Column: Innovation key for Central Arizona farmers
Column: Innovation key for Central Arizona farmers
Steve Sossaman, a fourth-generation farmer and member of the Arizona Farm Bureau, grows ancient and heritage grains and alfalfa.

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China’s premier appeals for free trade amid tariff battle
China responded to President Donald Trump’s tariff hike by imposing its own penalties Tuesday on $60 billion of American imports.
Airport grant worries farmland preservationists
Airport grant worries farmland preservationists
Opponents of a runway expansion at Oregon’s Aurora State Airport worry a $33.3 million federal grant application may lead to more development on farmland.
Federal agency withholds $500K for Oregon water study
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is withholding $500,000 allocated for a water quality study of Oregon's Upper Klamath Lake, citing budget cuts
Trade concerns deepen with additional tariffs
Trade concerns deepen with additional tariffs
While groups representing farmers and ranchers agree China’s trade tactics need addressing, they say tariffs aren’t the answer and will cause more harm.
Farmworkers reject UFW in long-fought election
Farmworkers reject UFW in long-fought election
Farmworkers at California’s largest peach and stone fruit farm reject representation by the United Farm Workers Union by a 5 to 1 margin in ballots counted five years after they were voted.
Hazelnut industry aims to inspire culinary uses
Hazelnut industry aims to inspire culinary uses
Hoping to inspire new culinary uses, the Oregon Hazelnut Marketing Board recently organized a tour of the hazelnut industry for food companies.
Japanese businessmen serious about investing in Idaho
Japanese businessmen serious about investing in Idaho
Some of the Japanese technology companies want to expand into agriculture and food processing.
Nurseries eye ‘ecommerce’ opportunities
Nurseries eye ‘ecommerce’ opportunities
Selling plants to consumers directly online through “ecommerce” is a new opportunity for nursery growers.
Grain elevators blend wheat to meet falling number standard
Grain elevators blend wheat to meet falling number standard
Overseas customers won’t see the starch damage problems in the shipments they receive from the Pacific Northwest.
Federal ag labor bill sits in wings
Federal ag labor bill sits in wings
A U.S. House bill to address farm labor shortages remains in doubt after failing to get a vote in July. Some groups continue to work for it. Others are not.

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Treasured Sunrise Acres dairy goes goat-only
The Parma, Idaho, business sells goat milk and its own formulation of feed.
Trump’s tariffs could sow trouble for GOP in farm districts
Some Democratic candidates are determined not to let Republican members of Congress distance themselves from the president's trade policies
Airport grant worries farmland preservationists
Federal agency withholds $500K for Oregon water study
Farmworkers reject UFW in long-fought election

Nation/World

Trump’s tariffs could sow trouble for GOP in farm districts
Some Democratic candidates are determined not to let Republican members of Congress distance themselves from the president's trade policies
Texas-based Blue Bell expanding 3 years after listeria cases
Texas-based Blue Bell is expanding three years after a health scare that nearly spelled the end of the line for the beloved ice cream brand
China’s premier appeals for free trade amid tariff battle
Federal agency withholds $500K for Oregon water study
Trade concerns deepen with additional tariffs

Ag Sectors

Treasured Sunrise Acres dairy goes goat-only
The Parma, Idaho, business sells goat milk and its own formulation of feed.
Texas-based Blue Bell expanding 3 years after listeria cases
Texas-based Blue Bell is expanding three years after a health scare that nearly spelled the end of the line for the beloved ice cream brand
Federal agency withholds $500K for Oregon water study
Farmworkers reject UFW in long-fought election
Hazelnut industry aims to inspire culinary uses

Opinion

Column: Innovation key for Central Arizona farmers
Steve Sossaman, a fourth-generation farmer and member of the Arizona Farm Bureau, grows ancient and heritage grains and alfalfa.
Letter: Solutions to animal rights extremism
No industry, acting alone, can stop the animal rights movement. We must act together.
Column: Treat the farm as a business
Editorial: Beginning farmers join the most important profession
Letter: It’s not Pearl Harbor, but the boy crying ‘wolf’

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King Estate leader grows with winery
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