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WTO panel rules COOL detrimental to Canada, Mexico
A WTO compliance panel on Monday ruled an amended U.S. country of origin labeling measure has a detrimental impact on imported Canadian and Mexican livestock.

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National slaughter, feeder and stocker cattle report
Yearling feeders along with steer and heifer calf prices were very uneven and posted wide trend swings just within the single week’s trading session.
Selected Western livestock auctions
Stocker and feeder cattle were steady to weak in a light test at the Toppenish Livestock Auction, Moses Lake, Wash.
National wool and sheep report
At San Angelo, Texas, 4,710 head sold in a one-day sale.
Idaho second in West for net farm income
Idaho ranked second in the West, behind California, for total net farm income in 2012, and outpaced No. 3 Washington despite trailing that state in gross farm gate receipts by $1.8 billion.
Citizens panel weighs in on tax breaks for Washington food processors
A Washington citizens commission urged lawmakers to find ways to measure whether tax breaks for food processors benefit workers.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Texas State Fair sets food, ride sales record
Temperatures that were largely mild and few storms helped bolster the 24-day event, which wrapped up Sunday.
Idle Iowa beef plant prepares to reopen this month
The plant could eventually employ more than 600 workers. To qualify for $4 million in state tax credits, 120 of the workers will have to earn at least $15.42 an hour.
Canadian Pacific ends CSX deal talks
Both railroads declined to comment on the deal talk, but CSX CEO Michael Ward did say last week that the Surface Transportation Board, which regulates freight rail prices, would likely take a cautious approach to consolidation because there are only six...
Permaculture farming seen as a match for Southwest
The family is committed to holistic practices and a back-to-the-garden lifestyle. Their solar-powered home is off the grid, they catch rain (with a permit), have greenhouses, raise their food, and host agricultural programs at their 80-acre...

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Texas State Fair sets food, ride sales record
Temperatures that were largely mild and few storms helped bolster the 24-day event, which wrapped up Sunday.
Permaculture farming seen as a match for Southwest
The family is committed to holistic practices and a back-to-the-garden lifestyle. Their solar-powered home is off the grid, they catch rain (with a...
Turkey farmer branches out to raising chickens
Kauai, state form group to study pesticides, GMOs
Minnesota corn harvest raises safety concerns

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Citizens panel weighs in on tax breaks for Washington food processors
A Washington citizens commission urged lawmakers to find ways to measure whether tax breaks for food processors benefit workers.
Idle Iowa beef plant prepares to reopen this month
The plant could eventually employ more than 600 workers. To qualify for $4 million in state tax credits, 120 of the workers will have to earn at...
Canadian Pacific ends CSX deal talks
Western hay markets
California shell egg report

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Western hay markets
Trade was near a standstill this week as rain showers where reported across the Columbia River Basin trade area.
California shell egg report
Asking prices for next week are unchanged on all sizes. Trade sentiment is steady.
West Coast grain markets
National slaughter, feeder and stocker cattle report
Selected Western livestock auctions

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WTO panel rules COOL detrimental to Canada, Mexico
A WTO compliance panel on Monday ruled an amended U.S. country of origin labeling measure has a detrimental impact on imported Canadian and Mexican...
NCBA says generic checkoff would fall short
NCBA and state cattle associations contend a supplemental beef checkoff proposed by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack would be detrimental to the beef...
FSA helps farmers understand new risk management tools
Commodity groups turn to science to help shape federal nutrition policy
Onion growers grapple with proposed produce rule

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Idaho second in West for net farm income
Idaho ranked second in the West, behind California, for total net farm income in 2012, and outpaced No. 3 Washington despite trailing that state in...
Crisis group addresses Idaho grain losses
A crisis response group convened by Idaho's Speaker of the House is trying to find ways to help growers in Southern Idaho deal with the huge losses...
Conference focuses on small farms
Idaho farm income up 18 percent in second quarter
Farm rolls out welcome mat for beneficial insects