BURLEY, Idaho (AP) — A North Carolina-based company plans to build six biogas production facilities, at a cost of about $240 million, near the southern Idaho town of Burley.
Company to pay $500K fine for spill protection violations
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha-based company has agreed to pay a $500,000 fine levied by federal regulators citing spill protection violations at production facilities in Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Ag Processing Inc. didn't have adequate Clean Water Act protections at several vegetable oil and biodiesel production facilities. The facilities are in Algona, Eagle Grove, Everly, Manning and Sheldon, Iowa; Hastings, Nebraska, and Dawson, Minnesota.
Auburn researchers work to make buying local food safer
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The local foods movement is continuing to grow in the U.S., and consumers want to know more about where their food is coming from.
Auburn University researchers are beginning to address how to educate and train local and regional meat farmers on ways to ensure a more secure food chain.
PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A company based in Kentucky's bluegrass region has opened a $15 million brewing and distilling operation in Appalachia.
Dueling Barrels Brewery & Distillery will produce bourbon, craft beers and moonshine in Pikeville. Officials say the venture by Alltech will create 13 full-time jobs. The project included construction of a nearly 30,000-square-foot facility and the purchase of equipment, including fermenters and copper pot stills.
RANSON, W.Va. (AP) — A stone wool insulation producer has broken ground on a $150 million manufacturing facility in West Virginia.
Rockwool North America held a ceremony Tuesday in Ranson. The company says in a news release the 460,000-square-foot facility will employ about 150 people. Production is expected to start in early 2020.
SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) — A Chinese manufacturer has chosen Georgia as the location for its first U.S. plant.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced Top Polymer Enterprise plans to build a $15 million manufacturing plant in Social Circle. The company will employ roughly 70 workers.
31 charged in drug ring in 2 states, foreign country
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — What started out as a street corner drug deal at the Jersey shore has led authorities to narcotics rings allegedly operating in two states and a foreign country.
Authorities in Ocean County say 31 people have been charged as part of the rings that dealt opioids and other drugs throughout New Jersey, in the Bronx, New York, and operated in at least one other country.
The owners of C & C Specialty Market announced via social media this past weekend that the Beatrice store will be permanently closing in April.
Chad and Courtney Lottman, who also own C & C Processing and Landmark Snacks, said they made the decision to close the retail store in Beatrice to focus on their original retail location in Diller and the continued growth of their production facilities.
Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn, who has commented on the legislative effort to direct the use of money in the oil and gas reclamation fund in support of fixing the Carlsbad brine well, is uninformed about the comprehensive mandate for the use of the reclamation fund. Two proposed bills seek to use funds from the oil and gas reclamation fund to help fix the brine well cavity in Carlsbad, which is located beneath the town’s busiest intersection and is in danger of collapsing.
Governor: Military drone maker, 350 jobs coming to Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A defense contractor plans to open offices in Oklahoma where it will design and build jet-powered drones and employ more than 350 workers over the next several years.
Gov. Mary Fallin announced Friday that California-based Kratos Defense & Security Solutions will open administrative, engineering and production facilities in Oklahoma City.
Raw: US Airstrikes on Taliban Drug Facilities
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Southern University received applications from seven companies seeking to be its medical marijuana grower, as the school sets up one of Louisiana's two production facilities.
The Southern University Ag Center expects to finish reviewing applications by the end of the month. The university governing board must approve any selection.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the Missouri Legislature's special session (all times local):
A Missouri House committee has endorsed a bill authorizing discounted electric rates for steel and aluminum production facilities after removing a more controversial provision.
The revised bill is expected to be considered Wednesday by the full House after the chamber's utilities committee voted Tuesday to advance it.
Blue Bell listeria fallout continues; lawsuit filed two years after outbreak
The deadly listeria contamination crisis that smeared Blue Bell's reputation two years ago continues to haunt the iconic creamery as it works to rebuild capacity and market share.
Gov. Susana Martinez vetoed a bill Thursday that would have extended extra tax credits to some films shooting at smaller production facilities, a measure that boosters argued would encourage the industry to branch out around the state beyond busier hubs in Santa Fe and Albuquerque.
A different direction for family-owned cheese plant pays off for Chris Roelli
SHULLSBURG — Chris Roelli is continuing the family legacy at Hick’s Corners.
This is where, five miles east of one of the state’s oldest cities, a vat that can hold 32,000 pounds of milk was used for much of the 1900s to make up to 11,000 pounds of bulk commodity-grade cheddar on a daily basis. None of it was aged, most was sent to food production facilities and the profits were only a few pennies a pound.
The Latest: At Boeing, Trump stresses need for jobs in US
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to a Boeing production facility in North Charleston (all times local):
President Donald Trump has used a stop at Boeing's South Carolina production facilities to stress his goal of returning jobs to the U.S.
- Sioux City JournalIowa’s new ‘ag gag’ law draws court challengeApril 22, 2019
- Cleveland.comTrump threatens GM with reprisals over plant closuresNovember 28, 2018
- The Herald-DispatchBrewing, distilling operation opening in eastern Ky.June 30, 2018
- Star TribuneShifting tariff picture could pose bottom line hit for Minnesota businessesJune 29, 2018
- The Washington TimesTrump: Harley-Davidson angering loyal U.S. customersJune 27, 2018
Amid protests, China aluminum firm says eco standards met
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese aluminum company targeted by protests over pollution fears in a northern Chinese city says its production facilities conform to the highest international environmental standards, but that it hasn't decided whether to proceed with a massive investment in a new plant.