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Caterpillar beats Street 3Q forecasts
Caterpillar expects full-year earnings to be $6.50 per share, with revenue expected to be $55 billion.

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Judge to hear arguments in Big Island GMO lawsuit
Agriculture groups and farmers filed a lawsuit in federal court in June seeking to overturn the law, which went into effect in December.
Economist doubts population projections
Projections of massive global population growth may be inflated, which casts doubt on the notion of long term upward pressure on commodity crop prices, an economist says.
UP surcharge raises intermodal freight costs
Union Pacific is applying an overweight surcharge on intermodal containers headed for western ports, increasing freight costs for ag products headed for export markets.
Groups seek foreign buyers for ethanol cereal byproduct
Groups seek foreign buyers for ethanol cereal byproduct
The U.S. Grains Council and Renewable Fuels Association hosted reprensentatives from 32 countries at an export conference Oct. 21-22 in Seattle.
New efforts to ban tobacco farm child labor
This month, the Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina said it “does not condone the use of child labor” and said tobacco growers and farm labor contractors should not employ workers under 16 years old.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Michigan warns of Serrano peppers with salmonella
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on Tuesday issued a consumer advisory for the peppers.
Americold opens third Idaho cold-storage facility
Americold opens a refrigerated warehouse in Heyburn, Idaho, anticipating exponential growth in the area's agriculture and dairy industries.
Idaho dry bean industry sets sights on Costa Rica
Idaho dry bean industry sets sights on Costa Rica
Idaho's dry bean industry sees Costa Rica as one of its best potential new markets and the Idaho Bean Commission will use a $18,000 specialty crop grant to try to make inroads into that Central American nation.

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Judge to hear arguments in Big Island GMO lawsuit
Agriculture groups and farmers filed a lawsuit in federal court in June seeking to overturn the law, which went into effect in December.
New efforts to ban tobacco farm child labor
This month, the Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina said it “does not condone the use of child labor” and said tobacco...
Michigan warns of Serrano peppers with salmonella
N.Y. grants $17.6 million to protect 21 farms
N. Dakota durum harvest, winter wheat planting near end

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Caterpillar beats Street 3Q forecasts
Caterpillar expects full-year earnings to be $6.50 per share, with revenue expected to be $55 billion.
Brazilian companies raise Chiquita offer to $681M
The latest bid from Safra and Cutrale is for $14.50 per Chiquita share, up from an offer of $14 per share earlier this month. They had bid $13 per...
Union Pacific 3Q profit chugs ahead 19 percent
Sweetener users study: Mexico trade case costly
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Potato markets
Oct. 24 potato markets
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Portland daily grain report
Western hay markets
California shell egg report

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Economist doubts population projections
Projections of massive global population growth may be inflated, which casts doubt on the notion of long term upward pressure on commodity crop...
UP surcharge raises intermodal freight costs
Union Pacific is applying an overweight surcharge on intermodal containers headed for western ports, increasing freight costs for ag products headed...
WTO panel rules COOL detrimental to Canada, Mexico
NCBA says generic checkoff would fall short
FSA helps farmers understand new risk management tools

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UP surcharge raises intermodal freight costs
Union Pacific is applying an overweight surcharge on intermodal containers headed for western ports, increasing freight costs for ag products headed...
Groups seek foreign buyers for ethanol cereal byproduct
The U.S. Grains Council and Renewable Fuels Association hosted reprensentatives from 32 countries at an export conference Oct. 21-22 in Seattle.
Idaho dry bean industry sets sights on Costa Rica
Yellow spud varieties make debut
Washington, Oregon potato farmers eye Southeast Asia