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Apples top Washington crop, but varieties in ‘turmoil’
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Apples top Washington crop, but varieties in ‘turmoil’
Apples led Washington’s agricultural production for the 12th year in a row in 2016 with $2.39 billion of the state’s total $10.6 billion in farmgate value. But there’s a lot of “turmoil” in value among apple varieties,...

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Up in smoke: Wildfires scorch California pot crop at harvest
At least 31 marijuana farms were destroyed and many more damaged, according to the pot industry’s California Growers Association.
U.S. Wheat closing office in Cairo
U.S. Wheat Associates is closing its office in Cairo, Egypt, spurred by the increased supply of lower-priced wheat from Russia. The organization will focus on wheat buyers in the region on a targeted basis.
Survey reflects California labor shortage
Survey reflects California labor shortage
The California Farm Bureau Federation released its first labor survey in five years which shows a continuing shortage of workers for farmers with labor-intensive crops like tree fruit and wine grapes.
Canadian firm plans Oregon mushroom farm; 200 jobs projected

VALE, Ore. (AP) — Officials of Farmers Fresh Mushrooms were not looking to expand beyond Canada, but as the saying goes, one thing led to another, and now they are looking to start up a farm outside of Vale, projecting employment of around 200...

Project saved homes from fires, but can it be duplicated?
Project saved homes from fires, but can it be duplicated?
Thinning of forests in central Oregon, where towns and subdivisions sit in a green ocean of Ponderosa and lodgepole pines, has saved homes amid one of the most devastating wildfire seasons in the American West
After punishing drought, Montana ranchers sell calves early
Stockyards have moved 6,000 animals more than they did during the same weeks in 2016.
Farm Bureau highlights Washington farm’s labor shortage
Farm Bureau highlights Washington farm’s labor shortage
Washington vegetable farm featured in video on labor shortage
National wool and sheep review
Heavy slaughter lambs were steady to 10.00 lower, light slaughter lambs were steady to sharply higher.
West Coast grain price report
Bids for US 1 Soft White Wheat delivered to Portland in unit trains or barges during October for ordinary protein trended 14 to 24.50 cents per bushel lower compared to week ago prices for the same delivery period from 5.0550-5.31.
California shell egg price report
Asking prices for next week are unchanged for Jumbo, 14 cents lower for Extra Large, 20 cents lower for Large and 4 cents lower for Medium and Small.

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