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Western Innovator: Helping dairy workers stay safe
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Western Innovator: Helping dairy workers stay safe
Idaho’s safety training for dairy workers is a collaborative approach by dairy producers and processors to heighten worker safety and will soon be on the national stage.

Featured Stories

National feeder and stocker cattle report
The front four months of Live Cattle futures were 4.10 to 6.10 lower on the week.
Western hay price report
Rain storms in the Columbia Basin late this week delayed harvest of new crop.
Conservative revolt over immigration sinks House farm bill
Conservative revolt over immigration sinks House farm bill
The Freedom Caucus tactics rubbed many rank-and-file Republicans the wrong way.
Boil water notice issued for northern Nevada communities
A northwestern Nevada county has issued a boil water notice for the Cave Rock area and other nearby communities
China ends US sorghum anti-dumping probe, OKs Toshiba deal
China ends anti-dumping probe into U.S. sorghum, OKs Toshiba memory chip sale
Conservation groups sue to block logging near Yellowstone
Two conservation groups are suing to block a Montana logging project next to Yellowstone National Park
Oregon pursuing legal options to stop dairy violations
Lost Valley Farm allegedly started violating its environmental and agricultural permits within months of opening.
Oregon Shows Limited Progress In Reducing Food Insecurity
Oregon’s national ranking for food insecurity has improved from close to the worst, to now 14th.
Judge refuses to block Idaho salvage logging
Judge refuses to block Idaho salvage logging
A federal judge has rejected a request by environmentalists to stop salvage logging in Idaho’s Boise National Forest, where 190,000 acres burned in 2016 as part of the Pioneer Fire.
Idaho issues final notice on groundwater flow meters; inspections starting
Idaho issues final notice on groundwater flow meters; inspections starting
More accurate measurement of groundwater usage and better reporting are among goals.

Marketplace

Livestock

Western livestock auction prices
Stocker and feeder cattle were lower at the Toppenish, Wash., Livestock Auction due in part to lower prices throughout the cattle complex.
National wool and sheep review
Slaughter lambs steady to as much as 20.00 higher.
National feeder and stocker cattle report
Western hay price report
Oregon rancher, county intervene in grazing challenge

Dairy

Western Innovator: Helping dairy workers stay safe
Idaho’s safety training for dairy workers is a collaborative approach by dairy producers and processors to heighten worker safety and will...
Fluid Milk and Cream — Western U.S.
Pacific Northwest dairy contacts suggest the spring flush is at hand within the region.
Oregon pursuing legal options to stop dairy violations
Lost Valley Farm’s owner seeks to sell dairy
Mielke: Dairy prices mixed again

Energy

PUD extends cryptocurrency power moratorium
Chelan County Public Utility commissioners, in Wenatchee, Wash., have continued into August a moratorium on electricity requests from cryptocurrency...
House bill would revive mothballed Nevada nuclear waste dump
The House is to vote Thursday on an election-year bill that would revive the mothballed nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain despite...
Regulators direct utilities to consider carbon emission cost
California may require solar panels on new homes in 2020
Senators: Trump wants year-round sales of high-ethanol gas

FFA

Quincy FFA ‘Hall of Chapters’ booth wins at state
The team will now design, prepare and man a booth at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., in October in the Hall of States competition.
New Washington president: ‘FFA has been my everything’
New Washington FFA president Sadie Aronson, of Buckley, Wash., says the organization has been a gateway for her future and she can’t wait to...
Kuna FFA expo gives thousands of students a glimpse of agriculture
Meridian FFA chapter shines at state leadership conference
Showtime highlights Spokane Junior Livestock Show

Horses

13 wild burros shot to death on BLM land in Nevada
Authorities are investigating the killing of 13 federally protected wild burros in the high desert of southern Nevada about 120 miles (193...
Neglected Oregon horse listed as $100K lawsuit plaintiff
A horse is listed as the plaintiff in a $100,000 lawsuit against the animal's former Oregon owner
Tribe: More than 100 horses apparent victims of drought
BLM floats wild horse reduction plans

Nursery

California flower town wrestles with odor amid shift to pot
What's that smell? Skunk-like odor in the small seaside town of Carpinteria, California, comes from marijuana grows that some residents say are...

Orchards, Nuts & Vines

FDA warns Oregon juice maker about fungal toxin
An Oregon juice manufacturer is accused by the FDA of violating food safety regulations by inadequately controlling for patulin, a fungal toxin.
Yakima hotel converts to farmworker housing
Valicoff Fruit Company, of Wapato, and other agricultural interests are turning a Yakima hotel into housing for seasonal farmworkers, including...
Name dispute prompts Oregon cider company to become Avid
Bee colonies stable despite steep annual losses
Shippers sell record 3 million boxes a week amid apple excess

Organic

USDA axes organic checkoff proposal
USDA pulled the plug on a proposed organic checkoff program due to lack of consensus within the organic industry.
Deck Family Farm to sell pork through craft meat distributor
Deck Family Farm, of Junction City, Ore., has started selling pasture-raised pork to Crowd Cow, a craft meat supplier based in Seattle that...

Outdoors

Conservation groups sue to block logging near Yellowstone
Two conservation groups are suing to block a Montana logging project next to Yellowstone National Park
Teen who started $40M Columbia Gorge fire to return to court
A Vancouver teenager charged in juvenile court with starting an explosive wildfire in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge by tossing a lit firecracker into...
Dozens more charges filed in wildlife poaching ring probe
Judge: USFWS illegally denied bi-state sage grouse listing
Grizzly caught outside of Montana established recovery areas

Research Center

Conservative revolt over immigration sinks House farm bill
The Freedom Caucus tactics rubbed many rank-and-file Republicans the wrong way.
China ends US sorghum anti-dumping probe, OKs Toshiba deal
China ends anti-dumping probe into U.S. sorghum, OKs Toshiba memory chip sale
Oregon Shows Limited Progress In Reducing Food Insecurity
Yellowstone launches program to establish new bison herds
Critics say US sugar program a sour deal for consumers

Rural Life

Boil water notice issued for northern Nevada communities
A northwestern Nevada county has issued a boil water notice for the Cave Rock area and other nearby communities
Teen who started $40M Columbia Gorge fire to return to court
A Vancouver teenager charged in juvenile court with starting an explosive wildfire in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge by tossing a lit firecracker into...
Dozens more charges filed in wildlife poaching ring probe
Fulcher wins GOP nomination for Idaho congressional seat
Brad Little wins Idaho’s GOP gubernatorial primary

Timber

Conservation groups sue to block logging near Yellowstone
Two conservation groups are suing to block a Montana logging project next to Yellowstone National Park
Judge refuses to block Idaho salvage logging
A federal judge has rejected a request by environmentalists to stop salvage logging in Idaho’s Boise National Forest, where 190,000 acres...
California governor signs order to reduce wildfire danger
Group promotes natural resource careers, self-development
Oregon receives grant for endangered species study

Water

Boil water notice issued for northern Nevada communities
A northwestern Nevada county has issued a boil water notice for the Cave Rock area and other nearby communities
Idaho issues final notice on groundwater flow meters; inspections starting
More accurate measurement of groundwater usage and better reporting are among goals.
Climatologists bet on El Nino, warm months ahead
Congressman would ban California water tunnel lawsuits
Trump mining pollution rule change challenged