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11 months 1 week ago

Beef prices are beefing up

The cost of firing up the grill will get you fired up. The price of wholesale beef hit an all-time high earlier this month, and there's no sign it'll drop. In case you haven't heard, the U.S. cattle and calf herd is at its lowest level since 1952. Cattle producers...

1 year 9 months ago

Drought impact on food prices

With drought conditions stretching across most of the country, farmers and ranchers are being hit hard; some of that is likely to make its way to the grocery store prices. Donna McAfee finished a grocery shopping trip Tuesday, but she says she didn't get any produce on this trip;...

2 years 3 weeks ago

'Pink slime' maker halts some production

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - The company that makes "pink slime" is suspending operations at three of four plants where the low-cost beef filler amid a public outcry over concern about the ingredient. Beef Products Inc. spokesman Craig Letch on Monday told The Associated Press about the operations suspensions at plants...

2 years 2 months ago

Super Bowl Super Costs

Were the bowls at your Super Bowl party just not that super this year? You're not alone--apparently, the rising cost of food was a foul to many Super Bowl party hosts. "This bag used to be two fifty," Charlene Maneafaiga said, holding up a bag of chips. "And now...

3 years 7 months ago

Massive dog treat recall

There is a massive dog treat recall that may impact your pet. Hartz is recalling nearly 75,000 bags of dog treats due to salmonella concerns. Random testing conducted by the "FDA" revealed that some 8-ounce bags of Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats were contaminated. The lot code is...

3 years 9 months ago

Colorado exports go around the world

Colorado's agricultural producers continue to expand their products into global markets. The Colorado Department of Agriculture reports ag exports grew 21 percent in the first quarter of 2010. "Colorado's first quarter agricultural exports exceeded $223.8 million. It's great to see such a strong start to the year," said Commissioner...

3 years 11 months ago

Better beef in schools

WASHINGTON (AP) - Students will be eating safer beef in school cafeterias when they return to school in the fall. The Agriculture Department announced Friday that the government will require higher standards for ground beef purchased for schools starting in July. The standards will force producers to test the...

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