OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific's fourth-quarter profit fell 10% as the railroad hauled 11% less freight , but the recent U.S.-China trade deal is helping boost the outlook for the year.
The cost and complexity of owning and maintaining driverless farm machinery may steer agriculture toward a fee-for-service model instead of growers buying equipment outright.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Conservationists worried that continued livestock grazing in a Wyoming forest could endanger grizzly bears are preparing to sue the U.S. government.
A union representing food processing workers has dropped its objection to the bankrupt NORPAC cooperative’s sale of three Oregon facilities.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump thanked farmers Sunday for supporting him through a trade war with China as he promoted a new North American trade agreement and a separate one with…
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s trade deal with China last week opened up export opportunities for American farmers, manufacturers and energy producers. And his trade pact with Cana…
The biggest supplier of organic feed grains turned out to be a fake, selling instead millions of dollars worth of conventional feed to unknowing buyers.
Robert Owens, a financial strategy director for Farmer Mac, said farmers whose loans are tied to LIBOR interest rates should switch interest programs before the risks get too high.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade agreement Thursday that rewrites the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico and gives President Donald Trump a ma…
BEIJING (AP) — China’s government welcomed an interim trade deal with Washington and said Thursday the two sides need to address each other’s “core concerns.”
Jonathan Sandau, public policy specialist for the Oregon Farm Bureau, provided a legislative update Wednesday morning at the 50th annual Northwest Ag Show, including efforts to exempt agricult…
Maria Schmidlkofer, an Oregon attorney with 13 years of experience with farm succession plans, gave a seminar Wednesday at the 50th annual Northwest Farm Show in Salem.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A wildfire mitigation project was allowed to proceed in Montana's Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest after two conservation groups raised concerns over the impact on b…
Equipment innovations, optimizing potato quality in range of growing conditions, among topics at major employer's expanded event
SALEM — Craig Gillison stood suspended 20 feet above the showroom floor in an Orbit Lift pruning tower Tuesday morning as he maneuvered the vehicle into place ahead of the opening of the 2020 …
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana timber company has announced it will indefinitely suspend operations at one of its two sawmills, citing chronic timber supply problems due to litigation.
BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday welcomed a U.S. decision ahead of the signing of a trade deal with Beijing to drop it from a list of governments accused of manipulating the value of their curr…
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hemp growers and entrepreneurs who were joyous a year ago after U.S. lawmakers reclassified the plant as a legal agricultural crop now are worried their businesses could …
In retrospect, the inefficiencies at Peoria Gardens near Corvallis, Ore., were hiding in plain sight.
MOSES LAKE, Wash. — Chris Voigt has gone on an all-potato diet for two months, flown 1 million airline miles and ridden a bicycle from Seattle to Portland.
After a big year for its plant-based burger, Impossible Foods has something new on its plate.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The potential environmental and economic consequences posed by proposals for fish farming in federal waters dictate that Congress — not a federal agency — must decide how to…
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Cindy Goertz’s family has been ranching in Wyoming for a long time.
EAGLE, Idaho (AP) — Lamb Weston Holdings Inc. (LW) on Friday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $140.4 million.
Stocks are edging lower on Wall Street in midday trading Tuesday on the final day of 2019.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The first phase of a U.S.-China trade agreement will be inked at the White House in mid-January, President Donald Trump announced Tuesday, adding that he will visi…
A Washington legislator has proposed doubling to $50,000 a year the gross revenue makers of homemade foods can collect before they come under the state’s food processing law.
Garner succeeds longtime leader Grant
PORTLAND — Farm entrepreneur Frank Tiegs has prevailed over the J.R. Simplot Co. in an auction to buy the bankrupt NORPAC cooperative’s processing plant in Quincy, Wash., for up to $107 million.
Citing regulatory and environmental problems, farm entrepreneur Frank Tiegs has pulled out of his planned $155.5 million takeover of the bankrupt NORPAC Foods processing company.
Chris Simons comes from Cargill
The company primarily serves the needs of McCain Foods but hopes to expand.
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.
PORTLAND — Several objections to the sale procedures for the bankrupt NORPAC cooperative’s food processing assets were dropped at a court hearing Sept. 24, while others await further deliberation.
ROSEBURG, Ore. — A part-time job at the Douglas County Farmers Co-op turned into a career for Rex Heard.
The Wilco farmers’ cooperative has replaced its CEO, Tim Ramsey, less than two years after he was hired for the top job.
Kevin Vivian comes to Agri-Service after 25 years in the equipment business in California
Oregon results mixed
A shareholder lawsuit claims corporate leaders at the Conagra Brands food company acted negligently and unjustly enriched themselves with the $11 billion purchase of a rival manufacturer.
Second acquisition in Australia in six months
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.