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USDA undercuts Washington hemp testing policy

The USDA's proposed hemp rules would toss aside a testing policy that advocates hoped would finally make Washington a top hemp-producing st… Read more

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Onions prices

Prices for onions from southeastern Oregon and southwestern Idaho jumped between late December 2018 and mid-January 2019. Read more

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Onion shipments, prices lackluster in SE Oregon, SW Idaho

Late Thanksgiving among possible factors Read more

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Survey finds landowners OK with conservation on rented farmland

Landowners in Washington are more OK with the farmers renting their property making conservation efforts than previously thought, American … Read more

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Conservation efforts

A recent survey by the American Farmland Trust suggests owners of rented ground are more comfortable with farmers employing conservation ef… Read more

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Yakima Basin irrigation water woes continue

An irrigation district serving farmland and residents in Kennewick and Richland, Wash., says the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is threatening its water supply. The bureau says it is working with the district to resolve issues. Read more

Nation & World

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Perdue: Trade mission to Mexico ‘very successful’

USMCA and labor were priorities for government officials. Read more

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Foreign guestworker growth slows

A record 257,667 H-2A-visa agricultural foreign guestworker positions were certified by the U.S. Department of Labor in 2019, but the rate of growth slowed to 6.1% after five years of more than 18%. Read more

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Farm labor bill draws opposition

A new farm labor bill appears to have widespread support on first blush, but the depth and extent of that support is questionable as organizatons say it doesn’t do enough to control labor and housing costs. Read more

Ag Sectors

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Onion shipments, prices lackluster in SE Oregon, SW Idaho

Late Thanksgiving among possible factors Read more

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Survey finds landowners OK with conservation on rented farmland

Landowners in Washington are more OK with the farmers renting their property making conservation efforts than previously thought, American … Read more

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Voters could be asked to decide future of Oregon’s forestry practices

SALEM — A political fight over how Oregon manages its forests and timber activity could resolved by voters next fall. Read more

Opinion

Commentary: Humans pose a danger to all around them

I recently read the editorial entitled, Grizzly bears pose danger to all around them, And thought “Holy cow, that’s pretty scary. Perhaps I… Read more

Editorial: Labor bill seems to check the right boxes

For years we’ve advocated for legislation that would give agricultural producers and processors easier access to affordable, legal foreign … Read more

Editorial: Look for new solutions to fish problems

Much of the Pacific Northwest and California have been embroiled in a legal fur ball for the past several decades. At its center: fish. Read more

Upcoming Events

Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association Trade Show

This is the annual meeting and trade show of the Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association. Read more

Idaho Hay and Forage Conference

The association's annual conference and trade show will be in a new venue this year in Twin Falls. Read more

Oregon Blueberry Conference

This is the Oregon blueberry industry's annual meeting and features a variety of presentations and … Read more

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