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GMO battle rages in Oregon county
GMO battle rages in Oregon county
Jackson County voters will soon decide whether to ban genetically modified crops.

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Biotech wheat talks make ‘some progress’
Monsanto is making progress in negotiations with farmers who are suing the biotech developer over an unauthorized release of genetically engineered wheat.
Judge allows pesticide bee lawsuit to proceed
Judge allows pesticide bee lawsuit to proceed
A lawsuit over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's regulation of "neonicotinoid" pesticides will proceed despite several legal arguments being rejected by a federal judge.
Aggressive shipping pushes fresh spud prices down
Aggressive shipping pushes fresh spud prices down
New USDA numbers reflect a manageable U.S. fresh potato inventory through April 1, though experts say shipping seems to be a bit too aggressive given the supply.
Range showdown draws armed supporters to Nevada
The armed campers are still guarding Cliven Bundy’s melon farm and cattle ranch a week after a tense standoff between gun-toting states’ rights advocates and federal Bureau of Land Management police over a roundup of Bundy cattle from...
Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point
Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point
The tiny island state 2,500 miles from the nearest continent is so critical to the nation’s modern corn-growing business that the industry’s leading companies all have farms here, growing new varieties genetically engineered for desirable...
U.S. Wheat says tight supply may boost price
U.S. Wheat says tight supply may boost price
U.S. Wheat Associates is bullish on prices as U.S. wheat stocks are predicted to dip to their lowest levels in five years.
Feds to investigate Mexican sugar dumping
The U.S. Department of Commerce has agreed to investigate the alleged dumping of heavily subsidized Mexican sugar into the U.S. market.
Capital Press calendar of events
Selected events that are of interest to Capital Press readers.
NAWG supports GMO labeling proposal
The National Association of Wheat Growers supports the proposed Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act. If passed, the legislation would help provide clarity to the GMO issue, says Will Stafford, director of government affairs for trade, transportation and...
Farming still attracts many despite challenges
Farming still attracts many despite challenges
The 2012 Census of Agriculture showed a sharp decline in the number of small farms nationally and regionally, probably because the recession brought economic reality home to roost. But interest in farming shows no sign of wavering.