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Desert tortoise faces uncertain future amid Bundy conflict
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Desert tortoise faces uncertain future amid Bundy conflict
It all began with the tortoise.

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Western hay price report
Prices trended generally steady in a limited test in Oregon.
EPA official: government must plan for climate change
There are more than 1,300 Superfund sites in the U.S.
US government proposes new rules for hog slaughter
The government wants to change how most hogs slaughtered for meat in the U.S. are processed
Washington Legislature passes Hirst bill
Washington Legislature passes Hirst bill
Senate and House then pass 'very fragile' Hirst bill
Washington H-2A guestworker use keeps growing
Washington H-2A guestworker use keeps growing
Usage of H-2A-visa agricultural foreign guestworkers in Washington increased 35 percent last year, 15 percent in 2016 and 30 percent in 2015 as growers increasingly rely on it to meet labor shortages.
USDA website chronicles stem rust battle
USDA website chronicles stem rust battle
The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has a new website about protecting cereal grains from stem rust that includes historic data from the federal eradication program.
Cattlemen not worried about growing meat alternatives
Nebraskans know where their meat comes from: the farms, ranches, feedlots and packing plants that make the state the nation's top beef producer and a growing supplier of pork and poultry
Verne Gingerich wins Nut Grower of the Year
Verne Gingerich wins Nut Grower of the Year
Verne Gingerich of Canby, Ore., has received the prestigious Nut Grower of the Year award.
Court due to enforce manure reporting rule Jan. 22
Court due to enforce manure reporting rule Jan. 22
Court expected to order manure emissions reporting Monday
Study: Farmer input critical in creating water plans
Study: Farmer input critical in creating water plans
A pair of scientists assert California officials and researchers should get more input from farmers as they develop sustainability plans for troubled groundwater basins.

Marketplace

Livestock

Desert tortoise faces uncertain future amid Bundy conflict
It all began with the tortoise.
National wool and sheep review
Slaughter ewes steady to 10.00 higher.
National feeder and stocker cattle report
Western hay price report
US government proposes new rules for hog slaughter

Dairy

Fluid milk and cream review — West
Current higher hay prices coupled with lower milk sale prices are putting more pressure on some dairies as they battle to make a profit.
Court due to enforce manure reporting rule Jan. 22
Court expected to order manure emissions reporting Monday
Barrels roll to 9-year low
Five hopefuls vie for Oregon Dairy Princess-Ambassador
CannonBelles becomes a premier cheesemaker in Minnesota

Energy

Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps on warming
The global average temperature in 2017 was 58.51 degrees, which is 1.51 degrees above the 20th century average.
How Oregon’s cap and trade system would work
The state’s proposed cap and trade system is similar to existing programs in California and some Canadian provinces.
Some utility rates could go down after tax cuts
Washington Gov. Inslee unveils carbon tax plan
Inslee backs higher fuel taxes to fight climate change

FFA

Meridian FFA’s winter of accomplishment
It really was a wonderful winter for the Meridian, Idaho, FFA Chapter.
Quincy FFA member chosen for range management forum
Each delegate to the forum competes in a scientific paper presentation with the content covering a range-related topic.
Washington FFA state adviser looks to evolve program

Horses

Nursery

New immigration bill would create ‘chaos,’ ag leader says
The leader of one agricultural association says a U.S. House bill aimed at immigration reform and a DACA fix would create chaos for farmers and...

Orchards, Nuts & Vines

Washington H-2A guestworker use keeps growing
Usage of H-2A-visa agricultural foreign guestworkers in Washington increased 35 percent last year, 15 percent in 2016 and 30 percent in 2015 as...
Verne Gingerich wins Nut Grower of the Year
Verne Gingerich of Canby, Ore., has received the prestigious Nut Grower of the Year award.
H-2A rule changes may come
There’s still room for more cherries, promoter says
SW Washington berry farmer remembered as leader, mentor

Organic

Research shows how organic blueberries can compete
The Northwest is the largest producer of organic blueberries in the world.

Outdoors

Desert tortoise faces uncertain future amid Bundy conflict
It all began with the tortoise.
EPA official: government must plan for climate change
There are more than 1,300 Superfund sites in the U.S.
Some businesses backing Washington carbon tax measure
Washington, Idaho officials say saving roadkill makes sense
Standoff rancher draws advocates’ ire, supporters’ cheers

Research Center

Desert tortoise faces uncertain future amid Bundy conflict
It all began with the tortoise.
EPA official: government must plan for climate change
There are more than 1,300 Superfund sites in the U.S.
US government proposes new rules for hog slaughter
USDA website chronicles stem rust battle
Cattlemen not worried about growing meat alternatives

Rural Life

Washington Legislature passes Hirst bill
Senate and House then pass 'very fragile' Hirst bill
Deal reached in rural Washington state water dispute
The state Senate is scheduled to vote on the water bill and the capital budget Thursday night.
Scholarships available for Clackamas students
Potato farmer reflects on 50 years of ups, downs
SW Washington berry farmer remembered as leader, mentor

Timber

Feds set aside $4.4 million to reduce wildfire risk in Oregon
Work will be done on national forests and adjacent private lands in Deschutes, Lake and Tillamook counties.
Court approves killing barred owls for spotted owl protection
The federal government hasn't violated the law by killing barred owls to protect spotted owls, which are considered threatened under the Endangered...
Money From Carbon Tax Should Go to Rural Communities, Commissioner Says
Forest Service signs off on E. Oregon fire protection project

Water

EPA official: government must plan for climate change
There are more than 1,300 Superfund sites in the U.S.
Study: Farmer input critical in creating water plans
A pair of scientists assert California officials and researchers should get more input from farmers as they develop sustainability plans for troubled...
Deal reached in rural Washington state water dispute
Longtime Idaho representative won’t seek re-election
House Democrats may approve outdoor water use in Hirst bill