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Amalgamated expects to equal or best record beet yield
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Amalgamated expects to equal or best record beet yield
Officials with Amalgamated Sugar Co. anticipate their beet yields could set another record, despite harsh growing conditions, but say sugar percentages should be down.

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Washington farmer’s appeal of Ecology order arrives too late
Washington farmer’s appeal of Ecology order arrives too late
Moses Lake farmer Ron Fode's appeal arrives three days late
Foreign guestworkers help ag face a growing shortage
Foreign guestworkers help ag face a growing shortage
The number of foreign guestworkers used to harvest Washington state crops jumped 37 percent this year from last. It’s indicative, sources say, of a continuing labor shortage.
Hop stocks continue to outrun demand
Hop stocks continue to outrun demand
The pre-harvest inventory of U.S. hops is significantly greater than a year ago, indicative of over supply and pressure on the supply chain.
Taiwanese wheat purchases keep 200 Idaho and 800 PNW farms in business
Taiwanese wheat purchases keep 200 Idaho and 800 PNW farms in business
Taiwan’s annual purchases of U.S. wheat support about 200 farms in Idaho and 800 farms in the Pacific Northwest, according to Idaho Wheat Commission estimates. The IWC also estimates that 5 percent, or 5 million bushels, of Idaho’s annual...
New fight in California water wars: How to update old system
Current plans call for building twin tunnels east of San Francisco to deliver water to farms and cities hundreds of miles away.
Montana budget director recommends $229M in spending cuts
The governor's budget director is recommending Montana agencies cut $229 million in spending over the next two years to balance the state's budgets due to declining revenues and higher fire costs
UI plans ag technology ‘boot camp’ in Pocatello
UI plans ag technology ‘boot camp’ in Pocatello
Based on the popularity of an agricultural technology session last winter during its annual agricultural outlook seminar, University of Idaho Extension is planning an event focused on agricultural technology in Pocatello.
Juniper mill illustrates ‘new natural resource economy’
Juniper mill illustrates ‘new natural resource economy’
A University of Oregon study aims to support the new ways businesses are utilizing natural resources in rural Eastern Oregon.
Idaho bean, seed groups to seek legislation to protect crops from soybean diseases
Idaho bean, seed groups to seek legislation to protect crops from soybean diseases
Groups representing Idaho’s dry bean and seed industries will ask legislators in 2018 to approve two pieces of legislation they believe could help prevent soybean seed from bringing in diseases that could harm the state’s dry bean crop.
Students test unique ways to grow food without soil
Students test unique ways to grow food without soil
Speakers and “clean tech” competition entries at the Oregon Best Fest event in Portland highlighted connections to agriculture.

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Oregon

Forest Service, Idaho work to boost logging on federal land
The U.S. Forest Service and Idaho have forged agreements for logging and restoration projects on federal land in what officials say could become a...
Hop stocks continue to outrun demand
The pre-harvest inventory of U.S. hops is significantly greater than a year ago, indicative of over supply and pressure on the supply chain.
Taiwanese wheat purchases keep 200 Idaho and 800 PNW farms in business
Juniper mill illustrates ‘new natural resource economy’
Students test unique ways to grow food without soil

Washington

Washington farmer’s appeal of Ecology order arrives too late
Moses Lake farmer Ron Fode's appeal arrives three days late
Foreign guestworkers help ag face a growing shortage
The number of foreign guestworkers used to harvest Washington state crops jumped 37 percent this year from last. It’s indicative, sources say,...
Hop stocks continue to outrun demand
Taiwanese wheat purchases keep 200 Idaho and 800 PNW farms in business
Cranberry harvest begins with volume controls on table

Idaho

Amalgamated expects to equal or best record beet yield
Officials with Amalgamated Sugar Co. anticipate their beet yields could set another record, despite harsh growing conditions, but say sugar...
Forest Service, Idaho work to boost logging on federal land
The U.S. Forest Service and Idaho have forged agreements for logging and restoration projects on federal land in what officials say could become a...
Hop stocks continue to outrun demand
Taiwanese wheat purchases keep 200 Idaho and 800 PNW farms in business
UI plans ag technology ‘boot camp’ in Pocatello

California

On last day of summer, snow falling in the Sierra Nevada
Several inches of snow were expected at elevations of at least 6,000 feet in the northern Sierra.
New fight in California water wars: How to update old system
Current plans call for building twin tunnels east of San Francisco to deliver water to farms and cities hundreds of miles away.
Farmers deal huge blow to proposed California water tunnels
Review board signs off on quota proposal
Stormy blossom leads to smaller navel orange crop

Montana

Study: Montana’s average temperature continues to increase
Between 1950 and 2015, Montana saw an average 2 to 3 degree Fahrenheit increase in temperature.
Montana budget director recommends $229M in spending cuts
The governor's budget director is recommending Montana agencies cut $229 million in spending over the next two years to balance the state's budgets...
Taiwan signs $576M wheat deal with United States
Bitterroot seeks input on logging, access plan
National Bison Range roundup postponed amid Montana smoke

Nevada

Forest Service, Idaho work to boost logging on federal land
The U.S. Forest Service and Idaho have forged agreements for logging and restoration projects on federal land in what officials say could become a...
Water agency chief: Gold Butte boundary change could be good
Zinke’s memo to Trump noted the Mesquite water district’s “historic water rights”.
Zinke directs more aggressive approach to prevent wildfires
Pollinator seed mix may contain Palmer amaranth weed, WSU warns
Wind-whipped wildfires bear down on Glacier, Yosemite parks