Idaho potato growers weigh options for boosting fry profits
Idaho potato growers weigh options for boosting fry profits
There has been some movement by both out-of-state processors and French fry customers to determine what can be done to offset the diminished profits in their arena.

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National wool and sheep review
Feeder lambs were mostly steady to 5.00 higher.
West Coast grain price report
Bids for US 1 Soft White Wheat delivered to Portland in unit trains or barges during October for ordinary protein trended four to 22.25 cents per bushel higher compared to week ago prices for the same delivery period from 5.2775-5.35.
Idaho groundwater districts match CREP payment increase
Both the federal government and Idaho groundwater districts are contributing to an increase in payments under the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program to entice more growers to conserve water by retiring marginal crop land.
California shell egg price report
Offerings are in a tight to short position for Jumbo, mostly moderate to occasionally heavy for Extra Large and Large and moderate to closely balanced for Medium.
Fluid milk and cream review — West
Milk production in the Pacific Northwest is steady and holding to seasonal patterns.
Western hay price report
Demand remains good for higher testing Alfalfa in the Columbia Basin.
Selected Western livestock auctions
Stocker and feeder cattle weak to 3.00 lower at the Toppenish Livestock Auction. Trade active with moderate to good demand. Slaughter cows and bulls steady to weak.
Cider-makers forage for old wild apple flavor
Cider-makers forage for old wild apple flavor
Cider-makers are seeking are tannins and acidity in the wild apples which are no good to eat
Algal bloom warnings posted at 3 more Utah water bodies
The Utah Department of Environmental Quality is advising beachgoers that three more Utah reservoirs have outbreaks of harmful algal blooms
California fires cause $1B in damage, burn 7,000 buildings
Crews continue to assess areas scorched by the blazes that killed 42 people.

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State

Western Innovator: Breeder aims to restore ornamental markets
Ornamental plant breeder Ryan Contreras wants to restore the popularity of nursery cultivars that have fallen out of favor.
Idaho groundwater districts match CREP payment increase
Both the federal government and Idaho groundwater districts are contributing to an increase in payments under the Conservation Reserve Enhancement...
California fires cause $1B in damage, burn 7,000 buildings
Oregon’s Congressional Push To Get EPA To Clean Up Polluted Portland Harbor
Oroville Dam repair costs will top $500 million

Nation/World

National feeder and stocker cattle report
Feedyards and ranchers were wanting to own the higher quality stock this week as evidenced by some pretty lofty prices reported in Nebraska and South...
National wool and sheep review
Feeder lambs were mostly steady to 5.00 higher.
West Coast grain price report
California shell egg price report
Fluid milk and cream review — West

Ag Sectors

Western Innovator: Breeder aims to restore ornamental markets
Ornamental plant breeder Ryan Contreras wants to restore the popularity of nursery cultivars that have fallen out of favor.
Idaho groundwater districts match CREP payment increase
Both the federal government and Idaho groundwater districts are contributing to an increase in payments under the Conservation Reserve Enhancement...
Cider-makers forage for old wild apple flavor
Algal bloom warnings posted at 3 more Utah water bodies
California fires cause $1B in damage, burn 7,000 buildings

Opinion

Idaho potato growers weigh options for boosting fry profits
There has been some movement by both out-of-state processors and French fry customers to determine what can be done to offset the diminished profits...
University of Idaho range students misguided?
Is this the lesson Idaho residents want their university to teach: faculty and students “at the trough”?
Law pre-empts counties from banning aerial spraying
Wood construction becomes sexy again
Klamath Falls creates ag opportunities at home

Special Sections

Fix or replace? It’s often a taxing question
A lot of small farmers can’t justify $30,000 for a new tractor, and they don’t need a huge tax write-off, Tractor Store owner Will...
Ag tires also need care and maintenance
Ag tires and tracks require specialized equipment for repairs.
Fix or replace? It’s often a taxing question
Tune-ups, maintenance keep ATVs in tip-top shape
Irrigation systems need attention each fall