Trade troubles, strong dollar, growing ag production worry analysts
Trade troubles, strong dollar, growing ag production worry analysts
Trade disputes are converging with potentially record U.S. crop yields and abundant supplies of animal proteins.

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USDA solicits apple bids as part of tariff mitigation plan
USDA solicits apple bids as part of tariff mitigation plan
As part of USDA’s retaliatory tariff mitigation, the department is accepting bids from U.S. apple growers on certain varieties of the 2018 crop.
Companies promote new apples at PMA Fresh Summit
Companies promote new apples at PMA Fresh Summit
Chelan Fresh Marketing and Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers are among Washington companies promoting limited-volume, proprietary apple varieties at Produce Marketing Association’s annual Fresh Summit in Florida.
WSU remembers Paul Allen as friend, ‘legendary donor’
WSU remembers Paul Allen as friend, ‘legendary donor’
Washington State University remembers Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft and a philanthropist and community builder. The Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health at WSU bears his name.
Column: Blockchain record-keeping not just a fad
Column: Blockchain record-keeping not just a fad
A functioning blockchain can trace food illness outbreaks to the source, likely avoiding mass destruction of food that’s perfectly safe to eat and saving innocent farmers thousands, maybe millions of dollars in losses.
California winds easing, wildfire risk narrowing
Pacific Gas & Electric said it expected to restore power Tuesday to the last of about 60,000 Northern California customers.
Idaho owes about $20 million for 2018 wildfire season
Idaho will owe about $20 million in firefighting costs for the 2018 wildfire season
Driver dies in E. Oregon cattle truck crash
Driver dies in E. Oregon cattle truck crash
A semi-trailer truck hauling cattle crashed Tuesday on Interstate 84 in Eastern Oregon, killing the driver and five cows.
Lee Mielke: More weakness in dairy markets
Lee Mielke: More weakness in dairy markets
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week’s dairy industry news.
Regulators Discuss New Plans For Nuclear Waste At Hanford
Oregon Department of Energy has raised concerns that federal officials are moving too quickly.
Trump may not know what’s behind warming, but scientists do
President Trump may question whether global warming is caused by humans, but scientists detail the many ways they know it comes from our own pollution

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State

Jensen, Cornelison, appointed to Idaho Potato Commission
Joining nine-member panel at Oct. 24 meeting
State slaps Lost Valley Farm with $187,000 fine
Even if the controversial Lost Valley Farm cleans up its wastewater problems under a new operator, the Oregon Department of Agriculture will proceed...
Larson Orchard settles lawsuit with H-2A workers
Companies promote new apples at PMA Fresh Summit
WSU remembers Paul Allen as friend, ‘legendary donor’

Nation/World

Trade troubles, strong dollar, growing ag production worry analysts
Trade disputes are converging with potentially record U.S. crop yields and abundant supplies of animal proteins.
Jensen, Cornelison, appointed to Idaho Potato Commission
Joining nine-member panel at Oct. 24 meeting
California winds easing, wildfire risk narrowing
Idaho owes about $20 million for 2018 wildfire season
Regulators Discuss New Plans For Nuclear Waste At Hanford

Ag Sectors

State slaps Lost Valley Farm with $187,000 fine
Even if the controversial Lost Valley Farm cleans up its wastewater problems under a new operator, the Oregon Department of Agriculture will proceed...
Larson Orchard settles lawsuit with H-2A workers
A Washington tree fruit company has agreed, in an out-of-court settlement, to pay lost wages and rehire 18 seasonal foreign guestworkers in 2019 whom...
USDA solicits apple bids as part of tariff mitigation plan
Companies promote new apples at PMA Fresh Summit
WSU remembers Paul Allen as friend, ‘legendary donor’

Opinion

Column: Blockchain record-keeping not just a fad
A functioning blockchain can trace food illness outbreaks to the source, likely avoiding mass destruction of food that’s perfectly safe to eat...
Column: Oregon state agencies out of control
Oregon state agencies are definitely expanding their heavy-handed powers, and modeling is just a prime example.
Letter: Trump trade policy costs farmers
Editorial: Another farm bill deadline missed
Editorial: Washington oyster farmers need help

Special Sections

Keeping those ag equipment tires rolling
Farmers should have a good system in place for regularly inspecting the tires on their equipment.
Energy Trust measures success in watts, therms
Last year Oregon Energy Trust assisted with 123 custom irrigation projects, providing $660,600 in incentives.
All equipment needs attention during winter
ATVs, side-by-sides need maintenance, too
Hardest decision: Whether to fix or replace it