Volatility plagues U.S. cattle markets
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Volatility plagues U.S. cattle markets
Volatility in cash and futures markets and the wide spread between the two are making things difficult for U.S. cattle producers.

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Youngsters prepare their animals for Jr. Livestock Auction
Youngsters prepare their animals for Jr. Livestock Auction
The Marion County Jr. Livestock Auction gives kids in grades 4 through 12 the opportunity to show rabbits, chickens, turkeys, goats, pigs and steers for awards and auction them to business owners and community members at higher than market prices.
King Brothers’ Alamo Ranch in New Mexico sells
The ranch went on the market in February for $33 million. It sold for an undisclosed price on June 14.
Harney County voters to decide recall
Voters can cast ballots at drop-off boxes until 8 p.m. Tuesday, at which time the last ballots will all be collected.
Logging, burn project proposed near Yellowstone
The proposal would reduce wildfire risk along evacuation routes through the Custer Gallatin National Forest.
New Forest Service fire chief takes post as season heats up
Ralph Rau will oversee firefighting over 39,000 square miles in Montana, North Dakota and parts of Idaho and South Dakota.
Idaho seed company pays $200,000 in discrimination case
A federal investigation found that the company required non-U.S. citizens to show either a permanent resident card or employment authorization card to prove they were authorized to work. U.S. citizens had been allowed to produce any type of valid...
Developers of fortified food staple awarded World Food Prize
The $250,000 prize rewards their work to reduce world hunger and malnutrition through biofortification, the process of breeding critical vitamins and micronutrients into staple crops.
TransCanada seeks $15B for rejection of Keystone pipeline
The Calgary-based company argues that it moved forward with the project under the assumption that it would win approval, given numerous federal reviews and the government’s approval of the original Keystone pipeline.
Appeals court: Washington must fix salmon-blocking culverts
The ruling was the second major court decision in as many months concerning salmon habitat in the Northwest.
NW ag, forestry, fisheries pack economic punch
NW ag, forestry, fisheries pack economic punch
The natural resources sector in the five-state Northwest region accounts for more than 12 cents of every dollar generated and 1 in 10 jobs of the entire regional economy.

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Oregon county’s GMO ban ruling appealed
A ruling that overturned a GMO ban in Oregon's Josephine County is being appealed, which is expected to set statewide precedent.
Seed company reaches settlement with Justice Department
An Idaho-based seed company has agreed to pay a $200,000 civil penalty to resolve U.S. Justice Department allegations that its employment eligibility...
Harney County voters to decide recall
Logging, burn project proposed near Yellowstone
New Forest Service fire chief takes post as season heats up

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Oregon juniper loan program off to slow start, but backers remain hopeful
People remain enthusiastic about western juniper's twin benefits of rural jobs and rangeland restoration, but cutting and milling remain problematic.
Idaho seed company pays $200,000 in discrimination case
A federal investigation found that the company required non-U.S. citizens to show either a permanent resident card or employment authorization card...
Developers of fortified food staple awarded World Food Prize
TransCanada seeks $15B for rejection of Keystone pipeline
NW ag, forestry, fisheries pack economic punch

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Volatility plagues U.S. cattle markets
Volatility in cash and futures markets and the wide spread between the two are making things difficult for U.S. cattle producers.
Oregon juniper loan program off to slow start, but backers remain hopeful
People remain enthusiastic about western juniper's twin benefits of rural jobs and rangeland restoration, but cutting and milling remain problematic.
Youngsters prepare their animals for Jr. Livestock Auction
King Brothers’ Alamo Ranch in New Mexico sells
Logging, burn project proposed near Yellowstone

Opinion

International trade agreements will avert chaos
What would happen of every country started making up its own trade rules, based on the vagaries of local preferences?
Wyden-Merkley Amendment: The dog that ‘don’t hunt’
The Wyden- Merkley amendment needs new language before it is acceptable.
Washington CAFO plan offers silver lining
Opposing TPP: The half-truth and nothing else
Wolf regulations get reality check

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