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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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Odessa biodiesel plant seeks new owners, again
The Odessa Public Development Authority has issued a request for proposals to sell or lease its biodiesel plant, which has been vacant since June 2014.
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.
Third-party damage exempted from growers’ production history
Third-party damage exempted from growers’ production history
Damages caused by a third party to an insured farmer’s field will no longer be counted in the grower’s production history under a change made by the USDA Risk Management Agency.
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.
Trial studies application of herbicide through drip systems in onions
Trial studies application of herbicide through drip systems in onions
A field trial conducted by Oregon State University researchers could lead to a special need label for an herbicide that has proven effective in controlling the weed yellow nutsedge in bulb onions.
ODFW confirms wolf attack on calf in Wallowa County
ODFW confirms wolf attack on calf in Wallowa County
One of the calf’s bite wounds was 4 inches long and 3 inches wide.
Nevada wildfire expands, prompts voluntary evacuations
A lightning-caused wildfire in northern Nevada continues to grow, prompting officials to keep voluntary evacuations in place for areas near Gardnerville

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Oregon

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...
Toxic tansy ragwort makes a comeback in W. Oregon
Controlling the weed is more complicated that simply spraying it, experts say.
Third-party damage exempted from growers’ production history
McMinnville creamery set to reopen as organic facility
Good cherry season for consumers, not so much for growers

Washington

Odessa biodiesel plant seeks new owners, again
The Odessa Public Development Authority has issued a request for proposals to sell or lease its biodiesel plant, which has been vacant since June...
Third-party damage exempted from growers’ production history
Damages caused by a third party to an insured farmer’s field will no longer be counted in the grower’s production history under a...
Sherman, Smackout wolfpacks attack two calves
Good cherry season for consumers, not so much for growers
Committee updates wine research priorities

Idaho

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...
Third-party damage exempted from growers’ production history
Damages caused by a third party to an insured farmer’s field will no longer be counted in the grower’s production history under a...
Trial studies application of herbicide through drip systems in onions
Sugar beet growers battle glyphosate-resistant kochia
Water plentiful in Eastern Oregon, southwestern Idaho

California

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.
California governor to extend climate change bill 10 years
Nominations sought for San Joaquin Ag Hall of Fame
UC-Davis beekeepers’ conference to cover changes in industry

Montana

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...
US government rejects aid for Montana firefighting costs
The fire management assistance grant would allow the state to recover 75 percent of its costs.
Reinforcements arrive to help with destructive Montana fires
Progress made on fighting Montana wildfires
Punishing drought takes toll on crops across Northern Plains

Nevada

Nevada wildfire expands, prompts voluntary evacuations
A lightning-caused wildfire in northern Nevada continues to grow, prompting officials to keep voluntary evacuations in place for areas near...
High winds, red flag fire warning across much of Nevada
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management issued an evacuation advisory for the town of Sutcliffe on the edge of Pyramid Lake.
Openings set in US court for Bundy standoff retrial in Vegas
Fire evacuation advisory northeast of Reno at Pyramid Lake
Nevada regulators mull expedited marijuana supply licensing