Farm lobbyists to track several issues during 2017 Idaho Legislature
Farm lobbyists to track several issues during 2017 Idaho Legislature
The possibility of increased dyed diesel enforcement and changes to the state's field burning program are among the issues that Idaho Farm Bureau Federation officials will keep an eye on during the 2017 legislative session.

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Apples fit millennials’ values, Wal-Mart representative says
Apples fit millennials’ values, Wal-Mart representative says
Freshness, consistent quality and good taste are what millennials look for in fruit and most foods, a Wal-Mart store representative tells Washington tree fruit growers.
UN says dairy an ally in Asia’s nutrition challenges
The main beneficiaries have been small farmers, who produce nearly 80 percent of the milk in Asia.
California lawmakers aim to protect immigrants from Trump
Debate was heated over Democrats’ resolutions urging Trump to continue to issue work permits to young immigrants brought to the country as children.
Selected Western hay price reports
Trade slow with light to moderate demand in the Columbia Basin.
Western grain market report
Bids for U.S. 1 Soft White Wheat delivered to Portland in unit trains or barges during December for ordinary protein trended steady to 11 cents per bushel lower compared to Nov. 24 prices.
California shell egg price report
Retail demand is reported as moderate to good while movement into food service accounts is seasonally moderate.
Western fluid milk and cream review
Bottling demand from educational institutions is returning after the Thanksgiving holiday break.
National stocker and feeder cattle report
Steers and heifers traded $2 to $6 higher with most steer calves under 600 lbs. up to $10 higher.
Selected Western livestock auction reports
Stocker and feeder cattle were $2-7 higher at the Toppenish, Wash., Livestock Auction.
Group accuses water allocators of depriving farm-dependent species
Group accuses water allocators of depriving farm-dependent species
The Pacific Legal Foundation says federal water allocators deprive nearly a dozen mperiled species of water south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

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Farm lobbyists to track several issues during 2017 Idaho Legislature
The possibility of increased dyed diesel enforcement and changes to the state's field burning program are among the issues that Idaho Farm Bureau...
CFBF’s Wenger renews call for political action among growers
California Farm Bureau Federation president Paul Wenger renewed his call for more political action from growers during the organization's 98th annual...
USDA to honor Washington enumerator
New apple poised for record-setting launch
Apples fit millennials’ values, Wal-Mart representative says

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California lawmakers aim to protect immigrants from Trump
Debate was heated over Democrats’ resolutions urging Trump to continue to issue work permits to young immigrants brought to the country as...
Selected Western hay price reports
Trade slow with light to moderate demand in the Columbia Basin.
Western grain market report
California shell egg price report
Western fluid milk and cream review

Ag Sectors

New apple poised for record-setting launch
Washington apple producers have ordered more than 8.7 million new Cosmic Crisp apple trees to plant in the next three years which means production...
Apples fit millennials’ values, Wal-Mart representative says
Freshness, consistent quality and good taste are what millennials look for in fruit and most foods, a Wal-Mart store representative tells Washington...
UN says dairy an ally in Asia’s nutrition challenges
Group accuses water allocators of depriving farm-dependent species
Members of Congress push for more hops research

Opinion

Stand by for What’s Upstream 2.0
Organizers of the suspended What's Upstream campaign say it could be brought back to life.
Our dams support us; it’s time to support them
The Army Corps of Engineers is undertaking a public “scoping” period through Jan. 17 providing an opportunity for Eastern Washington...
GMO election fines out of line
Snake River dams remain vital
A letter to President-elect Trump

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