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U.S. horticulture sales blossom, survey shows
U.S. horticulture sales blossom, survey shows
California led the nation in horticulture sales in 2014, claiming 21 percent of the $13.8 billion in total U.S. sales.

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Federal land ownership battle heads for court
Federal land ownership battle heads for court
A standoff orchestrated by a group of ranchers at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon has raised awareness about efforts among Western states to force the federal government to turn federal lands over to state control.
New Mexico official blasts EPA over mine spill
The EPA has maintained that water quality returned to normal in the weeks following the Aug. 5 spill, but New Mexico Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn disputed that.
Vilsack: USDA budget down, but still ample
Vilsack: USDA budget down, but still ample
USDA's proposed budget would reduce funding for crop insurance and increase funding for agricultural research.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
WSU apple gets new push with new name
WSU apple gets new push with new name
Washington State University has renamed the apple variety WA 2 "Sunrise Magic" and hopes that and a new commercialization system propels it with growers.
Nation’s second-largest food-service firm files to go public
The filing comes several months after a judge blocked plans by larger rival Sysco Corp. to acquire U.S. Foods for $3.5 billion.
Parents push Hawaii lawmakers for pesticide buffer zones
The House Committees on Agriculture and Energy and Environmental Protection deferred the measure for a week.
Spokane chamber honors Shepherd’s Grain, LaCrosse FFA
Spokane chamber honors Shepherd’s Grain, LaCrosse FFA
Shepherd's Grain and Lacrosse, Wash., FFA's marketing team took home top honors during the Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum.
Obama reduces USDA budget in his proposal
Total spending: $155.4 billion, including spending already required by law for food stamps, other government nutrition programs and farm subsidies.
Federal land acquisitions get budget boost
Federal land acquisitions get budget boost
Federal agencies got $450 million to spend on land acquisitions in 2016 through appropriations to the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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Food industry looks to Congress as Vermont’s GMO labeling law nears
The food industry argues that GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, are safe and a patchwork of state laws isn’t practical. Labeling...

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New Mexico official blasts EPA over mine spill
The EPA has maintained that water quality returned to normal in the weeks following the Aug. 5 spill, but New Mexico Environment Secretary Ryan...
School dietitians fight battle of the bland
The director of the Food Services Department says it’s possible to make the meals appetizing without running afoul of the new health...
Obama seeks $10-per-barrel oil tax
Chinese company offers $43B to buy Syngenta
Haggen core store auction pushed back to Feb. 11

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U.S. horticulture sales blossom, survey shows
California led the nation in horticulture sales in 2014, claiming 21 percent of the $13.8 billion in total U.S. sales.
New maritime rule may jeopardize container trade, coalition says
U.S. exporters and importers could be faced with added costs and port turmoil this summer due to new martime cargo rule, the Agriculture...
Portland daily grain report
Portland daily grain report
Nation’s second-largest food-service firm files to go public

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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
Wendy’s tops 4Q profit forecasts
National wool and sheep report

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Wheat leaders anticipate erosion of soft white premium
Some wheat industry sources warn Idaho growers premiums for soft white wheat over hard varieties may not continue, and they should avoid the urge to...
Federal land ownership battle heads for court
A standoff orchestrated by a group of ranchers at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon has raised awareness about efforts among Western states to...
New Mexico official blasts EPA over mine spill
Vilsack: USDA budget down, but still ample
Parents push Hawaii lawmakers for pesticide buffer zones

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WSU apple gets new push with new name
Washington State University has renamed the apple variety WA 2 "Sunrise Magic" and hopes that and a new commercialization system propels it with...
Low wheat prices to continue, economist says
Washington State University small grains economist Randy Fortenbery says wheat and beef prices aren't likely to recover to higher levels in the next...
Weatherman: Warmer, wetter spring and summer ahead
Sustainability program boosts wheat yields
Potato industry works to regain ground after port losses