Oregon lawmakers consider banning livestock discrimination
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Oregon lawmakers consider banning livestock discrimination
A proposed bill would prohibit county ordinances that discriminate against specific species of livestock.

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Chinese pear sales grow slowly in U.S.
Chinese pear sales grow slowly in U.S.
Imports of Chinese pears in the U.S. are slowly growing while imports of U.S. pears in China maybe stalled. Chinese growers may try to block our cherries.
New technology a game changer for dairy industry
New technology a game changer for dairy industry
This technology is good news for the commercial dairy industry, and bad news for special interests that have been trying to shut down large-scale animal agriculture.
Wolf management idea makes sense
Wolf management idea makes sense
We urge the Washington Wolf Advisory Group to adopt a new categorization for predation of livestock that allows managers to more effectively handle the predators.
How farmers can help reduce famine
How farmers can help reduce famine
Can farmers take up this challenge and engage not only in discussion of storing more carbon in the soil, but in transitioning to a lower-till, lower-carbon future for agriculture?
GMO tests were influenced
There are literally hundreds of studies that bring into question the safety of GMOs on humans and animals.
Agriculture nominee seeks to reassure Congress as Trump eyes budget cuts
Agriculture nominee seeks to reassure Congress as Trump eyes budget cuts
As President Donald Trump eyes cutting farm programs, agriculture secretary nominee Sonny Perdue says he would make government programs more efficient while also working to create jobs in the struggling industry
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
California may face ‘significant risk’ from dam
California may face ‘significant risk’ from dam
Safety experts warn California would face a “very significant risk” if a damaged spillway is not in working order by fall, the start of the next rainy season.
More than 1,200 Yellowstone bison culled this winter
The total winter death toll marks the highest number of bison killed in the Yellowstone area since 2008.
Idaho Senate puts brakes on transportation bill
Lawmakers said they will not back a plan that primarily used bonds to pay for new road projects and repay it with future federal highway payments.

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Oregon lawmakers consider banning livestock discrimination
A proposed bill would prohibit county ordinances that discriminate against specific species of livestock.
San Joaquin Valley’s CVP allocation likely to increase, officials say
Officials from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation say there’s sufficient snow in the Sierra Nevada and water in the San Luis Reservoir to...
California may face ‘significant risk’ from dam
More than 1,200 Yellowstone bison culled this winter
Idaho Senate puts brakes on transportation bill

Nation/World

China boosts apple exports to U.S.
Washington apple producers have benefited from full varietal access to China, which is also stepping up its export game
Agriculture nominee seeks to reassure Congress as Trump eyes budget cuts
As President Donald Trump eyes cutting farm programs, agriculture secretary nominee Sonny Perdue says he would make government programs more...
Bird flu confirmed at another Alabama farm
Judge approves Portland aviation firm’s bankruptcy plan
Expert: Bird flu outbreak nation’s worst since 2015

Ag Sectors

Oregon lawmakers consider banning livestock discrimination
A proposed bill would prohibit county ordinances that discriminate against specific species of livestock.
San Joaquin Valley’s CVP allocation likely to increase, officials say
Officials from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation say there’s sufficient snow in the Sierra Nevada and water in the San Luis Reservoir to...
Chelan, Wash., FFA has greenhouse blooming for annual plant sale
China boosts apple exports to U.S.
Chinese pear sales grow slowly in U.S.

Opinion

New technology a game changer for dairy industry
This technology is good news for the commercial dairy industry, and bad news for special interests that have been trying to shut down large-scale...
Wolf management idea makes sense
We urge the Washington Wolf Advisory Group to adopt a new categorization for predation of livestock that allows managers to more effectively handle...
How farmers can help reduce famine
GMO tests were influenced
Port weighs container traffic options

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