Stretching across miles of pastures and feedlots north of Greeley, Colorado, the complex is home to more than 15,000 cows, making it more than a hundred times the size of a typical organic herd. [...] a closer look at Aurora and other large operations highlights critical weaknesses in the unorthodox inspection system that the USDA uses to ensure that "organic" food is really organic. To enforce the organic rules across this vast industry, the USDA allows farmers to hire and pay their own inspectors to certify them as "USDA Organic." Organic dairies are required to allow the cows to graze daily throughout the growing season - that is, the cows are supposed to be grass-fed, not confined to barns and feed lots. A high-resolution satellite photo taken in mid-July by Digital Globe, a…
PERU: Government Signs US$ 200 Million Exploration Contracts With Anadarko
The Peruvian government has signed three oil exploration and exploitation contracts evaluated at US$ 200 million. The contracts involve the state-owned oil company PeruPetro and the U.
Trident CEO calls NewCold storage a 'game changer' at g
Sleek warehouse is fully automated and the first of its kind in the United States.
Taylor Hops brings hop farm to former Greenville Country Club
GREENVILLE — Previously one of the jewels of this city, time has not been kind to the former Greenville Country Club. The 56-acre site was once home to a nine-hole course, complete with rolling greens across a hilly landscape and a tremendous view of Baldwin Lake from high above at the now demolished clubhouse, which closed …
growing independent broker
In advance of the upcoming InvestmentNews Special Report on independent broker-dealers, here's a sneak peek of the latest IBD data. We've ranked the 10 fastest-growing indie B-Ds based on the percentage the revenues jumped in 2013 compared to 2012. These firms are all from our list of the 25 largest IBDs based on overall end-of-year revenue in 2013. Click through to see which large IBDs saw the biggest one-year revenue jumps and be sure to check back next week for our full report on the latest IBD data and trends. Source: InvestmentNews Data