Co.. The attorneys general of Illinois, Iowa and Missouri, all big hog-producing states, joined the settlement that the companies reached with the Justice Department's Antitrust Division.

  • MEXICO CITY/ WASHINGTON, Aug 26- The United States is set to slap import duties as high as 17 percent on Mexican sugar in a victory for the powerful U.S. sugar industry but a blow to U.S. candy and soft drink makers who face paying more for the sweetener.

  • MEXICO CITY/ WASHINGTON, Aug 26- The United States is set to slap import duties on Mexican sugar in a move that could push up candy and soft drink prices for U.S. consumers and incite retaliation from Mexico, which is keen to agree a deal to avoid the new levies.

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 26- Mexico's Economy Ministry said on Tuesday a preliminary decision by the United States to impose anti-subsidy import duties on Mexican sugar was a setback in trade relations between the neighbors and pledged to fight the decision.

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 26- The United States will slap anti-subsidy import duties on Mexican sugar, sources said on Tuesday, a move that could push up candy and soft drink prices for U.S. consumers and incite retaliation from Mexico on other products. U.S. sugar producers have claimed cheap imports from Mexico are causing nearly $1 billion in damages in the local market.

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 26- The United States will slap anti-subsidy import duties on Mexican sugar in a decision set to be formally announced later on Tuesday, the head of Mexico's sugar chamber said, in a case that could spark a trade war.

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 26- The United States is set to slap anti-subsidy import duties on Mexican sugar after a preliminary decision expected to be formally announced later on Tuesday, the president of Mexico's sugar chamber said ahead of the ruling. Until we know that, we can't know what it will mean, "said Rick Pasco, president of the Sweetener Users Association.

  • CHICAGO, Aug 12- Beef Products Inc will reopen a Kansas processing plant on Monday to boost production of "lean finely textured beef," which critics call "pink slime," as wholesale beef prices soar with a shrinking U.S. cattle herd.

  • Fruit recall widens on possible Listeria outbreak Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 4:31 PM ET

    A California-based stone fruit producer, who ships to retailers including Kroger, Wal-Mart, and Whole Foods, has expanded its stone fruit recall.

  • Swine virus could shrink pork supply: Tyson Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | 3:38 PM ET

    Tyson Foods said it expects pork supplies to drop 2-4 percent this fiscal year, raising wholesale prices, as a pig virus spreads.

  • Fonterra: N.Z. will launch an investigation  Sunday, 11 Aug 2013 | 10:50 PM ET

    Tim Groser, trade minister of New Zealand. speaks exclusively to CNBC's Cash Flow about the Fonterra botulism scare.

  • Biting into the BLT economy  Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 10:52 AM ET

    Iceburg lettuce prices have come to a head, says CNBC's Jane Wells, following a story that may affect your favorite sandwich.

  • Smithfield Deal: Politics vs. Pork  Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 2:35 PM ET

    Smithfield Foods CEO Larry Pope defended his company's $4.7 billion sale to China's Shanghui international on Capitol Hill. Criticism of the deal led one Republican senator to suggest that Smitfield was "a victim of a Communist Chinese plot." CNBC's Jane Wells filed this report.

  • Can Agriculture Stocks Grow?  Friday, 24 May 2013 | 4:53 PM ET

    How the agriculture business may perform this summer, with Brian Stutland of Stutland Volatility Group.

  • Farmland Prices: Is the Bubble About to Burst? Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 3:58 PM ET

    Excess cash plus easy access to credit is driving up land values across the Midwest, stoking fears that a farmland bubble is building that may soon burst. USA Today reports.

  • Supreme Court Appears to Defend Patent on Soybean Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 9:33 AM ET
    FILE - In this June 28, 2011 file photo, bottles of Roundup herbicide, a product of Monsanto, are displayed on a store shelf, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

    The case, over a farmer who reproduced and saved seeds patented by Monsanto, questions whether natural replication can constitute patent infringement. The NYT reports.

  • Findus Beef Lasagne found to contain 60 percent horse meat.

    Six big French retailers said on Sunday they were recalling lasagna meals and other products suspected of being mislabeled after the discovery of horsemeat in beef products.