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Wolves attack five more calves in northeast Washington
Depredations continue in Old Profanity territory

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Lost Valley founder jailed for meth in Hermiston
Lost Valley founder jailed for meth in Hermiston
Te Velde founded the Lost Valley Farm, near Boardman, plus two dairies in California.
Fed watchers seek hints about future rates amid likely hike
The modest rate increase that’s widely expected reflects the continued strength of the U.S. economy.
Some farmers worry Trump’s bailout checks won’t be enough
Some farmers worry Trump’s bailout checks won’t be enough
Some farmers strained by Trump's trade war with China worry bailout checks won't be enough
Apple Commission to apply for tariff relief
Apple Commission to apply for tariff relief
The Washington Apple Commission will apply for addtional export promotional dollars as part of the Trump administration’s tariff relief. Industry also says 2018 crop is picking short of expectations.
Costa Rican small red beans grown in Idaho making progress
Costa Rican small red beans grown in Idaho making progress
Costa Rica small reds were grown in a greenhouse the first year and in the field each of the last three years.
Despite value, little protection exists for Midwest farmland
Despite conservation efforts, urban development and the expansion of rural residential real estate over the last 25 years has eliminated farmland across the U.S. at levels not seen since the early 1970s
Purdue grape team offers expertise boosting Indiana wineries
Purdue's grape team offering expertise helping boost Indiana's growing wine industry
National feeder and stocker cattle report
Ranchers were welcomed with open arms and the full strength of the market.
National wool and sheep review
Feeder lambs were 2.00-10.00 higher.
Yakima Valley Farmers Fight For The Future Of A Cascades Lake
The plan to tap Kachess Lake is just one piece of a massive compromise that aims to end the Yakima Valley’s water wars.

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Livestock

Wolves attack five more calves in northeast Washington
Depredations continue in Old Profanity territory
National feeder and stocker cattle report
Ranchers were welcomed with open arms and the full strength of the market.
National wool and sheep review
Western hay price report
Rabobank: Swine fever changing trade outlook

Dairy

Lost Valley founder jailed for meth in Hermiston
Te Velde founded the Lost Valley Farm, near Boardman, plus two dairies in California.
Western hay price report
Trade slow with light demand from exporters, more interest was shown from dairies in the Columbia Basin this week and Canadian buyers.
Fluid Milk and Cream — Western U.S.
Treasured Sunrise Acres dairy goes goat-only
Texas-based Blue Bell expanding 3 years after listeria cases

Energy

Public meetings called on downsized Grand Staircase plans
The management of the downsized Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and will be the subject of two public meetings next month
Plant would convert Kansas wheat straw to natural gas
A renewable-energy company wants to invest more than $100 million in a biofuel plant in Kansas that it estimates would create 225 jobs and generate...
California utility proposes wildfire safety measures
California aims to drop fossil fuels for electricity by 2045

FFA

Meridian FFA hosts its annual Ag Expo
The Ag Expo will be held on Sept. 25-27 at Meridian, Idaho, High School.
Quincy FFA chapter a big winner at fair
When the dust settled, and all the cards had been scored and tallied, the Quincy FFA was the big winner, bringing home 6 banners.
Meridian FFA goes to the fair(s)
Hughson FFA holds car show fundraiser
Oregon FFA Foundation seeks new director

Horses

Western hay price report
Trade slow with light demand from exporters, more interest was shown from dairies in the Columbia Basin this week and Canadian buyers.
Oregon judge won’t let animals sue
A judge has tossed a lawsuit filed by animal rights activists in the name of a once-neglected horse, finding that animals don't have a right to sue
Western hay price report
Lawsuit claims policy will increase wild horse slaughter

Nursery

Western Innovator: Grower succeeds despite counselor’s advice
innovator
Nurseries eye ‘ecommerce’ opportunities
Selling plants to consumers directly online through “ecommerce” is a new opportunity for nursery growers.
Funding available to curb sudden oak death in SW Oregon
Griffin Greenhouse Supplies opens Oregon distribution center
What’s in the Amazon box? Maybe a real 7-foot Christmas tree

Orchards, Nuts & Vines

Apple Commission increases China promotions
With China’s apple crop down 28 percent, the Washington Apple Commission sees an export opportunity despite tariffs.
Apple Commission to apply for tariff relief
The Washington Apple Commission will apply for addtional export promotional dollars as part of the Trump administration’s tariff relief.
Purdue grape team offers expertise boosting Indiana wineries
Volunteers whip demo vineyard back into welcoming shape
Oregon wine industry continues to grow

Organic

Oneonta Starr Ranch more than doubles organic apples
By adding a new supplier to its organic program and getting more fruit from another, Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers, of Wenatchee, Wash., is more than...
OTA continues efforts for organic checkoff
After a failed attempt for a mandatory checkoff program, the Organic Trade Association is redirecting its efforts into establishing a voluntary...
Farm victim of ‘patent troll’ lawsuit
Organic Farm School taking applications for 2019 class
Washington fruit export pioneer honored in Asia

Outdoors

What ignited many of California’s worst wildfires a mystery
It’s estimated human activity causes more than 80 percent of all wildfires in the United States.
Yakima Valley Farmers Fight For The Future Of A Cascades Lake
The plan to tap Kachess Lake is just one piece of a massive compromise that aims to end the Yakima Valley’s water wars.
Grant County says to avoid Moses Lake water areas
Case moved to Provo for man accused in massive 2017 wildfire
Public meetings called on downsized Grand Staircase plans

Research Center

What ignited many of California’s worst wildfires a mystery
It’s estimated human activity causes more than 80 percent of all wildfires in the United States.
Fed watchers seek hints about future rates amid likely hike
The modest rate increase that’s widely expected reflects the continued strength of the U.S. economy.
Some farmers worry Trump’s bailout checks won’t be enough
Costa Rican small red beans grown in Idaho making progress
Despite value, little protection exists for Midwest farmland

Rural Life

Farmworker appreciation event set for Caldwell
Idaho ag employment down slightly from 2017
What ignited many of California’s worst wildfires a mystery
It’s estimated human activity causes more than 80 percent of all wildfires in the United States.
Despite value, little protection exists for Midwest farmland
Grant County says to avoid Moses Lake water areas
Case moved to Provo for man accused in massive 2017 wildfire

Timber

Forests, farmland identified as mercury pollution sources
Forests and farmlands are major sources of the mercury pollution in the Willamette basin, according to a modeling study commissioned
Rangeland association calls for partnership with Forest Service
The High Desert Rangeland Fire Protection Association in south-central Oregon is calling for an agreement with the U.S. Forest Service to collaborate...
Funding available to curb sudden oak death in SW Oregon
Groups sue to stop logging project near Mount Hood
Firefighters make progress against wildfires north of Boise

Water

Yakima Valley Farmers Fight For The Future Of A Cascades Lake
The plan to tap Kachess Lake is just one piece of a massive compromise that aims to end the Yakima Valley’s water wars.
Grant County says to avoid Moses Lake water areas
The Grant County Health District is warning people to avoid contact with the water in Moses Lake
Agency to handle only part of permitting for water pipeline
Federal agency withholds $500K for Oregon water study
Ballot initiative supporters say modern mines still pollute