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Newhouse leads letter for guestworker reform
Sixty-one members of Congress signed a letter drafted by freshman Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., telling congressional leaders that guestworker reform has to accompany enforcement measures in immigration reform.

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Big rigs often go faster than tires can handle
The disconnect between highway speed limits and safety standards was discovered by The Associated Press in a government document that detailed an investigation into truck tire failures.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
US offer for climate treaty: Up to 28 percent emissions cut
Obama’s pledge constitutes the opening offer by the U.S. as world leaders strive to reach a climate deal.
Michigan agriculture officials issue bird flu warning
The U.S. has seen an increase in cases of the highly pathogenic H5N2 strain of avian influenza in recent months.
Potato Board provides spud price tool
Potato Board provides spud price tool
The U.S. Potato Board has funded development of a tool to help retailers understand how fluctuations in potato prices may affect demand.
Tulip festival wins the weather game
Tulip festival wins the weather game
The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival near Woodburn, Ore., gets an early boost from spring-like weather.
Under House plan, tax breaks for processors face expiration
Under House plan, tax breaks for processors face expiration
The Washington state House budget proposal would let tax breaks for food processors expire.
National wool and sheep report
Light slaughter lambs were $10-50 lower; heavy slaughter lambs were steady to $5 lower. Slaughter ewes were uneven, mostly steady to $5 lower.
Western hay prices
Premium and Supreme Alfalfa were sharply higher in Idaho on improved demand.
West Coast grain prices
Bids for U.S. 1 Soft White Wheat delivered to Portland in unit trains or barges during March for ordinary protein were 10 to 12.75 cents per bushel lower from $6.15-6.3925, mostly $6.2725 compared to March 19 noon bids for March delivery of $6.25-6.52,...

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Michigan agriculture officials issue bird flu warning
The U.S. has seen an increase in cases of the highly pathogenic H5N2 strain of avian influenza in recent months.
New bioengineering lab benefits UMass Dartmouth students
Students study bacteria that come from the soil or other natural environments that produce compounds.
Prairie Reserve seeks to put bison on public allotment
Unprecedented sage grouse protection deal signed in Nevada
Caution urged after bird flu turns up in Wyoming goose

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Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Under House plan, tax breaks for processors face expiration
The Washington state House budget proposal would let tax breaks for food processors expire.
National wool and sheep report
Western hay prices
West Coast grain prices

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Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
National wool and sheep report
Light slaughter lambs were $10-50 lower; heavy slaughter lambs were steady to $5 lower. Slaughter ewes were uneven, mostly steady to $5 lower.
Western hay prices
West Coast grain prices
California shell egg report

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Newhouse leads letter for guestworker reform
Sixty-one members of Congress signed a letter drafted by freshman Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., telling congressional leaders that guestworker reform...
Amid bird flu outbreak, Minnesota turkey farmers increase security
Nobody has figured out yet how the virus got into any of the affected barns.
US files appeal of judge’s hold on immigration action
Endangered bighorn sheep moved to Yosemite, Sequoia parks
Big rigs often go faster than tires can handle

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Potato Board provides spud price tool
The U.S. Potato Board has funded development of a tool to help retailers understand how fluctuations in potato prices may affect demand.
Tulip festival wins the weather game
The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival near Woodburn, Ore., gets an early boost from spring-like weather.
Coal country turns to vines as way to attract visitors
Idaho seed potato growers see opportunity in Algeria
Northwest hop acreage continues to grow