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Farm-rich Salinas exemplifies California’s housing struggles
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Farm-rich Salinas exemplifies California’s housing struggles
The city of Salinas exemplifies a housing crisis that's plaguing California's rural and urban areas alike

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West Coast grain price report
Bids for US 1 Soft White Wheat delivered to Portland in unit trains or barges during October for ordinary protein trended steady to 7 cents per bushel higher compared to week ago prices for the same delivery period from 6.00-6.25.
California shell egg price report
Trade sentiment is higher for Jumbo and Medium and steady for Extra Large and Large.
Fluid Milk and Cream — Western U.S.

FLUID MILK AND CREAM

REVIEW – WEST

(USDA Market News)

Oct. 18

Milk output in California is holding steady with recent weeks. Components’ recovery is ahead of milk volumes, giving a slight bump to butterfat and...

National feeder and stocker cattle report
Steer and heifer calves sold steady to 5.00 lower. Yearling steers and heifers sold steady to 3.00 lower.
Western hay price report
Domestic and export 3rd, 4th and 5th cutting Alfalfa steady in a light test in the Columbia Basin.
Interior Dept. contradicts Ben Carson on new watchdog hiring
The uncertainty over the leadership over the inspector general’s office at Interior comes as Zinke is under investigation on other fronts, including his involvement in a Montana land deal.
Vegetable-packing house to pay $525K in misconduct suit
A Grant County vegetable-packing house will pay $525,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the state attorney general alleging a supervisor groped, propositioned and retaliated against female workers over a period of years
Banker survey: Farmland prices expected to drop in 10 states
A new survey says farmland prices are expected to continue their decline in parts of 10 Plains and Western states
Idaho potato, grain, dairy farm files for bankruptcy protection
Idaho potato, grain, dairy farm files for bankruptcy protection
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Group supports using dairy terms in labeling alternative foods
Group supports using dairy terms in labeling alternative foods
The Good Food Institute tells FDA limiting terms such as “milk” to traditional food products would impede food innovation.

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