USDA shifts GMO labeling policy for meat, eggs
Meat and eggs raised without GMO feed can now be labeled as such, according to USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

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California dairy industry fights ‘unachievable’ methane mandate
California dairy industry fights ‘unachievable’ methane mandate
California dairy farmers are sweating a proposed methan ereduction mandate in the final days of the legislative session.
Low commodity prices taking toll on U.S. farm income
Low commodity prices taking toll on U.S. farm income
U.S. net farm income is expected to be down 11.5 percent in 2016 compared with 2015, according to a USDA forecast released Aug. 30.
Cold Storage report sends shivers through market
Cold Storage report sends shivers through market
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy industry news.
Wolf shootings test pact between ranchers, conservationists
Wolf shootings test pact between ranchers, conservationists
Some conservation groups are standing behind Washington's lethal-removal policy, even as other environmentalists deplore the shooting of wolves in Ferry County.
Armyworms invade Willamette Valley grass seed fields
Armyworms invade Willamette Valley grass seed fields
Large numbers of the pest have been spotted in tall fescue and orchardgrass seed fields in the past two weeks.
Larger apple crops predicted for many countries
Larger apple crops predicted for many countries
Northern Hemisphere apple producers expect large crops this fall, likely making the new sales season more challenging for Washington growers.
UC test projects help Scott Valley rancher conserve water
UC test projects help Scott Valley rancher conserve water
Northern California cattle, sheep and hay producer Jim Morris is working with University of California researchers on several test projects aimed at saving water -- a crucial need in the contentious Scott Valley in far northern California.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Cattle ranchers still recovering after 2011 Texas drought
Statewide, herds shrank by more than 1 million beef cattle, and by 2014, the number in Texas dropped to 3.9 million, the lowest since 1958
Yellowstone River closure worries outdoors industry
Gov. Steve Bullock declared an “invasive species emergency” over an aquatic parasite blamed for the dying fish.

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USDA forecast record U.S. sugar production
U.S. sugar production could be record high this year but still within marketing allotment amounts. Imports of refined sugar from Mexico, however, are...
Cattlemen’s group urges ranchers to stay engaged on water regs
California Cattlemen's Association officials are urging ranchers to stay engaged in the state's application of new water-diversion reporting and...
California dairy industry fights ‘unachievable’ methane mandate
Wolf shootings test pact between ranchers, conservationists
Armyworms invade Willamette Valley grass seed fields

Nation/World

USDA forecast record U.S. sugar production
U.S. sugar production could be record high this year but still within marketing allotment amounts. Imports of refined sugar from Mexico, however, are...
USDA closes offices in five states after anonymous threats
Offices in six locations were closed Tuesday until further notice.
Low commodity prices taking toll on U.S. farm income
Portland daily grain report
500 cows rustled from New Zealand farm

Ag Sectors

USDA shifts GMO labeling policy for meat, eggs
Meat and eggs raised without GMO feed can now be labeled as such, according to USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Cattlemen’s group urges ranchers to stay engaged on water regs
California Cattlemen's Association officials are urging ranchers to stay engaged in the state's application of new water-diversion reporting and...
California dairy industry fights ‘unachievable’ methane mandate
Cold Storage report sends shivers through market
Wolf shootings test pact between ranchers, conservationists

Opinion

Initiative has something for everyone not to like
Another plan to tax the "other guys" surfaces, this time in Washington.
When neighbors go to court
Living on land zoned for farming means accepting farms and farm operations as neighbors.
Strong dollar challenging U.S. agricultural industry
Why is Farm Bureau missing in action?
Producers need tools to deal with eagle depredation

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J. Frank Schmidt & Son celebrates 70th anniversary
The 2,500-acre wholesale nursery in Boring, Ore., sells more than 500 varieties of trees and has become one of the nation’s largest wholesale...
Alpha Nursery treats employees like family
Alpha Nursery has grown from 3 acres to 150 and bases its success on innovation, diversification and employee empowerment.
Online system helps ‘consortium nursery’ thrive
Fessler Nursery branches out
Nursery thrives despite remote location