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Rural Utah farmer, market owner makes exclusive cheese
Caineville farmer likes making brined feta, smooth chevre or Ramsley’s signature semi-firm tomme, a cheese typically produced in France and Switzerland.

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Malheur occupier Duane Ehmer sentenced to one year in prison
In March, a jury found Ehmer guilty of depredation of property, a felony.
Justice Department won’t release national monument documents
The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit from Advocates for the West seeking the information.
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 calf carcass
New Mexico posing quarantine to stop pecan weevil bug
New Mexico agriculture officials are issuing a quarantine in hopes of stopping the spread of an invasive bug threatening the state's pecan industry
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.
Wildlife Services officials urge ranchers to report all cattle deaths
Wildlife Services officials urge ranchers to report all cattle deaths
The thick hide of adult cattle often shows no sign of a wolf attack, leaving cattlemen to wonder what took down a cow. But there are signs under the hide that can lead to a confirmed wolf depredation, and USDA Wildlife Services wants cattlemen to report...
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.
Northwest winter forecast tilts toward wet, cold
Northwest winter forecast tilts toward wet, cold
Winter outlook leans more toward wet and cold in Washington
AP Explains: Farm runoff and the worsening algae plague
Federal and state programs have spent billions of dollars on cost-sharing payments to farmers to help prevent nutrient runoff.
Nature’s Path settles with Washington Ecology
Nature’s Path settles with Washington Ecology
Nature's Path settles with Washington Ecology

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Livestock

Rural Utah farmer, market owner makes exclusive cheese
Caineville farmer likes making brined feta, smooth chevre or Ramsley’s signature semi-firm tomme, a cheese typically produced in France and...
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...
Wildlife Services officials urge ranchers to report all cattle deaths
WDFW confirms second wolf attack in a week
Environmental group sues for records of wolf killings

Dairy

Rural Utah farmer, market owner makes exclusive cheese
Caineville farmer likes making brined feta, smooth chevre or Ramsley’s signature semi-firm tomme, a cheese typically produced in France and...
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.
Speaker: Dairymen need to be able to adapt to rapid changes
Dairy prices continue to undulate
Darigold economist: Canada milk policy spoiling market

Energy

7 leaks found in Hanford’s oldest double-walled tank
Inspectors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation have found seven leaks in the site's oldest double-walled radioactive waste storage tank
House approves bill to expand hydropower
The Republican-controlled House has approved a bill aimed at speeding up hydropower projects. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of...
Ruling reverses solar project on Oregon farmland

FFA

Oregon FFA, Les Schwab team up to collect 510,000 pounds of food
The Oregon FFA partnered with Les Schwab Tire Centers, Wilco Co-op, Capital Press and the East Oregonian newspaper to help combat hunger.
Meridian FFA plans three-day Ag Expo
Every second-grade student in the West Ada School District attends the Ag Expo to learn what agriculture is really about.
Tiny Burnt River School shines at national FFA convention
Cashmere, Wash., FFA wins national competition
National FFA announces 2017 Agriscience Fair winners

Horses

Sick horse quarantined at OSU veterinary teaching hospital
The common form of the equine virus is akin to a cold in humans, but it can mutate into a more serious condition.
Oregon-California hay crop average despite challenges
Showers, army worms, smoke impact hay; prices continue to climb.
Hay conference, contest Nov. 17-18
Students at Nebraska tech college round up cattle on horses

Nursery

Orchards, Nuts & Vines

New Mexico posing quarantine to stop pecan weevil bug
New Mexico agriculture officials are issuing a quarantine in hopes of stopping the spread of an invasive bug threatening the state's pecan industry
Idaho producers seeking H-2A workers could rise significantly
Idaho ranks third in the country in total H-2A applications filed and the number of Idaho ag producers seeking temporary foreign workers could...
Washington Ecology rolls out rules for winery wastewater
Washington bullish on apples, survey shows
California wineries assess wildfires’ long-term effects

Organic

Organic hydroponics likely to provoke legal challenge
A legal challenge to organic certification of hydroponic crops is likely after a USDA advisory board voted against banning such systems.
Organic-food purists assail the designation for hydroponics
Many traditional organic farmers say allowing hydroponic farms to be certified organic erodes the integrity of the industry.
USDA again delays organic livestock rule
Western Innovator: Farmers strike out on their own

Outdoors

Malheur occupier Duane Ehmer sentenced to one year in prison
In March, a jury found Ehmer guilty of depredation of property, a felony.
Justice Department won’t release national monument documents
The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit from Advocates for the West seeking the information.
AP Explains: Farm runoff and the worsening algae plague
Hatch’s office predicts big reductions for Utah monuments
Land policies to be tested in Bundy standoff trial in Vegas

Research Center

Monsanto asks Arkansas judge to halt state’s herbicide ban
A major agribusiness company is asking an Arkansas judge to halt the state's plan to ban an herbicide that's drawn complaints from farmers across...
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.
AP Explains: Farm runoff and the worsening algae plague
Trump EPA nominee opposed by GOP senators from N.C.
BYU-Idaho undergrads become ag researchers

Rural Life

Rural Utah farmer, market owner makes exclusive cheese
Caineville farmer likes making brined feta, smooth chevre or Ramsley’s signature semi-firm tomme, a cheese typically produced in France and...
Oregon FFA, Les Schwab team up to collect 510,000 pounds of food
The Oregon FFA partnered with Les Schwab Tire Centers, Wilco Co-op, Capital Press and the East Oregonian newspaper to help combat hunger.
Environmental group sues for records of wolf killings
Land policies to be tested in Bundy standoff trial in Vegas
Broader impact expected from Oregon landfill dispute

Timber

Montana officials looking to salvage timber after wildfires
Montana officials are working on determining how much timber burned in summer wildfires at Lolo National Forest is salvageable
Federal officials ban snowmobiles in parts of Idaho forest
Forest supervisor’s plan seeks to protect wilderness character and future designation.
Counties, timber group want to resume Cascade-Siskiyou litigation
U.S. House approves bill to speed logging to combat wildfires
GOP bill aims to speed logging to combat wildfires

Water

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.
Northwest winter forecast tilts toward wet, cold
Winter outlook leans more toward wet and cold in Washington
AP Explains: Farm runoff and the worsening algae plague
Nature’s Path settles with Washington Ecology
No quick Hirst fix, Farm Bureau told