Strong dollar is squeezing profits from this Washington farmer's exports

Jul 21, 2022
Patrick Smith, CEO of Loftus Ranches, is fighting inflation as well. Some fertilizer materials have nearly doubled in a year or two, he says.
"Beer is still good business," says Patrick Smith, CEO of Loftus Ranches in Yakima, Washington. Above, fresh hops from a California farm.
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Add beer to the list of products that Russia's invasion of Ukraine is making more expensive

Apr 5, 2022
Ukraine and Russia are two of the world's top barley exporters.
A bartender pours a beer in Austin, Texas. Supply chain issues, a poor crop year and the war in Ukraine have all contributed to higher barley prices.
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Bertha Jimenez: Reducing waste, creating taste

Jan 9, 2020
"Just because somebody labeled something as waste, that doesn't mean that's what it should be."

Which industries are recession-proof?

Sep 6, 2019
Marketplace listeners share their thoughts on how a recession would affect them.
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World's No.1 beer company falters in U.S.

Jul 25, 2019
Changing consumer tastes mean Anheuser-Busch InBev's star continues to fall in the U.S.
Bottles of Budweiser beer are displayed at an outdoor bar in New York City.
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The legal pitfalls of making “Liquid Aloha” outside Hawaii

Jul 8, 2019
Expanding the production of regionally themed beers has opened some breweries up to accusations they misled consumers about beers' origins.
Kona Brewing Company's Big Wave Golden Ale seen on the North Shore of Oahu. Following the June settlement, Kona will include brewing location on its cardboard packaging.
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Waiter, there's corn syrup in my beer!

Feb 4, 2019
Bud Light's Super Bowl ad called out Miller and Coors for using the sweet syrup.
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Companies and countries seek tariff exemptions

Mar 19, 2018
A beer trade group with members that sell the beverage in aluminum cans. Companies that want to show their products have a role in national security. And foreign trading blocs like the European Union. All these entities are trying to figure out the new rules when it comes to applying for exemptions from tariffs on […]

Let's do the numbers: St. Patrick's Day edition

Mar 15, 2018
From closed bars to Pedialyte, here are a few things you might not have known about the holiday.
A water taxi navigates the Chicago River shortly after it was dyed green in celebration of St. Patrick's Day on March 11, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.
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