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Apple company builds new facilities for future
Washington Fruit & Produce Co. remains aggressive in building new multi-million-dollar packing facilities and expanding orchards on eve of turning 100 years old.

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Appeals court upholds protection for threatened seabird
Appeals court upholds protection for threatened seabird
The American Forest Resources Council had argued that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acted arbitrarily and capriciously in designating the U.S. population of marbled murrelets distinct from birds in Canada.
House may drop immigration from Homeland Security bill
Democrats said they believe the House eventually will vote on the stand-alone spending measure, which conservatives oppose and President Barack Obama is eager to sign.
New Mexico House panel tables horse slaughter bill
Animal advocates have been working to stop horse slaughter in the state. They acknowledged that a federal spending ban on inspectors has effectively put the brakes on the possibility of any horse processing plants opening in New Mexico, but they said the...
Japan negotiator: TPP trade deal with U.S. possible by spring
The U.S. and Japan must set a deal before a final agreement among all the countries can be reached.
Selected Western livestock auctions
Stocker steers and heifers $10-15 higher, due in part to larger receipts and good buyer attendance at the Toppenish, Wash., Livestock Auction.
National wool and sheep reports
Slaughter lambs were steady to sharply higher. Slaughter ewes were steady to $7 higher. Feeder lambs were $3-4 higher in light test.
Western hay price report
Even though port operations are back to normal, exporters are still having scheduling problems.
West Coast grain markets
Bids for U.S. 1 Soft White Wheat guaranteed maximum 10.5 percent protein during February trended 24 to 24.50 cents per bushel lower, from $7.0325-7.50, mostly $7.3125 per bushel.
California shell egg report
Asking prices for next week are unchanged on all sizes.
National slaughter, feeder and stocker cattle report
Weather curtailed receipts throughout much of the Southwest and Southeast as snow and ice storms moved across the trading areas.

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DNA tool helps biologists find elusive species
Scientists are turning to environmental DNA, or eDNA, an emerging surveillance tool that detects the presence of an organism by analyzing cellular...
Appeals court upholds protection for threatened seabird
The American Forest Resources Council had argued that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acted arbitrarily and capriciously in designating the U.S.
House may drop immigration from Homeland Security bill
Japan negotiator: TPP trade deal with U.S. possible by spring
Southern California sees more rain after weekend downpours

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Apple company builds new facilities for future
Washington Fruit & Produce Co. remains aggressive in building new multi-million-dollar packing facilities and expanding orchards on eve of turning...
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Selected Western livestock auctions
National wool and sheep reports
Western hay price report

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Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Selected Western livestock auctions
Stocker steers and heifers $10-15 higher, due in part to larger receipts and good buyer attendance at the Toppenish, Wash., Livestock Auction.
National wool and sheep reports
Western hay price report
West Coast grain markets

Nation

Appeals court upholds protection for threatened seabird
The American Forest Resources Council had argued that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acted arbitrarily and capriciously in designating the U.S.
House may drop immigration from Homeland Security bill
Democrats said they believe the House eventually will vote on the stand-alone spending measure, which conservatives oppose and President Barack Obama...
New Mexico House panel tables horse slaughter bill
Japan negotiator: TPP trade deal with U.S. possible by spring
U.S. firm buys Canadian GM apple company

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Tight supply boosts premiums for low protein soft white wheat
The biggest demand by exporters for soft white wheat right now is for low proteins, to blend with wheat with higher proteins, grains market...
Small farms make big showing at OSU conference
Oregon State University's Small Farm Confrence attracted hundreds of small-farm operators to the Corvallis campus to network and learn from each...
Grain handlers offer hard white wheat contracts
Feds fine northern Idaho business after teen’s death
Have canola crusher, will travel