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Access to USDA benefits may prove a tough trade-off for hemp farmers whose crop will face stricter testing protocols under new federal regulations.

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SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean President Sebastián Piñera said Wednesday that he is canceling two major international summits so he can respond to protracted nationwide protests over economic …

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USDA is releasing regulations and guidelines for domestic hemp production this week, giving producers a roadmap for the 2020 growing season.

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Agriculture commodity groups and some farmers expressed frustration and anger Wednesday with a rule released by the Environmental Protection Agency that they said fails…

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PERGAMINO, Argentina (AP) — Juan Rossi walks between rows of green wheat at his farm in one of Argentina's most fertile agricultural regions, worrying about the future of the farming sector th…

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U.S. and Japanese trade officials today signed a new agricultural trade agreement they hope will go into effect before the end of the year.

SPOKANE — Jim Fitzgerald, executive director of Far West Agribusiness Association, will retire at the end of the year, marking the end of a career that took him from the farm to Washington, D.C.

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U.S. farmers are cheering a new trade deal with Japan that they say will put them on equal footing with overseas competitors.

President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday announced major progress on a new trade agreement between the two countries.

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President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday announced major progress on a new trade agreement between the two countries.

TOKYO — Negotiators are hurrying to finalize this month a new trade deal between U.S. president Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, an official with the Japanese Cabinet Secre…

One year after Congress legalized industrial hemp in the 2018 Farm Bill, lawmakers are eager for the Food and Drug Administration to finalize rules for classifying and regulating products cont…

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U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., addressed the state of the hemp industry as part of a panel discussion Aug. 19 at the Western U.S. Hemp Growers Conference & Expo in Portland, along with Court…

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It’s unclear what actual impact China’s announcement this week that it will stop buying U.S. agricultural products will have on farmers and ranchers in the Pacific Northwest, but sources say t…

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Supporters of a national checkoff program aimed at promoting real Christmas trees have prevailed in another hard-fought referendum against opponents who believe it’s ineffectual.

National wheat organizations say they are “shocked and dismayed” by President Donald Trump’s plan to impose a 5% tariff on all Mexican goods imported by the U.S.

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Working off the farm can have many upsides but the underlying motivation is usually simple: Making ends meet.

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Washington farmers have signed up to plant more than 6,000 acres of hemp this year, joining a national rush just as federal regulators ramp up scrutiny of health claims about the crop’s most p…

Robert Dent, a seed producer and seed company owner in Tasmania, Australia, said the International Herbage Seed Group Conference, held in Oregon, May 14-16, was an opportunity to pick up the l…

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A drive through Oregon’s Willamette Valley will quickly convince any Midwesterner that agriculture in the Pacific Northwest is far different from the Corn Belt.

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Female farmers in the Mid-Willamette Valley are taking part in the "Soil Your Undies" challenge through the Marion Soil & Water Conservation District to demonstrate soil health.

ISTANBUL — On a sunny Saturday afternoon, pairs of brides and grooms weighed down in finery trek up the tiered terrain of Emirgan Park to have their photos snapped against the resplendent back…

The U.S. International Trade Commission has begun an investigation into the alleged dumping of dried tart cherries from Turkey at less than fair market value.

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An environmental group plans to sue to expand federal grizzly bear recovery into many western states. Meanwhile, the federal government and states have appealed a court ruling of last fall re-…

Thieves in Eastern Washington stole about $90,000 worth of GPS units from farm equipment last month, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office says.

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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.

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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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.