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Washington asparagus industry eyes a comeback
Washington asparagus industry eyes a comeback
Washington asparagus may be at a turning point after 24 years of decline. Yields should improve with high-density planting but finding enough pickers is a problem.

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Study: Oregon farmland value increased despite development restrictions
Study: Oregon farmland value increased despite development restrictions
Oregon's land use system has its critics, but a new study says farmland value has increased despite laws that limit development.
’Entopreneurs’ feed growing appetite for edible insects
The UN has been promoting edible insects as a way to improve nutrition, reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and create jobs in insect production. Entrepreneurs now see bugs as a niche food.
Spud market sluggish as Idaho starts planting
Spud market sluggish as Idaho starts planting
The potato market remains in a slump as Idaho growers plant their 2015 crops.
Wash. wheat industry asks decision makers to consider billion-dollar impact
Wash. wheat industry asks decision makers to consider billion-dollar impact
Washington State University grains economist Randy Fortenbery reports on the economic impact of the state's wheat industry, and potential effects of changes in tax policy.
U.S. wheat breeders to meet with Asian customers
U.S. wheat breeders to meet with Asian customers
U.S. Wheat Associates is sending four wheat breeders, including Oregon State University Extension cereal specialist Mike Flowers and Washington State University winter wheat breeder Arron Carter, to Asia to meet with wheat customers about their...
Paper towels, toilet tissue latest uses for wheat straw
Paper towels, toilet tissue are the latest uses for wheat straw.
Farm groups split on grass seed reporting
Farm groups split on grass seed reporting
Grass seed dealers would be required to turn inventory information over to Oregon farm regulators under a bill considered by lawmakers.
Idaho’s 2014 farm wage beat national average
Idaho’s 2014 farm wage beat national average
Idaho's average and median wages were well below the national average in 2014 but they were higher when it comes to farm labor.
Idaho farm sector posted big rise in personal income in 2014
Idaho farm sector posted big rise in personal income in 2014
Personal income in Idaho increased at one of the fastest rates in the country last year and the gains were partly driven by a large increase in farm income. However, 2015 is shaping up to be a different story.
Washington co-op seeks to break out from its corner
Washington co-op seeks to break out from its corner
Whatcom Farmers Cooperative merges with agribusiness giant CHS Inc.