According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, milk fetched about $15 per 100 pounds in June – more than a 40 percent drop from 2014 prices. The USDA also estimated that milk production costs were about $22 per 100 pounds.
Hempler Foods Group acquired the business and certain assets of Fletcher’s Fine Foods of Algona, according to a news release from Hempler’s parent company, Premium Brands Holdings Corp. The purchase price for Fletcher’s was $5 million and does not include the plant.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Thursday that his country had achieved the "success of all successes" in launching a missile from a submarine, saying it effectively gave the country a fully equipped nuclear attack capability and put the U.S. mainland within striking distance.
California lawmakers voted Wednesday to extend the state's landmark climate change law — the most aggressive in the nation — by another 10 years, resisting fierce opposition from oil companies and other business interests to keep the program alive at least through 2030.
Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble Wednesday. The death toll stood at 159, but the number of dead and missing was uncertain given the thousands of vacationers in the area for summer's final days.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar criticized the sharp price hikes for EpiPens, the emergency drug injectors for severe allergic reactions, saying Wednesday that it's "outrageous" that manufacturer Mylan is making money off of those who have few alternatives.
Joey Bosa's holdout turned ugly Wednesday when the San Diego Chargers pulled their contract offer to the first-round draft pick and said they'll restructure a new deal that would reflect him playing less than a full season.
Susan Livingston, head of marketing for Whole Foods Market in the Pacific Northwest, talks about why Whole Foods chose to open a store in Bellingham and offers a look around the new store on Monday, May 9, in Bellingham, Wash. The Whole Foods store in Bellingham opens May 11.
Evan AbellThe Bellingham Herald
A look inside Whole Foods Market before grand opening in Bellingham
Watch a shopping cart tour of Whole Foods Market before it opens in Bellingham