Agriculture

New Balers, Spray Technology Add to Stack of New Options for Farmers
Vermeer is rolling out two new balers. The company is introducing the new 504R Signature baler and the 604 Pro silage baler. This baler is designed for the operator who primarily bales dry hay but also wants to be able to put up a healthy dose of wet hay This makes the 504R Signature the ultimate fi…
Oregon State University Among Beneficiaries of USDA Grants
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing $36.5 million to 19 research and extension grants for fruit, vegetable, tree nut, horticultural and nursery crops. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the grants Aug. 2. They’re funded through the USDA’s Natio…
Prices Heading Down for Food, Feed Crops, Paris Economists Say
Get ready for lower prices.
Agri-Pulse is reporting that economists at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) a Paris-based group of analysts who work with the UN Food and Ag Organizaiton say that the decline in prices for food and feed crops, livestock and fish products are…
House Passes Bill Blocking Malheur County Monument In Oregon
The Interior Department funding bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives includes a provision that blocks the establishment of a national monument in Malheur County, Ore., that has been opposed by ranchers. The bill passed July 14, and is headed to the Senate...
Indiana Ag Voices Say Pence is a ‘Dream Candidate’ for Farmers
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, is a “dream candidate” for agriculture, according to the former president of the Indiana Farm Bureau.
Agri-Pulse reports that Don Villwock, who recently retired after more than a decade as president of the bureau, s…
Plath Family Helps The Mission’s Mission
In Act Two Scene Two of William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, Juliet  asks, “ what’s in a name?”  If the name is Plath, the answer is Generosity with a capital “G”.  Look around town and yo…

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