Festivals promote California’s peach-production prowess
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Festivals promote California’s peach-production prowess
A group that sponsors 11 farmers' markets in the Sacramento has planned a series of festivals this summer to celebrate peach production, in which California leads the nation.

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Stripe rust pressure ‘severe’ in Northwest wheat, expert says
Stripe rust pressure ‘severe’ in Northwest wheat, expert says
USDA researcher Xianming Chen says it's a severe year for stripe rust.
National wool and sheep report
Slaughter lambs were steady to $15 lower. Slaughter ewes were mostly steady. Feeder lambs were firm, instances $10 higher.
Selected Western hay price report
Trade moderate to active this week with moderate to good demand in the Columbia Basin.
West Coast grain price report
Bids for U.S. 1 Soft White Wheat delivered to Portland in unit trains or barges during July for ordinary protein trended 2.25 to 28 cents per bushel lower compared to week ago prices for the same delivery period at $4.9775-5.18.
California shell egg price report
Asking prices for next week are 18 cents lower for Jumbo, 20 cents lower for Extra Large and Large and 17 cents lower for Medium and Small.
National feeder and stocker cattle report
Summer heat moved in this week as we hit the dog days of summer, with extremely hot and humid weather curtailing receipts across much of cattle country.
Selected Western livestock auctions
Stocker and feeder cattle were $4-8 lower in a light test at the Toppenish, Wash., Livestock Auction.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Scientists capture images of rare wolverine in Sierra Nevada
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1 killed in N. California crop-duster collision
One of the planes crashed in a rice field on private land and the second landed safely.

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Festivals promote California’s peach-production prowess
A group that sponsors 11 farmers' markets in the Sacramento has planned a series of festivals this summer to celebrate peach production, in which...
Weed sighted in Oregon for first time
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Stripe rust pressure ‘severe’ in Northwest wheat, expert says

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Stripe rust pressure ‘severe’ in Northwest wheat, expert says
USDA researcher Xianming Chen says it's a severe year for stripe rust.
National wool and sheep report
Slaughter lambs were steady to $15 lower. Slaughter ewes were mostly steady. Feeder lambs were firm, instances $10 higher.
Selected Western hay price report
West Coast grain price report
California shell egg price report

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Festivals promote California’s peach-production prowess
A group that sponsors 11 farmers' markets in the Sacramento has planned a series of festivals this summer to celebrate peach production, in which...
Extra-large steer named Buford stars at auction
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Potato researcher warns of new disease threat
Computer scientist develops smart app for growers
Proposed organic rule fuels disease concerns

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Incoming Portland mayor offers hope for rural Oregon
Portland Mayor-elect Ted Wheeler says all the right things about bridging Oregon's urban-rural divide, but ag interests have grown used to their...
The rest of the story of a county’s threat to farmland
The Soil and Water Conservation District’s concern is first and foremost one about what’s missing: transparency and public...
State of Oregon owes counties
Verner backed for public lands commissioner
Congress will pass a carbon fee bill by the end of 2017

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