We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

View detailed reports of major stock indexes and look up specific symbols.


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…

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.

AP breaking

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 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.


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…


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…


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.

breaking featured

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.