National farm debt continues to rise
Capital Press File
National farm debt continues to rise
Tough financial conditions in farm country are exacerbated by trade uncertainty, an analyst says.

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Producers need to prepare for next economic cycle
Producers need to prepare for next economic cycle
Transition management will be key to sustained success.
What ignited many of California’s worst wildfires a mystery
It’s estimated human activity causes more than 80 percent of all wildfires in the United States.
Lost Valley founder jailed for meth in Hermiston
Lost Valley founder jailed for meth in Hermiston
Te Velde founded the Lost Valley Farm, near Boardman, plus two dairies in California.
Fed watchers seek hints about future rates amid likely hike
The modest rate increase that’s widely expected reflects the continued strength of the U.S. economy.
Some farmers worry Trump’s bailout checks won’t be enough
Some farmers worry Trump’s bailout checks won’t be enough
Some farmers strained by Trump's trade war with China worry bailout checks won't be enough
Apple Commission to apply for tariff relief
Apple Commission to apply for tariff relief
The Washington Apple Commission will apply for addtional export promotional dollars as part of the Trump administration’s tariff relief. Industry also says 2018 crop is picking short of expectations.
Costa Rican small red beans grown in Idaho making progress
Costa Rican small red beans grown in Idaho making progress
Costa Rica small reds were grown in a greenhouse the first year and in the field each of the last three years.
Despite value, little protection exists for Midwest farmland
Despite conservation efforts, urban development and the expansion of rural residential real estate over the last 25 years has eliminated farmland across the U.S. at levels not seen since the early 1970s
Purdue grape team offers expertise boosting Indiana wineries
Purdue's grape team offering expertise helping boost Indiana's growing wine industry
Letter: Dairy farmers and cranberries
The existing management of dairy farmer member-owned co-ops operate the dairy farmer co-ops not for dairy farmer member benefit but only for management’s benefit.

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Wolves attack five more calves in northeast Washington
Depredations continue in Old Profanity territory
Apple Commission increases China promotions
With China’s apple crop down 28 percent, the Washington Apple Commission sees an export opportunity despite tariffs.
Farmworker appreciation event set for Caldwell
What ignited many of California’s worst wildfires a mystery
Lost Valley founder jailed for meth in Hermiston

Nation/World

National farm debt continues to rise
Tough financial conditions in farm country are exacerbated by trade uncertainty, an analyst says.
Apple Commission increases China promotions
With China’s apple crop down 28 percent, the Washington Apple Commission sees an export opportunity despite tariffs.
Producers need to prepare for next economic cycle
What ignited many of California’s worst wildfires a mystery
Fed watchers seek hints about future rates amid likely hike

Ag Sectors

Wolves attack five more calves in northeast Washington
Depredations continue in Old Profanity territory
Apple Commission increases China promotions
With China’s apple crop down 28 percent, the Washington Apple Commission sees an export opportunity despite tariffs.
Farmworker appreciation event set for Caldwell
What ignited many of California’s worst wildfires a mystery
Lost Valley founder jailed for meth in Hermiston

Opinion

Letter: Dairy farmers and cranberries
The existing management of dairy farmer member-owned co-ops operate the dairy farmer co-ops not for dairy farmer member benefit but only for...
Editorial: Mass timber movement aims high
Mass timber, made from lumber and plywood, is engineered to construct large buildings. It is catching on in the U.S., and Oregon wants to lead the...
Editorial: Trade tariffs costly for U.S. farmers
Column: Innovation key for Central Arizona farmers
Letter: Solutions to animal rights extremism

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