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Ag economy’s transition requires closer management
U.S. agriculture is in transition from a 10-year wealth period, particularly in the grain sector, and will be influenced by a number of factors, including global economies and recession and unrest in Europe. 

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Idaho cropland rent increases
Idaho cropland rent increases
Idaho farmers weren't surprised to hear that the average cost to rent irrigated cropland increased $20 an acre this year. The average rent expense for all cropland in Idaho is estimated at $151 an acre, an increase of $12 over 2013.
Cider makers become orchardists to meet demand
Cider makers become orchardists to meet demand
Cider makers grow their own heirloom apples to keep up with the growth of their company.
Farm tax breaks ‘at risk’ in search for school dollars
Farm tax breaks ‘at risk’ in search for school dollars
Restlesss Washington Supreme Court suggests lawmakers should look at eliminating tax exemptions to fund education. Farm advocates are concerned tax breaks that saved growers and food processors $588.2 million in recent two-year period will be closed.
RMA announces wheat, barley projected prices for 2015
The USDA Risk Management Agency has announced projected wheat and barley prices for the 2015 crop year. Farmers have until Sept. 30 to purchase crop insurance.
Sonoma County sheep rancher develops wool niche
Sonoma County sheep rancher develops wool niche
Rancher Joe Pozzi raises sheep and markets the wool through added value products.
Russian cattle producers tour Idaho
Russian cattle producers tour Idaho
Idaho Agriculture Department hosted Russianbeef cattle producers in hopes of building relationships that will lead to cattle and semen sales in the future.
Corn mazes growing more elaborate
Corn mazes growing more elaborate
A Firth, Idaho, farmer has become one of the nation's top designers of corn mazes.
Portland’s Redd building will incubate food businesses
Portland’s Redd building will incubate food businesses
In foodie Portland, another business will help rural producers market to urban consumers.
High prices slow U.S. dairy exports
U.S. dairy exports are slowing due to high U.S. prices that are discouraging buyers on the open market. Exports in July were down 9 percent from June on a volume basis and down 10 percent on a value basis.