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Drone company CEO envisions the future farm
Drone company CEO envisions the future farm
Stephen Burtt believes agriculture will be a "natural early adopter" of drone technology.

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Animal rights activists take California rodeo to court
California Rodeo organizers denied the claims and said they have given the Monterey County SPCA full access to the rodeo grounds.
Hawaii County Council decides to appeal GMO ruling
A federal judge invalidated the county law in a Nov. 27 order, saying state law pre-empts county law on the issue.
US farmers produce bountiful crop of dry beans
North Dakota and Minnesota farmers continue to face a shortage of rail cars as they try to move a large bean crop.
US agriculture has big appetite for Cuba trade
Farm groups such as the American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union, as well as leading agribusinesses have long advocated normalized trade relations with Cuba.
Minnesota links caramel apples, 2 listeria deaths
Minnesota officials are warning consumers to wait for more information before eating any pre-packaged, commercially produced caramel apples.
Kauai council kills separate tax for GMO research
The proposal would have used lease amounts, instead of fair market values, to calculate property tax assessments on biotech companies.
Critics say USDA too close to food industry it regulates
Critics say USDA too close to food industry it regulates
Critics say the USDA is too beholden to processors as the agency's inspectors monitor how food is handled.
Malting barley association announces recommendations
Malting barley association announces recommendations
The American Malting Barley Association has released its recommended varieties for 2015, including a new winter malting barley.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policy
Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policy
Even if congressional opponents of normalizing relations with Cuba were to pass sweeping legislation to stop what President Obama wants to do, he could veto it and they are unlikely to muster the two-thirds majority to override a veto.

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Animal rights activists take California rodeo to court
California Rodeo organizers denied the claims and said they have given the Monterey County SPCA full access to the rodeo grounds.
Hawaii County Council decides to appeal GMO ruling
A federal judge invalidated the county law in a Nov. 27 order, saying state law pre-empts county law on the issue.
US farmers produce bountiful crop of dry beans
US agriculture has big appetite for Cuba trade
Minnesota links caramel apples, 2 listeria deaths

Business

Pasta organization battles anti-wheat messages
An international pasta organization is combatting anti-wheat messages across the globe, but particularly in the United States.
Lentil industry honors longtime processor
Longtime pulse processor Gary Heaton and his wife, Salli, of Tekoa, Wash., have been named 2015's Lentil Family of the Year.
Portland daily grain report
US-Cuba thaw could benefit farmers
Longshore union leaders go home; port talks continue

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Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Portland daily grain report
National wool and sheep summary
Western hay market report

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Pasta organization battles anti-wheat messages
An international pasta organization is combatting anti-wheat messages across the globe, but particularly in the United States.
Hawaii County Council decides to appeal GMO ruling
A federal judge invalidated the county law in a Nov. 27 order, saying state law pre-empts county law on the issue.
US farmers produce bountiful crop of dry beans
US agriculture has big appetite for Cuba trade
Minnesota links caramel apples, 2 listeria deaths

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Drone company CEO envisions the future farm
Stephen Burtt believes agriculture will be a "natural early adopter" of drone technology.
Wheat, other commodities see promise in Cuban trade
Restoring trade with Cuba could give a boost to Pacific Northwest Agriculture.
Malting barley association announces recommendations
Economist predicts stable input costs
Mint farm’s candy gains a sweet presence in Oprah’s magazine