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Young farmers from New Zealand, Tasmania visiting mid-valley

Arlis Mishler, general manager of Smith Seed Services’ bag division in Halsey, talks about determining quality for the millions of bags the company sells each year. Smith Seed provides bags for grass seed, feed, grain, produce, nuts, bird seed, wild game seed, pet food, sand, fertilizer, chemicals, wood pellets, rock, dirt and emergency flood use. Seventeen […]

U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Prepares For World Cup

All eyes will be on the U.S. team, which won the cup in 1991 and 1999 and is ranked second in the world. NPR’s Rachel Martin talks to team member Megan Rapinoe, a midfielder for the Seattle Reign. TRANSCRIPT: RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: The Women’s World Cup begins in Canada in a few weeks. All eyes […]

Minnesota Crop Improvement Association Announces New President/CEO

(May 20, 2015) — Paul Adams, Chair, Minnesota Crop Improvement Association (MCIA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Fawad Shahas the new President/CEO of the association effective June 1, 2015. Dr. Shah will take over as President/CEO upon the retirement of Ben Lang, who has served as the association’s President/CEO since June 1, […]

Anti-GMO measure goes down

Measure 2-89 supporters, from left, Vernon Huffman, Stephanie Hampton, Martha Perkins, Bret Diamond and George Hutchinson look over the early election results at the Old World Deli on Tuesday night. Voters soundly rejected the proposal to ban GMOs in Benton County. After a hard-fought campaign marked by contentious public forums, dueling yard signs and vitriolic […]

NEWS RELEASE: One of the Best Fields for New College Graduates? Agriculture.

One of the Best Fields for New College Graduates? Agriculture. Nearly 60,000 High-Skilled Agriculture Job Openings Expected Annually in U.S., Yet Only 35,000 Graduates Available to Fill Them WASHINGTON, May 11, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a new report showing tremendous demand for recent college graduates with a degree in agricultural programs […]

Oregon GMO critics, proponents agree on mediation system

A bill that would encourage mediation between farmers engaged in disputes over biotech, conventional and organic crops in Oregon is headed for a vote on the House floor. Disputes over genetically modified crops would be mediated by Oregon farm regulators under legislation that has won support from biotech critics and proponents. Mediators from the Oregon […]

Wilbur-Ellis given OK to fly Oregon-made ag drone

  The AgDrone, shown in flight, is manufactured by a Wilsonville, Ore., company. It uses dual cameras to collect field data and map crop problems. Wilbur-Ellis, an ag services company, won permission from the FAA to use the drone commercially. HoneyComb, the drone manufacturing company based in Wilsonville, was started by three young entrepreneurs from […]