Breadmaker relies on ancient grains
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Breadmaker relies on ancient grains
Baker Shaun Thompson Duffy uses ancient and heritage grains to bake bread. He currently sells at several locations in Spokane and has a bread subscription business.

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Selected Western hay prices
Severe winter weather in Idaho has increased demand for hay as most producers feeding larger amounts/day than usual.
West Coast grain price reports
Bids for U.S. 1 Soft White Wheat delivered to Portland in unit trains or barges during February for ordinary protein trended 1.50 to 2.75 cents higher compared to week ago prices for the same delivery period at $4.8275-4.85.
California shell egg price report
Asking prices for next week are 5 cents lower for Jumbo, 7 cents lower for Extra Large, 5 cents lower for Large and 18 cents lower for Medium and Small.
Western fluid milk and cream review
In the mountain states of Idaho, Colorado and Utah, dairymen are still contending with the lingering effects of recent cold, wet weather.
National feeder and stocker cattle report
Steer and heifer calves sold steady to $5 higher. Feeder steers and heifers traded mostly steady to $5 lower, with some instances $1-2 higher on 600-700 lb. weights.
Selected Western livestock auctions
Slaughter bulls steady. Trade active with very good demand at the Toppenish, Wash., Livestock Auction.
Inspector receives American Tree Farm System honor
Inspector receives American Tree Farm System honor
Tree inspector wins award; reporter types up press release; editor decides whether to run it
Irrigation managers rush to save property from flooding
Irrigation managers rush to save property from flooding
Idaho irrigation and emergency managers are busy trying to protect property from overflowing streams and canals.
Western Innovator: Community publisher joins fight against pest
Western Innovator: Community publisher joins fight against pest
Virginia Bruce isn’t a farmer, but she’s become an important community connection as the Oregon Department of Agriculture informs the public about invasive Japanese beetles.
Mexico taking more of plentiful Red Delicious crop
Mexico taking more of plentiful Red Delicious crop
Washington apple exports to Mexico, China and India are up compared to last year but could be better if the dollar was weaker and fruit was smaller.

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State

Breadmaker relies on ancient grains
Baker Shaun Thompson Duffy uses ancient and heritage grains to bake bread. He currently sells at several locations in Spokane and has a bread...
California dairy groups weigh USDA marketing order proposal
Led by the state’s three major dairy co-ops, the initiative came from years of frustration over the price producers receive for milk going...
WDFW cites threats as reason to tighten release of wolf records
Irrigation managers rush to save property from flooding
Western Innovator: Community publisher joins fight against pest

Nation/World

Breadmaker relies on ancient grains
Baker Shaun Thompson Duffy uses ancient and heritage grains to bake bread. He currently sells at several locations in Spokane and has a bread...
National wool and sheep report
Compared to last week slaughter lambs were mostly steady to $10 higher.
Selected Western hay prices
West Coast grain price reports
California shell egg price report

Ag Sectors

California dairy groups weigh USDA marketing order proposal
Led by the state’s three major dairy co-ops, the initiative came from years of frustration over the price producers receive for milk going...
WDFW cites threats as reason to tighten release of wolf records
House committee endorses legislation stemming from death threats against Washington wildlife manages and ranchers
Inspector receives American Tree Farm System honor
Irrigation managers rush to save property from flooding
Western Innovator: Community publisher joins fight against pest

Opinion

‘Food system’ works just fine, thank you
No matter what this food system forum advocates, the real food system, which includes farmers, ranchers, processors, distributors and retailers, will...
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The OGWA would encourage Oregon’s water management to focus on long-term sustainability, considering all water uses and users equally.
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Pre-emption of local GMO regulations must remain
Record snows devastate onion industry

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