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A robot that picks apples? Replacing humans worries union
Bob Brawdy/For the Associated Press
A robot that picks apples? Replacing humans worries union
At least two companies are rushing to get robotic fruit-picking machines to market, and the owners of some of Washington state's orchards say they're hopeful the machines will help them address longstanding labor shortages

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Portland Daily Grain Report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; Subject to change
National wool and sheep report
Slaughter lambs were steady to $20 higher.
Western hay price report
Oregon prices trended generally steady in a limited test compared to week-ago prices.
West Coast grain price report
Bids for U.S. 1 Soft White Wheat delivered to Portland in unit trains or barges during April for ordinary protein trended 10 to 23.50 cents per bushel lower compared to April 14 prices for the same delivery period at $4.2625-4.70.
California shell egg price report
Asking prices for next week are 4 cents lower for Jumbo and Extra Large, 3 cents lower for Large, and 3 cents higher for Medium and Small.
Western fluid milk and cream review
Idaho, Utah and Colorado milk production is steadily increasing.

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