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Idaho growers say late rains are mixed blessing.
ARBON VALLEY, Idaho — Recent heavy rainstorms throughout Idaho have stretched the irrigation supply for some growers, following a dry summer, and supplied the necessary soil moisture for dryland farmers to plant fall grains. The return of moisture to the state has been a mixed blessing for ot
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Good news for brewers: Hop supplies might be catching up to demand.
YAKIMA, Wash. — Pacific Northwest hop growers are wrapping up nearly two months of harvest of a good crop with minimal mildew and pre-harvest stocks at just 2 percent ahead of last year.That shows supply is closer to equilibrium with demand after years of lagging behind, says Pete Mahony, dir
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Cattle prices erode as supplies increase.
Rising beef supplies and large supplies of competing proteins are eroding prices on fed cattle headed for slaughter, and market volatility continues to be the focal point of the U.S. market.In their latest beef quarterly report, Rabobank analysts said meeting the bank’s third-quarter forecast
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Pacific port interests, union agree to contract talks. Failure two years ago stalled ag shipments abroad.
The Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union have agreed to talk about extending their contract that expires July 1, 2019.Inability of the two parties to reach an agreement two years ago led to a union slowdown of work for months at 29 West Coast ports that co
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Aging Oregon farmers will turn over two-thirds of the state's farmland in next 20 years, raising questions about who will be the next farmers.
A new report estimates 64 percent of Oregon’s farmland, nearly 10.5 million acres, could change hands in the next 20 years.Farmers 55 and older, the ubiquitous Baby Boomers, control that much of Oregon ag land, according to the report. As they leave the profession over the next two decades, t
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Cattle placements, marketings up double digits on 2 extra days.
USDA’s latest cattle on feed report showed a lot of traffic at large feedlots in August, with cattle moving in up 15 percent year-over-year and cattle moving out up 18 percent, albeit with two additional marketing days this year.Placements of 1.88 million head into feedlots with a capacity of
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Oregon Tilth helps fund new OSU organic Extension position.
In a move that highlights the growing influence of organic agriculture in the state, the Oregon non-profit that issues USDA certification will help fund an organic Extension program at Oregon State University.In academic circles, at least, the decision is significant. Oregon Tilth will provide $100,
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What's Upstream given more time to answer charge it failed to register as lobby organization.
What’s Upstream has until Oct. 17 to answer allegations that the federally funded campaign for new limits on Washington agriculture should have registered as a grass-roots lobbying organization, a spokeswoman for the Washington Public Disclosure Commission said Tuesday.The PDC originally gave
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Supporters of county GMO ban who lost in court won't have to pay farmers' legal fees.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Supporters of a prohibition against genetically engineered crops in Oregon’s Josephine County won’t have to pay the attorney fees of farmers who defeated the ordinance.Josephine County Circuit Court Judge Pat Wolke has held that such an award isn’t war
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Listing of slickspot peppergrass as threatened could reignite fight over tiny desert flower.
BOISE — It’s unclear if Idaho’s long-running battle with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over a tiny desert flower will continue.Gov. Butch Otter’s office is weighing its options after the USFWS again listed the slickspot peppergrass as threatened under the Endangered
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Growers get tips on Cosmic Crisp apple.
ROCK ISLAND, Wash. — As growers plant the new Cosmic Crisp apple variety for the first time next spring, they need to think about what type of tree structure will be best-suited for robotic apple picking, a research scientist says. “Cosmic Crisp should work great for robotic picking so
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California law could reduce paperwork for organic growers.
REDDING, Calif. — Organic farmers in California say they are pleased with a new law aimed at reducing the annual paperwork and fees for registering their operations with the state.The bill by Assemblyman Mark Stone, D-Scotts Valley, passed with nearly unanimous support in the Legislature and
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