Mike Hughlett

Reporter | Food industry
Phone: 612-673-7003
Mike Hughlett covers the food industry for the Star Tribune,.including General Mills and Supervalu. Previously, he was a food reporter for the Chicago Tribune.

Recent content from Mike Hughlett

Feed costs rise for cattle and dairy farmers

Dried-up pastures and a shortage of hay are vexing Minnesota cattle operations and dairy farms, pushing up feed costs.Normally, cows...

Updated: September 21, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Cargill builds $200 million sunflower plant in Russia

The agribusiness giant continues to build up its investments in the country.

Updated: September 20, 2013, - 06:11 AM

Don’t bet against cereal, General Mills executives say

Cereal sales rose 4 percent, helping General Mills post growth in quarterly sales and profits, despite concerns about recent declines.

Updated: September 19, 2013, - 06:12 AM

Mosaic lowers forecast in softening market

Collapse of a Russian cartel has shaken the market for fertilizer.

Updated: September 16, 2013, - 08:34 PM

Cereals return from the grave

Just in time for the Halloween season, General Mills has resurrected two “monster cereals” that hadn’t been seen for years.

Updated: September 14, 2013, - 09:32 PM

Obituary: Frank Sorauf wrote the book on U.S. political parties

Frank Sorauf wrote the proverbial book on American political parties and was an early and noted scholar on campaign finance,...

Updated: September 14, 2013, - 04:32 PM

Cargill names longtime exec as its next CEO

Executive transition has been 18 months in the making, Cargill says. Current CEO Greg Page will become executive chairman.

Updated: September 12, 2013, - 05:45 AM

Police: Kowalski lost balance on plane's float, fell into propeller

Twin Cities grocer Jim Kowalski was standing on the float of a small plane on a northern Ontario lake, when he lost his balance and fell into the propeller and was killed, authorities said Friday.

Updated: September 06, 2013, - 10:34 PM

James Kowalski, founder of grocery chain, dies on fishing trip

James Kowalski, who built the Twin Cities chain of nine supermarkets bearing his name, died Thursday in an accident on the way home from a fishing trip in Canada. The accident occurred in a plane in Ontario, but did not involve a crash.

Updated: September 06, 2013, - 01:15 PM

Inspectors allege safety issues at American Crystal Sugar plant

The beet sugar company is contesting many of the citations, which could lead to fines of more than $60,000.

Updated: September 04, 2013, - 09:29 PM

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