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Smaller crop, growing exports brighten U.S. spud outlook
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Smaller crop, growing exports brighten U.S. spud outlook
U.S. potato growers should have a smaller crop, and foreign potato exports are up, according to recent USDA estimates.

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Western hay price report
All grades of export and domestic Alfalfa steady in the Columbia Basin.
West Coast grain market report
Portland in unit trains or barges during August for ordinary protein trended 30 to 32.75 cents per bushel lower compared to week ago prices for the same delivery period at $4.75-4.8125.
California shell egg report
Asking prices for next week are unchanged on all sizes.
National feeder and stocker cattle report
With grain harvest just around the corner and the onset of the fall run, buyers were eager to get cattle bought at current values.
Selected Western livestock auctions
Trade active with good demand at the Toppenish, Wash., Livestock Auction.
More farmland rented by established operators
More farmland rented by established operators
A USDA study shows nearly 40 percent of U.S. cropland is rented, and raises questions about land ownership as older farmers retire.
Wildfire blocking Yellowstone entrance smolders on
The fire began last month in neighboring Grand Teton National Park.
Bird flu resurfaces in Alaska
Bird flu resurfaces in Alaska
Highly pathogenic bird flu has been found in a mallard duck in Alaska, the first time the virus has been discovered in a migratory waterfowl in at least nine months.
EU trade talk demise ‘greatly exaggerated’
The U.S. and EU trade representatives are set to meet in mid-September for further negations.
Record crops, low prices lead to big wheat harvest in Kansas
Almost every Kansas elevator, bin and farm granary is full — causing the state’s grain facilities to build mammoth ground piles at many locations.

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Wildfire blocking Yellowstone entrance smolders on
The fire began last month in neighboring Grand Teton National Park.
EU trade talk demise ‘greatly exaggerated’
The U.S. and EU trade representatives are set to meet in mid-September for further negations.
Record crops, low prices lead to big wheat harvest in Kansas
Obama plans to create world’s largest marine protected area
Wildfire doesn’t dampen Yellowstone centennial celebration

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Firm markets WSU grain varieties
Marci Miller, co-owner of Washington Genetics in Ritzville, Wash., helps farmers and others without agricultural backgrounds understand each other.
National wool and sheep report
Slaughter lambs were mostly steady; instances $10-15 higher.
Western hay price report
West Coast grain market report
California shell egg report

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National wool and sheep report
Slaughter lambs were mostly steady; instances $10-15 higher.
Western hay price report
All grades of export and domestic Alfalfa steady in the Columbia Basin.
West Coast grain market report
California shell egg report
National feeder and stocker cattle report

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Smaller crop, growing exports brighten U.S. spud outlook
U.S. potato growers should have a smaller crop, and foreign potato exports are up, according to recent USDA estimates.
Northwest hydropower study due in five years
Federaul authorities must studythe environmental effects of altered Northwest hydropower operations by 2021.
More farmland rented by established operators
Wildfire blocking Yellowstone entrance smolders on
Bird flu resurfaces in Alaska

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Farms see agritourism industry grow
More than 33,000 farms nationwide offered agritourism and recreational services such as farm or winery tours, hayrides and hunting in 2012.
Sorghum facility would provide farmers with stable rotation crop
A planned sorghum processing facility near Parma, Idaho, is expected to benefit farmers and dairymen in the area.
Potato truck takes to Hudson River during New York visit
Farm safety top priority with farm tourism on the rise
Southwestern Idaho farmers raise pay to keep workers