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Malting barley association announces recommendations
Malting barley association announces recommendations
The American Malting Barley Association has released its recommended varieties for 2015, including a new winter malting barley.

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Business booming for Alaska berry growers
The farmer also grows the Haskap, a berry with Japanese origins, and claims to be the only farm in the nation to make jam and syrup from it.
Cow Creek Band transforms Rogue River Ranch
Cow Creek Band transforms Rogue River Ranch
K-BAR Ranches Corp.,acquired by the Cow Creek Band in 2001, purchased the 1,700-acre cattle ranch at the base of the Table Rocks in May 2013.
Growers say method makes healthy food all year
In aeroponics, farmers grow plants without soil and with little water. They use pumps and gravity to feed the roots with water loaded with nutrients.
Wimmer is new president for Far West
Wimmer is new president for Far West
Tom Wimmer, business manager with Marion Ag Service, Inc., in St. Paul, Ore., is the new president of the Far West Agribusiness Association.
Stronger dollar puts pressure on ag export markets
Stronger dollar puts pressure on ag export markets
A stronger U.S. dollar in comparison to other international currency typically means higher prices and impacts export traffic, but reduces input costs like fuel and fertilizer, experts say.
New tax incentive paying off for Idaho agriculture
A tax incentive that farm groups helped push through the Idaho Legislature has already paid off well for agriculture and more food-related companies are interested in it.
Many uses seen for portable wind machine
Many uses seen for portable wind machine
A portable wind machine from New Zealand is finding many uses from crop frost protection to cooling and keeping flies off cattle.
Growers thankful USDA gobbling up surplus cranberries
Growers thankful USDA gobbling up surplus cranberries
The USDA will buy more cranberries than New Jersey grows in a year. For that, a Washington farmer is grateful.
Fertilizer, biotech firms address agribusiness conference
The Far West Agribusiness Association winter conference for farm support businesses Dec. 9-10in Kennewick, Wash., includes presentations by key agricultural companies.
Rural Oregon juniper mill operates on hopes and dreams
Rural Oregon juniper mill operates on hopes and dreams
If only the pieces ever come together, removing Western juniper could help Greater sage-grouse, aid cattle ranchers and soothe the stricken economy of rural Eastern Oregon. If only.