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Ag leaders slow to react to Labor pick
Ag leaders slow to react to Labor pick
Leaders of organizations involved in labor-intensive agriculture don’t know a lot about President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor but remain hopeful since the restaurant industry he's from shares many issues.

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Coke buffs up its image with upscale foods
The world’s biggest beverage maker is particularly trying to update the drink’s image among people in their 20s and 30s.
Cricket snacks jump off store shelves
Proponents say the insects are a nutritious and environmentally friendly food source that will play a larger role in the human diet as the world’s population explodes.
Wood products manufacturer Rosboro sells to Illinois firm
Wynchurch Capital has purchased Rosboro’s seven manufacturing plants across Oregon, including its main facility in Springfield.
Selected Western hay price reports
Trade slow with light to moderate demand in the Columbia Basin.
Western grain market report
Bids for U.S. 1 Soft White Wheat delivered to Portland in unit trains or barges during December for ordinary protein trended steady to 11 cents per bushel lower compared to Nov. 24 prices.
California shell egg price report
Retail demand is reported as moderate to good while movement into food service accounts is seasonally moderate.
Western fluid milk and cream review
Bottling demand from educational institutions is returning after the Thanksgiving holiday break.
National stocker and feeder cattle report
Steers and heifers traded $2 to $6 higher with most steer calves under 600 lbs. up to $10 higher.
Selected Western livestock auction reports
Stocker and feeder cattle were $2-7 higher at the Toppenish, Wash., Livestock Auction.
Biggest fertilizer distribution plant opening planned
Biggest fertilizer distribution plant opening planned
Valley Agronomics plans to start filling a new plant near Pocatello, Idaho, with dry fertilizer this month.