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Hot weather ripens fruits, vegetables early
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California egg report
Offerings and supplies are light to moderate.
Court upholds FDA’s animal antiobiotic plan
A federal appeals court has ruled that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration doesn't have to begin the process of withdrawing antibiotics from subtherapeutic use in animal agriculture.
Forecast: Idaho wheat production slightly lower
Forecast: Idaho wheat production slightly lower
Idaho wheat production may be down slightly this year but industry members say growing conditions have been excellent and they expect a quality crop in 2014.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Meat supplier: China unit fell short of standards
The Chinese food safety agency said last week its investigators found unspecified illegal activity and police detained five employees of Husi including its product quality manager. But the government and OSI have yet to confirm publicly whether it sold...
New Red Lobster owners charts different course
On Monday, Darden Restaurants Inc. said it finalized its sale of the chain to investment firm Golden Gate Capital, despite contentious protests from activist investors.
Grain storage space a problem in parts of South Dakota
Rail cars are in short supply in the northern Plains, and many officials and farmers blame that on increased crude oil and freight shipments from North Dakota’s booming oil patch.
Snack food company partners with Texas Rangers
The company has been sending its seeds to the Rangers for a couple of years, and now is the official supplier for the franchise.
California egg report
Demand is moderate to fairly good on light to moderate offerings.
Trial in salmonella outbreak to start in Georgia
Federal investigators found filthy conditions at the company’s Georgia plant and said the employees even fabricated certificates saying peanut product shipments were safe when tests said otherwise.

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Grain storage space a problem in parts of South Dakota

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Meat supplier: China unit fell short of standards
Trial in salmonella outbreak to start in Georgia
Two Alabama farmers among White House honorees
GMO initiative to appear on Nov. 4 ballot in Maui
Bark beetles killing Columbia River Gorge pines

Business

New Red Lobster owners charts different course
Snack food company partners with Texas Rangers
Western livestock auction reports
National slaughter, feeder and stocker cattle report
National wool and sheep report

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Western livestock auction reports
National slaughter, feeder and stocker cattle report
National wool and sheep report
California egg report
Portland daily grain report

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Court upholds FDA’s animal antiobiotic plan
Capital Press calendar of events
Pork group exec arrested by Capitol Police
New conservation funding program favors Pacific Northwest, California
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