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Drought reduces hydroelectric output
Drought lowers river flows, electrical power output.

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A look at wildfire hotspots around the West
Wildfires appear in bone-dry parts of the West, causing evacuations, property damage.
Kraft shareholders approve sale of company to Heinz
The combined company will have in its stable brands that, in addition to Kraft and Heinz, include Jell-O, Oscar Mayer, Velveeta and Ore-Ida.
Missouri Supreme Court upholds farming, gun rights measures
Critics complained that the measures misled voters and would have unintended consequences.
Federal judge rules Maui County GMO ban invalid
Maui voters passed the ordinance when they approved a ballot initiative last November.
U.S. potato acreage up 1.9 percent, NASS reports
U.S. potato acreage up 1.9 percent, NASS reports
Fall potato acres are up in the Northwest and nationwide, according to new numbers from the USDA and United Potato Growers of America.
PGG announces new marketing agreement to strengthen selling price
PGG announces new marketing agreement to strengthen selling price
Pendleton Grain Growers is joining up with McCoy Grain Terminal of Rosalia, Washington, to market 100 percent of the co-op's grain handle.
EPA to propose banning chlorpyrifos insecticide
The EPA says it plans to ban the common insecticide chlorpyrifos but may change its mind based on discussions with manufacturers.
REIT purchases 6,000 acres of Willamette Valley farmland
REIT purchases 6,000 acres of Willamette Valley farmland
A real estate investment trust has bought a family farm company in Oregon's Willamette Valley and plans to convert much of its acreage to organic production.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Golf fans help restock potting soil supply
The influx of waste from the U.S. Open should translate into more product than usual.

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Vermont can help to conserve declining monarch butterfly
A biologist says Vermont’s meadows and old fields provide habitat for milkweed, which is a critical food source for monarchs.
North Dakota takes steps on pesticide inspections
The dispute was over whether the state needed inspectors with federal credentials, following the retirement two years ago of the state’s only...
Warm temperatures a boon for stink bugs
GOP leaders hustle Senate votes for trade package
Idaho group sues predator-control agency for information

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Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Kraft shareholders approve sale of company to Heinz
The combined company will have in its stable brands that, in addition to Kraft and Heinz, include Jell-O, Oscar Mayer, Velveeta and Ore-Ida.
REIT purchases 6,000 acres of Willamette Valley farmland
Portland daily grain report
ConAgra to sell store-brand food business

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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.
National wool and sheep report
Western hay price report
West Coast grain prices

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Drought reduces hydroelectric output
Drought lowers river flows, electrical power output.
Wheat acres up, corn and soybeans down in South Dakota
The USDA says that spring wheat, winter wheat and durum wheat acres all are up this year in South Dakota, while soybean acres are down 1 percent and...
A look at wildfire hotspots around the West
Missouri Supreme Court upholds farming, gun rights measures
Federal judge rules Maui County GMO ban invalid

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Barley states respond to Idaho’s invitation to cooperate
The Idaho Barley Commission has invited other barley producing states to work closely together on important issues, including research and...
PGG announces new marketing agreement to strengthen selling price
Pendleton Grain Growers is joining up with McCoy Grain Terminal of Rosalia, Washington, to market 100 percent of the co-op's grain handle.
Golf fans help restock potting soil supply
White Lily takes PNW wheat national in premium flour line
French spud growers tour Idaho farms