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Farmer seeks to add value to his poultry
Farmer seeks to add value to his poultry
With a $200,000 USDA grant in hand and "five years of ideas" in his head, an Oregon turkey and chicken egg producer intends to jump the urban-rural divide.

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Minnesota couple turns farm vision into reality
The Strand family moved back from Oregon late last fall, with little in their bank accounts beyond what it took to finance the trip.
UP surcharge raises intermodal freight costs
Union Pacific is applying an overweight surcharge on intermodal containers headed for western ports, increasing freight costs for ag products headed for export markets.
Groups seek foreign buyers for ethanol cereal byproduct
Groups seek foreign buyers for ethanol cereal byproduct
The U.S. Grains Council and Renewable Fuels Association hosted reprensentatives from 32 countries at an export conference Oct. 21-22 in Seattle.
Idaho dry bean industry sets sights on Costa Rica
Idaho dry bean industry sets sights on Costa Rica
Idaho's dry bean industry sees Costa Rica as one of its best potential new markets and the Idaho Bean Commission will use a $18,000 specialty crop grant to try to make inroads into that Central American nation.
Yellow spud varieties make debut
Yellow spud varieties make debut
An Eastern Idaho company that deals in a wide variety of potato types says yellow spuds are trendy and unveiled two new yellow varieties during a recent produce trade show in Southern California.
Washington, Oregon potato farmers eye Southeast Asia
Oregon and Washington agricutural officials will leave this month for a trade mission to Southeast Asia to promote Northwest potatoes.
Idaho second in West for net farm income
Idaho ranked second in the West, behind California, for total net farm income in 2012, and outpaced No. 3 Washington despite trailing that state in gross farm gate receipts by $1.8 billion.
Crisis group addresses Idaho grain losses
A crisis response group convened by Idaho's Speaker of the House is trying to find ways to help growers in Southern Idaho deal with the huge losses in wheat and barley production they suffered this year due to unusually heavy August and September rains.
Conference focuses on small farms
Spokane's small farms conference returns, called Farm-A-Palouse-A, Nov. 1. The annual event doubled its offerings in effort to convey information to small farmers, says Spokane Conservation District outreach specialist Erica VanNatta
Idaho farm income up 18 percent in second quarter
Idaho farm income up 18 percent in second quarter
Personal farm income in Idaho increased 18 pecent during the second quarter of 2014, by far the best performance of any economic sector in the state.