Periodic storms may continue in Northern Calif.
A persistent parade of storm clouds has spritzed Northern California while areas south of Sacramento remained dry. The pattern is expected to continue at least until early November, even as El Nino conditions are anticipated this winter.

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Measure 91 would also legalize hemp in Oregon
Measure 91 would also legalize hemp in Oregon
Besides marijuana, Oregon voters will also decide whether to legalize growing hemp in the upcoming election.
Decriminalizing marijuana would protect national forests
Decriminalizing marijuana would protect national forests
Illegal marijuana grows are damaging our national forests. Legalizing marijuana will help stop that from happening.
Pollinator task force backs pesticide reporting system
Pollinator task force backs pesticide reporting system
An Oregon pollinator task force has completed a report to the state legislature with proposals to improve bee health.
Pulse crop production down as prices rise
Yields for lentils, chickpeas and green peas in Washington and Idaho were down signifiantly this year but because of production challenges in other areas as well, prices are on the rise.
Down dairy markets took ‘silvering lining’ with them
Down dairy markets took ‘silvering lining’ with them
Columnist Lee Mielke rounds up the week's dairy news.
Tickets on sale for Dine Around Oregon dinner at Expo
Dine Around Oregon, a part of the annual Willamette Valley Ag Expo, will again spotlight Oregon-grown foods this year.
Northwest Agriculture Business Center gets USDA grant
The Northwest Agriculture Business Center has received $200,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to further development of local markets for farmers and ranchers.
House Dems again seek vote on wildfire bill
House Dems again seek vote on wildfire bill
U.S. Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., has been joined by House of Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi in calling for Speaker John Boehner to schedule a vote on a bill that would protect forest management in the federal wildfire disaster budget.
Washington Grain Commission assessments will drop by 48 percent
Washington Grain Commission assessments will drop by 48 percent
The Washington Grain Commission will receive about $4 million in assessements this year because of a smaller crop and lower prices, says CEO Glen Squires.That's down from about $7.6 million last year.
Study to probe farm kids’ allergies
Microbes on farms with livestock are believed to stimulate stronger immune systems and make kids less likely to develop allergies.

State

Periodic storms may continue in Northern Calif.
A persistent parade of storm clouds has spritzed Northern California while areas south of Sacramento remained dry. The pattern is expected to...
Judge orders Sakuma to let guests visit workers
A Skagit County Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday that Sakuma Bros. Farms violated labor and tenant laws by restricting visitor access to worker...
Tilth Producers of Washington marks 40th anniversary
Pollinator task force backs pesticide reporting system
Pulse crop production down as prices rise

Nation/World

Judge believes DOL should return ‘hot goods’ money
A federal judge recently heard oral arguments in the U.S. Labor Department's "hot goods" case against farmers.
Pulse crop production down as prices rise
Yields for lentils, chickpeas and green peas in Washington and Idaho were down signifiantly this year but because of production challenges in other...
Northwest Agriculture Business Center gets USDA grant
House Dems again seek vote on wildfire bill
Portland daily grain report

Ag Sectors

Periodic storms may continue in Northern Calif.
A persistent parade of storm clouds has spritzed Northern California while areas south of Sacramento remained dry. The pattern is expected to...
Tilth Producers of Washington marks 40th anniversary
Tilth Producers of Washington was founded 40 years ago to promote small-scale organic farming.
Pollinator task force backs pesticide reporting system
Down dairy markets took ‘silvering lining’ with them
Tickets on sale for Dine Around Oregon dinner at Expo

Opinion

Measure 91 would also legalize hemp in Oregon
Besides marijuana, Oregon voters will also decide whether to legalize growing hemp in the upcoming election.
Decriminalizing marijuana would protect national forests
Illegal marijuana grows are damaging our national forests. Legalizing marijuana will help stop that from happening.
Driver’s card puts cart before horse
NAFTA trucking: A deal’s a deal
Proposition 1: Christmas in November

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