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Western Innovator: Telling ag’s story on social media
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Western Innovator: Telling ag’s story on social media
Farm girl and “food translator” Michele Payn encourages farmers to engage people on social media and share their farming stories on a personal level rather than “bash them over the head” with science.

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ICE arrests of criminal illegal immigrants spark concerns
ICE arrests of criminal illegal immigrants spark concerns
Workers and to some degree employers are concerned about ICE arrests of criminal illegal aliens, say some at a labor conference.
Coke says it supports WHO’s sugar guidelines
Coke says it supports the World Health Organization's guidelines for limiting sugar intake
Maui residents protest diversion of water for farming
Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. is seeking 115 million gallons of water per day for future diversified agriculture on about 30,000 acres of old sugar cane fields.
wilderness plans draw fire from New Mexico ranchers
Ranchers from some rural communities fear the new designations will amount to another layer of bureaucracy aimed at pushing them from the land.
Emails show new EPA chief contacted power, oil companies
More than 7,500 pages of emails were released this week after an Oklahoma judge ruled that Pruitt had been illegally withholding his correspondence
Utah lawmaker’s resolution reaffirms push for public lands

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Days after the outdoor recreation industry yanked a lucrative expo from Utah to protest the state’s public lands policy, state lawmakers are reaffirming their push to gain control of public lands from the U.S.

Arctic ‘doomsday’ seed vault receives 50,000 new deposits
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, located on the Svalbard archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole, was built as a master backup to the world’s other seed banks.
Trump a ‘mixed bag’ for ag, policy expert says
Trump a ‘mixed bag’ for ag, policy expert says
Economist say removing regulations is good, but leaving TPP is bad for U.S. agriculture.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Maple syrup producers face challenges in warming world
New Hampshire's maple syrup producers say they're feeling the impact of climate change, as winters become warmer and frigid nights so critical to their business become fewer

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Maui residents protest diversion of water for farming
Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. is seeking 115 million gallons of water per day for future diversified agriculture on about 30,000 acres of old sugar...
wilderness plans draw fire from New Mexico ranchers
Ranchers from some rural communities fear the new designations will amount to another layer of bureaucracy aimed at pushing them from the land.
Emails show new EPA chief contacted power, oil companies
Utah lawmaker’s resolution reaffirms push for public lands
Arctic ‘doomsday’ seed vault receives 50,000 new deposits

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Western Innovator: Telling ag’s story on social media
Farm girl and “food translator” Michele Payn encourages farmers to engage people on social media and share their farming stories on a...
Amalgamated Sugar suffers computer breach
“Phishing” schemers have stolen personal employee data from the Idaho-based company.
ICE arrests of criminal illegal immigrants spark concerns
Coke says it supports WHO’s sugar guidelines
Portland daily grain report

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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.
National wool and sheep report
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Potato cooperative sues attorneys after antitrust settlements
A Salt Lake City-based potato cooperative and affiliated companies have filed a lawsuit against their former attorney, alleging poor legal advice led...
Maui residents protest diversion of water for farming
Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. is seeking 115 million gallons of water per day for future diversified agriculture on about 30,000 acres of old sugar...
wilderness plans draw fire from New Mexico ranchers
Emails show new EPA chief contacted power, oil companies
Utah lawmaker’s resolution reaffirms push for public lands

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Cultural changes help growers fight herbicide resistance
Using the same herbicides every year has raised concerns about weeds developing resistance. Washington State University weed science professor Drew...
200 Bushel Club studies companion crops
An organization devoted to boosting Eastern Idaho wheat yields has publicized results of trials analyzing fertilizer placement and the use of...
Small farm conference helps attendees thrive
Panel explores building local food economy
Washington farmers seek shield against agritourist lawsuits