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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 file, photo, central Illinois farmers deposit harvested corn on the ground outside a full grain elevator in Virginia, Ill. Corn has been dethroned as the king of crops as farmers report they intend to plant more soybeans than corn for the first time in 35 years. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its annual prospective planting report released Thursday, March 29, 2018, that farmers intend to plant 89 million acres in soybeans and 88 million acres in corn. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
March 29, 2018 - 1:00 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Corn has been dethroned as the king of crops as farmers report they intend to plant more soybeans than corn for the first time in 35 years. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its annual prospective planting report released Thursday that farmers intend to plant 89...
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March 29, 2018 - 12:21 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Corn has been dethroned as the king of crops as farmers report they intend to plant more soybeans than corn for the first time in 35 years. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its annual prospective planting report released Thursday that farmers intend to plant 89...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2010, file photo, a customer receives an order from the drive-through at an In-N-Out Burger. In-N-Out Burger is seeking a restraining order against an online prankster who posed as the company's CEO at two Los Angeles restaurants, argued with employees and in one instance took a hamburger from a customer, threw it to the ground and stepped on it. (AP Photo/Adam Lau, File)
March 26, 2018 - 10:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In-N-Out Burger is seeking a restraining order against an online prankster who posed as the company's CEO at two Los Angeles restaurants, argued with employees and in one instance took a hamburger from a customer, threw it to the ground and stepped on it, claiming it was "garbage...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, file photo, scallop meat is shucked at sea off Harpswell, Maine. Scallop prices could plunge in 2018 because fishermen are on track to harvest a high number and imports are up. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
March 17, 2018 - 12:53 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Good news for fans of scallops. They are already one of the most readily available higher-priced seafood items to consumers, and prices could fall this year. American scallop harvests have grown and are poised to go up again in 2018 due to potential increase in the amount...
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March 13, 2018 - 3:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will feature ballpark menus at FoodFest next month. The first MLB FoodFest will be held at an event space near New York's Bryant Park on April 21-22. Food from all 30 big league ballparks will be sold, including lobster rolls from Boston's Fenway Park, toasted...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2017, file photo, baby eels swim in a plastic bag after being caught near Brewer, Maine. Members of Maine's baby-eel fishing industry are expecting high prices for the fish in 2018 due to a lack of the eels on the international market. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
March 11, 2018 - 10:10 am
ROCKPORT, Maine (AP) — Members of Maine's baby-eel fishing industry are expecting high prices for the tiny fish this year because of a shortage on the international market, and sushi lovers could end up feeling the pinch. Maine is the only U.S. state with a significant fishery for baby eels, or...
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In this March 7, 2018, photo, Doug Bragg of Bragg Farm Sugarhouse & Gift Shop in East Montpelier, Vt., tests the density, or sugar content, of maple syrup being boiled from sap. Maple syrup season started early this year in parts of New England. The head of the maple syrup makers association in Vermont said some producers have been producing a fair amount of syrup since mid-February. Historically the season has started later. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
March 11, 2018 - 8:50 am
EAST MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The annual maple season got off to another early start with warmups in parts of New England, and producers are hopeful the recent cold and snow will extend it. Some producers in Vermont, the country's largest producer of maple syrup, have been going strong and producing...
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March 11, 2018 - 8:47 am
EAST MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The maple season has gotten off to another early start this year with a warmup in parts of New England. Producers hope the recent cold and snow will extend the season. The head of the maple syrup makers association in Vermont says some producers have been going strong...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2018, file photo, Carl Lewis in his market in Rankin, Pa. About half of Lewis' customers pay with benefits from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, so the government's proposal to replace the debit card-type program with a pre-assembled box of shelf-stable goods delivered to recipients worries him and other grocery operators in poor areas. Food stamp administrators across the country are expressing reservations about "America's Harvest Box," pitched by Agriculture Department officials as a way to cut costs and improve efficiency. The government is proposing to replace the debit card-type program with a pre-assembled box of shelf-stable goods delivered to recipients. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
March 10, 2018 - 8:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hawaii's food stamp administrator says he was stunned when he first heard that the U.S. Agriculture Department wanted to replace some cash benefits with a pre-assembled package of shelf-stable goods. That changed quickly to frustration, befuddlement and serious concern. "This will...
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Motorists make their way past a McDonald's restaurant with a flipped Golden Arches sign Thursday, March 8, 2018, in Lynwood, Calif. McDonald's has temporarily flipped its famous Golden Arches to look like a "W," a move it says it made to recognize International Women's Day. (AP Photo/Amanda Myers)
March 08, 2018 - 6:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's has temporarily flipped its famous golden arches to look like a "W'' — a move it says it made to recognize International Women's Day. The upside-down logo appeared Thursday on the fast-food giant's website and social media accounts. It also flipped the arches at one...
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