Study: Almond industry contributes $21.5 billion to economy
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Study: Almond industry contributes $21.5 billion to economy
Almond production in California generates more than 100,000 jobs and directly and indirectly contributes more than $21.5 billion a year to the state's economy, according to a study by the University of California-Davis.

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House GOP confident of finishing spending measure
Two items are particularly toxic to Democrats whose votes will be needed to pass the measure, neither of which was disclosed until late in this week’s negotiations on the bill. One would weaken the regulation of risky financial instruments and...
McDonald’s to trim menu, examine ingredients
The company is also making a big push behind a “Create Your Taste” program that lets people pick the buns, cheeses and topping for their burgers.
Drought dominating Colorado River states meeting in Vegas
The reservoir behind Hoover Dam is the key measuring point of water in the vast Colorado River system that also includes the Green, San Juan and Gila rivers and some 55 dams and diversions. The basin is home to some 40 million people and 4 million acres...
Worker dies in Cottage Grove sawmill machinery
The 31-year-old employee died at the scene of his injuries.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
High winds to hit Oregon coast, move inland
Winds in the Willamette Valley and Portland-Vancouver area are expected in the 20 mph to 30 mph range with gusts up to 60 mph possible.
Oregon Farm Bureau adds to its legislative team
Oregon Farm Bureau adds to its legislative team
Oregon Farm Bureau has added two staffers to help with
Wimmer is new president for Far West
Wimmer is new president for Far West
Tom Wimmer, business manager with Marion Ag Service, Inc., in St. Paul, Ore., is the new president of the Far West Agribusiness Association.
California chinchilla farmer who sued PETA dies
Lurlie Adams, 90, had sued PETA and one of its donors for $2.5 million last October, two months after they bought her chinchilla ranch and shut it down.
California storm knocks out power, delays flights
In California’s agricultural heartland, farmers were looking forward to the dousing after three consecutive dry years.

State

Ranchers’ costly legal battle impacts North Idaho Adjudication
The costly legal battle of two Southern Idaho ranchers who fought the federal government over stock watering rights on public lands is benefitting...
Fish and Wildlife Service gives its take on geese and crop damage
Responding to questions about crop damage from migrating and resident geese, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provides some answers.
Labeling supporters concede recount loss
High winds to hit Oregon coast, move inland
Oregon Farm Bureau adds to its legislative team

Nation/World

House GOP confident of finishing spending measure
Two items are particularly toxic to Democrats whose votes will be needed to pass the measure, neither of which was disclosed until late in this...
Drought dominating Colorado River states meeting in Vegas
The reservoir behind Hoover Dam is the key measuring point of water in the vast Colorado River system that also includes the Green, San Juan and Gila...
Portland daily grain report
High winds to hit Oregon coast, move inland
Wimmer is new president for Far West

Ag Sectors

Ranchers’ costly legal battle impacts North Idaho Adjudication
The costly legal battle of two Southern Idaho ranchers who fought the federal government over stock watering rights on public lands is benefitting...
Drought dominating Colorado River states meeting in Vegas
The reservoir behind Hoover Dam is the key measuring point of water in the vast Colorado River system that also includes the Green, San Juan and Gila...
Study: Warming West Coast will send fish north
Study: Cloud seeding can increase snowpack
Defining sustainable beef production

Opinion

Young American farmers brim with optimism
The next generation of farmers believes it can overcome the cost and complexity of agriculture to succeed.
Book tells story of a special wolf
Romeo the wolf brought the Juneau, Alaska, townsfolk together to enjoy the antics between their dogs and their visitor.
Uphold everyone’s rights
More wolf study needed, not less
Bannock County must uphold private property rights

Special Sections

Branding days busy — and important — for ranches
Branding is an important time of year for the sprawling ranches in eastern Oregon.
Santa Clara rancher turns back the clock
Multi-generation California ranch is self-sufficient, growing its own hay and cattle.
Fourth-generation ranch raises seed stock
Brothers run successful cattle, sheep ranch
Ranchers go against the grain