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Sonoma County sheep rancher develops wool niche
Sonoma County sheep rancher develops wool niche
Rancher Joe Pozzi raises sheep and markets the wool through added value products.

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High prices slow U.S. dairy exports
U.S. dairy exports are slowing due to high U.S. prices that are discouraging buyers on the open market. Exports in July were down 9 percent from June on a volume basis and down 10 percent on a value basis.
Oregon hog farm learns to satisfy demands of urban consumers
Oregon hog farm learns to satisfy demands of urban consumers
A small Oregon hog farm finds a way into a big urban market.
DOL fights return of ‘hot goods’ fines
The U.S. Labor Department wants a federal judge to dismiss roughly $370,000 in counterclaims filed by farmers who were coerced into settlement deals with the agency.
USDA steps up local, organic ag reporting
USDA steps up local, organic ag reporting
The USDA is working to expand its reporting on local and organic crops.
Mexico trade rep to meet with Idaho companies
Mexico is one of Idaho's fastest growing markets for agricultural products and the state's trade representative to that country will be available to meet with Idaho businesses that are interested in trying to sell their products there.
RMA: Harvest prices below projections
Harvest prices for most crops, except winter wheat, are below prices projected by the USDA Risk Management Agency last fall. The majority of wheat acres in the Pacific Northwest are insured, says risk management specialist Jo Lynne Seufer.
NMPF: Margin protection ‘excellent program’
USDA launched sign up for the new dairy margin protection program that protects margins between a national milk price and a national feed cost calculation. Producers have until Nov. 28 to sign up for coverage of four months in 2014 and all of 2015.
Click now, sip later with crowdsourced wines
Two wineries now invite members of the public to help choose how a wine is made over the Internet.
NORPAC’s new facility streamlines process
NORPAC’s new facility streamlines process
A collaboration between two of Oregon's older companies demonstrates the strength of the state's food processing industry.
Six traits of successful farmers
Six traits of successful farmers
Producers with solid ag operations joke that successful operations take hard work and luck. But it take a lot more than that, and successful operators share some key qualities.