Ag and Energy Report June 24th

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Sunedison is getting a new CEO. 
 
The company has been in turmoil since taking on lots of debt and filing for bankruptcy. 
 
The company also came under scrutiny from the Department of Justice and Securities Exchange Commission over questions surrounding its financial practices and the amount of cash it had on hand when its stock began to fall. 
 
Fat is back! 
 
Shoppers are opting for whole milk and greek yogurt. 
 
That’s thanks to a growing interest in “whole foods” diets and new evidence that full-fat dairy products can be good for us.
 
The trend is showing up in milk sales, nationwide they climbed 4.5 percent last year. 
 
Barnes and Noble is starting a restaurant-wait, what? 
 
The bookstore is looking at ways to keep people coming to their stores in the future, and that will mean opening prototype stores later this year.
 
The company says that the bookstore restaurants will have “an expanded menu along with a beer and wine offering.”
 
Starbucks will begin selling bottles of its unsweetened cold brew at stores starting next month. 
 
Starbucks began shipping bottles of the cold brew to retailers earlier this month and expects the on-the-go drinks to be on shelves starting July 1.
 
Cold brew is brewed slowly with coffee grounds that are steeped in cool water for an extended period of time – in Starbucks’ case, 20 hours.
 
 

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