Oregon lawmakers hear arguments over Owyhee monument
Oregon lawmakers hear arguments over Owyhee monument

SALEM — Advocates and opponents of a proposed 2.5 million-acre national monument in Eastern Oregon tried to enlist the support of state lawmakers during a recent legislative hearing.

The two sides are mounting competing public relations...

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Protesters demand justice for Idaho rancher killed by deputies
Protesters demand justice for Idaho rancher killed by deputies

BOISE — A rally to demand justice for Jack Yantis, the Adams County rancher who was shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies last year, was held in front of the Idaho attorney general’s office May 20.

The attorney...

California ag groups give more than $746,000 in scholarships
California ag groups give more than $746,000 in scholarships

ANDERSON, Calif. — Two agricultural groups are handing out hundreds of scholarships worth more than $746,000 this spring.

The Sierra Pacific Foundation, a philanthropic organization founded by Sierra Pacific Industries owner...

Massive Navajo farm faces second week without irrigation

The largest farm on the Navajo Nation has been without water for more than a week after a pipeline break, endangering food crops worth millions of dollars and threatening jobs.

Most of the crops on the land managed by the Navajo Agricultural...

Hoping to increase demand, commission turns to domestic market for western white wheat
Hoping to increase demand, commission turns to domestic market for western white wheat

SPOKANE — Washington state farmers export most of the western white wheat they produce.

Now, however, members of the Washington Grain Commission hope to market the blend of soft white wheat and club wheat to domestic customers,...

It’s official: Bayer makes $62 billion bid for Monsanto
It’s official: Bayer makes $62 billion bid for Monsanto

BERLIN (AP) — German drug and chemicals company Bayer AG announced Monday that it has made a $62 billion offer to buy U.S.-based crops and seeds specialist Monsanto.

The proposed combination would create a giant seed and farm chemical...

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Oregon lawmakers hear arguments over Owyhee monument

SALEM — Advocates and opponents of a proposed 2.5 million-acre national monument in Eastern Oregon tried to enlist the support of state...

Proposed tax could raise billions, ‘dampen’ employment, growth

SALEM — A proposed tax on the sales of large businesses would generate more than $6 billion in biennial state revenue starting in 2017-19,...

Idaho funds Treasure Valley aquifer model
Protesters demand justice for Idaho rancher killed by deputies
California ag groups give more than $746,000 in scholarships

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Hoping to increase demand, commission turns to domestic market for western white wheat

SPOKANE — Washington state farmers export most of the western white wheat they produce.

Now, however, members of the Washington Grain...

It’s official: Bayer makes $62 billion bid for Monsanto

BERLIN (AP) — German drug and chemicals company Bayer AG announced Monday that it has made a $62 billion offer to buy U.S.-based crops and...

National wool and sheep report
Western hay price report
West Coast grain price report

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Proper management of riparian areas benefits all

A main concern for managers of rangelands, both public and private, is to protect the streams from damage by animals and humans.

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Idaho funds Treasure Valley aquifer model

BOISE — The Idaho Water Resource Board has budgeted $500,000 toward the first year of a five-year effort to study Treasure Valley aquifers...

California ag groups give more than $746,000 in scholarships
Massive Navajo farm faces second week without irrigation
Idaho man won’t fight charges that he stole from elk ranch

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Research offers hope against citrus greening

Agriculture officials in California are strengthening their efforts to stop the spread of Asian citrus psyllids, the small insect responsible for...

Yogi Berra and the Endangered Species Act

Yogi Berra said it best. It’s like deja vu all over again.

For the fifth time, a federal judge has ruled that NOAA Fisheries and the...

Animal health top concern for farmers, veterinarians
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U.S. wheat industry listens to its customers around the globe

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Klamath Community College sets course for ag careers

Klamath Community College’s Department of Agriculture Science and Business is designed for students pursuing a career in the agriculture...

Walla Walla CC offers many options in agriculture

Agriculture education, at the community college level, is embracing new technologies and preparing students for careers in facets of agriculture...

University of Idaho produces agriculture teachers who make an impact
OXARC Welding Schools offer latest in technology
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