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International Paper to buy 7 pulp mills from Weyerhaeuser

NEW YORK (AP) — International Paper said it is paying $2.2 billion to buy seven mills from Weyerhaeuser that make pulp used in diapers, tissues and other consumer products.

The deal is expected to close before the end of the...

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Portland daily grain report

Portland, Ore., Friday, April 29, 2016

USDA Market News

All Bids in dollars per bushel. Bids are limited and not fully established in early trading.

Bids for grains delivered to Portland, Oregon in dollars per bushel.

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Whole Foods executive: No tattoo shops planned for new chain yet

NEW YORK (AP) — Whole Foods is prepping for the launch of its hipster new grocery chain. But shoppers won’t be able to get a tattoo with their cheese just yet.

The company says its “365” chain will have a minimalist...

Australia’s government blocks massive ranch sale to Chinese

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Citing national interest, the Australian government on Friday blocked a Chinese-led consortium from buying the nation’s largest private land holding, a collection of Outback cattle ranches bigger than South...

Arizona Senate advances bill increasing minimum wage

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican-backed legislation that blocks municipalities from setting their own minimum wage and increases it at a rate they say is agreeable to businesses advanced in the Senate on Thursday.

The proposal is the latest...

Mexico may revisit apple tariffs
Mexico may revisit apple tariffs

YAKIMA, Wash. — Mexico may decide the future of its temporary tariffs on Washington apples in early June.

The nation could end the tariffs or extend them for five years, said Fred Scarlett, manager of Northwest Fruit Exporters, a...

Commodity groups seek freedom of information exemption for checkoff boards

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Several agricultural organizations have gotten language included in the pending fiscal year 2017 House Agricultural Appropriations Bill asking USDA to exempt research and promotion boards funded by grower checkoff fees from...

Domino’s Pizza 1Q results miss Wall Street’s expectations

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Domino’s Pizza’s first-quarter performance fell short of Wall Street’s view, stung in part by a strong dollar.

The stock tumbled more than 10 percent before the market open on...

Burger King says hot dogs helped boost U.S. sales

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Burger King’s parent company said Thursday the fast-food chain’s sales rose during the first quarter, boosted by the addition of hot dogs to the menu in the U.S.

Restaurant Brands International said...

Portland daily grain report

Portland, Ore., Thursday, April 28, 2016

USDA Market News

All Bids in dollars per bushel. Bids are limited and not fully

established in early trading.

Bids for grains delivered to Portland, Oregon in dollars per...

Dunkin’ looks to beverage lineup to drive sales

CANTON, Mass. (AP) — Dunkin’ Donuts said U.S. sales rose 2 percent at established locations during the quarter, and that it plans to drive sales going forward by focusing on its beverage lineup.

Dunkin’ Brands CEO Nigel...

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International Paper to buy 7 pulp mills from Weyerhaeuser

NEW YORK (AP) — International Paper said it is paying $2.2 billion to buy seven mills from Weyerhaeuser that make pulp used in diapers,...

Whole Foods executive: No tattoo shops planned for new chain yet

NEW YORK (AP) — Whole Foods is prepping for the launch of its hipster new grocery chain. But shoppers won’t be able to get a tattoo...

Australia’s government blocks massive ranch sale to Chinese
Arizona Senate advances bill increasing minimum wage
Domino’s Pizza 1Q results miss Wall Street’s expectations

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International Paper to buy 7 pulp mills from Weyerhaeuser

NEW YORK (AP) — International Paper said it is paying $2.2 billion to buy seven mills from Weyerhaeuser that make pulp used in diapers,...

Portland daily grain report

Portland, Ore., Friday, April 29, 2016

USDA Market News

All Bids in dollars per bushel. Bids are limited and not fully...

Whole Foods executive: No tattoo shops planned for new chain yet
Arizona Senate advances bill increasing minimum wage
Mexico may revisit apple tariffs

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Portland daily grain report

Portland, Ore., Friday, April 29, 2016

USDA Market News

All Bids in dollars per bushel. Bids are limited and not fully...

Portland daily grain report

Portland, Ore., Thursday, April 28, 2016

USDA Market News

All Bids in dollars per bushel. Bids are limited and not...

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Above-average fire year ahead in Hawaii, Alaska, Southwest

Hawaii, Alaska and the Southwest face an above-average threat of wildfires this summer, but most of the country should see normal or below-normal...

Bird flu quarantine lifted at last of 10 Indiana farms

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Animal health officials have lifted their quarantine on the last of 10 southwestern Indiana poultry farms where a bird...

Australia’s government blocks massive ranch sale to Chinese
Arizona Senate advances bill increasing minimum wage
Commodity groups seek freedom of information exemption for checkoff boards

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Business is slow at snail farm

EUREKA, Calif. — Business is slow for entrepreneur Charity Anais West, but she isn’t surprised.

She owns and operates...

Oregon farmers fighting bank to sell radish seed

Several warehouses are caught in the middle of a legal dispute over radish seeds between Oregon farms and an out-of-state bank.

Both the...

Rancher says he’s a conservation-easement convert
Blueberry farmer warns some surfactants may sunburn plants in unseasonably hot weather
Hard cider makes an easy connection between urban and rural