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Selected Western livestock auctions

November 16, 2018 Livestock auction results from around the West. Read more

National wool and sheep review

November 16, 2018 Slaughter lambs were mixed, mostly sharply higher in advance of the upcoming holiday. Read more

Fluid Milk and Cream — Western U.S.

November 16, 2018 Southeastern processors continue to send their own trucks/drivers to pick up farm milk on a daily basis as western handlers cannot accommodate transportation for them. Read more

National feeder and stocker cattle report

November 16, 2018 The CME Cattle Complex has struggled in recent weeks, but this week a little upswing hasn’t managed to turn around the doldrums of last week. Read more

Western hay price report

November 16, 2018 Oregon prices trended generally steady compared to last week prices. Read more

Orchards, Nuts, and Vines

California recommends restrictions for popular pesticide

November 16, 2018 The DowDuPont pesticide chlorpyrifos is currently used on about 60 different crops. Read more

Judge blocks Cosmic Crisp information release

November 15, 2018 A freelance journalist seeking financial and marketing information about Washington’s new Cosmic Crisp apple has been temporarily blocked by a judge at the request of a company promoting the apple. Read more

Trump right and wrong on ‘French’ wine tariffs

November 14, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump is partly right but far from completely correct when he says that France's "big tariffs" make it hard for American vintners to sell their wines to the French Read more

Gene-edited food is coming, but will shoppers buy?

November 14, 2018 First foods made from gene-edited plants getting close to the grocery aisles, a different technology than today's GMOs but will shoppers buy? Read more

Judge denies injunction in hop dispute

November 14, 2018 Bintani, an Australian brewery supplier, hasn’t proven an injunction is warranted in its lawsuit with Yakima Chief Hops of Yakima, Wash. Read more

Ag Financial Services

Good accountant keeps business fiscally fit

December 7, 2017 “They hand me a box filled with papers, and I make sense of it,” accountant Dot Belveal says. Read more

Partners rely on banker to open new organic dairy

December 7, 2017 The new business, Nature Ridge Organic Dairy in Raft River, has 2,450 Holstein-Jersey cows and 30 full-time employees. Read more

Financial planner helps sheep company owner diversify his investments

December 7, 2017 Realizing the need to diversify his investments beyond livestock and real estate, Henry Etcheverry sought a financial planner who would develop an individualized investment portfolio for him. Read more