New Oregon governor urges quick fix to dockworker conflict
New Oregon governor urges quick fix to dockworker conflict
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown joined the governors of California and Washington state on Wednesday in issuing a statement saying the impasse has disrupted trade.

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Obama confident immigration actions will ultimately succeed
Obama confident immigration actions will ultimately succeed
Twenty-six states sued the Obama administration last year to block the programs. A trial date has not been set. President Obama on Tuesday said he disagreed with the ruling.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
USDA projects four years of declining milk prices
USDA projects four years of declining milk prices
USDA is forecasting a large drop in milk prices this year followed by three years of slower declines before stabilizing. Domestic use and exports of dairy products are forecast for continued growth.
Eight people recognized for support of Idaho agriculture
Eight people recognized for support of Idaho agriculture
Eight people received awards for their contributions to Idaho agriculture Feb. 17 during the annual Larry Branen Idaho Ag Summit.
Ritzville farmer new U.S. Wheat secretary-treasurer
Ritzville farmer new U.S. Wheat secretary-treasurer
Ritzville, Wash., wheat farmer Mike Miller, a board member of the Washington Grain Commission, will move through the leadership positions for U.S. Wheat Associates.
Ag losses mount from port slowdown
Ag losses mount from port slowdown
Agricultural export losses due to the West Coast port slowdown reached $1.75 billion in January, according to the Agriculture Transportation Coalition.
Start-up producer designs aquaponic system
Start-up producer designs aquaponic system
An organic greenhouse that raises plants from the waste of fish production hopes to expands its Pocatello operations.
Poultry inspection ruling appealed
Poultry inspection ruling appealed
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against USDA's new poultry inspection system but a consumer advocacy group plans to appeal this ruling.
Restrictions proposed for hazard-prone land
A bill that would restrict development and require building removals and retrofits in hazard-prone areas in Oregon has been criticized for its overbroad language.
Analyst expects contra-seasonal market trend
A Cattlefax analyst says despite tight supplies in the beef industry, other factors are pointing to a contra-seasonal market trend in the cattle business.

State

New Oregon governor urges quick fix to dockworker conflict
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown joined the governors of California and Washington state on Wednesday in issuing a statement saying the impasse has disrupted...
Yakima Valley dairies agree to line manure lagoons
The dairies also are talking about settling a federal court case in which environmental groups accuse them of fouling groundwater.
Eight people recognized for support of Idaho agriculture
Ritzville farmer new U.S. Wheat secretary-treasurer
Restrictions proposed for hazard-prone land

Nation/World

Sources say port talks focus on arbitrator
Three people with knowledge of the contract talks say negotiators for the dockworkers’ union want arbitrator David Miller out, while the...
Rabobank explores cow-calf confinement to rebuild beef herd
Limited land for grazing will challenge cow-calf producers' efforts to expand the beef herd, but viable alternitive production methods can be found...
Obama confident immigration actions will ultimately succeed
Portland daily grain report
USDA projects four years of declining milk prices

Ag Sectors

Rabobank explores cow-calf confinement to rebuild beef herd
Limited land for grazing will challenge cow-calf producers' efforts to expand the beef herd, but viable alternitive production methods can be found...
Yakima Valley dairies agree to line manure lagoons
The dairies also are talking about settling a federal court case in which environmental groups accuse them of fouling groundwater.
USDA projects four years of declining milk prices
Start-up producer designs aquaponic system
Analyst expects contra-seasonal market trend

Opinion

The GMO label fight misses bigger issues
There's more to the GMO label debate than the public knows.
Food safety authority should rest with one agency
Merging the federal government's food safety functions into one agency makes sense in the long run.
Port disaster must not be repeated
Thoughts about choice and GMOs
Ranchers need to get used to wolves

Special Sections

Energy Trust lends a hand with irrigation efficiency
A variable frequency drive for pumps helps an Oregon irrigation district save money, water.
District ‘drives’ to improve water uniformity, efficiency
Benton Conservation District in Washington state shares the cost of a variable speed drive for a farm's irrigation system, saving water and reducing...
Effort returns year-round flow to Idaho creek
Grants help farmers fend off junipers
Conservation district saves money with new building