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New cross-industry partnership to support Idaho's food processing industry

A cross-industry Food Science and Manufacturing Center of Excellence has been proposed to support the state's food processing industry by providing grants, training and research.
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USDA awards $24 million in research grants to control food contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced 35 research projects totaling nearly $24 million have been selected for funding to improve food safety by helping control microbial and chemical contamination in various foods.
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Projected US bulk chemicals output varies across alternative energy price scenarios

Projected bulk chemicals production is quite sensitive to alternative assumptions regarding long-term oil prices and domestic oil and natural gas resources.
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US wholesale sector consolidation hits Indian drug makers

The U.S. pharmaceutical sector is going through a period of consolidation and this has already has a noticeable effect on Indian drug makers.
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Sinopec drops plans for new petrochemical projects

China's largest refiner, Sinopec Corp., has shelved plans to invest in new petrochemical projects, citing growing competition from the U.S. petrochemical sector as the main deciding factor.
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Environmentalists warn of possible pollution, safety risks at Albany terminal

Environmental groups and residents of Albany, New York, have called on the state Department of Environmental Conservation to tighten control over possible air pollution at the Port of Albany.
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Bird flu detected at California quail farm

A quail farm in California has raised concerns of a new outbreak of avian-borne virus, commonly known as bird flu.
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Williams Partners announces pipeline expansion to Louisiana LNG terminal

Williams Partners announced plans for an expansion of the Transco pipeline to deliver natural gas to the new liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities planned by Cheniere Energy Partners at Sabine Pass in Louisiana.
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Rudy Giuliani to speak at AWWA conference in Boston

Rudolph Giuliani will address more than 2,000 water professionals on June 9, during the opening general session of the American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference & Exposition.
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Shale emerges as top revenue driver for oilfield companies

More than half of U.S. oil field services companies and 40 percent of independent upstream producers see shale development and production as a crucial component of their business.
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