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Sakuma reaches outside family to replace retiring CEO
Sakuma reaches outside family to replace retiring CEO
Sakuma Brothers CEO Steve Sakuma retires, and the family looks outward for a new company leader.

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Washington House votes to raise hourly minimum wage to $12
Washington House votes to raise hourly minimum wage to $12
The bill moves next to the Senate for consideration, where a companion bill did not get a committee hearing this legislative session.
McDonald’s to use chicken without human antibiotics
The chicken change will take place within the next two years. The milk change will take place later this year.
Cuba looks north to U.S. farmers for help with food crisis
Cuba looks north to U.S. farmers for help with food crisis
Cuba spends roughly $2 billion a year to import about 80 percent of its food and a long-standing humanitarian exception to the trade embargo allows U.S. farmers to fill some of that demand.
Two large agriculture co-ops in the Dakotas planning to merge
Aberdeen, S.D.-based South Dakota Wheat Growers has more than 5,400 members in the eastern Dakotas. Ipswich-based North Central Farmers Elevator serves 2,500 members.
Oregon wine industry honors five at annual awards dinner
The Oregon wine industry, riding a crest of artistic and financial success, honors some of its pioneers.
Lawsuit claims malfunction killed 100,000 chickens
A lawsuit filed by an Oregon egg producer claims that an electrical malfunction halted ventilation at one of its facilities, thereby killing 100,000 chickens. The company is seeking $500,000 from the installer of a control system equipment that failed to...
Chilled meat exports will take 45 days to normalize
Phil Seng, CEO of the U.S. Meat Export Federation, says it will take time for the export of meat to Asia to return to normal.
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U.S. Meat Export Federation CEO Phil Seng says chilled beef may wait until May for normal trade to resume because of contract considerations..
Apple company builds new facilities for future
Apple company builds new facilities for future
Washington Fruit & Produce Co. remains aggressive in building new multi-million-dollar packing facilities and expanding orchards on eve of turning 100 years old.
Portland daily grain report
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