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

Slumping sugar prices cost U.S. taxpayers $53.3 million

A price support system required the purchase of more than 272 million pounds of sugar.

Updated: October 01, 2013, - 06:52 AM

Wing prices rise as McDonald's adds them

McDonald’s entry into the chicken wing market is driving up the price of wholesale wings.

Updated: September 27, 2013, - 08:44 PM

Social justice group objects to Cargill's land holdings in Colombia

A Cargill-owned entity now has nearly 130,000 agricultural acres in Colombia, where farm size is limited. Not fair, says the group Oxfam.

Updated: September 27, 2013, - 04:53 AM

Schwan Food CEO steps down

Greg Flack will leave after five years as president and CEO of Marshall-based frozen food giant.

Updated: September 24, 2013, - 09:16 PM

General Mills CEO wants national answer to genetic ingredient labeling

Ken Powell touted a federal standard on ingredient labeling.

Updated: September 24, 2013, - 09:08 PM

Crop should withstand tough weather

Late snow and a dry August hurt farmers, but the fall harvest is still expected to be decent for most.

Updated: September 21, 2013, - 11:12 PM

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

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