Agricultural and heavy equipment makers are in for a rough year as the virus pandemic delivers a sting to an industry trying to recover form a trade war.
The virus pandemic gripping the nation is slamming the restaurant industry after years of steady growth amid the longest economic expansion in U.S. history.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The economy grew by a moderate 2.1% in the fourth quarter of last year, but many economists believe that will be the last positive growth seen for some time as the country en…
Partial highlights of a roughly $2.2 trillion package to rush aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic. The package, written by Trump administrat…
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric said Monday it will plead guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the 2018 fire in Northern California that killed 84…
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday ordered the state's 40 million residents to stay at home, restricting non-essential movements to control the spread of the co…
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A recall was issued for frozen berries manufactured at a farm near Lynden, Washington amid potential exposure to Norovirus, federal food regulators said.
NEW YORK (AP) — Grocers big and small are hiring more workers, paying overtime and limiting purchases on certain high demand items as they scramble to restock shelves that have been wiped out …
SBA is offering long-term loans to small business suffering economic injury from the coronavirus.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday will order all bars, restaurants, entertainment and recreation facilities to temporarily close to fight the spread of COVID-19 in the…
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday called for all bars, wineries, nightclubs and brewpubs to close and urged seniors and people with chronic health conditions to isolate…
Marcel Kringe, 31, practically talks combines in his sleep. His company Bushel Plus, based in Canada, has a system to help farmers determine harvest loss as they work their fields.
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…
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices fell 0.6% in February, the biggest decline in five years, led by a sharp drop in energy costs.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — People in Washington state remain sharply divided on whether four federal hydroelectric dams along the Snake River should be removed to help endangered salmon and orca re…
U.S. consumer prices increased slightly last month, driven higher by more expensive food.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in January as exports fell but imports fell more. The politically sensitive trade gap with China widened.
A $265 million verdict here against two global agribusiness giants last weekend has now created another legal headache for the companies, building a “road map” to victory for dozens of other s…
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Thursday on a water-recycling push it says could get good use out of more of the wastewater that industries, cities and farms spew out, includi…
U.S. pork and lamb exports made a good showing in 2019, while beef exports took a step back from 2018’s record levels.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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 …
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.
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