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2008-09-29 03:00:24

By Jacklet, Ben Midway through the frenzy of the harvest, Oregon Wheat Growers League president Kevin Porter found himself working as truck driver for the day. His job was to lead a thousand bushels or so of wheat into a 70-foot rig, haul it off to the McNary Grain Elevator by the Columbia River, return for another load, and repeat, all day long. Out in the fields, three combines were cutting 30-foot swaths of wheat nonstop oand offloading without slowing. By day's end 10 people, 10...

2008-09-15 03:00:19

By Lutey, Tom A grain harvest larger than expected and historically high grain prices could produce the first-ever billion dollar wheat crop for Montana farmers. In their final crop forecast of the year, federal statisticians are predicting a Montana wheat harvest of 159.7 million bushels, up 10 million bushels from a year ago. With grain prices that have nearly doubled in the past five years, expectations for an eight- figure sale are high "We could have a billion-dollar wheat crop,"...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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