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  • Land O’ Lakes to Buy Southern States’ Animal Feed Unit

    Land O’ Lakes Inc. announced Friday that a letter of intent was signed to acquire Southern States Cooperative Inc.’s animal feed business, strengthening a relationship formed earlier this year with the Arden Hills, MN company’s WinField crop inputs and insights unit. “This...

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  • MSHA Data Shows Mining Deaths at “All-Time Low” in FY2016

    Mining deaths in the United States reached an “all-time low” in the fiscal year of 2016 according to new data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The agency’s bi-annual “Data at a Glance” on mining...

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  • Advanced Manufacturing Standards Could Save $100B Per Year

    American manufacturers could save about $100 billion per year by codifying measurement standards and methods and solidifying “proof-of-concept” demonstrations for advanced manufacturing technologies, according to new research by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute...

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  • GM Shedding 160 Workers from Indiana Semiconductor Plant

    American automaker General Motors issued a statement outlining plans to cut the number of workers at its Kokomo, IN by 160 following an announcement that the company plans to stop making semiconductors at the site by mid-2017, the Associated Press reported. The decision will impact about 100...

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  • USDA Awards $9.4M in Grants for Pest Management Research

    25 research and outreach projects intended to mitigate pests, weeds, and diseases in crops received $9.4 million in funding this week from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) under the NIFA Crop Protection and Pest Management Program (CPPM)...

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  • Bühler Aeroglide Appoints Branson Director of Product Management

    Bühler Aeroglide, a global leader in thermal process engineering and technology for food, feed, and industrial materials, has appointed Paul Branson director of product management. In this role, Branson will keep Bühler Aeroglide’s product portfolio competitive with an emphasis...

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  • Kimberly-Clark Board Taps Michael Hsu as President and COO

    Dallas, TX-based Kimberly-Clark appointed Michael D. Hsu, presently serving as group president of North American Consumer Products, to the company’s board of directors as its president and chief operating officer (COO), the company announced by press release Wednesday. The new board member,...

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  • Global Snack Food Products Market to Reach $620B by 2021

    Product innovations and a growing assortment of options are expected to drive global growth of the snack food products market in the coming years, which is expected to reach a value of $620 billion by 2021, according to a report by Irish firm Research and Markets released Wednesday. Through now and...

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  • General Mills Sells Vacant Pillsbury Factory in Indiana

    A former Pillsbury dough products manufacturing facility in New Albany, IN and the plant’s production equipment was sold by General Mills to an investor group for an undisclosed sum on Nov. 14, the purchasers, New Mill Capital Holdings and Tiger Group, jointly announced in a press release...

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  • USGS Finds Largest Continuous Oil Deposit in U.S. To Date

    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has found what it calls the “largest estimate of continuous oil” that the agency has “ever assessed in the United States” at Wolfcamp shale, a large shale rock formation in the Midland Basin of west Texas’ Permian Basin province, the...

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