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Vilsack announces expanded sage grouse program
Vilsack announces expanded sage grouse program
The U.S. ag secretary will announce a new round of work to keep greater sage grouse off the endangered species list and visit the wildfire control center in Portland.

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Standing Rock attorney wants to legalize hemp on reservation
The tribe's chairman says he agrees that industrial hemp could be beneficial to the reservation but wants to first get a permit from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Farm profits to fall second consecutive year
Farm profits to fall second consecutive year
Net farm income is expected to decline 36 percent to $58.3 billion, the USDA says.
Farm seeks repayment for confiscated raisins
Farm seeks repayment for confiscated raisins
A California farm is seeking repayment from USDA for raisins it turned over under an unconstitutional volume control program.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Port of Longview exports down 19 percent
While soy meal and corn exports improved, wheat and soybean shipments nosedived and barley exports disappeared.
Monsanto abandons takeover bid for Swiss rival Syngenta
Monsanto abandons takeover bid for Swiss rival Syngenta
Monsanto says the enhanced offer “did not meet Syngenta’s financial expectations.”
Dozens report illnesses after eating at Chipotle restaurant
About 60 customers and 17 employees reported feeling ill after eating at the Ventura, Calif., restaurant.
Burger King to McDonald’s: Let’s make a McWhopper
The proposed mashup of the Big Mac and Whopper would include elements of each, such as flame-broiled beef patty and a middle bun. The publicity stunt would benefit a nonprofit called Peace One Day.
Drought devastates some of Poland’s crops
Authorities estimate tens of thousands of Polish farms involving at least 2 million acres have lost large portions of their crops.
Iowa State cancels poultry farm classes to avoid bird flu
The importance of the rare chickens to research is that the genetic makeup differs from what’s used in commercial production today.

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Foreign companies around Chinese port blast suspend operations
The operations of Panasonic, logistics company Singamas Container Holdings and, reportedly, Deere & Co. have also been disrupted.
Lawmakers seek return of funds seized from dairy farm
The government initially seized more than $60,000 from the farm’s bank account in 2012, accusing the owners of violating banking laws by...
Company fined $100,000 for mislabeling shrimp
First Iowa turkey farm restocks
13 states ask judge to delay new federal water rule

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Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Kraft Heinz recalls more than 2M pounds of turkey bacon
The turkey bacon products included in the recall were produced between May 31 and Aug. 6 and shipped across the U.S.
Portland daily grain report
Port of Longview exports down 19 percent
Monsanto abandons takeover bid for Swiss rival Syngenta

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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 West Coast grain prices

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Vilsack announces expanded sage grouse program
The U.S. ag secretary will announce a new round of work to keep greater sage grouse off the endangered species list and visit the wildfire control...
Aerial applicator plane crashes; pilot dies
The plane went down Wednesday in a wooded area in Wisconsin while spraying a potato farm.
Standing Rock attorney wants to legalize hemp on reservation
Farm seeks repayment for confiscated raisins
Drought devastates some of Poland’s crops

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Oregon ag and food exports find an expanding market in Asia
Agricultural and food products are Oregon's third largest export sector, and experts believe it will continue to grow as Asian economies expand.
Pea buyers look to Eastern Idaho growers
Growers see promise in peas as a rotation crop with wheat, though finding buyers has been a challenge.
Smaller wheat seed may impact planting decisions, expert says
Adoption of re-introduced dry bean herbicide slower than hoped
Investment firm plans to spend $300 million on farmland