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Potato researcher warns of new disease threat
Potato researcher warns of new disease threat
Some growers in Idaho are concerned about a bacterial disease of potatoes long found in Europe, called dickeya, that is now spreading throughout the U.S.

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Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Utah militia leader vows to ‘strike back’ in video
William Keebler, 57, is accused of scouting a mosque, a U.S. Bureau of Land Management office and U.S. military facilities as possible targets before choosing the rural Arizona cabin.
Chipotle pulls out the stops to win back customers
So far in July, Chipotle said, sales are improving further after the launch of its first loyalty program that rewards people for frequent visits.
New commissioner specializes in growing food barley
New commissioner specializes in growing food barley
The Idaho Barley Commission has appointed a new commissioner to represent Northern Idaho.
Domino’s Pizza 2nd-quarter results beat analysts’ estimates
Shares gained almost 5 percent in morning trading on Thursday.
Changes at Dunkin drive profit, but store traffic slows
Profit for the Canton, Massachusetts, company jumped 17 percent to $49.6 million, or 54 cents per share.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Farmers, ranchers selling to hungry consumers
Some small farmers say Wyoming now has the best local artisan food law in the country, the Food Freedom Act.
Shareholders approved Dow-DuPont merger
Dow and DuPont were pushed by activist investors to break up or find other ways to revitalize their businesses. They agreed to merge in December in an all-stock deal valued at about $62 billion.
Clinton’s short list of running mates includes Vilsack
Agriculture secretary, labor secretary and Virginia senator are front-runners.

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Chipotle pulls out the stops to win back customers
So far in July, Chipotle said, sales are improving further after the launch of its first loyalty program that rewards people for frequent visits.
Shareholders approved Dow-DuPont merger
Dow and DuPont were pushed by activist investors to break up or find other ways to revitalize their businesses. They agreed to merge in December in...
Vilsack on Clinton’s list of potential running mates?
Nebraska farmers nearly done harvesting winter wheat
South Dakota oat, winter wheat harvests ahead of normal

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Washington slaughterhouse recalls hogs
A Western Washington slaughterhouse has again recalled whole hogs because of salmonella.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Chipotle pulls out the stops to win back customers
Domino’s Pizza 2nd-quarter results beat analysts’ estimates
Changes at Dunkin drive profit, but store traffic slows

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Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Portland daily grain report
National wool and sheep report
Selected Western hay prices

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Potato researcher warns of new disease threat
Some growers in Idaho are concerned about a bacterial disease of potatoes long found in Europe, called dickeya, that is now spreading throughout the...
Utah militia leader vows to ‘strike back’ in video
William Keebler, 57, is accused of scouting a mosque, a U.S. Bureau of Land Management office and U.S. military facilities as possible targets before...
Clinton’s short list of running mates includes Vilsack
Interior bill lays groundwork for addressing Western issues
Vilsack on Clinton’s list of potential running mates?

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Rain, temperatures increase falling number concerns
Weather conditions have USDA Agricultural Research Service research plant molecular geneticist Camille Steber concerned about falling number...
Busch touts SmartBarley program
Idaho barley growers are participating in a worldwide program that allows them to compare their production practices with other growers to assess...
New commissioner specializes in growing food barley
Farmers, ranchers selling to hungry consumers
PNW cherry harvest enters final stretch