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U.S. unemployment rate ticks up to 4.7 percent 6.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • U.S. employers added 156,000 jobs in December, capping a year of slower but solid hiring and providing the last major snapshot of the economy President-elect Donald Trump will inherit from President Barack Obama. Friday’s report from the Labor Department portrayed a job market that remains durable 7½ years after the recovery from the Great Recession began. Though the unemployment rate rose to 4.7 percent from a nine-year low of 4.6 percent, it did so for an encouraging reason: More ...
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NOAA to open Pacific waters to fish farming 6.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Honolulu • As traditional commercial fishing is threatening fish populations worldwide, U.S. officials are working on a plan to expand fish farming into federal waters around the Pacific Ocean. The government sees the move toward aquaculture as a promising solution to overfishing and feeding a hungry planet. But some environmentalists say the industrial-scale farms could do more harm than good to overall fish stocks and ocean health. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is creatin...
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The ‘chickenization’ of beef 26.12.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Obama failed to protect small-scale ranchers competing against Big Ag.
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EPA seeks to fine Syngenta $5M for Hawaii case 16.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Honolulu • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it’s seeking nearly $5 million in fines against a unit of the Swiss chemical giant Syngenta for the company’s alleged violations of pesticide regulations in Hawaii. The violations allegedly occurred on Jan. 20 at Syngenta Seeds’ crop research farm on Kauai where workers entered a field recently sprayed with a restricted insecticide. The EPA said 10 workers were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Syngenta failed to tell the ...
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U.S. consumer prices up 0.2 percent in November 15.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Consumer prices rose in November by the smallest amount in three months as the climb in energy prices moderated a bit and food prices remained flat. The Labor Department said Thursday that its consumer price index increased 0.2 percent last month after a 0.4 percent October increase. Energy prices were up 1.2 percent, a slowdown from a 3.5 percent surge in November. The result reflects the fact that gasoline prices rose 2.5 percent last month, less than half the 6.7 percent October ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Monsanto shareholders approve Bayer’s $57 billion takeover 14.12.2016 Denver Post: Business
Monsanto Co. shareholders on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a $57 billion merger with Bayer AG, a deal that would combine two of the world's biggest agricultural companies.
Monsanto shareholders OK Bayer's $57B takeover 13.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
St. Louis • Monsanto Co. shareholders on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a $57 billion merger with Bayer AG, a deal that would combine two of the world’s biggest agricultural companies. Preliminary results showed that 99 percent of all votes cast favored the merger announced in September, St. Louis-based Monsanto said. Shareholders will receive $128 per share in cash at the closing of the merger, which must still receive regulatory approval. Monsanto said the deal is expected to close by the end...
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An argument against fish hatcheries 13.12.2016 High Country News Most Recent
‘Planting fish’ doesn’t solve the problems that led to the need to plant them in the first place.
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Hawaii's last sugar mill wraps up final harvest 13.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Wailuku, Hawaii • The only remaining sugar mill in Hawaii is ending its final harvest. The last cane haul at Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company on Maui is expected to happen Monday, Hawaii News Now reported. Parent company Alexander & Baldwin announced in January that it would phase out sugar production this year. “Hawaii produced over a million tons of sugar per year for over 50 years. At one time that was 20 percent of all the sugar that was consumed in the United States,” said Robert Osgood,...
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Former Archer Daniels Midland CEO Dwayne Andreas dead at 98 17.11.2016 Denver Post: Business
By David Mercer, The Associated Press CHAMPAIGN, Ill.  — Dwayne Andreas, the farmer’s son and college dropout who turned the grain-processing company Archer Daniels Midland into “the supermarket to the world,” then saw it rocked by a price-fixing scandal, has died. He was 98. Archer Daniels Midland spokeswoman Jackie Anderson on Wednesday confirmed Andreas’ death. The […]
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Conagra Brands spins off Lamb Weston products 10.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Omaha • Conagra Brands has completed the spinoff of its Lamb Weston frozen potato business and renamed the remaining packaged food company. Conagra said it completed the spinoff on Wednesday and distributed shares of Lamb Weston to investors. The move completes two years of transition at ConAgra, which used to be named ConAgra Foods. The company sold off its unit that made store brand foods, cut roughly 1,500 jobs and moved its headquarters to Chicago from Omaha, Nebraska. Conagra CEO Sean Conno...
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Senate panel eyes Bayer-Monsanto merger 20.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday warned about the proposed $66 billion merger of American seed and weed-killer company Monsanto and German medicine and farm-chemical maker Bayer, expressing concerns about the implications for U.S. farmers. “I’m afraid this consolidation wave has become a tsunami,” Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said at the start of the hearing. The deal combines two of the six U.S. and European companies that dominate the agrochemical market, ...
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Is the Bayer-Monsanto merger too big to succeed? 18.9.2016 Denver Post: Business
It took $66 billion — the largest all-cash transaction in history — for German biotech giant Bayer to win control over Monsanto, the global seed market leader.
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Bayer-Monsanto deal would forge new agricultural force 15.9.2016 Denver Post: Business
Monsanto Co. agreed to sell itself to Bayer AG after months of haggling, in a $57 billion deal that would create an agricultural powerhouse.
Bayer, Monsanto agree on $57 billion deal 14.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Frankfurt, Germany • The U.S. seedmaker Monsanto agreed to a $57 billion buyout offer from Germany’s Bayer in a deal that would create a global agricultural and chemical giant. The deal comes with record harvest driving crop prices to painfully low levels for farmers. It was the third time in four months that Bayer returned with a richer offer to sell the acquisition to Monsanto, and hopefully, its shareholders. Including debt, the deal is valued at $66 billion. If approved, Monsanto will contin...
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Potash, Agrium to create huge crop fertilizer 12.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
New York • Potash Corp. and Agrium said Monday that they are combining to create the world’s largest crop nutrient company. The Canadian companies both sell fertilizers and nutrients to farmers that help them grow their crops. The new company will have 20,000 employees, a market value of $36 billion and annual revenue of $20.6 billion, the companies said. A name for the new company will be announced before the deal closes in the middle of next year. Potash shareholders will own about 52 percent ...
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Bayer pushes bid for Monsanto closer to $56B 7.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Kansas City, Mo. • The German pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG sweetened its bid for Monsanto Tuesday, saying its latest offer, now worth almost $56 billion reflects, “constructive negotiations” in its quest to build a global chemical and seed company. Bayer is offering $127.50 per Monsanto share, up from $125 in July, a bid that the St. Louis seed company had called inadequate. Excluding debt of about $9 billion, the latest proposal values Monsanto at $55.8 billion, about $1 billion more than it h...
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Huge, once-hated fish now seen as weapon against Asian carp 29.7.2016 Durango Herald
Biologists are reintroducing a toothy monster to waterways throughout the middle of the country, hoping the alligator gar _ a giant fish once driven to extinction in much of its historic range _ can help control invasive Asian carp
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Bayer AG offers to pay $54.7 billion for Monsanto 15.7.2016 Denver Post: Business
Bayer AG has raised the stakes in its attempt to buy Monsanto Co. and create a chemical and agricultural giant.
Cargill to sell U.S. retail business in divestiture 7.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Cargill Inc., the giant U.S. agricultural producer and merchant, is selling a string of farm retail stores in the Corn Belt to Agrium Inc. as it focuses on its core grain trading operations. The sale comprises 18 outlets with a combined annual revenue of more than $150 million, Calgary-based Agrium said Wednesday in a statement. No price for the sale was given. “Cargill will focus on being the world’s leading merchant of grain and oilseeds,” Roger Watchorn, group leader of Minneapolis-based Carg...
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