WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats approved legislation Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour, but the bill has almost no chance in the Republican-controlled Senate.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve's latest nationwide survey released Wednesday reveals that despite growing worries about the impact of President Donald Trump's trade battles, the overall…
PARIS (AP) — Finance officials from the Group of Seven rich democracies will weigh risks from new digital currencies and debate how to tax tech companies like Google and Amazon when they meet …
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is allowing a once-prohibited farm pesticide back on the market over objections from beekeepers.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday accused China of "letting us down" by not promptly buying more U.S. farm products.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices rose just 0.1% in June, as cheaper gas prices were offset by higher rents and auto costs.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Negotiations have failed and attorneys for Missouri and vegetarian food companies want to go back to court over a new law against promoting plant-based food products…
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit rose to a five-month high in May as the politically sensitive imbalances with China and Mexico widened.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Minimum wage workers in Oregon have received a 50-cent raise as part of a phased-in series of annual increases.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon will become the 8th state in the nation to offer paid family and medical leave.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon will work to clean up diesel emissions from heavy-duty trucks in its most urban areas.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer spending increased 0.4% in May, a modest gain that suggests Americans remain confident enough about the economy's outlook to keep shopping.
Second acquisition in Australia in six months
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The divide in Oregon between the state's liberal, urban population centers and its conservative and economically depressed rural areas has made it fertile ground for the …
TORONTO (AP) — China is suspending all meat imports from Canada amid their dispute over the Canadian detention of a top executive at the Chinese tech company Huawei.
Hay, hops among active segments
Seeking grant to bolster Farm to School program
Project to add production capacity, jobs
Krage based in Champaign, Ill.
If farmers are delayed or prevented in their spring planting, they have options when it comes to crop insurance, a USDA official says.
About 30 people attended a lunch and panel discussion about growing hemp on April 12 in Albany, Ore.
Net farm income is projected higher in 2019, but there are a lot of unknowns.
Small-scale processing on Oregon farmland would be subject to fewer county restrictions under legislation favored by both agriculture and property rights advocates.
If nothing changes, the truck driver shortage could surpass 174,000 by 2026, according to the American Trucking Association.
Oregon transportation officials are being urged to proceed cautiously with funding for intermodal facilities in the Willamette and Treasure valleys due to economic obstacles facing both projects.
SPOKANE — The new wheat straw pulp plant in Eastern Washington is slated to open by April 1, a company official says.
Changes boost parts inventory, ability to work on bigger equipment
Cooperation, stepped-up marketing, exports among opportunities
The Southern Oregon Hemp Co-op held its first meeting on Feb. 1 at the Roxy Ann Grange in Medford, Ore.
A small pulp mill extensively damaged by fire last week could be running again at a new site by April, a company executive says.
Efficiency opportunities, slightly higher hay prices among positives
BUHL, Idaho — Just like a puzzle, all the pieces in Mickey Young’s life fit with him becoming an equine and canine herbalist. But also just like a puzzle, it was hard to see the big picture un…
Courage, resilience, joy and networking are necessary components in rising to the top, according to women executives in the dairy industry.
A partnership in Pasco, Wash., is seeking large industrial agricultural businesses in need of room to operate.
Acquisition adds international capacity, service opportunities
Yielding advocated for rice industry previously
ARMA, Idaho — Bill and John Hartman and their families have for years run a large farm outside Parma, Idaho, on their own.
Amalgamated better positioned to expand, broaden market
Higher yields per acre among recent highlights
The world could be hungry for potato products in the coming year given a significant drop in Europe’s potato production.
The wheat industry is urging the U.S. Trade Representative to use negotiations to protect wheat export sales to Japan.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its work plan and budget for fiscal year 2019, which includes $28 million for Columbia River jetties rehabilitation and $64 million for dredging and o…
Second kitchen in region aims to increase convenience for customers
Crop prices, trade, interest rates among the issues facing farmers and ranchers.
Mark Duffin plans to retire from the Idaho Sugar Beet Growers Association helm next year.
The U.S. continues to export more potatoes than it imports. Exports account for about 20 percent of U.S. potato production.
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Patagonia, the outdoor gear company, is passing along the $10 million it saved from tax cuts to non-profit environmental groups.
The Northwest is already seeing the effects of climate change, according to a new national climate assessment. The 1,600-page report outlines dire consequences across the country as global tem…
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Pinot noir is one of the finickiest grapes, but with proper nurturing it produces an amazing wine. Officials in Oregon and at a U.S. government agency are similarly finicky,…
PORTLAND — Federal food regulators outlined their proposed “guidance” to help the farm industry understand how new regulations will be implemented during a Nov. 27 meeting.
The National Council of Agricultural Employers is asking the federal government for “short-term relief” from imposition of new minimum wage rates for H-2A-visa foreign guestworkers in 2019.
NEW YORK (AP) — It’s OK to eat some romaine lettuce again, U.S. health officials said. Just check the label.
HOLLIS, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire farm has been receiving multiple extortion letters in an attempt to collect $250,000 and has suffered thousands of dollars of damage to vehicles and a barn,…
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — American farmers still working to get out their remaining soybeans after a weather-plagued harvest season are struggling to figure out what to do with a record crop now…
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has recommended for a California winery to lose its licenses to distribute wine or do retail business within the state.