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Last updated Saturday, March 17 at 2:32

Western Innovator: A believer in KGB cherries

03/16/2018 8:34 AM
They’re not suitable for mechanical harvesting, but a grower and former fieldman says growers can save money with pedestrian...

Oregon standoff defendant sentenced to time served

03/16/2018 8:03 AM
A man has been sentenced to time served and two years of supervised release for his role in the 2016 occupation of the Malheur National...

Pacific Heat Wave Known As ‘The Blob’ Appears To Be In Retreat

03/16/2018 8:01 AM
Within the past year, the El Niño effect has dissipated, and other longer-term climate cycles are shifting back toward a more...

Alaska senator backs bill to allow pot business banking

03/16/2018 7:53 AM
Many banks refuse to do business with marijuana growers, processors and sellers because marijuana is still a controlled substance...

Ice Harbor, Lower Monumental locks reopening delayed

03/16/2018 6:15 AM
Locks at Ice Harbor and Lower Monumental dams, currently closed for annual maintenance, have delayed their return-to-service dates...

SW Oregon rancher copes with wolves

03/15/2018 11:01 AM
Ted Birdseye has lost animals to the predators, but is still trying to keep ahead of them.

ODA director visits all 36 counties in first year

03/15/2018 7:07 AM
Alexis Taylor, director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture, reflects on her first year on the job.

Trapper who shot, killed wolf avoids poaching charge

03/15/2018 12:11 PM
Prosecutors did not view the case as an instance of poaching, but rather illegal trapping.

Environmentalists file lawsuit claiming dams harm fish in Willamette Basin

03/15/2018 8:26 AM
The Oregon Farm Bureau is keeping a close eye on a new lawsuit filed March 13 by three environmental groups, which seeks to protect...

$6 million gift bolsters Linfield wine education

03/15/2018 7:05 AM
An Oregon winery has donated $6 million to bolster Linfield College’s interdisciplinary approach to wine studies.

Study: Portland faces widespread destruction in big quake

03/15/2018 7:02 AM
A state agency has released a report that shows Portland faces mass casualties and billions of dollars in building damages if a massive...

Environmental groups appeal Columbia River port expansion

03/14/2018 1:50 PM
The appeal cites both the loss of farmland and the potential for the site to be used for handling crude oil or natural gas.

Truck hauling cattle crashes in Central Oregon

03/14/2018 6:56 AM
Authorities say a truck hauling cattle crashed in Central Oregon, killing some of the 84 animals

Oregon county approves scaled-back rural housing zone

03/14/2018 5:43 AM
Oregon’s Douglas County will make 22,500 acres of farm and forest land available for rural housing, down from the original...

Oregon governor declares drought in Klamath County

03/13/2018 3:01 PM
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has declared a drought emergency for Klamath County, which is so far experiencing just 45 percent of its usual...

Oregon wine grape pioneer honored

03/13/2018 9:13 AM
Retired Oregon State University researcher Porter Lombard honored with new wine grape planting.

Groups seek protections for S. Oregon salamander

03/13/2018 5:16 AM
Environmental groups filed a petition Monday with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to add the Siskiyou Mountains salamander to...

Woodburn Works Against Immigration Rhetoric To Build Trust In Police

03/13/2018 8:16 AM
Oregon’s 30-year-old policy limits police from cooperating with federal immigration efforts.

‘Plate and Pitchfork’ helps hungry Oregonians

03/13/2018 5:07 AM
Agritourism business supports hunger relief by donating portion of ticket sales and merchandise proceeds to Oregon nonprofits.

Buchanan Bull Sale draws ranchers looking for black Angus

03/12/2018 12:51 PM
The bids for this year’s lineup of bulls ranged from a high of $11,000 down to $2,000.

Another Drought Year Promises To Test Klamath Basin

03/09/2018 11:43 AM
Late-season snow near the Oregon-California border a welcome sight, but the snowpack is still less than half of what an average winter...

Oregon wheat industry groups call on U.S. to rejoin TPP

03/09/2018 5:56 AM
Oregon wheat officials announced they have signed onto letter, along with 33 other state and national groups, to U.S. Trade Representative...

Boshart Davis makes run for state House seat

03/09/2018 7:58 AM
Shelly Boshart Davis is involved in groups such as the Oregon Seed Council, Oregon Aglink, Oregon Women for Agriculture and the Oregon...

New brewhouse to bolster beer research, training at OSU

03/09/2018 4:27 AM
The new brewhouse at Oregon State University’s fermentation science program is nearly commissioned and ready to start making...

Streaked horned lark lawsuit targets Oregon farm exemptions

03/08/2018 5:22 AM
Exemptions for common farming practices in Oregon’s Willamette Valley are targeted in an environmentalist lawsuit over federal...

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This Week in Agribusiness - March 17, 2018

03/17/2018 9:00 AM
Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge offer a look at National Ag Day, new tech with Chad Colby, the upcoming outdoor farm shows and a planting...

Cattle Market Weekly Audio for Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018

03/17/2018 2:25 AM
Steers and heifers traded lower this week but there were instances of higher prices at some markets

Cattle grade Prime at record pace

03/16/2018 9:05 PM
Changes to how USDA assesses carcass maturity are likely helping more cattle grade at the highest level.

Feeder cattle prices continue to soften

03/16/2018 8:58 PM
Demand continued strongest for grazing cattle, while softer futures prices and expected supply increases dampened the market for...

7 ag stories you might have missed this week - March 16, 2018

03/16/2018 4:00 PM
Viptera settlement details made public, farm bill draft on hold and drought increases in Kansas. (audio)

Farm Progress America, March 16, 2018

03/16/2018 8:14 AM
Max Armstrong offers insight into the value of the feed industry to agriculture

How to get the most out of your limited hay supply

03/15/2018 1:21 PM
With the possibility of a dry spring leading to an even drier summer, getting the most out of your hay is critical.

Why your cows need those expensive vitamins

03/15/2018 1:16 PM
Are those expensive vitamins really necessary? Or just a luxury that you can get by without?

When playing around with genetics, watch for unintended consequences

03/15/2018 1:03 PM
You can use relevant tools to change mature cow size. But, before you do so, be sure to examine the strategies and tools available,...

Year-end hay stocks: Do we have enough?

03/15/2018 12:50 PM
Producers used a lot of hay last year, leading to lower year-end inventories. With continued drought this year, what’s in store?

Meat Market Update | Rib and loin primal continue grilling climb

03/15/2018 12:38 PM
Ed Czerwien, market analyst based in Amarillo, Texas, offers a concise summary of how last week's beef trade impacted the cattle...

Still more feeder cattle come to town

03/15/2018 12:32 PM
It seems like a story on repeat. More feeder cattle come to town as drought condition pushed more cattle of wheat pastures.

Farm Progress America, March 15, 2018

03/15/2018 7:45 AM
Max Armstrong talks corned beef, consumers and remembers a Midwest celebrity

6 ways USDA is changing the nation’s school lunch program

03/14/2018 4:16 PM
USDA proposes changes to the nation’s school lunch program and invites the public to comment on the new guidelines.

Defending your ranch: Develop allies, not enemies

03/14/2018 3:11 PM
Everyone deals with government agencies, whether at the local, state or federal level. Make them your allies, and everyone’s world...

Farm Progress America, March 14, 2018

03/14/2018 7:45 AM
Max Armstrong explores an interesting consumer conundrum when it comes to eating meat

5 colostrum questions answered

03/13/2018 5:52 PM
With calving season underway, here is the skinny on the importance of colostrum for newborn calves.

Tips to get your cows bred back

03/12/2018 11:00 AM
Following a few simple management techniques will help your cows breed back in a timely matter and stay bred.

Fed Cattle Recap | Cash market holds on to steady

03/13/2018 12:44 PM
The feedlot cattle trade was mostly steady to $1 higher.

Can an antibiotic reduce antibiotic resistance?

03/13/2018 8:00 AM
Bambermycins are not absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, suppress detrimental microorganisms and promote beneficial gut health....

Farm Progress America, March 13, 2018

03/13/2018 7:45 AM
Max Armstrong looks at state laws, food rules and interstate commerce

USDA working to bring broadband to rural America

03/12/2018 2:42 PM
To create new opportunities in rural America, USDA is working to bring improved internet service to the flyover states.

6 Trending Headlines: Wildfires: The worst season yet? PLUS: Chinese retailer uses Blockchain to track beef

03/12/2018 2:11 PM
Already this year, wildfires have burned a huge chunk of ranchland. Could this year be worse than last year? That and more awaits...

Farm Progress America, March 12, 2018

03/12/2018 7:45 AM
Max Armstrong tells the story of one business that wants the government to define the egg

Calling all future beef ambassadors

03/11/2018 5:18 PM
Want to promote beef and earn scholarship money (or do you know a young person who would)? Check out this upcoming regional beef...

Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report, Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018

03/10/2018 12:36 PM
Calf and feeder prices soften this week

This Week in Agribusiness, March 10, 2018

03/10/2018 10:00 AM
Max Armstrong goes solo this week and talks about a lot of news out of Washington and its impact on agribusiness. We also hear about...

U.S. beef exports continue higher

03/09/2018 9:53 PM
U.S. beef export value in January averaged $293.06 per head of fed slaughter, up 14% year over year.

Calf and feeder prices soften

03/09/2018 9:49 PM
Despite strong current fundamentals, looming beef supplies are weighing on market psychology.

7 ag stories you might have missed this week - March 9, 2018

03/09/2018 5:00 PM
Bill Northey finally sworn in, Ag Economy Barometer rises again, tariffs and Chinese hog prices among items making news this week.