News Roundup: March 12-18

By on March 18, 2011

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story.

  • Owner hopes dark meat flies,” News & Observer: The Ukrainian billionaire who purchased the North Carolina assets of bankrupt chicken processor Townsends plans to reduce operating expenses and ramp up exports of dark meat in an attempt to return the company to profitability. …
  • Higher prices for food are about to get worse,” Charlotte Observer: Americans are noticing higher prices at the grocery store, and it’s about to get worse. Food prices at the wholesale level rose last month by the most in 36 years. …
  • Growers group sues to clarify guest worker hiring rules,” Fayetteville Observer: A Moore County-based nonprofit group that is the nation’s leading supplier of legal immigrant labor has filed a federal lawsuit seeking a judge’s clarification on rules about the hiring process. …
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