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Turmoil in Yemen stalls 50,000 tons of PNW wheat
Political turmoil in Yemen has stalled several container ships, including one containing about 50,000 metric tons of soft white wheat shipped from Portland. Yemen is a top importer of U.S. wheat, but its ranking is expected to go down as a result of the...

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Bird flu spreads to Iowa turkey flock
Scientists are puzzled by the accelerating spread despite reinforced biosecurity measures at poultry production and processing facilities.
New trade deals to bolster access to Mexico, Peru
New trade deals to bolster access to Mexico, Peru
Recently announced trade deals with Mexico and Peru will improve U.S. livestock producers' access to those two markets, industry insiders say.
Tennessee gets 53 hemp applications
Applicants want to grow hemp on plots ranging from one-tenth of an acre in Nashville to more than 900 acres in Memphis.
Foreign markets loom large in GMO litigation
Foreign markets loom large in GMO litigation
Litigation over China's rejection of a biotech trait could set an important precedent, experts say.
Sponsor of Maine GMO label law opposes bill to ditch trigger
A new bill would allow the law to go into effect no matter whether neighboring states pass similar laws.
4-year-old girl dies after falling off tractor
Authorities said she fell off and was run over by the rear tire.
N.Dakota farmers and ranchers aided by warm, dry weather
Cattle and calf conditions statewide are rated 88 percent good to excellent.
Father, son get jail time for selling tainted eggs
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention linked 1,939 illnesses to the outbreak.
Egg executives to be sentenced in salmonella outbreak
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control linked 1,939 illnesses to the 2010 outbreak, but officials estimate that up to 56,000 people may have been sickened.
N.Y. lawmakers mull warning labels on sugary beverages
The warnings would appear on cans and bottles of regular soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages.