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Christmas tree production down as market stabilizes
Christmas tree production down as market stabilizes
Oregon's Christmas tree sales dropped dramatically over the past five years, according to NASS.

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Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
China may exempt some U.S. farm exports from Zika rules
China may exempt some U.S. farm exports from Zika rules
Chinese authorities may exempt some U.S. farm exports from rules aimed at keeping out the Zika virus.
National wool and sheep report
Slaughter lambs were mostly steady to $5 higher, except steady to $10 lower at Ft. Collins, Colo.
Selected Western hay prices
All grades of export Alfalfa steady in the Columbia Basin.
California shell egg report
Asking prices for next week are 17 cents higher for Jumbo, 14 cents higher for Extra Large, 17 cents higher for Large and 13 cents higher for Medium and Small.
National feeder and stocker cattle report
The cattle complex appears to have taken a breath this week as a slight correction seemed to be in store after a couple weeks worth of higher markets.
Selected Western livestock auctions
Prices ranged from steady to $5 lower at the Shasta Livestock Auction, Cottonwood, Calif.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Passion for tea leads to micro-brewery
Doc’s Tea, a premium micro-brewed tea is available in five states, 42 Whole Foods Markets and every Kroger in West Virginia with a health food section.
Potato council commissions food safety software for sheds
Potato council commissions food safety software for sheds
The National Potato Council has hired a consultant to develop software and a smartphone app to help potato packing facilities meet forthcoming federal food safety regulations.

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