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San Francisco to be first to test urban farming law
San Francisco will be the first to put the state law into effect beginning Sept. 8 because the San Francisco Board of Supervisors already approved a local ordinance.

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California Egg Report
Benchmark prices are steady. Asking prices for next week are unchanged on Jumbo, 8 cents higher for Extra Large and Large and 1 cent higher for Medium and Small.
National Slaughter, Feeder and Stocker Cattle Report
Record prices have leveled off the past few weeks but it’s hard to call demand any lighter as cattle buyers remain very active and optimistic for all classes of feeders.
Western Hay Report
In the Columbia Basin, alfalfa for domestic and export was steady to $30 lower. Trade was moderate to active. Demand light to moderate as most of the northern trade area received thunderstorms and rain this past week.
West Coast Grain Market Report
Bids for US 1 Soft White Wheat delivered to Portland in unit trains or barges during August were $0.12 to $0.14 per bushel higher, from $7 to 7.12, mostly $7.07.
Selected Western Livestock Auctions
Trade was very active with very good demand at the Toppenish Livestock Auction in Moses Lake, Wash.
Avocados catch on in Japanese marketplace
Japan is importing more U.S. avocados than ever.
OSU looks at possible remediation for water rule
OSU looks at possible remediation for water rule
Oregon State University researchers are experimenting with different ways to help onion growers in the Treasure Valley area deal with possible new federal rules that would limit how much generic E. coli bacteria can be present in irrigation water.
Thai worker settlements with Hawaii farms at risk
The agency announced in June that it had reached settlement agreements with four Hawaii farms over allegations that they exploited workers, but EEOC attorneys disregarded the judge’s instructions on filing the proposed agreements.
USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails
USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails
The snails have not yet progressed into any of Florida’s rich agricultural areas. The snails eat 500 types of plants, including most row crops and citrus, so keeping them away is an important investment for the state’s $100 billion-a-year...
Onion and Potatoes Market Report
Idaho Falls shipping point prices as of Aug. 28.

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Feds jail ginseng poacher as wild plants face risk

AP Wire

San Francisco to be first to test urban farming law
National corn body to open Fargo research center
Thai worker settlements with Hawaii farms at risk
USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails
West Nile Virus found in Michigan horse, turkeys

Business

ADM selling chocolate business to Cargill
1-800-FLOWERS buying Harry & David for $142.5M
California Egg Report
National Slaughter, Feeder and Stocker Cattle Report
Western Hay Report

Markets

California Egg Report
National Slaughter, Feeder and Stocker Cattle Report
Western Hay Report
West Coast Grain Market Report
Selected Western Livestock Auctions

Nation

Avocados catch on in Japanese marketplace
OSU looks at possible remediation for water rule
Capital Press calendar of events
Judge rules against county GMO regulations
U.S. imposed duties on Mexican sugar

Profit Center

Edible insects a boon to Thailand’s farmers
Producing top-quality fruit is ‘a process’
Higher prices prompt increase in milk production
Rabobank: Potential for land asset bubble looms
Idaho ag exports up 16 percent during first half