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Christmas tree checkoff delayed again
Christmas tree checkoff delayed again
USDA has delayed a checkoff program that would raise $2 million a year to promote Christmas trees.

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New water rule raises property-rights concerns
New water rule raises property-rights concerns
As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency begins examining the more than 13,000 comments on its proposed "Waters of the U.S." rule, some landowners fear having to obtain costly permits because of rain runoff or other issues.
And you thought wolves were a problem
The Siberian tiger was one of three released by Russian President Vladimir Putin in May in a remote part of the Amur region, which straddles the border between far eastern Russia and northeastern China.
USDA buying cranberries due to oversupply
The oversupply means growers are getting between 10 cents and 19 cents a pound.
Deere dips on shaky outlook for fiscal 2015
The world’s biggest farm equipment supplier says its annual net income will drop about 40 percent and revenue from agricultural and turf equipment will fall further than it did in fiscal 2014.
Tater Tots appealing to hipsters and home cooks
Tater Tots began humbly enough as a way to use up left over potato slivers from frozen french fries, which then were a main product of the Ore-Ida company. The Tots’ selling point was that they were crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside,...
U.S. dairy exports slow significantly in third quarter
U.S. dairy exports slow significantly in third quarter
U.S. dairy exports slowed significantly during the third quarter of 2014 compared to the first half of the year and they are expected to slow even more during the fourth quarter. However, global dairy demand remains strong and U.S. cheese exports are...
New GMO potato avoids USDA regulation
A new potato that's engineered with gene deletion doesn't have to be regulated by USDA.
Maui GMO ban supporters seek to dismiss lawsuit
The measure was initially set to take effect after officials certified the election results, which was expected late this month.
New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus
The idea is that people may pass on that bacon double cheeseburger if they know it has hundreds of calories — and, in turn, restaurants may make their foods healthier to keep calorie counts down. Beverages are included in the rules, and alcohol...
Farms fight DOL bid to broaden ‘hot goods’ case
Farms fight DOL bid to broaden ‘hot goods’ case
A federal judge is scheduled to hear oral arguments on Jan. 13, 2015, about whether U.S. Department of Labor can expand its allegations of "hot goods" labor law violations against Oregon blueberry farms.

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And you thought wolves were a problem
The Siberian tiger was one of three released by Russian President Vladimir Putin in May in a remote part of the Amur region, which straddles the...
USDA buying cranberries due to oversupply
The oversupply means growers are getting between 10 cents and 19 cents a pound.
Maui GMO ban supporters seek to dismiss lawsuit
New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus
Obama immigration plan good, not great for economy

Business

Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Deere dips on shaky outlook for fiscal 2015
The world’s biggest farm equipment supplier says its annual net income will drop about 40 percent and revenue from agricultural and turf...
Western hay market report
West Coast grain market report
California shell egg market

Markets

Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Western hay market report
In the Columbia Basin, export hay not tested this week as exporters face a continued work slowdown at the ports.
West Coast grain market report
California shell egg market
National slaughter, stocker and feeder cattle report

Nation

Christmas tree checkoff delayed again
USDA has delayed a checkoff program that would raise $2 million a year to promote Christmas trees.
Beef supply to tighten in 2015, while general protein supply rises
A beef analyst predicts beef supply will be tighter next year, but increased pork and poultry production will lead to an overall increase in animal...
New water rule raises property-rights concerns
U.S. dairy exports slow significantly in third quarter
New GMO potato avoids USDA regulation

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Tight supply to bolster soft white wheat prices
Wheat marketing experts say tight soft white wheat supplies will keep prices in the $7 per bushel range, then possibly increase in the spring.
Tater Tots appealing to hipsters and home cooks
Tater Tots began humbly enough as a way to use up left over potato slivers from frozen french fries, which then were a main product of the Ore-Ida...
Grant helps Oregon company develop biochar product
Co-ops herald HighLine groundbreaking
Asia, South America key for PNW soft white wheat exports