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S. Carolina women leap into cricket flour business
About half a dozen companies already are trying to capitalize on the anticipated insect-eating trend.

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N.Y. senator backs new lab to protect potato crop
The Federal Nematode Quarantine Facility at Cornell University needs an upgrade, Sen. Charles Schumer says.
5 more bird flu cases found in Iowa; chicken losses total 15 million
Seven Iowa counties have reported cases, all concentrated in the northwest corner of the state.
8 rural communities advance in competition
Eight rural communities in California and the Pacific Northwest have been selected as quarter-finalists in a competition to reviltalize rural communities, with a grand prize of $3 million.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Record pollution fine for McDonald’s supplier in China
The company was upgrading its sewage treatment facilities at the time of the discharge.
Bird flu suspected on four more Iowa farms
Some 10 million turkeys and chickens in Iowa either have been or will be euthanized.
Oklahoma House calls for statewide Right to Farm referendum
Proponents of the measure were motivated in part by a law that went into effect earlier this year in California that requires eggs sold in that state to come only from chickens housed in cages that meet certain size requirements.
Workers destroy huge termite nests in Florida
The species is thought to have reached the United States on wood pallets carried on boats.
Minnesota House passes bird flu aid
Bird flu has affected 67 turkey farms in 19 counties in the state.
IPC plans bin promotion to move small spuds
The Idaho Potato Commission is planning a special retail potato bin promotion to move a large supply of small-sized tubers.

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Record pollution fine for McDonald’s supplier in China
The company was upgrading its sewage treatment facilities at the time of the discharge.
$4 million in projects to protect sage grouse habitat
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will use the money in Idaho, Utah, Nevada and Oregon to counter wildfire threats, invasive grasses and juniper...
Chileans brace for volcano impact on livestock, agriculture
Drones, dogs deployed in battle to save avacado
Minnesota sees jump in wolves killing dogs

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KFC, Taco Bell parent jumps after investor buys in
Kentucky-based Yum gets much of its revenue from China, where it is still recovering after a TV report allegedly showed one of its suppliers using...
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Portland daily grain report
Kraft tops first quarter profit forecasts
Kellogg to close frozen food facility in Utah

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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
Western hay prices

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Iowa governor declares state of emergency in response to bird flu
Iowa is the nation’s leading egg producer, providing one of every five eggs consumed in the country. The state is ninth in turkey production...
Idaho lawmakers target ‘Waters of U.S.’ rule
Rep. Mike Simpson has inserted language into a House appropriations bill to block implementation of language many in agriculture fear would expand...
N.Y. senator backs new lab to protect potato crop
5 more bird flu cases found in Iowa; chicken losses total 15 million
8 rural communities advance in competition

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S. Carolina women leap into cricket flour business
About half a dozen companies already are trying to capitalize on the anticipated insect-eating trend.
IPC plans bin promotion to move small spuds
The Idaho Potato Commission is planning a special retail potato bin promotion to move a large supply of small-sized tubers.
Idaho dry bean farmers receive reintroduced herbicide
Entrepreneurs hatch hen-rental idea for fans of fresh eggs
Washington asparagus industry eyes a comeback