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1-800-Flowers.com, Inc., is buying Harry & David for $142.5 million, including Harry & David Holdings, Inc.'s brands, websites, 47 retail stores, some plants, orchards, and its headquarters in Medford, Ore.
Ruth Klahsen of Monforte Dairy is launching a program to help young farmers get started in the industry.
Dairy farmers whose margins fall below coverage levels can get financial aid through U.S. Department of Agriculture's new voluntary Margin Protection Program.
Utz Certified's Energy from Coffee Wastewater project by has reached fruition, with eight coffee wastewater treatment systems installed on farms in Nicaragua, 10 in Honduras, and one in Guatemala, with plans for the initiative to be repeated in other countries.
Most vanilla extract is made in a different country than where the vanilla beans were grown, but Madecasse vanilla is attempting to change that.
Dust Bowl Brewing Co. plans to more than quadruple its production capacity in a new Turlock, Calif. facility.
Eatwell Farm in Dixon, Calif., wants to bring diversity and traditional methods back to the chicken industry, with sustainable, tech-savvy upgrades.
Australia’s Wild Hibiscus Flower Company has introduced a line of concentrated floral extracts, pushing the current edible flower trend and molecular mixology to new heights.
Forgeries of Swiss cheeses are contributing to declining revenue for the industry, worth about $706 million in exports last year.
Lindt & Sprungli has acquired a 400,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center in Carlisle, Pa.
St. Clair Winery in New Mexico was awarded a $50,000 grant from the federal government to expand production of its chile-infused wines.
State officials in Indiana are conducting a survey to let residents have a say in the specialty crops grown in-state.
The Miami Dolphins asked their fans what improvements could be made in its foodservice offerings at its stadium, and overwhelmingly people said they wanted more variety, quality, and value.
Hershey Co. sued LBB Imports LLC, a wholesale distributor of specialty foods which imports mainly from the UK and South Africa.
Market Basket shareholders have accepted former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas $1.5 billion offer.
Following a petition by the American Sugar Coalition, the U.S. Department of Commerce has made a preliminary decision in its investigation of countervailing duties on sugars imported from Mexico.
The European Commission is offering financial support for dairy product exporters hit by Russia's ban.
Napa Valley Vintners, a trade association representing winemakers in the Napa Valley, will donate $10 million toward earthquake relief efforts.
The California Legislature passed a bill that will increase stall fees at farmers markets to combat fraud.
South End Kitchen, a cafe and education kitchen in Burlington, Vt., run by Lake Champlain Chocolates, is a sponsor of Eat by Northeast, a new three-day festival celebrating the region’s local food movement, scheduled for Sept. 19–21.
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