Straw growers break into camel market
SILVERTON, Ore. -- Oregon's straw industry is working with researchers in the United Arab Emirates on feeding trials that could provide entry to the lucrative Middle East feed market.
Grass straw, once burned as a unwanted residue after seed harvest, has been a prominent source of roughage, or fiber, for beef and dairy cows in Japan and Korea for the past two decades. Now it is being studied for camels.
- Read the full story from December 2012 on Capital Press here.
Exports: Headhaul or the Future?
For years, Peter Friedmann has touted the idea that exports can regain their long-lost dominance over imports in U.S. container trade. Now some economists say the executive director of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition may be onto something.
Current models suggest U.S. containerized export volume could exceed imports during certain months as soon as 2016 and on an annual basis by 2020, Walter Kemmsies, chief economist at Moffatt & Nichol, told this month's AgTC’s annual meeting in San Francisco.
- Read the full story from June 21, 2013 on Agriculture Transportation Coalition here.
Stan Boshart Nominated for Top Producer 2015
Finalist for Top Producer of the Year, Stan Boshart.
From Stan: I'm here today because of my family, my co-workers, those that have helped me and believed in me along the way. An award to me isn't that great of a choice, but if those that are choosing can award those in my life and our company, than I'm happy to accept it on their behalf.
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Boshart Trucking, Inc. Named SEDCOR 2016 AgriBusiness of the Year
First nominated America's Farmers NW Farm of the Year 2015, then she went on to win the National Farm of they Year 2015 honor!
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NATIONAL FARM MOM OF THE YEAR 2015!
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