Jeff Gustin connects nurseries and gardeners with his weekly television show.
The U.S. apple industry has gained what it's wanted for 20 years, full varietal access into China. A
Slaughter lambs were steady to $10 lower, instances $10-20 lower. Slaughter ewes were steady to $10 lower. Feeder lambs were sharply lower.
Trade slow to moderate for both domestic and export markets in the Columbia Basin.
Bids for soft white wheat and dark northern spring wheat bids trended mixed, while hard red winter wheat bids moved lower.
Asking prices for next week are 23 cents higher for Jumbo, 21 cents higher for Extra Large and Large and 23 cents higher for Medium and Small.
The downtrend continues in the feeder cattle markets as feeder cattle and calves traded $5-15 lower this week.
Compared to last Thursday at the same market, stocker and feeder cattle steady to weak in a light test at the Toppenish, Wash., Livestock Auction.
A farmer's legal challenge to USDA's marketing order for raisins will be reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court and could have an impact on other volume controls for crops.
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Since late 2012, McDonald’s has twice replaced the president of its flagship U.S. division while fighting to hold onto customers.
A couple hundred dockworkers and supporters took part in the Thursday rally and march.
The U.S. Department of Labor plans to change its enforcement of minimum wage law for piece rate workers, potentially complicating record keeping for farmers.
The proposal asks poultry producers to reduce the rates of salmonella in raw chicken parts from 24 percent now to less than 16 percent, and campylobacter rates in raw chicken parts from 22 percent to 8 percent.