Selected livestock auctions
Steers market steady to $7 higher on better cattle. Heifers steady to $9 higher on best at the Shasta Livestock Auction in Cottonwood, Calif.

Featured Stories

Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
WTO rules against country of origin labels on meat
The ruling is a victory for the U.S. meat industry, which has said the labels are burdensome and challenged them in court.
Orange County district moves toward buying desalinated water
The price of the desalinated water would be pegged to the price of imported water, plus a premium.
Farmer pleads guilty to falsely claiming organic crops
The farmer pleaded guilty to the federal misdemeanor of misbranding products in interstate commerce for claiming in 2010 that crops of corn were organic.
2 million more Minnesota chickens to be destroyed due to flu
The chickens at Rembrandt Enterprises farm in Renville will be killed in the next four weeks.
States saying ‘no’ to cities seeking to regulate businesses
Businesses are increasingly using their clout to back laws prohibiting cities and counties from doing things that might affect their ability to make money.
House bills puts 10-year hold on sage grouse listing
A provision to block any listing of the greater sage grouse as threatened or endangered for 10 years was includedd in a defense bill passed by the House on May 15.
Washington wolf legislation stalls in GOP-led Senate
Washington wolf legislation stalls in GOP-led Senate
A bill calling on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to reconsider wolf revovery goals has stalled over questions about whether it offers enough to ranchers.
Scientists pursue gene-disrupting pesticides
Scientists pursue gene-disrupting pesticides
Biopesticides that disrupt how genes are expressed offer a new way to fight specific insects, but critics fear unintended effects.
Group with big vision promotes small-scale ag
Group with big vision promotes small-scale ag
Washington State Livestock Coalition President Nick Cockrell helped start the group to assist livestock owners keep their animals healthy and productive.

State

DEQ specialist aids southeast Idaho producers with water projects
In his new position with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality's Pocatello office, Steve Smith helps growers access Clean Water Act funds to...
FFA gives Washington officers a sense of place
Washington FFA members elected new state officers during their convention in Pullman.
Orange County district moves toward buying desalinated water
Washington wolf legislation stalls in GOP-led Senate
Group with big vision promotes small-scale ag

Nation/World

Selected livestock auctions
Steers market steady to $7 higher on better cattle. Heifers steady to $9 higher on best at the Shasta Livestock Auction in Cottonwood, Calif.
California shell egg prices
The undertone is sharply higher as buyers attempt to position for future deliveries and avian influenza causes supply issues.
Portland daily grain report
WTO rules against country of origin labels on meat
2 million more Minnesota chickens to be destroyed due to flu

Ag Sectors

DEQ specialist aids southeast Idaho producers with water projects
In his new position with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality's Pocatello office, Steve Smith helps growers access Clean Water Act funds to...
FFA gives Washington officers a sense of place
Washington FFA members elected new state officers during their convention in Pullman.
WTO rules against country of origin labels on meat
Orange County district moves toward buying desalinated water
Farmer pleads guilty to falsely claiming organic crops

Opinion

Ranchers can’t wait for ‘thousands’ of wolves
Oregon ranchers can't wait until there are thousands of wolves preying on sheep and cattle before the rules of engagement change.
Extension transforms itself for the 21st century
Extension services across the nation are developing a new and useful high-tech model for serving farmers and ranchers.
An overlooked strategy to obtain water
No thanks to cameras for rural police
Let’s discuss water honestly

Special Sections

Blue Mountain Community College turns techies into aggies
Blue Mountain Community College offers instruction is precision agriculture, which all generations of agriculturalists are adopting across the...
At OSU, the world is your classroom
Oregon State University students study food and beverage technology, plant breeding, wildlife science, and molecular toxicology, among many other...
Precision ag takes off at Walla Walla Community College
Klamath Community College gives ag students a head start
Agricultural Education thrives at the University of Idaho