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The world’s two biggest economies are battling over China’s aggressive campaign to challenge American technological dominance.

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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 August for ordinary protein trended 20 to 32 cents per bushel higher compared to week ago prices for the same delivery period from 6.12-6.28.
California shell egg price report
Retail demand is light to moderate with many reporting slumping sales due to excessive heat in Southern California.
Fluid Milk and Cream - Western U.S.
In the mountain states of Idaho, Utah and Colorado, milk production has yet to slow down. Milk intakes are following normal seasonal patterns.
National feeder and stocker cattle report
The market continues to be very active on loads of yearlings especially in desirable flesh conditions that every cattle feeder loves to buy.
Western hay price report
According to the NASS Crop Production report Aug. 10, California Alfalfa and Alfalfa Mixtures area harvested for 2018 is 730,000 acres with a yield of 3.70 bushels per acre vs. 720,000 acres with a yield of 3.90 bushels per acre for 2017.
McConnell praises Trump’s tough trade stance toward China
China’s bulging trade surplus with the United States has been a frequent source of anger and threats from Trump.
Consumer prices up 2.9 pct, leaving Americans worse off
During the past year, higher prices for oil, gasoline and transportation have caused the inflation rate to jump.
Selected Western livestock auctions
Livestock prices from around the region.
Rite Aid, Albertsons call off merger deal ahead of vote
A major shareholder and two proxy advisory firms came out against the deal.
US producer prices flat in July, restraining inflation
Gas prices and other energy costs fell after two months of strong gains, and food costs also declined.