Record low temps concern Idaho fruit growers
Four straight days of record low temperatures in Southwestern Idaho likely caused some damage to grape and other fruit crops, growers say, but the full extent won't be known until spring.

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Co-ops herald HighLine groundbreaking
Co-ops herald HighLine groundbreaking
A new roughly $30 million grain shuttle-loading facility broke ground last week near Medical Lake, Wash. The new facility is expected to be operational in December 2015.
Destructive pest found at Philadelphia airport
The Khapra beetle is considered one of the world’s most destructive inspect pests of grains, cereals and stored foods.
Report: Unauthorized immigrants growing in Idaho
California has the most unauthorized immigrants, at 2.4 million, according to a new report. Idaho was one of seven states whose unauthorized population increased. Washington's population of unauthorized immigrants remained stable and Oregon's population...
Idaho ag exports on record pace despite third-quarter slowdown
Idaho ag exports on record pace despite third-quarter slowdown
The value of Idaho agricultural exports slowed during the third quarter of 2014 but they're still on pace to set an annual record for the fourth straight year. A decline in dairy exports was a major factor in the third-quarter slowdown.
Idaho ag outlook seminars planned
University of Idaho, the Idaho Barley Commission and Northwest Farm Credit have scheduled an agricultural outlook symposium for a second year.
Two farms ask court to end Oregon county’s GMO crop ban
Jackson County voters approved the ban in May. The lawsuit claims the GMO ban conflicts with state law and will require farmers to destroy crops they have already planted and grown for sale.
Ag secretary praises Purdue research work
Purdue scientists are on the cutting edge of developing technology for producing biofuel from crops or other biological sources, said USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Ocean carriers add fees to container shipments
Ocean carriers add fees to container shipments
New fees charged by ocean carriers are adding to problems with port congestion faced by agricultural exporters.
Immigration order unlikely to help ag, labor experts say
Immigration order unlikely to help ag, labor experts say
Several agricultural industry labor experts say a presidential order giving legal status and work status to millions of illegal aliens won't help and may worsen the national shortage of seasonal farm labor.

State

Record low temps concern Idaho fruit growers
Four straight days of record low temperatures in Southwestern Idaho likely caused some damage to grape and other fruit crops, growers say, but the...
Oregon’s the secret for Swedish Gin
Many craft distillers had tried aging gin in oak barrels and old whiskey casks, but juniper barrels give a distinctive bite.
Washington state directors ask EPA to refine water rule
Co-ops herald HighLine groundbreaking
Report: Unauthorized immigrants growing in Idaho

Nation/World

Co-ops herald HighLine groundbreaking
A new roughly $30 million grain shuttle-loading facility broke ground last week near Medical Lake, Wash. The new facility is expected to be...
Destructive pest found at Philadelphia airport
The Khapra beetle is considered one of the world’s most destructive inspect pests of grains, cereals and stored foods.
Portland daily grain report
Ocean carriers add fees to container shipments
Immigration order unlikely to help ag, labor experts say

Ag Sectors

Washington state directors ask EPA to refine water rule
The directors of the Washington ecology, agriculture, fish and wildlife, and transportation departments suggest the EPA refine its approach to...
Immigration order unlikely to help ag, labor experts say
Several agricultural industry labor experts say a presidential order giving legal status and work status to millions of illegal aliens won't help and...
The Chicago ‘Bears’ push down cheese prices
Sacramento, Shasta Farm Bureaus recognized for innovation
Weather man takes unusual route to avocation

Opinion

Immigration reform up to the GOP Congress
It's time for Congress to pass a permanent legislative solution to the illegal immigration problem.
Proposition 1 will keep lawyers busy
California's Proposition 1 made it past the first hurdle — California voters approved it in last week's election — but it likely will...
Port slowdown impacts everyone
Water rules are essential
Paralysis by analysis delays pulling weeds

Special Sections

Biggest Expo packs a lot into three days
A look at all the 13th annual Willamette Valley Ag Expo has to offer.
FYI: Willamette Valley Ag Expo
Everything you ever wanted to know about this year's Willamette Valley Ag Expo.
Training, seminars keep farmers up to date
Expo funds scholarships for college ag students
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