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Earlier this month, Russia suspended food imports from the United States, Canada, the 28-nation European... Twin Falls, Idaho • A state agricultural official says Idaho’s $17 million in annual agriculture exports to Russia are not likely to be affected by the country’s recent ban on U.S. food. Laura Johnson, the market bureau chief for the Idaho State Department of Agriculture, told The Times-News that 90 percent of what Idaho sends to Russia is live dairy cattle, which are exempt from the embargo. Earlier this month, Russia suspended food imports from the United States, Canada, the 28-nation European... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58326613@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:11:01 MDT Russian ban on ag imports to affect Idaho farmers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58281353-79/idaho-russia-ban-exports.html.csp Boise, Idaho • Idaho farmers may feel a small sting from the new Russian ban on food and agricultural imports from the West. Russia was the 14th largest export market for Idaho agriculture as of last year, according to the Idaho Department of Agriculture. The nation retaliated Thursday for sanctions imposed on it by western nations over the crisis in Ukraine. As a result, the Russians have banned ag imports from the West, including the U.S., European countries, Canada and Australia. The U.S. exp... Boise, Idaho • Idaho farmers may feel a small sting from the new Russian ban on food and agricultural imports from the West. Russia was the 14th largest export market for Idaho agriculture as of last year, according to the Idaho Department of Agriculture. The nation retaliated Thursday for sanctions imposed on it by western nations over the crisis in Ukraine. As a result, the Russians have banned ag imports from the West, including the U.S., European countries, Canada and Australia. The U.S. exp... 58281353@www.sltrib.com Sun, 10 Aug 2014 11:34:09 MDT Cool summer sets expectations for a record harvest http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58275920-79/corn-bushels-acre-farmers.html.csp Des Moines, Iowa • A mild summer across much of the nation’s heartland has provided optimum growing conditions for the nation’s corn and soybean crops. Pair that with high-yield seeds and other new farming technologies, and the U.S. is looking at busting records come harvest time. The U.S. Department of Agriculture already has predicted a record soybean crop of 3.8 billion bushels. And the corn crop, it said in July, would be large but not bigger than last year’s record of 13.9 billion bushels.... Des Moines, Iowa • A mild summer across much of the nation’s heartland has provided optimum growing conditions for the nation’s corn and soybean crops. Pair that with high-yield seeds and other new farming technologies, and the U.S. is looking at busting records come harvest time. The U.S. Department of Agriculture already has predicted a record soybean crop of 3.8 billion bushels. And the corn crop, it said in July, would be large but not bigger than last year’s record of 13.9 billion bushels.... 58275920@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 11:03:02 MDT McDonald’s sales hit by China scandal, U.S. weakness http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58275893-79/mcdonald-sales-percent-company.html.csp McDonald’s says a global sales figure fell 2.5 percent in July, dragged down by persistent weakness in the U.S. and a food safety scare in China. The world’s biggest hamburger chain said Friday the decline included a 3.2 percent drop in the U.S. and a 7.3 percent drop in the unit encompassing Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The results reflect what is likely to be just the beginnings of the fallout from a Chinese food scandal late last month. A TV report at the time showed workers at a McDonal... McDonald’s says a global sales figure fell 2.5 percent in July, dragged down by persistent weakness in the U.S. and a food safety scare in China. The world’s biggest hamburger chain said Friday the decline included a 3.2 percent drop in the U.S. and a 7.3 percent drop in the unit encompassing Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The results reflect what is likely to be just the beginnings of the fallout from a Chinese food scandal late last month. A TV report at the time showed workers at a McDonal... 58275893@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:52:01 MDT New Asian supermarket could make South Salt Lake’s Chinatown a destination http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58237541-79/chinatown-supermarket-asian-lake.html.csp South Salt Lake • The once-stalled Chinatown development at 3390 S. State St. was bustling last week with the grand opening of the Chinatown Supermarket. The store, the anchor for the South Salt Lake development, is one of Utah’s largest Asian markets, measuring 35,000 square feet, said Andrew So, whose family owns and operates the property. “When my family moved here seven or eight years ago, we saw a need for a better shopping experience for the local Asian community,” said So, who was franti... South Salt Lake • The once-stalled Chinatown development at 3390 S. State St. was bustling last week with the grand opening of the Chinatown Supermarket. The store, the anchor for the South Salt Lake development, is one of Utah’s largest Asian markets, measuring 35,000 square feet, said Andrew So, whose family owns and operates the property. “When my family moved here seven or eight years ago, we saw a need for a better shopping experience for the local Asian community,” said So, who was franti... 58237541@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 15:28:18 MDT Ag tourism touted as way to boost rural economies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58259080-79/tourism-virginia-farm-west.html.csp Charles Town, W.Va. • With its sweet fruit-flavored liqueurs, a working farm and eccentric cast of characters— including a dancing lemon — Bloomery Plantation Distillery has attracted tourists from every U.S. state and countries as far away as Laos and Iceland. The West Virginia mini-distillery is part of a growing agriculture tourism trend that advocates say can help revive struggling rural economies. Ag tourism refers to working farm enterprises geared to visitors, encompassing farm stands, pu... Charles Town, W.Va. • With its sweet fruit-flavored liqueurs, a working farm and eccentric cast of characters— including a dancing lemon — Bloomery Plantation Distillery has attracted tourists from every U.S. state and countries as far away as Laos and Iceland. The West Virginia mini-distillery is part of a growing agriculture tourism trend that advocates say can help revive struggling rural economies. Ag tourism refers to working farm enterprises geared to visitors, encompassing farm stands, pu... 58259080@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10:00:03 MDT Ben & Jerry’s at odds with Unilever in GMO food fight http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58250745-79/unilever-ben-jerry-labeling.html.csp In early May, Unilever Chief Executive Officer Paul Polman paid a visit to the headquarters of its subsidiary Ben & Jerry’s in South Burlington, Vermont, meeting with about 100 employees to share his views on deforestation, farming, and food made with ingredients from genetically modified organisms. That night, Polman had dinner and ice cream with Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, D, and Ben & Jerry’s CEO Jostein Solheim. Two days later, with Solheim at his side, Shumlin signed the nation’s first law ... In early May, Unilever Chief Executive Officer Paul Polman paid a visit to the headquarters of its subsidiary Ben & Jerry’s in South Burlington, Vermont, meeting with about 100 employees to share his views on deforestation, farming, and food made with ingredients from genetically modified organisms. That night, Polman had dinner and ice cream with Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, D, and Ben & Jerry’s CEO Jostein Solheim. Two days later, with Solheim at his side, Shumlin signed the nation’s first law ... 58250745@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:16:01 MDT Burger King 2Q profit rises 19 percent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58250418-79/percent-burger-king-million.html.csp Miami • Burger King Worldwide Inc. (BKW) on Friday reported net income that climbed by 19 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts’ expectations. The Miami-based company said profit increased to $75.1 million, or 21 cents per share, from $62.9 million, or 18 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 25 cents per share. The average per-share estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for profit of 23... Miami • Burger King Worldwide Inc. (BKW) on Friday reported net income that climbed by 19 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts’ expectations. The Miami-based company said profit increased to $75.1 million, or 21 cents per share, from $62.9 million, or 18 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 25 cents per share. The average per-share estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for profit of 23... 58250418@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:27:01 MDT