December feedlot placements down 8 percent
December feedlot placements down 8 percent
Analysts view the latest USDA cattle on feed report as moderately bullish and as showing signs of heifer retention for herd rebuilding.

Featured Stories

Big year expected for Aberdeen spud breeders
The Potato Variety Management Institute is poised to release five new potato varieties originating from Idaho. Furthermore, McDonald's is considering adding new PVMI lines to its list of approved spuds.
Proximity to biodiesel plant not crucial, WSU economist says
Proximity to biodiesel plant not crucial, WSU economist says
Washington State University economist Randy Fortenbery addresses the economic demand for oilseed crops and biodiesel.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Monarch butterflies rebound in Mexico, numbers still low
The orange-and-black butterflies are suffering from loss of milkweed habitat in the United States, illegal logging in Mexico and climate change, according to scientists.
Vermont calls more GMO hearings, extends comment deadline
Last year the Vermont Legislature passed the nation’s first law to require the labeling of food made with GMOs.
Risch, Simpson working on central Idaho wilderness plan
Some groups are asking President Barack Obama to use his executive power under the Antiquities Act to create a 592,000-acre national monument that includes the rugged Boulder and White Cloud mountains.
Crews clear rockslide on train tracks in northern Idaho
Crews cleared the main line tracks by Monday morning.
Caterpillar 4Q results mixed, 2015 outlook disappoints
For the year, Caterpillar Inc. earned $3.7 billion, or $5.88 per share.
New York growers eye China apple deal
Washington state exports 40 million bushels of apples a year, which is 10 million more than New York grows.
California may dam 3 Delta channels, if drought persists
The Delta provides 25 million people with drinking water and irrigates millions of acres of farmland.

State

‘Dryland’ makes waves across region
The agriculture-themed documentary, "Dryland," about two Lind, Wash., farmers coming of age, screens Feb. 6 at the Spokane International Film...
Crews clear rockslide on train tracks in northern Idaho
Crews cleared the main line tracks by Monday morning.
California may dam 3 Delta channels, if drought persists
U.S., China open doors to apple trade
Ecology to check streams in E. Washington

Nation/World

December feedlot placements down 8 percent
Analysts view the latest USDA cattle on feed report as moderately bullish and as showing signs of heifer retention for herd rebuilding.
Proximity to biodiesel plant not crucial, WSU economist says
Washington State University economist Randy Fortenbery addresses the economic demand for oilseed crops and biodiesel.
Portland daily grain report
Monarch butterflies rebound in Mexico, numbers still low
Vermont calls more GMO hearings, extends comment deadline

Ag Sectors

December feedlot placements down 8 percent
Analysts view the latest USDA cattle on feed report as moderately bullish and as showing signs of heifer retention for herd rebuilding.
‘Dryland’ makes waves across region
The agriculture-themed documentary, "Dryland," about two Lind, Wash., farmers coming of age, screens Feb. 6 at the Spokane International Film...
Dairy markets regain some ground
Proximity to biodiesel plant not crucial, WSU economist says
New York growers eye China apple deal

Opinion

Most Americans support mandatory labels on foods containing DNA
Scientific and political ignorance lead to poor public policy.
Opposition to terminal expansions harms agriculture, trade
The private investment in Washington’s port and rail infrastructure that will come through proposed export terminals in the Northwest is...
Managing the people, not the wolves
Another ‘ag-gag’ law won’t help farmers
Coexistence possible for all crops

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