U.S. appeals to Japanese business to help push for trade pact
U.S. appeals to Japanese business to help push for trade pact
Agreement between Japan and the U.S. is essential for forging the Trans Pacific Partnership free-trade arrangements among the dozen nations involved in the U.S.-led effort.

Featured Stories

Congressional reps renew push for monument near Grand Canyon
Ranchers see the proposal as a way to lock up the land unnecessarily.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Unregulated food bill clears another hurdle
The bill would end the state’s practice of requiring inspections, licensing and certification of certain homemade or homegrown products.
Vilsack visits Minnesota to talk about export opportunities
The past six years have been the strongest in history for agricultural trade, with U.S. agricultural product exports totaling $772 billion since 2009.
Hawaii Senate panel advances pesticide regulation bill
Large-scale commercial agriculture operations in Hawaii would be required to disclose when they use pesticides and to observe buffer zones around sensitive areas such as schools and hospital.
Agency: Sage grouse spending to top $750 million by 2018
Agency: Sage grouse spending to top $750 million by 2018
About $425 million in government and private funds already have been spent on conservation easements and other measures.
Bills would drop federal protections for wolves in 4 states
Bills would drop federal protections for wolves in 4 states
Lawmakers are seeking to intervene a second time in the issue of wolf protection, drawing accusations from environmental groups of meddling with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s authority.
Two-day Blueberry School to help growers
Two-day Blueberry School to help growers
Oregon State University will host a two-day series of workshops on growing blueberries on March 16-17.
Gould confirmed for another four-year term as Idaho ag director
Gould confirmed for another four-year term as Idaho ag director
The Idaho Senate has confirmed Celia Gould, the first female director of the Idaho State Department of Agriculture, to another four-year term. If she completes the term, Gould will become the longest-serving ISDA director ever.
Study shows high wheat seeding unnecessary
Results of a recent seeding rate study, done in partnership between Brigham Young University-Idaho and University of Idaho, suggest there may be no advantage to increasing seeding rates.

State

Wyden, Crapo file bill to renew timber county payments
The bill calls for sharing $360 million with more than 700 counties across the country.
Two-day Blueberry School to help growers
Oregon State University will host a two-day series of workshops on growing blueberries on March 16-17.
Gould confirmed for another four-year term as Idaho ag director
Study shows high wheat seeding unnecessary
Septoria a concern for westside wheat, expert says

Nation/World

U.S. appeals to Japanese business to help push for trade pact
Agreement between Japan and the U.S. is essential for forging the Trans Pacific Partnership free-trade arrangements among the dozen nations involved...
Smucker posts mixed 3Q results as coffee demand weakens
The company said that it expects a modest decline in fourth-quarter sales.
Wyden, Crapo file bill to renew timber county payments
Unregulated food bill clears another hurdle
Agency: Sage grouse spending to top $750 million by 2018

Ag Sectors

Agency: Sage grouse spending to top $750 million by 2018
About $425 million in government and private funds already have been spent on conservation easements and other measures.
Bills would drop federal protections for wolves in 4 states
Lawmakers are seeking to intervene a second time in the issue of wolf protection, drawing accusations from environmental groups of meddling with the...
Two-day Blueberry School to help growers
Study shows high wheat seeding unnecessary
U.S. hide, skin, leather exports hit record in 2014

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