When it comes to wheat, it’s all about quality
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When it comes to wheat, it’s all about quality

RALSTON, Wash. — Mike Miller knelt in a field to inspect his wheat crop on a recent April morning.

After two years of drought followed by a wet winter, moisture levels in the field were near average, and an early streak of warm weather...

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More than 500 youths raise livestock for annual show
More than 500 youths raise livestock for annual show

SPOKANE — For Brooklynn Phipps, the hardest part is not getting attached.

Phipps, a senior in Deer Park, Wash., High School, is showing two beef cattle to sell at the annual Junior Livestock Show of Spokane.

She is one of 500 youths...

‘Go-slow’ federal agencies hurt farmers
‘Go-slow’ federal agencies hurt farmers

It appears the federal agencies that coordinate the H-2A program to obtain guestworkers for harvesting crops and other farm jobs are giving U.S. farmers the “slow no.”

That’s when they slow down their work — even more...

Meatless Mondays won’t save the planet

Ask any environmentalist and you are likely to hear that livestock production in the United States is responsible for 50 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. The story goes that cow flatulence and manure methane are killing the planet. If you want to...

Ross Nels Iverson, patriarch of Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, dies at age 90
Ross Nels Iverson, patriarch of Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, dies at age 90

MONITOR, ORE. — It may come as no surprise that Ross Nels Iverson’s family is asking friends to bring their favorite tractors to the celebration of his life that will be held Saturday, May 7.

Iverson, patriarch of the...

Let’s find out how GMOs impact organics

Organic growers worry that their crops will be contaminated by genetically modified crops growing nearby.

It’s a legitimate concern. By definition, commodities that are certified organic can’t have even a trace of GMO...

Malheur occupation trial could last for months

U.S. District Judge Anna Brown is preparing for the trial of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupiers to last a long time, possibly months.

Speaking during a pre-trial status hearing Wednesday in Portland, Brown said she still wanted the...

Portland daily grain report

Portland, Ore., Thursday, May 5, 2016

USDA Market News

All Bids in dollars per bushel. Bids are limited and not fully established in early trading.

Bids for grains delivered to Portland, Oregon in dollars per bushel.

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Rapid Washington snowmelt fills streams
Rapid Washington snowmelt fills streams

YAKIMA, Wash. — April was a month of rapid snowmelt in the Washington Cascades giving irrigators plenty of water, but it may not last into late summer in valleys with little or no reservoirs.

Pear orchards in certain parts of the...

EPA offers $600,000 for monitoring after mine waste spill

DENVER (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it will provide $600,000 for three states and two Indian tribes to monitor river conditions in the aftermath of a massive spill from a Colorado mine.

State and tribal health officials...

Kellogg beats 1Q profit forecasts

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Kellogg Co. (K) on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $175 million.

The Battle Creek, Michigan-based company said it had net income of 49 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were...

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Straw-compressing dispute raises Oregon land use questions

SALEM — A conflict over a straw-compressing facility has raised legal questions over what type of crop “processing” or...

Kuna FFA helps thousands of children learn about farming

KUNA, Idaho — About 4,000 first and second graders from throughout the Treasure Valley received a hands-on farming experience May 2-5...

More than 500 youths raise livestock for annual show
Ross Nels Iverson, patriarch of Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, dies at age 90
Malheur occupation trial could last for months

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When it comes to wheat, it’s all about quality

RALSTON, Wash. — Mike Miller knelt in a field to inspect his wheat crop on a recent April morning.

After two years of drought...

Producer, distributor and institutional chefs team up to go whole hog

PORTLAND — A meat distribution company, a catering service that operates corporate and institutional cafes, and a Washington pork producer...

Portland daily grain report
EPA offers $600,000 for monitoring after mine waste spill
Kellogg beats 1Q profit forecasts

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Kuna FFA helps thousands of children learn about farming

KUNA, Idaho — About 4,000 first and second graders from throughout the Treasure Valley received a hands-on farming experience May 2-5...

Producer, distributor and institutional chefs team up to go whole hog

PORTLAND — A meat distribution company, a catering service that operates corporate and institutional cafes, and a Washington pork producer...

More than 500 youths raise livestock for annual show
Ross Nels Iverson, patriarch of Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, dies at age 90
Rapid Washington snowmelt fills streams

Opinion

‘Go-slow’ federal agencies hurt farmers

It appears the federal agencies that coordinate the H-2A program to obtain guestworkers for harvesting crops and other farm jobs are giving U.S.

Meatless Mondays won’t save the planet

Ask any environmentalist and you are likely to hear that livestock production in the United States is responsible for 50 percent of greenhouse gas...

Let’s find out how GMOs impact organics
Congress, not president, must fix immigration laws
BLM Resource Management Plan fails Western Oregon

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