| Apr 1, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Optimism might seem out of place after the Waterkeeper Alliance's bitter loss in a recent lawsuit to hold Perdue Farms and its grower Alan Hudson responsible for polluting waterways with poultry manure. But it's possible to at least be hopeful of...
| Dec 8, 2013
If a jug of wine and loaf of bread does it for you, stay put. On the other hand, if you crave life's full pleasures — the best of the best wines, the most luscious breads to accompany a wealth of assorted gourmet delights — head to Burgundy,...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:57 PM
As unseasonably cold weather continues to blanket western states, farmers are bracing for potentially painful damage to crops and livestock that could drive up consumer prices.
The true effect won't be known for weeks, but growers such as California's...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 4:59 PM
Wilbur L. Iley, a decorated World War II veteran who worked in the Harford County dairy industry for many years, died Monday of cancer at the Forest Hill Medical and Rehabilitation Center. The Fallston resident was 94.
Mr. Iley was born on his family'...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 6:23 PM
SONOITA, Ariz. — Images of emerald grape leaves waving in the summer breeze usually don't fill the pages of Arizona tourism brochures and magazines.
Still, they're becoming a more common sight as Arizona's young wine industry grows.
| May 8, 2013
Folk often tell me, at this time of year, that they're taking a trip to Napa Valley to "really learn about wine." That's like saying that someone needs to go to Rome to really learn how to be Catholic, or to St. Andrews to get the game of golf.
| May 9, 2013
In the face of troubling childhood obesity rates and what it sees as low milk consumption rates, the dairy industry says it has a solution: Offer kids flavored milk that uses low-calorie artificial sweeteners.
The only problem, industry...
| May 16, 2013
Chicagoans take their coffee seriously, and not just when they're drinking it.
"For a long time in Chicago, coffee shops were split into two camps," said Zaida Dedolph of HalfWit Coffee Roasters. "Ones that served Intelligentsia, and ones that served...
| May 23, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Imagine a trail, a trail made of ice cream! Well, that's not what this is.
But the Maryland's Best Ice Cream Trail is pretty cool all the same. Launched in 2012 by the department of agriculture to promote Maryland's dairy industry, the ice cream trail...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 1:09 PM
I have been involved with the wine industry for more than 25 years and I have seen and enjoyed a number of significant changes in the wine world.
There is no question that the quality and availability of today’s wines has grown dramatically. Of...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 7:56 AM
Superstar athletes Peyton Manning, LeBron James and Serena Williams led their colleagues with endorsements of food and beverages that are calorie-dense and unhealthful – sending mixed messages about diet and health, researchers said.
Of 512 brands...