Ag and Energy Report; March 9th

Ag Journal - Energy Reports

Oil prices closed at their lowest level of the year, suffering from their biggest one-day percentage drop since February 2016.

Prices of crude have been falling as government data show the largest supply of oil on record.

That could mean gas prices increases will remain in check.

‘Big Candy’ wants to make sure it has a seat at the government table.

The Chicago Tribune reports that companies like Hershey, Mars and Jelly Belly are descending on South Florida for a convention and are staying at the Trump hotels, getting massages at Trump spas and planning other government related networking events.

The soynut butter e-coli recall has now expanded to include granola.

In the latest update, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 16 illnesses have been linked to the nut butter, with 14 of those being children under age 18.

The I-M Healthy recall involves granola-flavors cranberry, original, apple, blueberry and raisin.

And Whole Foods is adding ‘do it yourself’ juice bars to some California stores.

The Los Angeles Business Journal reports the self-serve juice bars will employ a cold-press system where customers can use one of three presses to make their own beverages for $5 per serving.

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