North Powder, ORNyssa, ORBoardman, ORQuincy, WA

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Beef Northwest is a diversified agribusiness with cattle feeding operations in Nyssa and Boardman, Oregon, and Quincy, Washington.

With a one-time capacity of 95,000 head, Beef Northwest is the Northwest’s largest supplier of quality cattle to Tyson in Wallula, Washington, and naturally raised cattle to AB Foods, in Toppenish.

Committed to the economic and environmental sustainability of the communities it serves, Beef Northwest traces its roots to the 1800s, when the Wilson family first raised cattle on Oregon’s productive rangelands.

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Photo of the day: "Mommy dearest"

Today's Instagram of the day goes to Brooke Keicher, who uploaded this picture of a new born girl and her mom. To see more cool pictures follow Brooke @bkeicher13!

Help your horse handle heat stress

Summer is the primary season for many equine competitions, and intense exercise coupled with a high ambient temperature can quickly put horses in the danger zone for heat-related illness. In this guide, we will discuss heat-related illness, physiological mechanisms of heat loss, and techniques for relieving heat stress in equines.

Northern California wildfire forces hundreds to flee

Flames raged unchecked for a second day through tinder-dry brush and scrub oak in Northern California's ranch country on Thursday after destroying three homes and forcing hundreds of residents to flee, as firefighters sought to benefit from subsiding winds, officials said.

Photo of the day: "The Utah Trail"

Today's Instagram of the day is a shout out for Chris Peterson for showing an awesome angle of a cattle drive. To see more pictures from this awesome photographer follow him @diehardcowboy_!

Photo of the day: "On the road again"

Today's lucky Instagrammer is artist, Margo Geddes for taking this awesome picture of traveling cattle with an amazing view of the mountains. See more picture of nature on her Instagram page @whiteantlerflowers!

Photo of the day: "Till the cows come home"

Today's photo of the day goes to Instagrammer Karl for uploading this beautiful photo of cattle enjoying the sunset. To see more pictures of Karl's travels follow him @karlzoltan!

First week of August declared “National Farmers Market Week”

Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, has declared August 2-8, 2015, "National Farmers Market Week." This year marks the 16th annual celebration that honors the important role farmers’ markets play in local economies.

Corn crop shows slight improvement

The nation's corn crop showed slight improvement over last week but is still behind 2014's pace, according to the latest USDA Crop Progress report.

Photo of the day: "A stock holders meeting"

Today's photo of the day goes to Quarter Circle U Ranch Manager, Dean Harris for snapping this great shot of owner Chuck Backus.

Brenneman: Agvocates, it's time to visit the city

While we as farmers begin to seep out through the cracks and pulse more truthful information and real stories of the farm, I think it is extremely important that we keep these different perspectives in mind. I believe it is essential that if we are going to show people what we do every day, we also need to walk a mile in “city slicker” shoes. Agvocates absolutely need to visit a large city where grass is non-existent and owning a car is almost unheard of.

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