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NW pear growers to host international group
Northwest pear growers will host an international meeting in June and renew their 78-year-old...
Massive ships threaten Portland’s container export prospects
Tariff puts WA lumber company’s plans on hold
Oregon study shows taking out juniper trees benefits sage grouse


A robot that picks apples? Replacing humans worries union
At least two companies are rushing to get robotic fruit-picking machines to market, and the owners...
Senate confirms Alex Acosta as labor secretary
Take that, Washington! Texas looks to nullify federal laws
Senate poised to confirm Acosta as Trump’s man at labor

Ag Sectors

New classrooms being built with innovative wood
Supporters say it could infuse struggling forest communities with new economic growth.
Wait for calorie count on burgers, pizza may get longer
Town sees a change of fortune after Gold Digger bankruptcy
Idaho dairy industry to host global nutrition conference


Perdue is welcome, but is late to the party
We would like to see the president move more quickly on issues vital to U.S. agriculture. Filling...
A GOP promise to rural families
Margin Protection Program worth fixing
Not a Monsanto fan

Special Sections

Oregon Fruit Products taps into fermentation market
Oregon Fruit Products has dramatically expanded its fruit for fermentation program while also...
Researcher breeds better haskap berries
Henggeler Packing Co. modernizes to meet challenges
Chapin family grows, dries hazelnuts