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Oregon wine industry honors five at annual awards dinner
The Oregon wine industry, riding a crest of artistic and financial success, honors some of its pioneers.

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Chilled meat exports will take 45 days to normalize
Phil Seng, CEO of the U.S. Meat Export Federation, says it will take time for the export of meat to Asia to return to normal.
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U.S. Meat Export Federation CEO Phil Seng says chilled beef may wait until May for normal trade to resume because of contract considerations..
Apple company builds new facilities for future
Apple company builds new facilities for future
Washington Fruit & Produce Co. remains aggressive in building new multi-million-dollar packing facilities and expanding orchards on eve of turning 100 years old.
Tight supply boosts premiums for low protein soft white wheat
Tight supply boosts premiums for low protein soft white wheat
The biggest demand by exporters for soft white wheat right now is for low proteins, to blend with wheat with higher proteins, grains market merchandisers say.
DNA tool helps biologists find elusive species
DNA tool helps biologists find elusive species
Scientists are turning to environmental DNA, or eDNA, an emerging surveillance tool that detects the presence of an organism by analyzing cellular material such as urine, hair, feathers or skin cells that are left behind in the environment.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Appeals court upholds protection for threatened seabird
Appeals court upholds protection for threatened seabird
The American Forest Resources Council had argued that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acted arbitrarily and capriciously in designating the U.S. population of marbled murrelets distinct from birds in Canada.
House may drop immigration from Homeland Security bill
Democrats said they believe the House eventually will vote on the stand-alone spending measure, which conservatives oppose and President Barack Obama is eager to sign.
New Mexico House panel tables horse slaughter bill
Animal advocates have been working to stop horse slaughter in the state. They acknowledged that a federal spending ban on inspectors has effectively put the brakes on the possibility of any horse processing plants opening in New Mexico, but they said the...
Selected Western livestock auctions
Stocker steers and heifers $10-15 higher, due in part to larger receipts and good buyer attendance at the Toppenish, Wash., Livestock Auction.

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Japan negotiator: TPP trade deal with U.S. possible by spring
The U.S. and Japan must set a deal before a final agreement among all the countries can be reached.
Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions
The outcome was a defeat for the GOP strategy of trying to overturn Obama’s executive actions on immigration by linking them to funding for...
DNA tool helps biologists find elusive species
Appeals court upholds protection for threatened seabird
House may drop immigration from Homeland Security bill

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Oregon wine industry honors five at annual awards dinner
The Oregon wine industry, riding a crest of artistic and financial success, honors some of its pioneers.
Lawsuit claims malfunction killed 100,000 chickens
A lawsuit filed by an Oregon egg producer claims that an electrical malfunction halted ventilation at one of its facilities, thereby killing 100,000...
Chilled meat exports will take 45 days to normalize
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Apple company builds new facilities for future

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Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Selected Western livestock auctions
Stocker steers and heifers $10-15 higher, due in part to larger receipts and good buyer attendance at the Toppenish, Wash., Livestock Auction.
National wool and sheep reports
Western hay price report
West Coast grain markets

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Japan negotiator: TPP trade deal with U.S. possible by spring
The U.S. and Japan must set a deal before a final agreement among all the countries can be reached.
Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions
The outcome was a defeat for the GOP strategy of trying to overturn Obama’s executive actions on immigration by linking them to funding for...
Appeals court upholds protection for threatened seabird
House may drop immigration from Homeland Security bill
New Mexico House panel tables horse slaughter bill

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Tight supply boosts premiums for low protein soft white wheat
The biggest demand by exporters for soft white wheat right now is for low proteins, to blend with wheat with higher proteins, grains market...
Small farms make big showing at OSU conference
Oregon State University's Small Farm Confrence attracted hundreds of small-farm operators to the Corvallis campus to network and learn from each...
Grain handlers offer hard white wheat contracts
Feds fine northern Idaho business after teen’s death
Have canola crusher, will travel