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April 19, 2014

Confectioners cheer hopped-up Easter profits

By all accounts, these are sweet times to be in the candy business. Sales are up, business is expanding, sugar prices are down, and profit margins are plump.
April 19, 2014

Mexico speeds up disputed sugar exports to U.S.

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announced Friday that it would initiate an investigation to determine if the Mexican government has subsidized Mexico's sugar production and whether that sugar is being dumped into the U.S. market.
April 19, 2014

GMO task force meets for first time

SALEM, Ore.—A new task force aimed at fleshing out the controversies over genetically modified organisms in Oregon includes members with strongly contrasting points of view.
April 18, 2014

Mexico sours sugar growers' Easter holiday

Nine in 10 Americans who will be celebrating Easter this year say they plan to stock up on candy, according to a National Retail Federation survey released April 9. All told, these celebrants will spend a combined $2.2 billion of Easter candy—an average o
April 18, 2014

Experts weigh regulation of ag drones

Farmers can generally fly drones on their own property without trouble from the federal government, but they’re operating in a regulatory gray area, experts say.
April 17, 2014

Idaho water situation continues to improve

BOISE—The water supply outlook for most of southwestern Idaho continues to improve with a series of snow and rain storms that have pounded the region in March and April.
April 17, 2014

Ag companies ask about new tax credit

BOISE—Several agricultural companies have already asked state economic development officials how they could use a new tax incentive that was recently signed into law.
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