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Tomato growers peg crop at record 14 million tons

California processing tomato growers expect to meet contracts for a record 14-million-ton crop. Good weather during crop development and having more acres planted than originally expected enabled growers to meet the goal. More

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Huge apple crop pushes bin production

With a huge Washington apple crop, producers of wood and plastic apple bins say they are making more but decline to reveal production levels. More


Stemilt picks a new apple

One of the nation's largest tree fruit companies, Stemilt Growers Inc., has hooked up with the University of Minnesota for rights to grow and manage... More


Cranberry farmers struggle with high supply, low prices

Washington and Oregon cranberry growers enjoy a good harvest, but Wisconsin farmers will dictate market conditions. More

This Week's Top Headlines

Oregon GMO task force drafts report

Oregon GMO task force agrees on need for regulatory clarity, disagree on exact scheme. More

Hunt underway for source of Washington gypsy moths

The Washington Department of Agriculture is searching for gypsy moth eggs in a crowded Seattle neighborhood and in woods in Clark County. More

DOL seeks additional charges against growers

The U.S. Department of Labor wants to expand litigation against Oregon blueberry farmers accused of "hot goods" labor law violations. More

Rain damage hits Idaho Barley Commission budget

The Idaho Barley Commission will cut deep into reserves this season due to widespread quality problems with the malt crop. More

UP surcharge raises intermodal freight costs

Union Pacific is applying an overweight surcharge on intermodal containers headed for western ports, increasing freight costs for ag products headed for export markets. More

Groups seek foreign buyers for ethanol cereal byproduct

The U.S. Grains Council and Renewable Fuels Association hosted reprensentatives from 32 countries at an export conference Oct. 21-22 in Seattle. More

Idaho apple growers report bumper crop

With Idaho's apple harvest winding down, orchardists are reporting a bumper crop this year. More

Washington apple harvest starts final leg

Washington apple harvest enters the home stretch with more selective picking than normal because of a huge crop. Harvest started Aug. 1 and will finish about Nov. 15. More

U.S. dairymen adding cows on good margins

U.S. milk production was up 4.1 percent in September over year-ago levels, boosted by 78,000 additional cows and increased per cow production of almost 2 pounds. More

Rice growers wrap up drought-diminished harvest

California rice farmers are wrapping up their harvest of a crop that's expected to be 23 percent smaller than last year's. Good yields on many of the acres that were planted will help make up at least a small part of the loss of revenue, as will sales of rice straw. More

Idaho dry bean industry sets sights on Costa Rica

Idaho's dry bean industry sees Costa Rica as one of its best potential new markets and the Idaho Bean Commission will use a $18,000 specialty crop grant to try to make inroads into that Central American nation. More

Rain damage, water shortage hamper pumpkin crop

A few rain-damaged pumpkins in northern areas and water shortages in the San Joaquin Valley put a blemish on what has otherwise been a decent pumpkin crop in California, growers say. More

Idaho second in West for net farm income

Idaho ranked second in the West, behind California, for total net farm income in 2012, and outpaced No. 3 Washington despite trailing that state in gross farm gate receipts by $1.8 billion. More

WTO panel rules COOL detrimental to Canada, Mexico

A WTO compliance panel on Monday ruled an amended U.S. country of origin labeling measure has a detrimental impact on imported Canadian and Mexican livestock. More

Carlton fire victims file claims

Landowners who lost homes and property last summer in Washington's largest wildfire have filed claims against the state alleging negligence. More

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