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Drought costs California agriculture $1.84 billion and 10,100 jobs in 2015
UC Davis
The drought is tightening its grip on California agriculture, squeezing about 30 percent more workers and cropland out of production than in 2014, according to the latest drought impact report by the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences.
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Forecasters 'unanimously' expect strong El Niño, giving hope to parched California
Sacramento Bee
A historic El Niño is almost certainly coming, government forecasters said, raising hopes that California could see a wet winter. El Niño conditions occur when water temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean rise by at least half a degree Celsius above normal for three consecutive months.
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Uncertainty slowing progress of food industry's online efforts
Food Business News
If one word was needed to sum up the Grocery Manufacturers Association's Leadership Forum, held Aug. 14-16 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, it would be uncertainty. Much of the meeting's agenda focused on e-commerce, e-tailing and digital marketing, and it's clear many company leaders are frustrated by the lack of clarity in the market.
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USDA sees mixed signals from Mexico on GMOs
Food Chemical News
Mexico sends mixed signals in its attitude towards the cultivation of genetically modified crops, according to USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service. The country is developing drought-tolerant crops and traits allowing a reduction in fertilizer and herbicide use as well as GM trees. But, in 2013, the only GM crop in commercial production in Mexico was Monsanto's glyphosate-tolerant MON88913 cotton.
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More Americans support farm-to-school programs, report says
USA Today
Nearly nine out of 10 people want to see an increase in farm-to-school food programming in the U.S., according to national survey results released.
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Changing consumer trends — It's not just millennials
Food Business News
The shifts in consumer purchasing patterns the food and beverage industry is experiencing are broader and more pervasive than most industry executives imagine, according to research conducted by Deloitte Consulting for the Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association.
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New organic database search 'coming soon,' USDA says
Food Chemical News
USDA's National Organic Program is on schedule to unveil a new Organic Integrity Database in September that will "soon" allow anyone to confirm an operation’s organic certification status online.
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Snack attack: How quick eats are revolutionizing the industry
Food Dive
When 94 percent of Americans admit to snacking at least once a day, snacks are a difficult industry to ignore. According to the same Mintel report, half of adults snack two to three times a day, and 70 percent believe that any food can be a snack. With numbers like that, it's no surprise food companies are taking action.
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How the U.S. trucking industry is keeping up with the economy
Bloomberg
With the U.S. economy continuing to expand, trucking companies have had to keep up with ever-growing freight demand. They've been able to do so even with a significant shortage of licensed drivers in the country.
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GMA weighs in on GMO labeling and the DGA
Food Business News
The most important issue currently facing the Grocery Manufacturers Association is piecemeal state and local efforts to require the labeling of food and beverage products that are formulated using ingredients from genetically modified sources.
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