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California wine exports set record in 2015

U.S. wine exports, 90% from California, reached $1.61 billion in winery revenues in 2015, an all-time record and a 7.6% increase from 2014. Volume was up 4.1% from the previous year to 461 million liters or 51.2 million cases.

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Consumer perception of organic foods affected by food type and where they’re sold

Foods with the USDA organic label are not perceived uniformly across food types or retail outlets. Organic “virtue” products, such as strawberries, are more likely purchased based on taste. Organic “vice” products, such as cookies, are more likely purchased based on nutrition.

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U.S. Department of Energy Awards $13.5M to Enhance Sorghum for Biofuel

The Danforth Center takes part in a multi-institutional research effort to improve sorghum as a sustainable source for biofuel production

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‘Pigment of the imagination’ named National Historic Chemical Landmark

ARS scientist Harry A. Borthwick, Ph.D., helped discover the plant photoreceptor called phytochrome

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Drink your vegetables: Center shows kids it can be easy and tasty to be green

Hiding vegetables inside other foods may be an outdated approach to get kids to eat their greens. The Center for Childhood Obesity and Research has another idea: Draw attention to them

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Louisiana’s wheat crop headed toward disaster for 2015

Excessive rain across Louisiana is compounding already existing problems with the 2015 wheat crop and leading to what LSU AgCenter experts call a disastrous season

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US wine exports grow 1.6% in 2014

The Wine Institute believes 2015 will be a challenging year for US wines in the EU given the weakening of the euro at the back end of 2014, and the consequent re-adjustment of the market

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Olive oil business is growing every year in United States

Two decades ago, US olive oil imports accounted for almost 30% of the world total. Now, they account for more than 38%

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"We Olive" keeping hearts happy

All 15 We Olive locations across the country are participating in fundraising activities for the association while providing educational support and information about the importance of a healthy diet including the health benefits of olive oil

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Antibiotic-resistant E. coli detected on Vancouver farmers’ market produce

UBC researchers have detected antibiotic-resistant E. coli bacteria on lettuce from several Vancouver farmers’ markets.

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Climate change impacts on irrigation demand and reservoir evaporation

The study evaluated irrigation water requirements for the second half of the 20th century and, as compared to projected demand for the second half of the 21st century, found that net irrigation water requirements in the West may be six percent higher

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California Olive Ranch acquires Lucini Italia Olive Oil

The combined share makes them the fourth largest brand in the country with 4.45 % of US retail sales. The combined company will have revenues in excess of $80,000,000 in 2015

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Mexican energy reform will allow country to reduce dependence on fertilizer and imports of staple foods

After decades of underinvestment, Mexico’s natural gas pipeline network faces severe limitations in capacity and geographical coverage; consequently, the country is facing limitations in meeting domestic demand and dependency on imports of both nitrogen fertilizers and staple foods, according to a new policy paper from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy

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A new great-tasting, high-nutrient red potato variety: AmaRosa

The most-eaten U.S. vegetable, phytonutrient-rich potatoes can have a strong impact on human health

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