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Thanksgiving Can Be Tough With Celiac Disease

posted on November 27, 2013 at 11:40 AM

President issues Thanksgiving pardons to two birds

posted on November 23, 2011 at 3:24 PM

With a wave of his hand, President Barack Obama on Wednesday gave two plump turkeys a Thanksgiving reprieve, noting that without his intervention, "they'd end up next to the mashed potatoes and stuffing." Full Story

Cranberries appearance is key for some diners

posted on November 23, 2011 at 3:17 PM

Nicholas Mackara isn't about to drive over to his parents' house for Thanksgiving to sit down to a dish of some fancy homemade cranberry sauce that Martha Stewart might serve. He's so determined that his cranberry sauce come from a can that he... Full Story

Traditional turkey dinner costs 13 percent more

posted on November 10, 2011 at 11:28 AM

     WASHINGTON (AP) - It's going to cost a bit more to put a traditional Thanksgiving dinner on the table this year.      The American Farm Bureau Federation reported Thursday that a meal with turkey... Full Story

Apple and Cider Pardoned by President Obama

posted on November 24, 2010 at 3:11 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - Barack Obama performed an annual rite of presidents on Wednesday, pardoning a pair of turkeys on Thanksgiving eve and cracking jokes about the competition that brought them to his famous doorstep. Full Story

Cranberry Industry Enters New Era with Familiar Challenges

posted on November 19, 2010 at 4:11 PM

Cranberry Industry Enters New Era with Familiar Challenges
Stretching across 14,000 acres of annually-flooded fields, Massachusetts farmers are 2nd in the nation in cranberry production and the red fruit accounts for nearly one-fifth of the state’s entire farm production revenue. Full Story

Pardoned Bird Won't Be Going to Disneyland

posted on November 19, 2010 at 4:11 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The turkey President Barack Obama will pardon this year for Thanksgiving is going to George Washington's house, not Mickey Mouse's, after his life is spared. Full Story

Holiday Border Crackdown Targets Fruit, Raw Pork

posted on December 11, 2009 at 4:12 PM

HIDALGO, Texas (AP) – The mountain of oranges, tangerines, lemons and more exotic fruits piled in the customs office at the Hidalgo international bridge in Texas on Thanksgiving Day would have made any grocer proud. Full Story

At Turkey Boot Camp, No Need for a Scrub Brush

posted on November 24, 2009 at 3:11 PM

NAPERVILLE, Ill (AP)— Workers at Butterball's turkey-tips hot line are used to oddball situations: _The woman who cleaned out her turkey with a scrub brush and asked if that was OK to do. Full Story

Bush Pardons National Thanksgiving Turkey

posted on November 28, 2008 at 8:11 PM

Bush Pardons National Thanksgiving Turkey
Since Gross Domestic Product, or GDP, is widely regarded as the best barometer of economic vitality, analysts monitor it very closely. Full Story

Animal Rights Group Video Captures Turkey Abuse

posted on November 28, 2008 at 8:11 PM

LEWISBURG, W.Va (AP) -- Global poultry grower Aviagen Inc said Wednesday it has suspended a supervisor and would investigate a video released by an animal rights group that appears to show horrific abuse of turkeys at the company's West Virginia... Full Story

Farmers Work to Preserve Ancient Turkey Breeds

posted on November 28, 2008 at 8:11 PM

UPPERVILLE, Va (AP) -- At Ayrshire Farm, hundreds of Midget White and Bourbon Red turkeys move in a feathered, gobbling mass on a wind-swept pasture overlooking Virginia's horse country. Full Story

Think Thanksgiving is Tough? Cook for 4,400 Mouths

posted on November 28, 2008 at 8:11 PM

ANNAPOLIS, Md (AP) -- If you think preparing Thanksgiving dinner is a chore, take a moment to imagine the culinary muscle required to feed more than 4,000 hungry U.S Naval Academy midshipmen. Full Story

Thanksgiving Little Blessing for Turkey Industry

posted on November 21, 2008 at 8:11 PM

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Thanksgiving is bringing turkey producers little to celebrate this year, while diners anticipating the most poultry-centric of holidays may be grateful that they won't see much difference in the cost of their bird. Full Story

Chili Plants Add Heat, Color to Holidays

posted on November 30, 2007 at 8:11 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Watch out, poinsettia growers. With their vibrant colors and spicy edible peppers, small chili plants developed by a New Mexico researcher are turning up the heat on traditional holiday plants in greenhouses and nurseries. Full Story
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