Nation Home  »  Nation/World  »  Nation

Deals with feds offer only limited legal protection
Deals with feds offer only limited legal protection
Agreements that limit landowner liabilities under the Endangered Species Act can still be challenged by environmentalists.

Featured Stories

Official: Planned wind farm OK without tax credit
There is ongoing debate in Washington over whether to renew the production tax credit.
Russia food import ban hits EU hardest; prices a worry
Russia food import ban hits EU hardest; prices a worry
Russia's ban on food imports will have direct consequences for European farmers, who depend on exports to that nation, but also will impact the prices of other products, experts say.
Labor deal eases fears of grain export disruptions
Labor deal eases fears of grain export disruptions
Longshoremen and grain exporters have struck a tentative deal, which has eased the mind of the Northwest grain industry.
High wheat stocks, production yield lower prices
High wheat stocks, production yield lower prices
The latest USDA supply and demand estimate projects higher production and stocks for U.S. and global wheat production. Wheat prices will stay low until more demand is found, market analysts say.
NW thunderstorms complicate fire fighting
Thunderstorms made their way through central and northeast Oregon and into southeast Washington, the National Weather Service said. Lightning was also reported Monday night over large areas of Western Washington and in the Washington Cascades.
Study: Beef checkoff returns $11.20 on every dollar
Study: Beef checkoff returns $11.20 on every dollar
Ranchers who serve on the 103-member Cattlement's Beef Promotion and Research Board expressed enthusiasm about a return-on-investment study done by Cornell University researcher Harry Kaiser. The study asserted that each dollar spent on checkoff programs...
Russian import ban impacts almond growers most
Russian import ban impacts almond growers most
Russia's ban on U.S. food imports will not have a large direct impact on West Coast farmers, but could impact prices overseas, experts say.
Capital Press calendar of events
Events that are of interest to Capital Press readers.
U.S. spud leaders mull Mexico strategy
U.S. potato industry leaders are planning their legal strategy to respond to a Mexican judge's injunction to block the expansion of the Mexican market to fresh, U.S. potatoes.
Russia: ‘Nyet’ to food imports from West
Russia: ‘Nyet’ to food imports from West
The ban, announced by a somber Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at a televised Cabinet meeting, covers all imports of meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, milk and milk products from the U.S., the European Union, Australia, Canada and Norway. It will last for...