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ADM selling chocolate business to Cargill
The sale includes chocolate manufacturing operations in Hazleton, Pennsylvania; Milwaukee; Georgetown, Ontario, Canada; Liverpool, U.K.; Manage, Belgium and Mannheim, Germany.

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Western Hay Report
In the Columbia Basin, alfalfa for domestic and export was steady to $30 lower. Trade was moderate to active. Demand light to moderate as most of the northern trade area received thunderstorms and rain this past week.
West Coast Grain Market Report
Bids for US 1 Soft White Wheat delivered to Portland in unit trains or barges during August were $0.12 to $0.14 per bushel higher, from $7 to 7.12, mostly $7.07.
Selected Western Livestock Auctions
Trade was very active with very good demand at the Toppenish Livestock Auction in Moses Lake, Wash.
Onion and Potatoes Market Report
Idaho Falls shipping point prices as of Aug. 28.
Intermountain Grain & Livestock Report
Idaho Farm Bureau Intermountain Grain and Livestock Report for Thursday, Aug. 28.
Feds jail ginseng poacher as wild plants face risk
As prices continue to skyrocket, more people are traipsing through national forests, state parks and even private property to hunt ginseng, leaving the plant’s survival in doubt.
Vancouver port taps North Dakota for new customer
The Port of Vancouver, Wash., will lease 50 railcars to haul North Dakota farm commodities to the Columbia River port.
Agco laying off employees in Hesston
The company blamed the layoffs on a reduced demand for agricultural machinery, caused by lower farm incomes.
Port of Vancouver to lease railcars for crops
The deal is meant to help North Dakota farmers get their wheat and other crops to Asian and Latin American markets.
Portland Daily Grain Report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time, subject to change.