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Idaho groundwater users give lawmakers, libraries Swan Falls book
Courtesy of Jim Jones
Idaho groundwater users give lawmakers, libraries Swan Falls book
Idaho groundwater users have purchased copies of a book by former Idaho Supreme Court Justice Jim Jones on the historic Swan Falls Agreement to give to state lawmakers and libraries.

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Wine and weed? Some Oregon vineyards try hand at pot farming
Wine and weed? Some Oregon vineyards try hand at pot farming
Two years after the legalization of recreational marijuana in Oregon, some vineyards in the state's hyper-fertile region along the California border are trying their hand at pot farming
Trump budget would allow sale of wild horses for slaughter
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and other interests have been urging BLM for years to allow sales of wild horses.
Jury rules with school in fight over California strawberries
Retired professor used seeds developed at UC Davis without gaining the university’s permission.
Survey finds US honeybee losses improve from horrible to bad
Reduction in varroa mites, a lethal parasite, is likely the main cause of the improvement.
Timber company plans lawsuit over Elliott Forest
Lone Rock Timber Management Company was the sole bidder for the 82,500-acre forest, which was on sale for $220 million
Labor pains: Finding enough workers worries growers, packers
Labor pains: Finding enough workers worries growers, packers
Growers are more reluctant to talk about labor fearing they’ll attract U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement agents. Some have enough workers or think they will. Others are short and a shortage in California is already resulting in cherries not...
House approves bill seeking to upend EPA pesticide rule
The House passed a Republican-backed measure reversing an Environmental Protection Agency requirement that those spraying pesticides on or near rivers and lakes file for a permit
New state law boosts Idaho recharge totals
New state law boosts Idaho recharge totals
Idaho water users say a new state law helped them recharge more water in the aquifer during a big water year.
Repair work begins at damaged California spillway
Crews aim to replace the lower portion of the spillway by Nov. 1.
Oregon’s Starker Forests names new president and CEO
Jake Gibbs comes to the company from another family business, Lone Rock Timber Management.

Marketplace

Livestock

Trump budget would allow sale of wild horses for slaughter
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and other interests have been urging BLM for years to allow sales of wild horses.
Survey finds US honeybee losses improve from horrible to bad
Reduction in varroa mites, a lethal parasite, is likely the main cause of the improvement.
Monument size a concern as feds review status
ODFW investigating Wallowa County wolf death
New challenge to USDA predator control in Idaho

Dairy

Dairy prices rise then slip
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week’s dairy industry news.
Fake milk? Pressure builds for FDA to address imitation dairy labels
The National Milk Producers Federation says Food and Drug Administration has a history of failing to enforce regulations that prohibit plant-food...
Fire sweeps through dairy farm’s barn, destroying hay and equipment
Industry launches campaign to reconnect with consumers
Beehive privacy? 9th Circuit debates ‘ag gag’ law

Energy

FFA

Brown restores FFA, career tech funding after outcry from supporters
Gov. Jerry Brown reinserted $15.4 million into his budget proposal for high school FFA and career technical programs after parents, students and...
FFA members help special-needs kids raise goats for county fair
Six high school students with special needs were paired with mentors to help them raise goats to present and sell at the Glenn County Fair in Orland,...
Washington FFA adviser departing
Ag students shine at Oregon Envirothon
Washington FFA chooses new state officers

Horses

Trump budget would allow sale of wild horses for slaughter
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and other interests have been urging BLM for years to allow sales of wild horses.
Wild Horse Populations In Oregon On The Rise
The BLM says Oregon’s wild horse and burro populations are greater than the rangelands can handle in balance with other public land uses.

Nursery

Jury rules with school in fight over California strawberries
Retired professor used seeds developed at UC Davis without gaining the university’s permission.
Labor pains: Finding enough workers worries growers, packers
Growers are more reluctant to talk about labor fearing they’ll attract U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement agents. Some have enough...

Orchards, Nuts & Vines

Freeze damage shows up in Washington, Oregon blackberries
Oregon and Washington blackberry crops expected to be reduced by cold damage
Wine and weed? Some Oregon vineyards try hand at pot farming
Two years after the legalization of recreational marijuana in Oregon, some vineyards in the state's hyper-fertile region along the California border...
Labor pains: Finding enough workers worries growers, packers
House approves bill seeking to upend EPA pesticide rule
Idaho wine industry says Boise catering rule causes headaches

Organic

Wine and weed? Some Oregon vineyards try hand at pot farming
Two years after the legalization of recreational marijuana in Oregon, some vineyards in the state's hyper-fertile region along the California border...
Azure Farms ‘on the right track’ but faces challenges in controlling weeds
Sherman County, Ore., and the organic farm agreed last week to try a new weed management plan. Neighboring farmers hope it works, but have their...
House bill would increase organic research funding
Sherman County, Azure Farms agree to try a new weed control plan
Bill would more than double USDA organic research funding

Outdoors

Fire 50 percent contained at Washington state tourism spot
Hundreds of firefighters and other responders were able to make progress on the initial fire and two related spot fires.
Timber company plans lawsuit over Elliott Forest
Lone Rock Timber Management Company was the sole bidder for the 82,500-acre forest, which was on sale for $220 million
Monument size a concern as feds review status
Massive slide covers stretch of iconic California highway
Fast-moving wildfire burning in Central California

Research Center

More invasive green crabs found near Sequim
Staff with Washington Sea Grant’s Crab Team say some scientists regard the green crab as one of the worst invasive species on the planet.
Wine and weed? Some Oregon vineyards try hand at pot farming
Two years after the legalization of recreational marijuana in Oregon, some vineyards in the state's hyper-fertile region along the California border...
Survey finds US honeybee losses improve from horrible to bad
Idaho, Oregon researchers work on stevia seed line
Deschutes County at center of marijuana battle

Rural Life

Massive slide covers stretch of iconic California highway
A swath of the hillside gave way Saturday night, covering about one-third of a mile of Highway 1
Fast-moving wildfire burning in Central California
The fire in Coalinga had grown to more than 12 square miles as of Friday morning.
Ag students shine at Oregon Envirothon
Washington AG Pledges To Defend National Monuments
East Idaho program gives urban students animal ag experience

Timber

Fire 50 percent contained at Washington state tourism spot
Hundreds of firefighters and other responders were able to make progress on the initial fire and two related spot fires.
Timber company plans lawsuit over Elliott Forest
Lone Rock Timber Management Company was the sole bidder for the 82,500-acre forest, which was on sale for $220 million
Oregon’s Starker Forests names new president and CEO
Wildfire forces evacuations at Washington state tourism spot
Oregon State Parks auctioning off 38-acre woodland

Water

Idaho groundwater users give lawmakers, libraries Swan Falls book
Idaho groundwater users have purchased copies of a book by former Idaho Supreme Court Justice Jim Jones on the historic Swan Falls Agreement to give...
House approves bill seeking to upend EPA pesticide rule
The House passed a Republican-backed measure reversing an Environmental Protection Agency requirement that those spraying pesticides on or near...
New state law boosts Idaho recharge totals
Repair work begins at damaged California spillway
Westland Irrigation District backs out of Central Project