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Nitrogen fertilizer prices have declined during the economic calamity surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, though they haven’t dropped as much as oil prices.


Unsecured creditors of the former NORPAC cooperative are seeking to pursue claims against an agribusiness company that backed out of buying the bankrupt processor’s assets last year.


Coronavirus disruptions have already caused farm machinery sales to plunge but it’s not certain the outbreak will destabilize the market in the long term, experts say.


Farmers and agribusiness owners across the U.S. are racing to apply at banks, credit unions and agricultural lenders for small business loans that are part of a COVID-19 federal relief package…

The former NORPAC cooperative is countersuing a food processor owned by farm entrepreneur Frank Tiegs for allegedly breaching a contract to pay $10 million for finished goods.


Retailers, suppliers scramble to meet demand that moved from foodservice to retail as consumers stayed home.

Rogue Ales & Spirits in Newport announced it is making and donating hand sanitizer in accordance with updated guidelines from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to battle the coronaviru…


The severity and length of trade disruptions caused by the coronavirus won't be clear for several weeks, but there are signs that logistical problems caused by the disease may have already pea…


A union representing food processing workers has dropped its objection to the bankrupt NORPAC cooperative’s sale of three Oregon facilities.

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.


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.


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.

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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.

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.

Small-scale processing on Oregon farmland would be subject to fewer county restrictions under legislation favored by both agriculture and property rights advocates.


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.