Markets http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6051/more en RBA achieves $1,900 for 2014 Zante Currant raisin crop http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/rba-achieves-1900-2014-zante-currant-raisin-crop <div class="node-body article-body">California raisin growers to get $1,900 per ton for 2014 Zante Currant crop</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/rba-achieves-1900-2014-zante-currant-raisin-crop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/rba-achieves-1900-2014-zante-currant-raisin-crop#comments Markets Grapes Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:53:00 +0000 156851 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>California Zante&nbsp;Currant raisins will command $1,900 per ton, according to Raisin Bargaining Association.</p> US wheat industry renews call to end Cuban embargo http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/us-wheat-industry-renews-call-end-cuban-embargo <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. wheat industry calls on Congress to end the Cuban trade embargo</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/us-wheat-industry-renews-call-end-cuban-embargo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/us-wheat-industry-renews-call-end-cuban-embargo#comments Markets Wheat Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:00 +0000 156771 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>U.S. wheat industry officials say the trade embargo with Cuba hurts the U.S. economy more than it harms Cuba because they can still import from other countries.</p> Union dockworkers return to work at West Coast ports http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/union-dockworkers-return-work-west-coast-ports <div class="field-deck"> Ports backlog could take three months to clear </div> <div class="node-body article-body">West Coast dockworkers return to work after tentative agreement is reached with Pacific Maritime Association</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/union-dockworkers-return-work-west-coast-ports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/union-dockworkers-return-work-west-coast-ports#comments Markets Import and Export Mon, 23 Feb 2015 21:01:00 +0000 156361 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p><span style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">Container ships sit idle along the U.S. West Coast during a work slowdown by union dockworkers.&nbsp;</span></p> Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Labor union action harms economy, national security http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/labor-union-action-harms-economy-national-security <div class="node-body blog-body">West Coast ports work stoppage is harming economy and national security</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/labor-union-action-harms-economy-national-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/labor-union-action-harms-economy-national-security#comments Markets Import and Export Farm Press Blog Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:39:00 +0000 156201 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Container ships at the Port of Oakland go unloaded tied to the union dockworker work slowdown. <em>Photo by Getty Images.</em></p> West Coast ports stoppage ripples inland with layoffs http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/west-coast-ports-stoppage-ripples-inland-layoffs <div class="node-body blog-body">West Coast ports shutdown forces California food processors to close shop until stoppage is over</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/west-coast-ports-stoppage-ripples-inland-layoffs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/west-coast-ports-stoppage-ripples-inland-layoffs#comments Markets Business Farm Press Blog Fri, 06 Feb 2015 03:04:00 +0000 155931 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Container ships sit idle at the Port of Oakland because of a dockworker strike. <em>Photo by Getty Images</em></p> Will drought, ports sour California citrus exports? http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/will-drought-ports-sour-california-citrus-exports <div class="node-body article-body">California farmers impacted by drought and port slowdown</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/will-drought-ports-sour-california-citrus-exports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/will-drought-ports-sour-california-citrus-exports#comments Markets Crops Tue, 03 Feb 2015 19:10:00 +0000 155881 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Drought and water delivery issues were not the only thing to impact California&#39;s fresh citrus market in the 2014-15 growing season. Now a slow down of activities at West Coast ports is threatening to hamper citrus exports, which last year were estimated at $500 million.</p> Hoyt predicts lower 2015 western alfalfa hay prices http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/hoyt-predicts-lower-2015-western-alfalfa-hay-prices <div class="node-body article-body">Western alfalfa growers will likely see lower prices in 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/hoyt-predicts-lower-2015-western-alfalfa-hay-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/hoyt-predicts-lower-2015-western-alfalfa-hay-prices#comments Markets Alfalfa Corn Grasses Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:33:00 +0000 155561 at http://westernfarmpress.com SETH HOYT, right, veteran California hay market specialist, answers a question following his presentation at the 2014 California Alfalfa-Grains Symposium in Long Beach, Calif. in December. Many wheat growers could benefit from U.S-Cuba trade – except Desert Durum http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/many-wheat-growers-could-benefit-us-cuba-trade-except-desert-durum <div class="node-body article-body">Desert Durum wheat growers in California and Arizona unlikely to benefit from an adopted U.S.-Cuba trade accord - in the short run.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/many-wheat-growers-could-benefit-us-cuba-trade-except-desert-durum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/many-wheat-growers-could-benefit-us-cuba-trade-except-desert-durum#comments Markets Wheat Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:05:00 +0000 154801 at http://westernfarmpress.com Desert Durum wheat harvest in central Arizona. Increased Ag values mask California drought concerns http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/increased-ag-values-mask-california-drought-concerns <div class="field-deck"> Gross receipts tread on record territory for many counties </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In a year plagued by drought, many California counties are reporting record crop values.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/increased-ag-values-mask-california-drought-concerns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/increased-ag-values-mask-california-drought-concerns#comments Markets Crops Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:14:00 +0000 151521 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>A farmworker processes cilantro on an Imperial County farming operation.</p> Survey: Consumer confidence in food supply still high http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/survey-consumer-confidence-food-supply-still-high <div class="field-deck"> Most Americans do not support changing labeling laws </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Survey says most Americans remain confident in the food supply.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/survey-consumer-confidence-food-supply-still-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/survey-consumer-confidence-food-supply-still-high#comments Markets Gold Sustainable Agriculture Thu, 05 Jun 2014 02:59:00 +0000 149521 at http://westernfarmpress.com Most Americans remain confident in the safety of the food supply.