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Ag Department estimates farmers’ spring planting plans
NASS has forecast the lowest planted corn acreage since 2010 due to lower prices.
Newhouse leads letter for guestworker reform
Sixty-one members of Congress signed a letter drafted by freshman Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., telling congressional leaders that guestworker reform has to accompany enforcement measures in immigration reform.
Amid bird flu outbreak, Minnesota turkey farmers increase security
Nobody has figured out yet how the virus got into any of the affected barns.
US files appeal of judge’s hold on immigration action
Justice Department lawyers say in the new court filing that the federal government has unique authority to enforce the nation’s immigration laws and to use its limited resources to exercise discretion during the deportation process, including by...
Endangered bighorn sheep moved to Yosemite, Sequoia parks
Between 1914 and 1986, no bighorn roamed Yosemite, and statewide their numbers hit a low of about 100. The animals were placed on the federal endangered species list in 1999.
Big rigs often go faster than tires can handle
The disconnect between highway speed limits and safety standards was discovered by The Associated Press in a government document that detailed an investigation into truck tire failures.
Portland daily grain report
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US offer for climate treaty: Up to 28 percent emissions cut
Obama’s pledge constitutes the opening offer by the U.S. as world leaders strive to reach a climate deal.
Michigan agriculture officials issue bird flu warning
The U.S. has seen an increase in cases of the highly pathogenic H5N2 strain of avian influenza in recent months.
Potato Board provides spud price tool
Potato Board provides spud price tool
The U.S. Potato Board has funded development of a tool to help retailers understand how fluctuations in potato prices may affect demand.

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Michigan agriculture officials issue bird flu warning
The U.S. has seen an increase in cases of the highly pathogenic H5N2 strain of avian influenza in recent months.
New bioengineering lab benefits UMass Dartmouth students
Students study bacteria that come from the soil or other natural environments that produce compounds.
Prairie Reserve seeks to put bison on public allotment
Unprecedented sage grouse protection deal signed in Nevada
Caution urged after bird flu turns up in Wyoming goose

Business

Portland daily grain report
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McDonald’s revamps grilled chicken to cut ingredients
The biggest change is the removal of sodium phosphates, which was used to keep the chicken moist, in favor of vegetable starch.
Falling prices send Monsanto’s 2Q profits lower
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Under House plan, tax breaks for processors face expiration

Markets

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National wool and sheep report
Western hay prices
West Coast grain prices

Nation

Outside factors keep wheat prices low despite lower supply
USDA's prospective plantings report puts wheat numbers lower than industry expectations, but prices will continue to struggle, market analysts say.
Newhouse leads letter for guestworker reform
Sixty-one members of Congress signed a letter drafted by freshman Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., telling congressional leaders that guestworker reform...
Amid bird flu outbreak, Minnesota turkey farmers increase security
US files appeal of judge’s hold on immigration action
Endangered bighorn sheep moved to Yosemite, Sequoia parks

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Ag Department estimates farmers’ spring planting plans
NASS has forecast the lowest planted corn acreage since 2010 due to lower prices.
Potato Board provides spud price tool
The U.S. Potato Board has funded development of a tool to help retailers understand how fluctuations in potato prices may affect demand.
Tulip festival wins the weather game
Coal country turns to vines as way to attract visitors
Idaho seed potato growers see opportunity in Algeria