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The El Nino that was too late and too weak to have much influence last winter may stick around and grow stronger by next winter, according to the Climate Prediction Center.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Trade Organization handed the United States a win Thursday in a trade dispute with China, ruling that Beijing did not fairly administer quotas on U.S. wheat, rice a…

The leader of an agricultural employer association says the new ag census shows an ag worker shortage. He’s optimistic an ag labor bill could pass this year.

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union approved Monday its terms for negotiating a new trade deal with the United States, but set up a possible show-down with Washington by refusing to include agr…

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The fate of a checkoff program that raises money to promote and research Christmas trees will again be put to a vote among farmers starting this month.

The Florida commissioner of agricultures says the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement doesn’t correct unfair seasonal produce exports by Mexico that are allowed under the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Against the hum of backhoes and bulldozers, a fortress of concrete and steel buildings gradually rises on the north end of Kansas State University's campus.

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Legislature has endorsed a bill that would amend the state's Depression-era anti-corporate farming law by allowing second cousins in the mix of ownership.

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation to limit how much the Idaho Department of Fish and Game has to pay ranchers and farmers for damage to crops caused by elk, deer and other big game has been sign…

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is calling for the breakup of what she says are unfair farming monopolies.

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Founded in part to fix the price of Texas cotton, the National Farmers Union predates the much bigger and more conservative American Farm Bureau Federation by a generation.

The court upheld the Organic Trade Association’s standing in the case and could not decide whether USDA was required to consult with the National Organics Standard Board before withdrawing a r…

Fourteen congressional staffers were in  Oregon last week to get a better understanding of how decisions made in Washington, D.C., affect farmers.

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Congress passed a spending package on Feb. 14 to avert a second government shutdown, with Oregon Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley and Republican Rep. Greg Walden pointing to key funding provisions…

Summary: A bill to improve water management and supply in the Yakima Basin has been introduced in the U.S. House while a companion measure moves in the Senate.

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ONTARIO, Ore. — Treasure Valley Reload Center could be operating within two years if work on the truck-to-rail shipping facility north of Nyssa, Ore., stays on track, Malheur County Economic D…

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Discussions between political leaders in Washington, D.C., on immigration and border security are as "petty" and "fruitless" as John Keeling has ever seen.

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Offices will be open Monday through Friday for the first full two weeks and be open three days a week if needed in subsequent weeks until the government reopens. 

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NEW ORLEANS — Shortly after taking the podium at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention, President Donald Trump asked the assembled farmers and ranchers to sit down. If they r…

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NEW ORLEANS —The state delegates who set the American Farm Bureau Federation’s federal policies voted in favor of resolving trade disputes through negotiations, not tariffs, and ending the gov…

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Government and commercial loans in limbo, a tethered safety net and a lapse in crucial data are putting farmers and ranchers at risk.

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NEW ORLEANS — Though economic fundamentals don’t support a sharp surge in commodity crop prices, that doesn’t mean the outlook for U.S. farmers is entirely pessimistic, according to a market analyst.

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NEW ORLEANS — The showdown over immigration and border security may have an upside if U.S. lawmakers reconsider improving the agricultural guestworker system, according to an attorney tracking…

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This year marks the first time in more than 45 years that the show is being held in Salem, and a first for Capital Press and the EO Media Group.

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While overall sentiment of the economic health of the agricultural economy is about where it was a year ago, producers’ perspective on current conditions has fallen significantly compared with…

Soil and water conservation districts in south-central Idaho will hold their 5th annual Soil Health Workshop on Feb. 6 in Burley.

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A major hop supplier has filed a lawsuit against one of its clients for allegedly refusing to honor contracts to buy hops amid dropping prices for the crop.

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The question of whether “critical habitat” must actually be inhabitable by a threatened or endangered species has been partially answered by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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During its meetings in Portland and other cities, the FDA hopes to solicit advice from the produce industry on how to make the guidance more clear and useful for growers.