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April 21, 2014

Farm bill means big changes for ag

The 2014 farm bill represents a big transition for a major sector of the economy.
April 20, 2014

Sugar Association responds to WHO sugar proposal

The Sugar Association has filed comments with the World Health Organization (WHO) as part of its Public Consultation on a Draft Sugars Guideline announced March 5.
April 20, 2014

Short water year for Klamath irrigation project

GRANTS PASS, Ore.(AP)—Farmers on the Klamath Reclamation Project straddling the Oregon-California border are facing irrigation cutbacks caused by drought for the third year in a row.
April 19, 2014

Confectioners cheer hopped-up Easter profits

By all accounts, these are sweet times to be in the candy business. Sales are up, business is expanding, sugar prices are down, and profit margins are plump.
April 19, 2014

Mexico speeds up disputed sugar exports to U.S.

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announced Friday that it would initiate an investigation to determine if the Mexican government has subsidized Mexico's sugar production and whether that sugar is being dumped into the U.S. market.
April 19, 2014

GMO task force meets for first time

SALEM, Ore.—A new task force aimed at fleshing out the controversies over genetically modified organisms in Oregon includes members with strongly contrasting points of view.
April 18, 2014

Mexico sours sugar growers' Easter holiday

Nine in 10 Americans who will be celebrating Easter this year say they plan to stock up on candy, according to a National Retail Federation survey released April 9. All told, these celebrants will spend a combined $2.2 billion of Easter candy—an average o
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