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Senate clears White House-backed trade bill
Senate clears White House-backed trade bill
A total of 48 Republicans supported the measure, but only 14 of the Senate’s 44 Democrats backed a president of their own party on legislation near the top of his second-term agenda.

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Deere boosts guidance as construction offsets ag swoon
With less demand for large farm equipment, Deere is relying more on its backhoes, excavators and other construction equipment to grow sales.
Wal-Mart presses meat suppliers on antibiotics, treatment
Wal-Mart presses meat suppliers on antibiotics, treatment
Wal-Mart is the first major retailer to take a stance to limit the use of the antibiotics.
Counties try local approach to resolving water runoff fight
In Otter Tail County, Minn., officials are taking an analytical approach and reaching out to landowners with customized guidance on how to meet the local ordinance.
Wildlife habitat conservation program reaches million acres
The SAFE program pays landowners to idle land for 10-15 years and offers financial help with creating or improving wildlife habitat.
Bird flu crisis slows in Minnesota, focus now on recovery
new cases have fallen off sharply and the focus is turning toward getting poultry farms back into production.
Obama’s Senate allies hope to endorse his trade bill Friday
Many senators will press leaders and colleagues to wrap things up in time to start the weeklong Memorial Day recess on Saturday.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Moisture needed for Washington wheat crop, grain commission says
Moisture needed for Washington wheat crop, grain commission says
Moisture will be critical for the Washington wheat crop in the weeks ahead, Washington Grain Commission industry representatives say.
White House bee report resembles state findings
White House bee report resembles state findings
Key elements of White House's plan to promote honeybee health mirrors recommendations by a Washington state study group.
Hormel overcomes bird flu in 2Q, but drag seen in 2nd half
Bird flu outbreaks afflict about 55 farms in Minnesota and Wisconsin that supply the company with turkeys.

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WTO rules against country of origin labels on meat
The ruling is a victory for the U.S. meat industry, which has said the labels are burdensome and challenged them in court.
USDA develops first government label for GMO-free products
Certification would be voluntary — and companies would have to pay for it.
Iowa reports bird flu on 4 more poultry farms
House votes to block EPA regulation of streams, wetlands
Plight of the honeybee draws aid from university

Business

Campbell Soup says 3Q profit and soup sales declined
The maker of canned soup, Pepperidge Farm cookies and V8 juice said the stronger dollar hurt its sales overseas, and sales of soup slumped in the U.S.
Deere boosts guidance as construction offsets ag swoon
With less demand for large farm equipment, Deere is relying more on its backhoes, excavators and other construction equipment to grow sales.
Wal-Mart presses meat suppliers on antibiotics, treatment
Portland daily grain report
Hormel overcomes bird flu in 2Q, but drag seen in 2nd half

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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.
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Portland daily grain report

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Senate clears White House-backed trade bill
A total of 48 Republicans supported the measure, but only 14 of the Senate’s 44 Democrats backed a president of their own party on legislation...
West Coast dockworkers union ratifies 5-year contract
Longshoremen have approved a deal with the association representing ports, ending a labor dispute that has hobbled operations at the ports.
Hispanic ranchers cite discrimination in grazing suit
Counties try local approach to resolving water runoff fight
Wildlife habitat conservation program reaches million acres

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Moisture needed for Washington wheat crop, grain commission says
Moisture will be critical for the Washington wheat crop in the weeks ahead, Washington Grain Commission industry representatives say.
Report calls for investment in ‘Ag of the Middle’
A study by Ecotrust, a Portland non-profit, says a more cohesive regional food system will support middle-size producers.
Processing continues growth in Southern Idaho
Vertical farming sprouts in Detroit
Beginning farmers get a helping hand