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Progress seen in port negotiations
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Progress seen in port negotiations
Longshoremen and container terminals have struck a tentative deal on truck chassis maintenance and repair, which is seen as a crossing a major obstacle in reaching a comprehensive labor contract.

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Study launched on restoring salmon runs to upper Columbia
Salmon runs on the upper Columbia and its tributaries were blocked first by Grand Coulee Dam, which was built in the 1930s, and later by Chief Joseph Dam.
Oregon snowpack at record lows
Oregon snowpack at record lows
The U.S. Drought Monitor shows drought spreading and intensifying across Oregon, except for the coast and the Willamette Valley.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
S. Dakota Senate passes raw milk bill to make regulating easier
The bill also says that raw milk can no longer be sold at farmers’ markets.
Potato leaders address port slowdown impacts
Potato leaders address port slowdown impacts
National and state potato industry representatives addressed impacts of the West Coast port slowdown and other issues during the Washington-Oregon Potato Conference in Kennewick, Wash.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Farmworker safety training classes fill up
Demand for the classes is high because of changing expectations on the part of retailers.
McDonald’s CEO steps down as sales decline
CEO Don Thompson will retire March 1 after nearly 25 years with the company.
Hershey dips into meat market with Krave Jerky
The Krave deal is intended to give Hershey a foothold in snacks people see as healthy fuel.
Women in Ag conference to target marketing
The 4th annual Women in Agriculture conference is set for Twin Falls, Idaho, on Feb. 21 with a focus on marketing and will broadcast to 28 other locations in the Pacific Northwest.

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Timber county payments shrink after expiration of subsidy
Forest Service payments to Oregon counties drop from $67.9 million to $5.9 million; California, from $35.6 million to $8.7 million; Idaho, from $28.3...

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Study launched on restoring salmon runs to upper Columbia
Salmon runs on the upper Columbia and its tributaries were blocked first by Grand Coulee Dam, which was built in the 1930s, and later by Chief Joseph...
Oregon snowpack at record lows
The U.S. Drought Monitor shows drought spreading and intensifying across Oregon, except for the coast and the Willamette Valley.
S. Dakota Senate passes raw milk bill to make regulating easier
Farmworker safety training classes fill up
McDonald’s CEO steps down as sales decline

Business

Progress seen in port negotiations
Longshoremen and container terminals have struck a tentative deal on truck chassis maintenance and repair, which is seen as a crossing a major...
Simplot GMO potatoes kept in ‘closed loop’
Simplot's new GMO potato, Innate, will be kept in a closed-loop, director of commercialization Kerwin Bradley said during the Washington-Oregon...
WIC win based on nutrition, potato council CEO says
Portland daily grain report
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.
Portland daily grain report
Portland daily grain report
National wool and sheep summary

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WIC win based on nutrition, potato council CEO says
John Keeling, CEO of the National Potato Council, says science-based decisions about the vegetables included on the USDA's Women, Infants and...
S. Dakota Senate passes raw milk bill to make regulating easier
The bill also says that raw milk can no longer be sold at farmers’ markets.
Potato leaders address port slowdown impacts
Environmental groups pose billion-dollar challenge to ag
U.S. Senate rejects amendment on lesser prairie chicken

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City sees carbon credits as forest revenue source
Preserving forests can help store carbon and reduce the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. In turn, The Climate Trust pays forest...
Women in Ag conference to target marketing
The 4th annual Women in Agriculture conference is set for Twin Falls, Idaho, on Feb. 21 with a focus on marketing and will broadcast to 28 other...
Forester teaches tree owners management
IDFA: Regulations hinder innovation, opportunity
Proximity to biodiesel plant not crucial, WSU economist says