Colorado farmers struggle to find workers
Many workers used to be willing. But a few years ago, they started to move to other labor-intensive industries like oil fields or construction.

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ISDA delivers more flood-related violations
The Idaho State Department of Agriculture is still early in the enforcement process of wastewater issues related to winter weather and flooding.
Canadian minister looking forward to Trump trade talks
President Donald Trump took issue with Canadian changes on milk classification that he said have put farmers in Wisconsin and New York state out of business.
Texas peach crop challenged by lack of cold weather
The Hill Country lacked an adequate number of “chill hours” this winter.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Rail bill aided by Washington Farm Bureau passes
Rail bill aided by Washington Farm Bureau passes
Washington lawmakers pass bill to allow industrial development near short-line railroads in Eastern Washington and one Western Washington county
Wisconsin lawmaker: Canada doesn’t grasp urgency of milk crisis
A state lawmaker says Canadian officials don't appear to have a sense of urgency about helping the dozens of Wisconsin dairy farmers who face going out of business after a change in Canada's domestic pricing policy evaporated demand for U.S. milk
Tillamook Bay reopens after manure spill from nearby dairy
State officials received reports of the spill in the middle of last week.
Buyer wanted: Tiny Oregon town for sale
The asking price of $3.5 million brings with it six houses, the shuttered general store and gas station, the land under the post office, undeveloped parcels, water rights and infrastructure that includes sidewalks, fire hydrants and a working power...
Great Plains Manufacturing Announces New Store Manager

Great Plains Manufacturing, In., of Salina Kansas, is pleased to announce: Jeff Filkins, Store Manager-


 Washington Tractor has recently been contracted to sell the following:



  • Drills/Air Drills

  • Planters
Dairy industry wants broken safety net fixed
Dairy industry wants broken safety net fixed
Most dairymen are dissatisfied with the performance of the Margin Protection Program and have lost faith in the program’s ability to provide an effective safety net.

Marketplace

State

Oregon drops several defenses in $1.4 billion timber lawsuit
Oregon’s government has agreed to drop several defenses against a class action lawsuit brought by counties that seeks $1.4 billion for...
Award recognizes potato truck’s float around NYC
The Idaho Potato Commission has won an award recognizing the August 2016 float of its Great Big Idaho Potato Truck through New York City’s...
ISDA delivers more flood-related violations
Rail bill aided by Washington Farm Bureau passes
Congressman fends off criticism of USDA budget, Oroville Dam crisis

Nation/World

Colorado farmers struggle to find workers
Many workers used to be willing. But a few years ago, they started to move to other labor-intensive industries like oil fields or construction.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Portland daily grain report
Georgia ends restrictions for producers because of bird flu
Pesticide maker tries to kill risk study

Ag Sectors

Trump’s boost to China trade encourages U.S. beef industry
Access to China offer tremendous opportunity for U.S. beef, but there’s still much to negotiate.
Oregon drops several defenses in $1.4 billion timber lawsuit
Oregon’s government has agreed to drop several defenses against a class action lawsuit brought by counties that seeks $1.4 billion for...
ISDA delivers more flood-related violations
Canadian minister looking forward to Trump trade talks
Texas peach crop challenged by lack of cold weather

Opinion

Wolf plan hearing should be in NE Oregon
It seems to us that Oregon Fish and Wildlife commissioners would want to make it easier to hear from people for whom wolves are not an abstract...
Oregon’s $1 billion fish plan shouldn’t cost Idaho
We can’t explain Oregon leaders’ obsession with fish, but we do know that whatever they plan to do, the cost shouldn’t fall to...
Renewable Fuels Standard is good for Oregon
With fewer farm laborers, is Mechanization Era dawning?
Trump ag adviser offers farmers hope

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