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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. ...

Hershey goes salty, buys Dot's Homestyle Pretzels for $1.2B

Nov. 10, 2021 15:27 PM EST

Hershey is expanding its salty snack portfolio with the purchase of Dot’s Homestyle Pretzels. The Hershey Co. said Wednesday it will spend $1.2 billion for North Dakota-based Dot’s Pretzels LLC as well as Pretzels Inc., an Indiana-based manufacturer of Dot’s...

Georgia peanut processor plans $85M expansion, hiring 90

Nov. 09, 2021 15:48 PM EST

DONALSONVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A southwest Georgia peanut processing company will start making peanut butter and other products, investing $85 million and hiring 90 people. American Peanut Growers Group, a farmer-owned processor, announced the expansion in Donalsonville on...

Supply chain delays disrupt California agriculture exports

Nov. 04, 2021 19:30 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Amid an historic drought posing threats to future harvests, California farmers now say they have no way to export the crops they do have because of a kink in the global supply chain that has left container ships lined up off the Southern California coast with...

Amazon, Chobani and others vow to hire Afghan refugees

Sep. 21, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, Chobani, UPS and more than 30 other companies have vowed to hire and train refugees fleeing Afghanistan for the U.S. The companies said Tuesday that they want to help the tens of thousands of Afghan refugees coming to America to integrate into...

Union members vote to accept new Mondelez contract

Sep. 20, 2021 09:51 AM EDT

HENRICO, Va. (AP) — Striking union members voted to accept a new four-year collective bargaining agreement with snack company Mondelez International, ending a walkout that began last month. The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union...

Union, Mondelez reach tentative agreement amid strike

Sep. 16, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

HENRICO, Va. (AP) — A tentative contract agreement reached between snack company Mondelez and striking union workers could end a walkout that began last month. The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union and Mondelez issued separate...

Premium Peanut to invest $64.3 million in South Carolina

Sep. 11, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A grower-owned peanut shelling company said it plans to set up operations in South Carolina's Orangeburg County. Premium Peanut said it plans a $64.3 million investment that will create 130 new jobs. The new facility will provide more capacity...

Diabetes diagnosis spurred plant-based cookie dough company

Sep. 04, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Jennifer Brown came up with the concept of plant-based cookie dough, but her 5-year-old daughter Leah gets credit for the sprinkles. In the midst of working on the cookie dough mixture, Brown turned her back for a minute. That’s when Leah...