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Aug. 21 total solar eclipse already causing havoc
Aug. 21 total solar eclipse already causing havoc
Hotel and motel rooms in the path of the eclipse have been full for a couple years, but you and 30 to 40 others can rent a farm and stay in an RV for $35,000.

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34 percent containment reached on east Montana fires
Firefighters in eastern Montana are increasing containment of wildfires that have destroyed 16 homes and scorched about 421 square miles (1,090 kilometers) of farmland and public land
US government rejects aid for Montana firefighting costs
The fire management assistance grant would allow the state to recover 75 percent of its costs.
Crop scouts survey North Dakota’s wheat fields
Crop scouts are touring North Dakota this week to get a better idea of just how the drought will affect wheat supplies
New UC website explains scientific advances on citrus psyllid, HLB
New UC website explains scientific advances on citrus psyllid, HLB
University of California researchers have launched a new website to explain scientific advances regarding the Asian citrus psyllid and huanglongbing.
Feedlot profits drive large placements
Feedlot profits drive large placements
Strong demand for beef is padding margins for cattle feeders, encouraging feedlots to refill inventory quickly and leading to a 16 percent jump in June placements.
Calif. strawberry production ahead of 2016 record
Calif. strawberry production ahead of 2016 record
California strawberry production is still near its peak and is ahead of its pace in 2016, when harvests started slow but rallied late to set a record.
Toxic tansy ragwort makes a comeback in W. Oregon
Toxic tansy ragwort makes a comeback in W. Oregon
Controlling the weed is more complicated that simply spraying it, experts say.
McMinnville creamery set to reopen as organic facility
McMinnville creamery set to reopen as organic facility
The Oregon creamery was sold to Organic Valley last fall, and underwent renovation.
Sherman, Smackout wolfpacks attack two calves
Sherman, Smackout wolfpacks attack two calves
Two injured calves have been attributed to wolves in the Sherman and Smackout wolfpacks, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Good cherry season for consumers, not so much for growers
Good cherry season for consumers, not so much for growers
The Northwest cherry industry has set a new record of 536,000 boxes per day of cherries shipped in the first 20 days of July and may pass 25 million boxes for the season. Prices and grower returns are low.

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Livestock

Crop scouts survey North Dakota’s wheat fields
Crop scouts are touring North Dakota this week to get a better idea of just how the drought will affect wheat supplies
Feedlot profits drive large placements
Strong demand for beef is padding margins for cattle feeders, encouraging feedlots to refill inventory quickly and leading to a 16 percent jump in...
Toxic tansy ragwort makes a comeback in W. Oregon
Sherman, Smackout wolfpacks attack two calves
U.S. cattle inventory hits nine-year high

Dairy

McMinnville creamery set to reopen as organic facility
The Oregon creamery was sold to Organic Valley last fall, and underwent renovation.
U.S. cattle inventory hits nine-year high
While the beef cow herd shows the industry is continuing herd expansion, replacement heifer numbers suggest that heifer retention is slowing and...
Cheese block prices up, barrels down
National Milk welcomes improvements to MPP
Some southern Idaho residents worry about proposed UI dairy

Energy

Business tax breaks help boost California cap-and-trade plan
Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders managed to extend California's cap-and-trade law thanks in part to tax breaks that benefit businesses and...
Brown, lawmakers celebrate bipartisan cap-and-trade victory
Cap and trade puts a limit on carbon emissions and requires polluters to obtain permits to release greenhouse gases.
Brown makes dire plea to save California climate law

FFA

National FFA names 2017 American Star award finalists
The American Star Awards represents the best of the best among thousands of American FFA Degree recipients.
Washington, D.C., leadership conference instills importance of community service
More than 2,300 students attended the Washington Leadership Conference, the second-largest student experience that the National FFA Organization...
Retired ag teacher receives national service citation
Ohio county fair hogs to be destroyed after swine flu found

Horses

Nursery

Researchers refine diagnostic tool to quickly identify plant pathogen
Crown gall disease causes unsightly, potentially lethal tumors on valuable plants.

Orchards, Nuts & Vines

New UC website explains scientific advances on citrus psyllid, HLB
University of California researchers have launched a new website to explain scientific advances regarding the Asian citrus psyllid and huanglongbing.
Calif. strawberry production ahead of 2016 record
California strawberry production is still near its peak and is ahead of its pace in 2016, when harvests started slow but rallied late to set a record.
Good cherry season for consumers, not so much for growers
Committee updates wine research priorities
Labor Department inspects Okanogan growers

Organic

McMinnville creamery set to reopen as organic facility
The Oregon creamery was sold to Organic Valley last fall, and underwent renovation.
Weed killer turns neighbor against neighbor in farm country
The furor surrounding the herbicide known as dicamba has quickly become the biggest controversy of its kind in U.S. agriculture.
Settlement reached over cattle grazing on Point Reyes

Outdoors

Man charged in igniting massive Utah wildfire
Fire torched more than 100 square miles, burned for nearly a month and cost nearly $34 million to fight.
34 percent containment reached on east Montana fires
Firefighters in eastern Montana are increasing containment of wildfires that have destroyed 16 homes and scorched about 421 square miles (1,090...
Nevada wildfire expands, prompts voluntary evacuations
Reinforcements arrive to help with destructive Montana fires
Progress made on fighting Montana wildfires

Research Center

Man charged in igniting massive Utah wildfire
Fire torched more than 100 square miles, burned for nearly a month and cost nearly $34 million to fight.
Coca-Cola’s 2Q profit hurt by charge, but still tops Street
The world’s biggest beverage maker is trying to diversify under new CEO.
Hershey profit soars on higher demand for Easter candy
US government rejects aid for Montana firefighting costs
Crop scouts survey North Dakota’s wheat fields

Rural Life

Aug. 21 total solar eclipse already causing havoc
Hotel and motel rooms in the path of the eclipse have been full for a couple years, but you and 30 to 40 others can rent a farm and stay in an RV for...
Man charged in igniting massive Utah wildfire
Fire torched more than 100 square miles, burned for nearly a month and cost nearly $34 million to fight.
34 percent containment reached on east Montana fires
Nevada wildfire expands, prompts voluntary evacuations
Reinforcements arrive to help with destructive Montana fires

Timber

DNR: Budget failure leaves Washington forests in jeopardy
The Legislature's failure to pass a capital budget means the state Department of Natural Resources is short of money to deal with unhealthy forests
Central Idaho residents told to prepare to flee wildfire
Residents in rural north-central Idaho have been told to be ready to evacuate due to a 2-square-mile (5-sq kilometer) wildfire burning in timber in...
Cascade-Siskiyou Monument Divide On Display During Zinke Visit
Idaho to continue buying timberland and farmland
Judge: Firebreak did not violate environmental law

Water

Delta tunnels project reaches key milestone as opponents may sue
California’s Department of Water Resources has certified that Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed twin tunnels project meets state...
Water plentiful in Eastern Oregon, southwestern Idaho
Record or near-record snowpack levels in basins around southwestern Idaho and Eastern Oregon have provided the region’s farmers with a full...
Lawmakers exit Olympia with neither Hirst fix nor capital budget
Group forms to defend Yakima dairies
Idaho Supreme Court rejects city’s water mitigation plan