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Growers slow to warm to frozen hops
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Growers slow to warm to frozen hops
Hop growers in Washington, Oregon and Idaho ,the nation's top hop producing states, have been slow to warm to the idea of freezing instead of drying hops. A South Dakota man who is pushing the idea may shift the focus of his project away from this area...

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McCoy grain adds partner to marketing alliance
Pacific Northwest Farmers Cooperative and Cooperative Agricultural Producers, Inc., are adding Mid-Columbia Producers, of Moro, Ore., to their marketing alliance, which includes the McCoy grain terminal in Rosalia, Wash. The new partnership and...
Northwest dairy producers see strong margins
Northwest dairy producers see strong margins
Northwest Farm Credit Service sreports Northwest dairy producers are using strong margins to reinvest in facilities and operations verses significant milk-production expansion.
Low supplies underpin high cattle market
Low supplies underpin high cattle market
Northwest Farm Credit Services sees continued favorable times ahead for cattle producers, due to tight supplies, low feed costs and strong demand.
Gerawan attorney says pay hike unrelated to union fight
Gerawan attorney says pay hike unrelated to union fight
The embattled Gerawan Farming in Fresno recently hiked its workers' base pay from $10 to $11 an hour. The company's attorney says the raise was unrelated to Gerawan's battles with the United Farm Workers.
Quinoa test may lead to Idaho Falls processing plant
Quinoa test may lead to Idaho Falls processing plant
An Idaho seed businessman is experimenting with quinoa on 20 acres in Soda Springs and is considering a quinoa processing facility in Idaho Falls.
Idaho potato industry gets $515,000 in block grants
Idaho potato industry gets $515,000 in block grants
The Idaho potato industry has received $515,000 in specialty crop block grant funding for four projects.
Compost company to accept Seattle waste
A Quincy manure composting farm sees Seattle yard and food waste as an opportunity to return nutrients to farm land and grow its business.
Christmas tree grower settles ‘hot goods’ case
Bottomley Evergreens and Farms must pay $315,000 to settle allegations of labor law violations.
Farmworkers sue Oregon labor contractor
Farmworkers have filed a lawsuit claiming their housing costs were unlawfully deducted from their wages.
Idaho farm income dips during first quarter
Idaho farm income dips during first quarter
After a strong performance in 2013, total farm personal income dipped 4.2 percent during the first quarter of 2014. Despite the decrease, ag economists expect another strong performance overall from Idaho agriculture in 2014.