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Farm labor keeps tightening, industry says
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Farm labor keeps tightening, industry says
It's hard to get a real handle on it, but agricultural labor sources say the shortage of farmworkers, particularly seasonal, continues to worsen. A big part of it, they say, is people leaving fields for more appealing work.

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Boehner: ‘We will not stand idle’ on immigration
Boehner: ‘We will not stand idle’ on immigration
House Speaker John Boehner took issue with President Obama’s claim that he had to act because House Republicans never moved on the bipartisan immigration bill that passed the Senate last year.
Yum approves $1B stock buyback plan
Yum Brands Inc. last month cut its profit forecast for the year, citing the latest food scare in China that pummeled sales at KFC, its flagship chain in the country.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
GOP must act on immigration, Nassif says
GOP must act on immigration, Nassif says
A leader in negotiating the agricultural portion of the 2013 Senate immigration bill says Congress must reassert its constitutional authority to make and pass immigration reform.
Washington agriculture exports rise again
Washington agriculture exports rise again
Washington agricultural exports rose for a fourth-straight quarter over the previous year, the state's Economic and Revenue Forecast Council reports.
Real immigration reform must come from Congress, Farm Bureau official says
Real immigration reform must come from Congress, Farm Bureau official says
It's good that the president is focused on immigration reform but real solutions can only come from Congress, an American Farm Bureau Federation official says.
Obama: Plan will shield 250,000 farmworkers
Obama: Plan will shield 250,000 farmworkers
The president says his executive action will protect 250,000 farmworkers from deportation.
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New bird flu cluster identified in Netherlands
At least 25,000 chickens and ducks are being slaughtered on the farms and the ministry said it has also ordered birds slaughtered at a third farm as...
Boehner: ‘We will not stand idle’ on immigration
House Speaker John Boehner took issue with President Obama’s claim that he had to act because House Republicans never moved on the bipartisan...
NOAA: Globe sets 5th hottest-month record of 2014
Environmental groups to sue over Gunnison grouse
Country of origin label for meat cuts endangered

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Curtailed negotiations may prolong port congestion
Curtailed negotiations between the longshoremen's union and container terminal operators may prolong congestion at West Coast ports, impeding exports...
Yum approves $1B stock buyback plan
Yum Brands Inc. last month cut its profit forecast for the year, citing the latest food scare in China that pummeled sales at KFC, its flagship chain...
Portland daily grain report
Washington agriculture exports rise again
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Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
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Farm labor keeps tightening, industry says
It's hard to get a real handle on it, but agricultural labor sources say the shortage of farmworkers, particularly seasonal, continues to worsen. A...
Irrigation-clogging weed cleared for removal
Flowering rush, an invasive species that clogs irrigation canals and intakes, has been approved for removal after federal authorities reviewed the...
Real immigration reform must come from Congress, Farm Bureau official says
Obama: Plan will shield 250,000 farmworkers
Environmental groups to sue over Gunnison grouse

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Co-ops herald HighLine groundbreaking
A new roughly $30 million grain shuttle-loading facility broke ground last week near Medical Lake, Wash. The new facility is expected to be...
Asia, South America key for PNW soft white wheat exports
Growth in Pacific Northwest wheat export markets will come with patience, an analyst tells producers at annual convention.
Trade pact aims to level the playing field
Bison meat industry looks to grow
When pot is legal in Oregon,employers don’t have to tolerate it