WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has completed a 100-day review of supply chains and will form a task force to address the bottlenecks in the semiconductor, construction, transportation and agriculture sectors.

MADRID, Iowa (AP) — In 43 years of farming, Morey Hill had seen crop-destroying weather, rock-bottom prices, trade fights and surges in government aid, but not until last year had he endured it all in one season.

Twenty-seven of the nation’s leading food and agriculture associations have raised the alarm over what they claim is a rapidly deteriorating trade relationship with Mexico when it comes to food and ag product exports.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A group of farmers has filed an antitrust case against several big agricultural companies, contending the companies worked together to ban e-commerce sales in order to keep prices artificially high.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Potato Council and 26 leading food and agriculture associations sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai yesterday communicating growing concerns over the rapid deterioration of the U.S.-Mexico trade rel…

Despite the myriad logistical challenges posed by COVID-19, Idaho’s agricultural industry is still finding ways to export the farm products it produces to other countries.

With the click of a mouse, U.S. potato growers will participate this month in a lobbying trip that usually requires them to board a plane and put in nearly a week of long days in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A $900 billion pandemic relief package that Congress approved on Monday night contains several provisions that should significantly help the nation’s farmers, according to leaders with the National Potato Council.

President-elect Joe Biden says he won’t immediately lift tariffs placed by President Donald Trump on many imports from China or break Trump’s initial trade deal.

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China and 14 other countries agreed Sunday to set up the world’s largest trading bloc, encompassing nearly a third of all economic activity, in a deal many in Asia are hoping will help hasten a recovery from the shocks of the pandemic.

SUMATRA, Indonesia — With his hand clamped tightly over her mouth, she could not scream, the 16-year-old girl recalls – and no one was around to hear her anyway. She describes how her boss raped her amid the tall trees on an Indonesian palm oil plantation that feeds into some of the world’s …

POCATELLO — The University of Idaho’s “Idaho AgBiz” website offers a lot of helpful resources to farmers and ranchers but it also may be one of the best-hidden gems of the Gem State.

The total value of Idaho farm product exports last year increased 9 percent compared with the previous year, while U.S. wide, the value of ag exports decreased 2 percent.

USDA data shows that farmers and ranchers are the main driver behind the significant growth in the state’s overall agricultural sector over the past few decades.

A ground-breaking ceremony was hosted Thursday afternoon for the planned Frigitek Cold Storage facility, which will be located in the business park at the Pocatello Regional Airport.

U.S. barley growers suddenly have access to a tantalizing new market: China, the world’s most populous country and also the largest producer and consumer of beer.

ELTOPIA, Wash. — For farmer Mike Pink, spring is supposed to be a time of hope, when he can survey a green field of young potato plants and anticipate the bounty to be pulled from the sandy soils of the Columbia Basin.

BOISE — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has reported that Chinese buyers recently purchased 340,000 metric tons, or about 12.5 million bushels, of U.S. hard red winter wheat for delivery in the 2020/21 marketing year. This is a significant purchase volume and the largest since China imple…

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced that China has taken numerous actions to begin implementing its agriculture-related commitments under the landmark U.S.-China Phase One Economic and …

BOISE – State and federal leaders joined representatives of Idaho’s agriculture community Feb. 20 to celebrate passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

Idaho grain farmers have been meeting with top officials and lawmakers in Washington, D.C., and speaking at in-state events recently to build support for their federal legislative priorities.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — President Donald Trump likes to joke that America’s farmers have a nice problem on their hands: They’re going to need bigger tractors to keep up with surging Chinese demand for their soybeans and other agricultural goods under a preliminary deal between the world’s two lar…

TWIN FALLS — The news Tuesday that Congressional Democrats had reached a deal with the White House to approve a new North America trade agreement was welcomed in Idaho, where officials said the development will help the dairy industry.

 It’s been over a year since the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) was signed and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi motioned for the trade agreement to be brought to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives for a vote.

 The recent approval of an updated trade agreement for North America is good news for U.S. potato growers who do business in Mexico, according to the top official with the potato industry's lobbying organization. 

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday announced agreement on a modified North American trade pact, handing President Donald Trump a major Capitol Hill win on the very same day that Democrats announced their impeachment charges against him.

POCATELLO — Two separate sets of federal data both show that the total value of Idaho agricultural exports is on the rise.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday dismissed a Chinese official’s assertion that his administration has agreed to roll back some of the higher tariffs it’s imposed on Chinese goods.

PARIS (AP) — When France’s president wants to carry European concerns to the world stage to find solutions for climate change, trade tensions or Iran’s nuclear ambitions, he no longer calls Washington. He flies to Beijing.

BOISE – Idahoans who participated in a governor’s trade mission to Taiwan and Hong Kong called it a success and said it could open doors to more trade opportunities for Idaho farmers, ranchers and other businesses.

Editor’s note: This is the final installment of a three-part series on local grain economies. Part I covered the value consumers of local grain place on producers’ stories. Part II detailed the rise of small mills in the Northwest. All installments are posted online at postregister.com/farma…

Editor’s note: This is the second installment of a three-part series on local grain economies. Part I covered the value consumers of local grain place on producers’ stories. Part III, describing the Washington State University Bread Lab’s efforts to promote local grain as a flavorful and hea…