EPA releases ‘Salmon Mapper’ for 12 pesticides
EPA releases ‘Salmon Mapper’ for 12 pesticides
The Environmental lProtection Agency has compiled an online map to help farmers determine restrictions for 12 commonly used pesticides.

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Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 12:00 p.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Calif. strawberry crop on pace for record
Calif. strawberry crop on pace for record
With its peak season drawing to a close, strawberry production in California is still on a pace for its eighth record-setting year in the last nine seasons.
Chiquita, Fyffes alter merger agreement
Shareholders of Chiquita Brands International Inc. will own nearly a 60 percent stake in the combined company under the revised all-stock deal, up from about 51 percent.
Onion quality above normal in Treasure Valley
Onion quality above normal in Treasure Valley
Onion harvest in Southwestern Idaho and Eastern Oregon is halfway done and farmers are reporting slightly lower yields but excellent quality.
Worrisome weed could threaten Upper Midwest crops
The weed some officials refer to as “Satan” has moved into the Midwest from cotton country, and was discovered in western Iowa soybean fields last year. It’s native to desert regions of the southwest U.S. and northern Mexico.
Forest Service: Media don’t need permit in wilderness areas
Press advocates criticized the proposed rules as a violation of the First Amendment, saying it raises concerns about press freedom.
Outlook bright for livestock, dairy
Outlook bright for livestock, dairy
An economic outlook by University of Missouri's FAPRI projects high prices for the livestock and dairy sectors and lower prices for the grains and oilseed sectors, resulting in livestock receipts eclipsing crop receipts in 2014 -- which last occurred in...
Solar project proposed in central Idaho
The project would produce about 1.1 megawatts of electricity, enough to power about 160 homes.
Wyoming governor says state has presented wolf solution
The governor responded Wednesday by ramrodding through an administrative rule making the state’s wolf plan legally binding. The Wyoming Attorney General’s Office has asked the judge to reconsider her decision and return wolf management to...
UC-Davis to build solar plant to serve campus
The project is touted as one of the largest solar power plants to offset the electricity demand of a U.S. university or college campus.

State

Unauthorized GMO wheat in Montana
USDA said more biotech wheat was found at a former field trial site in Montana but it's unrelated to a 2013 unauthorized release in Oregon. The...
Inslee adviser gets frosty reception from carbon tax skeptics
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's policy director outlined the potential benefits of a state carbon tax before a Senate committee, but senators said they...
Farmers, schools taste potential partnerships
Calif. strawberry crop on pace for record
Onion quality above normal in Treasure Valley

Nation/World

EPA releases ‘Salmon Mapper’ for 12 pesticides
The Environmental lProtection Agency has compiled an online map to help farmers determine restrictions for 12 commonly used pesticides.
Unauthorized GMO wheat in Montana
USDA said more biotech wheat was found at a former field trial site in Montana but it's unrelated to a 2013 unauthorized release in Oregon. The...
Portland daily grain report
Chiquita, Fyffes alter merger agreement
Worrisome weed could threaten Upper Midwest crops

Ag Sectors

Inslee adviser gets frosty reception from carbon tax skeptics
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's policy director outlined the potential benefits of a state carbon tax before a Senate committee, but senators said they...
Farmers, schools taste potential partnerships
Farmers and school work together to showcase healthy eating and Washington agriculture on Taste Washington Day. But it's challenging to make the...
Calif. strawberry crop on pace for record
Forest Service: Media don’t need permit in wilderness areas
Outlook bright for livestock, dairy

Opinion

It’s time for DOL to pay up
The federal government demands payment in full when it assesses fines. But now that the courts have set aside"hot goods" settlements between Oregon...
Researcher serves farmers well
Researcher serves farmers well.
Farmers follow their instincts
Optics of an ‘ag gag’ prosecution should give industry pause
Beware of Trojan Horse labeled ‘COOL reform’

Special Sections

Firesteed Winery fills marketing niche
Firesteed was started in 1993 when Howard Rossbach, a wine distributor at the time, noticed a shortage of value-based Pinot Noir.
Partners plan several wine-related businesses in downtown Roseburg
Paul O'Brien Winery plans to have several wine-related businesses nearby in Roseburg, Ore.
Winery owner takes road less traveled
Carmela Vineyards owners keep it in the family
3 Horse Ranch Vineyards has room to grow