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Maine meat processors get help opening new markets

Dec. 05, 2021 09:51 AM EST

GARDINER, Maine (AP) — Meat and poultry processors in Maine are getting a boost of more than $1.3 million from the federal government. The funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will help the businesses to meet packaging, labeling and food safety requirements,...

Grants aim to help grow seafood, dairy industries in Maine

Dec. 04, 2021 12:34 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A project to grow the Maine seafood industry and an effort to expand the market for organic dairy products are among the recipients of grants to bolster food systems in the state. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing $3.5 million to...

Abattoir, apprentice program mark era for Buzz Food Service

Dec. 04, 2021 10:45 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Dickinson and Angela Gould are training meat cutters in their apprentice program while eyeing the opening of a future abattoir, or slaughterhouse, early next year. It’s a busy time in the meat game. The Goulds own Buzz Food Service, that rare...

A look inside a Mississippi school’s meat processing class

Dec. 04, 2021 00:02 AM EST

MANTACHIE, Miss. (AP) — At the height of Mississippi’s deer season, more than a dozen students donning white butcher coats and hairnets take their positions at stations in Mantachie High School’s meats lab each day to process deer. Mantachie’s meat processing...

Striking Kellogg's workers to get 3% raises in new contract

Dec. 02, 2021 16:52 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kellogg's has reached a tentative agreement with its 1,400 cereal plant workers that will deliver 3% raises and end a nearly two-month-long strike if the deal is approved. The five-year deal with the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain...

Jessica Seinfeld's vegan mac and cheese uses plant milk

Nov. 30, 2021 11:38 AM EST

A recipe from Jessica Seinfeld's “Vegan, at Times”: I have served this many times to non-vegans and they always go for seconds. I use cashew or almond milk for their mild flavor, but you can always experiment with other plant-based milks. ...

USDA to help Maine meat processor rebuild after plant fire

Nov. 29, 2021 09:09 AM EST

KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — The federal government is providing a small meat processor in Maine with $200,000 to help rebuild from a devastating fire last year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is giving the money to Nest & Mullen LLC of Kennebunk, Democratic Rep....

Ammonia leak found at Las Vegas food processing plant

Nov. 28, 2021 12:37 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fire crews were able to repair an ammonia leak at a Las Vegas food processing plant before it turned into a more serious incident. Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials said in a news release they received several 9-1-1 calls Saturday shortly before 10...

People upset about odor lose decision against Michigan Sugar

Nov. 28, 2021 09:18 AM EST

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — Residents complaining about foul odors from a sugar beet processor in Bay City have a lost a key decision at the Michigan Court of Appeals. Michigan Sugar, which turns beets into sugar, is accused of depriving people from enjoying their property...

Corn meal, whiskey help save Ute Mountain Ute Farm and Ranch

Nov. 27, 2021 10:18 AM EST

TOWAOC, Colo. (AP) — Drought in much of the West, 22 years running, has struck Colorado’s Four Corners tribal lands with bitter force. This year, the Ute Mountain Ute’s celebrated 7,700 acre farm and ranch operation had to lay off half its workers as thousands of acres lay fallow. ...