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LMIC: Cattle industry swimming upstream
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LMIC: Cattle industry swimming upstream
Jim Robb, director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, says cattle producers need to be cognizant of the larger calf crop ahead.

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Wildfire season sparks calls for forestry reform
Wildfire season sparks calls for forestry reform
Oregon lawmakers are pressing for forestry reform following this year’s record-breaking wildfire season.
Northwest drought retreats; seasonal outlook turns colder, wetter
Northwest drought retreats; seasonal outlook turns colder, wetter
Drought recedes in Washington and Oregon; La Nina form
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.
U.S. organic sales jump 23 percent in 2016
U.S. organic sales jump 23 percent in 2016
California continues to lead the way in organic sales and number of organic farms and acreage nationwide. Milk topped the list of organic product sales in 2016, followed by eggs and broiler chickens.
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.
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.
New Mexico sends crews to help with western wildfires
Firefighters with the New Mexico State Forestry Division are answering the call for help as states around the West are dealing with large wildfires
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.

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Livestock

LMIC: Cattle industry swimming upstream
Jim Robb, director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, says cattle producers need to be cognizant of the larger calf crop ahead.
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...
Young rancher follows in his family’s footsteps
Oregon wolf plan update may be ready for review in December
18 wild horses, burro tamed at Wyoming Honor Farm adopted

Dairy

Small tornado damages dairy farm in Oregon
Authorities say a reported funnel cloud damaged buildings at a dairy farm southeast of Salem in the area of Lacomb, Oregon
Review board signs off on quota proposal
California’s quota system came about in the late 1960s as a means to compensate milk producers selling into the higher Class I market and gain...
Dairy prices remain unsettled
Dairy West broadens communication team
Idaho dairymen fuel student health

Energy

FFA

Meridian FFA plans three-day Ex Expo
Every second-grade student in the West Ada School District attends the Ag Expo to learn what agriculture is really about.
Cedarcrest FFA landscape team thanks its sponsors
The Cedarcrest High School FFA landscape design team from Duvall, Wash., placed first at the state Nursery/Landscape competition and qualified to...

Horses

18 wild horses, burro tamed at Wyoming Honor Farm adopted
Seventeen wild horses and one wild burro have found new homes after being gentled by inmate trainers at the Wyoming Honor Farm in Riverton
National Bison Range roundup postponed amid Montana smoke
Wildfire smoke and the danger of new fires have prompted federal wildlife managers to postpone the annual roundup at the National Bison Range in...

Nursery

Orchards, Nuts & Vines

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
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.
Cranberry harvest begins with volume controls on table
Washington orchard strike resolved
Brothers in southern Indiana farm hops for beer brewers

Organic

U.S. organic sales jump 23 percent in 2016
California continues to lead the way in organic sales and number of organic farms and acreage nationwide. Milk topped the list of organic product...
Oregon’s organic industry honors its own at awards luncheon
A keynote speaker urges organic producers to step up and get more involved in research and legislation.
Nebraska man raises organic bison
Organic association sues USDA over rule delay
USDA organics chief steps down

Outdoors

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 Mexico sends crews to help with western wildfires
Firefighters with the New Mexico State Forestry Division are answering the call for help as states around the West are dealing with large wildfires
Internal watchdog says EPA mismanaging toxic site cleanups
Rain Brings Relief For Oregon Wildfires, But Also New Risks
Judge: Mining company in contempt for Idaho water pollution

Research Center

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...
Study: Montana’s average temperature continues to increase
Between 1950 and 2015, Montana saw an average 2 to 3 degree Fahrenheit increase in temperature.
UI plans ag technology ‘boot camp’ in Pocatello
Students test unique ways to grow food without soil
Brothers in southern Indiana farm hops for beer brewers

Rural Life

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 Mexico sends crews to help with western wildfires
Firefighters with the New Mexico State Forestry Division are answering the call for help as states around the West are dealing with large wildfires
Internal watchdog says EPA mismanaging toxic site cleanups
East Idaho high school students partner on forage research
Rain Brings Relief For Oregon Wildfires, But Also New Risks

Timber

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...
Wildfire season sparks calls for forestry reform
Oregon lawmakers are pressing for forestry reform following this year’s record-breaking wildfire season.
Juniper mill illustrates ‘new natural resource economy’
Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument’s future remains cloudy
Zinke recommendation to cut Cascade-Siskiyou questioned

Water

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.
Northwest drought retreats; seasonal outlook turns colder, wetter
Drought recedes in Washington and Oregon; La Nina form
Washington farmer’s appeal of Ecology order arrives too late
New fight in California water wars: How to update old system
Judge OKs lawsuit seeking better protection of Puget Sound