National wool and sheep review
Slaughter lambs were steady to 15.00 higher.

Featured Stories

National feeder and stocker cattle report
Buyers are betting on the come as the drought picture in many states continues to intensify.
Western hay price report
Alfalfa steady in a light test in the Columbia Basin.
Selected western livestock auctions
Livestock prices from around the region.
Column: Dear Port of Portland: Please diversify
Column: Dear Port of Portland: Please diversify
Many wonder if the Port of Portland’s expenditure of public money to subsidize and duplicate out-of-market infrastructure and compete with efficient commercial providers is really the right policy for Oregon.
Mercury pollution may impact Oregon farm erosion rules
Mercury pollution may impact Oregon farm erosion rules
Farmers may be expected to increase erosion control efforts due to stricter mercury pollution limits in Oregon’s Willamette river basin.
Trump ag budget reductions at a glance
Trump ag budget reductions at a glance
A look at President Donald Trump’s proposed budget as it relates to USDA.
Beekeeper calls pollinator protection bill an overreaction
Beekeeper calls pollinator protection bill an overreaction
An Oregon congressman has reintroduced a bill to ban certain pesticides to protect honeybees. One of Washington’s largest beekeepers says that’s an overreaction.
Trump budget would make crop insurance unaffordable for many, ag industry says
Trump budget would make crop insurance unaffordable for many, ag industry says
President Donald Trump’s proposed budget reduces crop insurance subsidies to the point where it would be unaffordable for “many, if not most” wheat farmers, says Chandler Goule, CEO of the National Association of Wheat Growers.
Critics blast EPA for lowering Syngenta pesticide fine
Under the Obama administration, the EPA initially proposed a fine nearly nine times larger — or $4.9 million — for just one incident.
Coca-Cola sales plunge as drink maker sheds bottling biz
The Atlanta company reported a loss of $2.75 billion, or 65 cents per share.

Marketplace

State

Mercury pollution may impact Oregon farm erosion rules
Farmers may be expected to increase erosion control efforts due to stricter mercury pollution limits in Oregon’s Willamette river basin.
Water use climbs in California enclaves as drought returns
Many of the biggest offenders are well-off communities, with sweeping lawns to keep alive.
New UI Extension course helps landowners manage small, rural acreage
Trespass bill backed by Idaho farm groups sent to House floor
Washington House OKs bill to move wolves

Nation/World

National wool and sheep review
Slaughter lambs were steady to 15.00 higher.
West Coast grain price report
Bids for US 1 Soft White Wheat delivered to Portland in unit trains or barges during February for ordinary protein trended steady to two cents per...
California shell egg price report
Fluid milk and cream review — West
National feeder and stocker cattle report

Ag Sectors

National wool and sheep review
Slaughter lambs were steady to 15.00 higher.
Fluid milk and cream review — West
Several farms in Idaho are selling off cows. The limited market growth opportunities and financial pressures are pushing a few farms to close.
National feeder and stocker cattle report
Western hay price report
Selected western livestock auctions

Opinion

Column: Dear Port of Portland: Please diversify
Many wonder if the Port of Portland’s expenditure of public money to subsidize and duplicate out-of-market infrastructure and compete with...
Editorial: ‘We’re from the government, and we’re here to help’
A tortured tango between California state regulators and the USDA puts dairy farmers at risk.
Editorial: BLM bigwigs should move west
Letter: Electoral College protects small states
Column: Doing what is required to comply with broken immigration law

Special Sections

R&D: Building a better piece of equipment
Companies spend years and millions of dollars developing cutting-edge equipment that farmers can depend on.
CRISPR: The latest word in genetics
CRISPR allows scientists to slice DNA into pieces and insert them into other genetic sequences to edit the genes of plants and animals.
‘Food-first’ research results in new products
Discovering best alfalfa genetics for Northwest
Future of wood: Stronger than ever