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10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
The low-calorie, low-fat, crinkle Satisfries from Burger King will soon be removed from the menus. In North America where it was initially launched in Sept. 2013, about two-thirds of its outlets have taken the fries out of their menu. In a statement, Burger King told that 100 million guests have ordered Satisfries, but the figure is not convincing enough to continue the product. It will be launched in European markets, including U.K., Germany and Spain according to Burger King Chief executive Daniel Schwartz. Burger King came out with lower-calorie, fewer-fats French fries last year in a move to offer healthier option to consumers and to boost its image.

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10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
Many are understandably trying to find ways to cut input costs for the 2015 crop. One area that some have targeted for potentially reducing costs is hybrid selection. Planting corn hybrids without Bt protection for European corn borer, corn rootworm or both will greatly reduce seed costs. Read more on this decision from this Minnesota Crop News article.

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10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
A multi-state research effort into zebra chip led by Texas A&M AgriLife Research was recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Oct. 23. The group received the Partnership Award for Mission Integration of Research, Education and Extension at the Waterfront Centre, Washington, D.C.

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10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
The Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association is looking for a new executive director. Duane Maatz, the Antigo-based association's previous executive director, left the organization in August, according to Maatz's LinkedIn page.

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10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
Fluctuating markets year to year aren't ideal, but United Potato Growers of America and its state-level affiliates get a mixed review from grower-shippers. With a lawsuit pending, Frank Muir, president and CEO of the Eagle-based Idaho Potato Commission, couldn't say much about the efforts of United Potato Growers and its state affiliates to cap potato acreage. But he did say United was good at one of their tasks. "We pay for them to do their acreage count, and I think it's good to have that accurate count."

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10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
State Agriculture Commissioner Walt Helmick calls it "the $6 billion opportunity," referring to the fact that less than $1 billion of the $7.3 billion worth of food consumed annually by West Virginians is raised in the state. Helmick is mobilizing the state Department of Agriculture to build - or rebuild - another industry in the state. His first step is encouraging West Virginia farmers to raise more food, and he's starting with potatoes.

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10/23/2014 10:35:00 AM
MIR 162 issue remains unsettled, but customs clearance rate stands high for imported DDGS at Chinese customs

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10/23/2014 10:05:00 AM
Prairie oat bids are holding steady for now but could be due for a setback given the weak U.S. corn market and declining nearby demand.

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10/23/2014 9:30:00 AM
It may not be over, but John Bancroft is confident that 2014 will go down as a record profit year for Ontario hog producers.

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10/23/2014 9:00:00 AM
The screws have turned even more on 2014-15 Canadian barley ending stocks.

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