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Western Innovator: New way to keep produce fresh
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Western Innovator: New way to keep produce fresh
James Rogers, 32, came up with the idea of putting a natural protective sheen on produce to keep it fresh.

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Idaho growers report lower yields in early Norkotah harvest
Idaho growers report lower yields in early Norkotah harvest
Idaho growers say yields are down for their early harvest, but they anticipate more average yields at general harvest.
Record cherry crop reaching finish line
Record cherry crop reaching finish line
Prices dropped from record July volume but rebounded in August as the Northwest approaches the end of a long cherry season.
North Dakota cattle, corn groups launch drought aid efforts
Many North Dakota ranchers are selling off cattle they can’t afford to feed, while others are searching for affordable hay.
LA confirms cannabis czar to regulate legal pot industry
With recreational marijuana use just months away from being legal in California, Los Angeles has appointed a so-called cannabis czar tasked with regulating the local pot industry
Biodynamic: A different kind of farming
Biodynamic: A different kind of farming
Unique niche agriculture involves unusual practices, but producers stand by their results.
‘Zero’ chance of Colorado River water shortage in 2018
January water levels at Lake Mead are expected to be 8 feet above the point that triggers a drought-shortage declaration
Large apple crop, higher returns predicted
Large apple crop, higher returns predicted
Washington expects another large apple crop but sales may improve with fewer Red Delicious and smaller crops in Europe, Mexico and Canada.
Almond advocates seek farm bill funding boost
Almond advocates seek farm bill funding boost
Almond Alliance of California president Kelly Covello complains there hasn’t been an increase in recent Farm Bills for such initiatives as the Market Access Program and the Foreign Market Development Program.
South Dakota farmers, ranchers get some drought relief
Rain has brought South Dakota farmers and ranchers some relief from the drought
Rental rates for Idaho farmland down in 2017
Rental rates for Idaho farmland down in 2017
The average cash rent for cropland in Idaho is estimated to be $160 an acre this year, down $8 an acre from last year.

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