Despite drought, California almond acreage rose 6 percent in 2015
Despite drought, California almond acreage rose 6 percent in 2015

SACRAMENTO — The drought has done little to slow the growth of almond acreage in California, as the more than 1.1 million overall acres planted in 2015 was 6 percent more than the previous year.

Of last year’s total plantings,...

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Mexico may revisit apple tariffs
Mexico may revisit apple tariffs

YAKIMA, Wash. — Mexico may decide the future of its temporary tariffs on Washington apples in early June.

The nation could end the tariffs or extend them for five years, said Fred Scarlett, manager of Northwest Fruit Exporters, a...

Congress, not president, must fix immigration laws
Congress, not president, must fix immigration laws

Earlier this month the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case challenging President Obama’s executive actions regarding illegal immigration.

We believe the court should find against the president.

Late in 2014, the president issued...

BLM Resource Management Plan fails Western Oregon
BLM Resource Management Plan fails Western Oregon

It would be nice if groups could sit at the table with the Bureau of Land Management and hammer out differences over future management of Western Oregon’s O&C forests, as the Capital Press recently suggested.

Unfortunately,...

What’s Upstream educates public

Regarding What’s Upstream. People who no longer live close to the land have difficulty learning how their food is produced. They need to know. Advertising is one way to share that information.

The Swinomish billboards depict what is...

EPA’s involvement in What’s Upstream ran deep
EPA’s involvement in What’s Upstream ran deep

A little more than a month ago, What’s Upstream was an obscure political advocacy campaign backed by Environmental Protection Agency money, a Washington state Indian tribe and a handful of environmental groups.

Today, the campaign has...

Commodity groups seek freedom of information exemption for checkoff boards

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Several agricultural organizations have gotten language included in the pending fiscal year 2017 House Agricultural Appropriations Bill asking USDA to exempt research and promotion boards funded by grower checkoff fees from...

Water outlook in Eastern Oregon continues to improve
Water outlook in Eastern Oregon continues to improve

ONTARIO, Ore. — Farmers who depend on the Owyhee Reservoir will receive more irrigation water in 2016 than they have the past two years combined.

As a result, they are planting more high-water — and more lucrative — crops...

Washington FFA members gear up for annual convention
Washington FFA members gear up for annual convention

ROSALIA, Wash. — Rosalia High School sophomore Collin Pittmann’s hard work all comes down to this.

Pittmann will compete against other students from across the state in the prepared public speaking career development event at the...

Domino’s Pizza 1Q results miss Wall Street’s expectations

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Domino’s Pizza’s first-quarter performance fell short of Wall Street’s view, stung in part by a strong dollar.

The stock tumbled more than 10 percent before the market open on...

Burger King says hot dogs helped boost U.S. sales

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Burger King’s parent company said Thursday the fast-food chain’s sales rose during the first quarter, boosted by the addition of hot dogs to the menu in the U.S.

Restaurant Brands International said...

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Despite drought, California almond acreage rose 6 percent in 2015

SACRAMENTO — The drought has done little to slow the growth of almond acreage in California, as the more than 1.1 million overall acres...

Spud growers join Boise schools’ Potato Celebration Week

BOISE — The Boise School District’s new Potato Celebration Week enabled Rod Lake of Heyburn-based Southwind Farms to get his...

Fire destroys old Idaho sugar factory
Washington wolf managers present ideas for lethal-control policy
Mexico may revisit apple tariffs

Nation/World

Mexico may revisit apple tariffs

YAKIMA, Wash. — Mexico may decide the future of its temporary tariffs on Washington apples in early June.

The nation could end the...

Commodity groups seek freedom of information exemption for checkoff boards

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Several agricultural organizations have gotten language included in the pending fiscal year 2017 House Agricultural...

Domino’s Pizza 1Q results miss Wall Street’s expectations
Burger King says hot dogs helped boost U.S. sales
Portland daily grain report

Ag Sectors

Despite drought, California almond acreage rose 6 percent in 2015

SACRAMENTO — The drought has done little to slow the growth of almond acreage in California, as the more than 1.1 million overall acres...

Washington wolf managers present ideas for lethal-control policy

Washington wildlife managers Wednesday suggested ways to motivate ranchers to use state-approved tactics to prevent wolf...

Mexico may revisit apple tariffs
Water outlook in Eastern Oregon continues to improve
Washington FFA members gear up for annual convention

Opinion

Congress, not president, must fix immigration laws

Earlier this month the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case challenging President Obama’s executive actions regarding illegal...

BLM Resource Management Plan fails Western Oregon

It would be nice if groups could sit at the table with the Bureau of Land Management and hammer out differences over future management of Western...

What’s Upstream educates public
W. Oregon plan attacked from all sides
EPA funds water quality campaign to mislead public

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Hazelnut grower finds satisfaction in service

Giving back is important to longtime hazelnut grower Wayne Chambers, who has presided over his 145-acre orchard for the last 50 years with his...

Cider making comes naturally to orchardist

SALEM, Ore. — Kevin Zielinski didn’t set out to be a cidermaker.

“I was already a full-time farmer,” he says.

New citrus labor association aids employers
Drought, pest concerns bite into avocados
Tiny pest a big worry for citrus growers