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Festival celebrates $20 billion impact of Columbia-Snake River system on commerce
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Festival celebrates $20 billion impact of Columbia-Snake River system on commerce
Farmers, port districts and other river users put on a family festival to inform the public of the importance of the Columbia-Snake River system.

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Nevada marijuana businesses prepping for recreation sales
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Simplot seeks injunction against supply disruption
Simplot seeks injunction against supply disruption
The J.R. Simplot Co. has asked a federal judge to issue an injunction to prevent business partner Frank Tiegs from disrupting its food supply.
Field trial tours tout canola in crop rotations
Field trial tours tout canola in crop rotations
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Sherman County, Azure Farms agree to try a new weed control plan
Sherman County, Azure Farms agree to try a new weed control plan
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Record crop possible for Pacific Northwest cherries
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Second round of Oregon wolf plan review happens in Portland
Second round of Oregon wolf plan review happens in Portland
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Bill would more than double USDA organic research funding
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Commercial rock crab fishery closed in Northern California
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Elk and deer herds in danger decades after disease discovery
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Forest Service files criminal charges against Chico frat
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