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Stripe rust pressure ‘severe’ in Northwest wheat, expert says
Stripe rust pressure ‘severe’ in Northwest wheat, expert says
USDA researcher Xianming Chen says it's a severe year for stripe rust.

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California shell egg price report
Asking prices for next week are 18 cents lower for Jumbo, 20 cents lower for Extra Large and Large and 17 cents lower for Medium and Small.
National feeder and stocker cattle report
Summer heat moved in this week as we hit the dog days of summer, with extremely hot and humid weather curtailing receipts across much of cattle country.
Selected Western livestock auctions
Stocker and feeder cattle were $4-8 lower in a light test at the Toppenish, Wash., Livestock Auction.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Drought in Northeast may be long-lasting
Though not as dire as the West Coast drought of five-years running, the dry, hot weather has stressed farms and gardens, prompted water restrictions and bans in many towns and threatened to bring more wildfires than usual.
New Mexico bee advocates, pecan growers battle over pesticide request
Pecan growers are asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the exception, saying the pesticide is the only way to combat a black pecan aphid infestation.
Potato researcher warns of new disease threat
Potato researcher warns of new disease threat
Some growers in Idaho are concerned about a bacterial disease of potatoes long found in Europe, called dickeya, that is now spreading throughout the U.S.
Rain, temperatures increase falling number concerns
Rain, temperatures increase falling number concerns
Weather conditions have USDA Agricultural Research Service research plant molecular geneticist Camille Steber concerned about falling number potential across the Pacific Northwest.
Busch touts SmartBarley program
Busch touts SmartBarley program
Idaho barley growers are participating in a worldwide program that allows them to compare their production practices with other growers to assess opportunities for improvement.
Washington slaughterhouse recalls hogs
Washington slaughterhouse recalls hogs
A Western Washington slaughterhouse has again recalled whole hogs because of salmonella.

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Drought in Northeast may be long-lasting
Though not as dire as the West Coast drought of five-years running, the dry, hot weather has stressed farms and gardens, prompted water restrictions...
New Mexico bee advocates, pecan growers battle over pesticide request
Pecan growers are asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the exception, saying the pesticide is the only way to combat a black pecan...
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National wool and sheep report
Slaughter lambs were steady to $15 lower. Slaughter ewes were mostly steady. Feeder lambs were firm, instances $10 higher.
Selected Western hay price report
Trade moderate to active this week with moderate to good demand in the Columbia Basin.
West Coast grain price report
California shell egg price report
National feeder and stocker cattle report

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National wool and sheep report
Slaughter lambs were steady to $15 lower. Slaughter ewes were mostly steady. Feeder lambs were firm, instances $10 higher.
Selected Western hay price report
Trade moderate to active this week with moderate to good demand in the Columbia Basin.
West Coast grain price report
California shell egg price report
National feeder and stocker cattle report

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Drought in Northeast may be long-lasting
Though not as dire as the West Coast drought of five-years running, the dry, hot weather has stressed farms and gardens, prompted water restrictions...
New Mexico bee advocates, pecan growers battle over pesticide request
Pecan growers are asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the exception, saying the pesticide is the only way to combat a black pecan...
Potato researcher warns of new disease threat
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Stripe rust pressure ‘severe’ in Northwest wheat, expert says
USDA researcher Xianming Chen says it's a severe year for stripe rust.
Rain, temperatures increase falling number concerns
Weather conditions have USDA Agricultural Research Service research plant molecular geneticist Camille Steber concerned about falling number...
Busch touts SmartBarley program
New commissioner specializes in growing food barley
Farmers, ranchers selling to hungry consumers