NW ag, forestry, fisheries pack economic punch
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NW ag, forestry, fisheries pack economic punch
The natural resources sector in the five-state Northwest region accounts for more than 12 cents of every dollar generated and 1 in 10 jobs of the entire regional economy.

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Selected Western hay price reports
In the Columbia Basin, all grades of export and domestic alfalfa steady.
Selected Western grain price report
Forward month bids for soft white wheat ordinary protein were as follows: July $4.9925-5.33, August New Crop $5.0575-5.32, September $5.0575- 5.37, October $5.2625-5.47.
National feeder and stocker cattle report
Very light feeder cattle receipts seen this week due to the extremely high temps and high humidity.
Selected Western livestock auction reports
Tough day in the global markets, but steers mostly steady and heifers higher with few big bunches. Off lots and singles $25-50 below top at the Shasta Livestock Auction in Cottonwood, Calif.
New Washington State Dairy Ambassadors selected
New Washington State Dairy Ambassadors selected
The ambassador and two alternates travel the state telling the story of of the Washington dairy industry.
USDA continues to prime trade with Cuba
USDA continues to prime trade with Cuba
With its close proximity to the U.S., Cuba offers plenty of opportunity for agricultural exports, with particularly high potential for rice, fruits and vegetables, livestock and ag equipment.
Despite a better wheat outlook this year, issues cloud the horizon
Despite a better wheat outlook this year, issues cloud the horizon
Speakers at U.S. Wheat Associate's Latin American and Caribbean Wheat Buyers Conference emphasized the standards and quality upheld in the Pacific Northwest.
Oregon refuge takeover is over, but aftershocks remain
Oregon refuge takeover is over, but aftershocks remain
Divisions are evident in the signs about Tuesday’s special recall election against County Judge Steve Grasty, who for the past 18 years has been the county’s top administrative official.
Washington Beef Commission hopes to impress consumers, ranchers
Washington Beef Commission hopes to impress consumers, ranchers
The Washington Beef Commission hopes to win over consumers, but also hopes to win over the ranchers who support it.
Leader to be sentenced in Ohio egg farm forced labor case
Prosecutors say Aroldo Castillo-Serrano made victims’ family members sign over deeds to their property in Guatemala to pay for transporting the boys, with assurances they would be enrolled in school.

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NW ag, forestry, fisheries pack economic punch
The natural resources sector in the five-state Northwest region accounts for more than 12 cents of every dollar generated and 1 in 10 jobs of the...
National wool and sheep report
Slaughter lambs were very uneven, mostly steady to $5 higher, except light lambs at New Holland, Pa., $10-15 lower.
Selected Western hay price reports
Selected Western grain price report
National feeder and stocker cattle report

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NW ag, forestry, fisheries pack economic punch
The natural resources sector in the five-state Northwest region accounts for more than 12 cents of every dollar generated and 1 in 10 jobs of the...
Researcher: Environmental analysis crucial as pot laws liberalize
Researchers who identified more than 4,000 cannabis grow sites in the mountains of northwestern California szay much attention will need to be paid...
Washington leads again in blueberries
New Washington State Dairy Ambassadors selected
Washington Beef Commission hopes to impress consumers, ranchers

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