Chobani’s non-GMO feed initiative surprises dairymen
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Chobani’s non-GMO feed initiative surprises dairymen
Chobani took Idaho dairymen by surprise in its announcement that it has partnered with Green America, which leads a non-GMO coalition, to explore alternatives to cattle feed produced from GMO crops.

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Milk at record highs; dairy product prices down
Milk at record highs; dairy product prices down
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy news.
Comments open on protection for fisher
Fishers have virtually disappeared from forests in Washington, Oregon and California because of a variety of threats, including wildfire, certain timber practices and rodenticides associated with illegal marijuana plantations.
Agency: Grazing compatible with protected bird
Agency: Grazing compatible with protected bird
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials say protections for the yellow-billed cuckoo will be compatible with good grazing practices.
Northwest farmland prices avoid Midwestern slump
Northwest farmland prices avoid Midwestern slump
Farmland values in the Northwest won't be affected by a decline in prices in the Midwest, experts say.
Grain co-ops building shuttle-loading rail facility
Grain co-ops building shuttle-loading rail facility
Five grain co-ops in Eastern Washington are building a shuttle-loading facility to keep railroad rates competitive, says Highline Grain LLC CEO Kevin Whitehall. Construction could begin shortly, and the facility is expected to be operational in the fall...
Sprout damage highlights need for better barley insurance
The barley industry is working with a private company to create an improved insurance product intended to better protect growers against damage to crop quality.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time, subject to change.
OSU Department of Crop and Soil Science gets new leader
OSU Department of Crop and Soil Science gets new leader
Jay Noller has been chosen to lead Oregon State University's Department of Crop and Soil Science. He has been at the university since 2000.
Oregon Agri-Business Council announces award recipients
Oregon Agri-Business Council announces award recipients
The awards dinner and auction will be held in Portland on Nov. 7.
Domestic apple consumption edges upward
Domestic apple consumption edges upward
U.S. apple consumption has been flat for year, but there's some indication that may improve. That would be good as the industry deals with a huge crop and loss of some overseas markets.

State

Chobani’s non-GMO feed initiative surprises dairymen
Chobani took Idaho dairymen by surprise in its announcement that it has partnered with Green America, which leads a non-GMO coalition, to explore...
California water use drops 11.5 percent in August
California authorities say water consumption in the drought-plagued state fell 11.5 percen in August.
State to allow rain-related diversions
Gypsy moths found in Seattle, rural Clark County
Grain co-ops building shuttle-loading rail facility

Nation/World

Comments open on protection for fisher
Fishers have virtually disappeared from forests in Washington, Oregon and California because of a variety of threats, including wildfire, certain...
Agency: Grazing compatible with protected bird
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials say protections for the yellow-billed cuckoo will be compatible with good grazing practices.
Northwest farmland prices avoid Midwestern slump
Grain co-ops building shuttle-loading rail facility
Sprout damage highlights need for better barley insurance

Ag Sectors

Chobani’s non-GMO feed initiative surprises dairymen
Chobani took Idaho dairymen by surprise in its announcement that it has partnered with Green America, which leads a non-GMO coalition, to explore...
California water use drops 11.5 percent in August
California authorities say water consumption in the drought-plagued state fell 11.5 percen in August.
State to allow rain-related diversions
Milk at record highs; dairy product prices down
Domestic apple consumption edges upward

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Farmworker pay case not ‘extortion’
The head of a national farmworker rights group defends the U.S. Department of Labor's actions in the case involving three Oregon blueberry growers.
Another case of excessive regulation
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