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Livestock auction results from around the West.

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Western hay price report
Oregon prices trended generally steady compared to last week prices.
Jennie-O recalling ground turkey in salmonella outbreak
Jennie-O-Turkey is recalling more than 91,000 pounds of raw turkey in an ongoing salmonella outbreak
Major Colorado River water user floats Arizona drought plan
Major Colorado River water user floats interim plan for Arizona to manage expected shortages
Forest Service chief vows to rid agency of sexual harassment
The matter has gained renewed attention as female Forest Service employees recently stepped forward with tales of harassment.
Northwest best bet for warm winter in lower 48
Northwest best bet for warm winter in lower 48
New weather outlook for December-February
U.S. House passes bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves
U.S. House passes bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves
The measure was approved, 196-180, and now goes to the Senate, where prospects are murkier.
California recommends restrictions for popular pesticide
The DowDuPont pesticide chlorpyrifos is currently used on about 60 different crops.
Missing-persons list tops 600 in fire-stricken California
The 222-square mile Camp Fire was reported 45 percent contained Friday.
UI water-quality team among four finalists in world competition
UI water-quality team among four finalists in world competition
UI’s Clean Water Machine, a reactive filtration system, uses biochar, iron oxide and ozone to strip phosphorous from polluted waters.
Irrigation transfer bill passes U.S. House committee
Irrigation transfer bill passes U.S. House committee
The House Natural Resources Committee passed a bill, Nov. 15, to move federal irrigation assets to the Kennewick Irrigation District. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., hopes to get it through Congress before the end of the year.

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Livestock

Selected Western livestock auctions
Livestock auction results from around the West.
National wool and sheep review
Slaughter lambs were mixed, mostly sharply higher in advance of the upcoming holiday.
National feeder and stocker cattle report
Western hay price report
U.S. House passes bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves

Dairy

Fluid Milk and Cream — Western U.S.
Southeastern processors continue to send their own trucks/drivers to pick up farm milk on a daily basis as western handlers cannot accommodate...
Farm animals may soon get new features through gene editing
Recombinetics: Gene-editing techniques do what traditional breeding has always done, except much faster.
Oregon company provides ‘cutting-edge’ bovine IFV treatments
Gene-edited food is coming, but will shoppers buy?
Mielke: Dairy prices dive

Energy

Zinke ‘100 percent confident’ he’ll be cleared in probes
Democrats plan to launch their own investigations into Zinke in January, when they take the majority in the House.
Drilling overwhelms agency protecting America’s lands
The Bureau of Land Management is making it easier to produce oil and gas on federal acreage. In southeastern New Mexico, it can't even keep up with...
PG&E warns Northern California customers of possible outages
Tillamook transmission line opponents resist eminent domain
California power customers file claims in pre-emptive outage

FFA

Goldendale FFA receives awards at national FFA convention
In the National Chapter Award, Goldendale FFA earned 3 Gold Stars, which is the highest honor.
National FFA Officer team includes two reps from the West
Shea Booster, of Bend, Ore., was elected western region vice president on the 2018-19 National FFA Officer team.
Quincy FFA places third in Hall of States competition
OSU student elected to national FFA officer team

Horses

Western hay price report
Oregon prices trended generally steady compared to last week prices.
Western hay price report
Renewed bullishness became apparent in the Columbia Basin this week by both producers and export buyers.
BLM Says It Plans To Pull Back On Controversial Plan To Spay Wild Mares In Oregon
Western hay price report
2 Oregon women sentenced in neglect of more than 80 horses

Nursery

Rain gives Christmas trees boost before harvest
About 45 percent of Pacific Northwest trees go to California and 10 percent to other Western states.

Orchards, Nuts & Vines

California recommends restrictions for popular pesticide
The DowDuPont pesticide chlorpyrifos is currently used on about 60 different crops.
Judge blocks Cosmic Crisp information release
A freelance journalist seeking financial and marketing information about Washington’s new Cosmic Crisp apple has been temporarily blocked by a...
Trump right and wrong on ‘French’ wine tariffs
Gene-edited food is coming, but will shoppers buy?
Judge denies injunction in hop dispute

Organic

Panel: Consider water access, soil health before signing lease
A panel of farmers spoke about ways to connect farmers and landowners during the Tilth Alliance conference Nov. 10 in Spokane. Farmers should...
Washington poised to up organic fees, mostly on small producers
Washington plans to raise fees for organic certification
Tilth conference looks to boost different voices in ag

Outdoors

Major Colorado River water user floats Arizona drought plan
Major Colorado River water user floats interim plan for Arizona to manage expected shortages
Forest Service chief vows to rid agency of sexual harassment
The matter has gained renewed attention as female Forest Service employees recently stepped forward with tales of harassment.
U.S. House passes bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves
Missing-persons list tops 600 in fire-stricken California
Fire death toll at 56 and counting in Northern California

Research Center

Jennie-O recalling ground turkey in salmonella outbreak
Jennie-O-Turkey is recalling more than 91,000 pounds of raw turkey in an ongoing salmonella outbreak
Major Colorado River water user floats Arizona drought plan
Major Colorado River water user floats interim plan for Arizona to manage expected shortages
Forest Service chief vows to rid agency of sexual harassment
California recommends restrictions for popular pesticide
UI water-quality team among four finalists in world competition

Rural Life

Missing-persons list tops 600 in fire-stricken California
The 222-square mile Camp Fire was reported 45 percent contained Friday.
Author seeks harvest tradition stories
Scheuerman recently published a second edition of his book, “Hardship to Homeland,” about the Volga Germans settling in the Pacific...
Canadian grower helps farmers answer tough questions
No damage reported following eastern Idaho earthquake
Fire death toll at 56 and counting in Northern California

Timber

Fatal California fires spur search for solutions
The latest California fires have fueled debate over the reasons for the ever-more deadly wildfires.
Boise Cascade: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
Boise Cascade: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
Poachers caught cutting trees on Washington forest land
Capitol Tree ready for trip to D.C.
Tillamook transmission line opponents resist eminent domain

Water

Major Colorado River water user floats Arizona drought plan
Major Colorado River water user floats interim plan for Arizona to manage expected shortages
Northwest best bet for warm winter in lower 48
New weather outlook for December-February
UI water-quality team among four finalists in world competition
Irrigation transfer bill passes U.S. House committee
Less reservoir carry-over water, El Nino could challenge irrigators next year