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BNSF responds to Cold Train shutdown
Burlington Northern responds to the closure of a refrigerated car line in Quincy, Wash., whch announced it would shut down due to a reduction in services.

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McDonald’s confronts its junk food image
The evening is part of a campaign by McDonald’s to shake its reputation for serving cheap, unhealthful food.
Selected Western livestock auctions
At the Toppenish, Wash., auction, trade very active with very good demand. Slaughter cows 44 percent, Slaughter bulls 10 percent, and feeders 46 percent of the supply.
National slaughter, feeder and stocker market report
Yearling cattle still have very good demand as in Bassett, Neb., on Wednesday sold near 375 head of 1000-1020 lbs. steers with a weighted average price of $213.21 and 106 head fancy steers weighing 1,000 lbs. at $223.75.
Wool, sheep and lamb market report
At San Angelo, 4,945 head sold in a one day sale. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction.
California egg report
Prices are steady. Trade sentiment is steady to higher. Retail and food service demand is light to moderate.
West Coast grain market report
September wheat futures ended the reporting week on Thursday, Aug. 14, lower compared to last Thursday’s closes.
Western hay market reports
In the Columbia Basin, alfalfa for domestic and export steady to weak. Trade light to moderate.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change
Some exporters dock high-protein wheat
Some exporters are docking prices for wheat that's high in protein, says Dan Steiner, grains merchant for Pendleton Grain Growers in Pendleton, Ore. Handlers are absorbing the reduced prices, shielding farmers unless the entire crop is affected or the...
RMA announces supplemental coverage for wheat
USDA Risk Management Agency announces a new wheat crop insurance option under the 2014 Farm Bill that will help farmers add on to their multi-peril crop insurance policy. The Supplemental Coverage Option is a tool available to farmers after the loss of...