Western hay market report
Alfalfa for domestic and export steady to $5 higher in a light test in the Columbia Basin.

Featured Stories

National slaughter, feeder and stocker report
Available supplies of yearling feeder cattle sold fully steady to $5 higher with most gains seen in the Northern Plains.
Selected Western livestock auctions
Stocker and feeder cattle steady to firm at the Toppenish, Wash., livestock auction. Trade active with good demand.
National wool review and sheep summary
Slaughter lambs were mostly steady to $10 lower in last week's trading.
Green candidate crashes Kitzhaber, Richardson appearance
While Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber and Republican challenge Republican Dennis Richardson made their first joint appearance of the campaign,the Pacific Green Party candidate for governor crashed their debate.
Study: Climate change presents opportunity in Upper Snake
Study: Climate change presents opportunity in Upper Snake
Idaho's state climatologist predicts Eastern Snake Plain irrigators are well positioned to handle the worst-case scenario of climate change.
Boy, 8, hurt in fall in barn near Corvallis
The boy, 8, fell through a hole in the floor of the barn.
Company developing alternative method to produce all-female trout
Company developing alternative method to produce all-female trout
A supplier of eggs to the trout industry is developing what appears to be a viable alternative to hormone use to produce all-female trout for commercial production. Up to 90 percent of commercial trout raised in the U.S. are female, desired for their...
Heart-health studies boost almonds’ popularity
Heart-health studies boost almonds’ popularity
Almond experts attribute much of the rising popularity of their commodity among consumers to health studies like one recently published in the British Journal of Nutrition.
WSU greenhouse space gets $5 million boost
WSU greenhouse space gets $5 million boost
The Washington Grain Commission donated $5 million to help Washington State University increase greenhouse space.
Wet August improves East Idaho water storage outlook
A wet August should leave reservoirs in Idaho's Upper Snake River system with about average carryover.

State

PGG can’t find buyer for stores
PGG is officially out of the retail service, after the Island City store will transition into its own irrigation LLC. The Joseph store is also slated...
Green candidate crashes Kitzhaber, Richardson appearance
While Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber and Republican challenge Republican Dennis Richardson made their first joint appearance of the campaign,the...
Study: Climate change presents opportunity in Upper Snake
Company developing alternative method to produce all-female trout
Heart-health studies boost almonds’ popularity

Nation/World

Western hay market report
Alfalfa for domestic and export steady to $5 higher in a light test in the Columbia Basin.
California egg report
Asking prices for next week are 2 cents lower on Jumbo, 2 cents higher for Extra Large and Large and 6 cents higher for Medium and Small.
West Coast grain market reports
National slaughter, feeder and stocker report
Selected Western livestock auctions

Ag Sectors

Study: Climate change presents opportunity in Upper Snake
Idaho's state climatologist predicts Eastern Snake Plain irrigators are well positioned to handle the worst-case scenario of climate change.
Company developing alternative method to produce all-female trout
A supplier of eggs to the trout industry is developing what appears to be a viable alternative to hormone use to produce all-female trout for...
Heart-health studies boost almonds’ popularity
WSU greenhouse space gets $5 million boost
Wet August improves East Idaho water storage outlook

Opinion

Farmers follow their instincts
Innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit serve farmers well as they look for new markets and opportunities.
Optics of an ‘ag gag’ prosecution should give industry pause
The challenge of Idaho's Agriculture Security Act will continue in federal court, but the optics of a prosecution under the law should give the ag...
Beware of Trojan Horse labeled ‘COOL reform’
Questions we have about wolves
Organic, non-GMO labels already inform consumers

Special Sections

Firesteed Winery fills marketing niche
Firesteed was started in 1993 when Howard Rossbach, a wine distributor at the time, noticed a shortage of value-based Pinot Noir.
Partners plan several wine-related businesses in downtown Roseburg
Paul O'Brien Winery plans to have several wine-related businesses nearby in Roseburg, Ore.
Winery owner takes road less traveled
Carmela Vineyards owners keep it in the family
3 Horse Ranch Vineyards has room to grow