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University, Idaho Wheat Commission agree on new royalty plan
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University, Idaho Wheat Commission agree on new royalty plan
The university and IWC had been negotiating the issue since last November and commission board members took a firm stand in June.

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Candidates for Idaho governor address potato growers
Candidates for Idaho governor address potato growers
Two Republican candidates for Idaho governor spoke to potato growers during the Nov. 14 Big Idaho Potato Harvest Meeting, hosted by the Idaho Potato Commission in Fort Hall.
Idaho ag export value up 12 percent in 2017
Idaho ag export value up 12 percent in 2017
After decreasing in 2015 and 2016, the total value of Idaho agricultural exports increased 12 percent through the first nine months of this year.
More growers planting spring wheat in the fall
More growers planting spring wheat in the fall
An increasing number of farmers are planting spring wheat in the fall, in hopes of getting a better yield and a higher price, Washington Grain Commission board members Dana Herron and Damon Filan say.
Idaho Potato Commission takes steps to address quality concerns
Idaho Potato Commission takes steps to address quality concerns
IPC plans to conduct quality-improvement workshops for growers and shippers, is developing a handbook outlining best practices for handling potatoes and has commissioned University of Idaho potato researchers to study the supply chain and determine...
Bellinger re-elected to Westland Irrigation District board
Bellinger re-elected to Westland Irrigation District board
Incumbent Jack Bellinger was re-elected to the Westland Irrigation District board of directors, defeating challenger Ray Vogt.
Nature’s Path settles with Washington Ecology
Nature’s Path settles with Washington Ecology
Nature's Path settles with Washington Ecology
No quick Hirst fix, Farm Bureau told
No quick Hirst fix, Farm Bureau told
The Hirst water decision won’t be resolved any time soon and Republicans can’t expect to Democrats to join them for a governing coalition in the Legislature, an observer tells the Farm Bureau convention.
BYU-Idaho undergrads become ag researchers
BYU-Idaho undergrads become ag researchers
Brigham Young University-Idaho’s agricultural program is giving undergraduates a chance to experience advanced research for major clients.
Speaker: Dairymen need to be able to adapt to rapid changes
Speaker: Dairymen need to be able to adapt to rapid changes
Rapid technological innovation will cause major changes in the food industry and dairy producers need to be ready and able to adapt to stay competitive, a keynote speaker told Idaho dairymen recently.
Agriculture dean finalists to visit WSU
Agriculture dean finalists to visit WSU
Washington State University has named the four finalists for the dean of the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences.

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Oregon

Malheur occupier Duane Ehmer sentenced to one year in prison
In March, a jury found Ehmer guilty of depredation of property, a felony.
Bellinger re-elected to Westland Irrigation District board
Incumbent Jack Bellinger was re-elected to the Westland Irrigation District board of directors, defeating challenger Ray Vogt.
Defenses in Bundy standoff trial focus on government conduct
OSU study: No unique threat from canola
Corps takes another look at stored Willamette River Basin water

Washington

More growers planting spring wheat in the fall
An increasing number of farmers are planting spring wheat in the fall, in hopes of getting a better yield and a higher price, Washington Grain...
Nature’s Path settles with Washington Ecology
Nature's Path settles with Washington Ecology
No quick Hirst fix, Farm Bureau told
Agriculture dean finalists to visit WSU
WDFW confirms second wolf attack in a week

Idaho

University, Idaho Wheat Commission agree on new royalty plan
The university and IWC had been negotiating the issue since last November and commission board members took a firm stand in June.
Candidates for Idaho governor address potato growers
Two Republican candidates for Idaho governor spoke to potato growers during the Nov. 14 Big Idaho Potato Harvest Meeting, hosted by the Idaho Potato...
Idaho ag export value up 12 percent in 2017
Idaho Potato Commission takes steps to address quality concerns
BYU-Idaho undergrads become ag researchers

California

California pot rules open way for potentially larger fields
The state has been trying to determine what should be the appropriate size limit on cannabis farms, but regulations issued Thursday did not include...
Agricultural groups challenge California weed-killer warning
A coalition of national and Midwestern agricultural groups is suing to overturn a California declaration that the popular weed-killer Roundup can...
California company recalls chicken dish over listeria fears
Ranchers take stock of rangeland, forage damage from fires
Recreational marijuana rules rile pot-friendly San Francisco

Montana

Montana rancher sentenced to probation for eagle’s death
A rancher in eastern Montana was fined and sentenced to one-year probation after pleading guilty in August to killing a bald eagle through a poisoned...
Defenses in Bundy standoff trial focus on government conduct
Ryan Bundy is serving as his own attorney in the trial that opened Tuesday.
Land policies to be tested in Bundy standoff trial in Vegas
BLM hosts sage grouse meetings in Utah Tues, Wed, Thurs
House approves bill to expand hydropower

Nevada

Defenses in Bundy standoff trial focus on government conduct
Ryan Bundy is serving as his own attorney in the trial that opened Tuesday.
Land policies to be tested in Bundy standoff trial in Vegas
The trial sets up as a test of public land policies in Western U.S. states where the federal government controls about 85 percent of the land.
BLM hosts sage grouse meetings in Utah Tues, Wed, Thurs
Reopening The Sage Grouse Debate Has Ranchers, Conservationists Weighing Risk And Reward
Trial to start in Vegas for rancher Bundy in 2014 standoff