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Cover crops gaining popularity, survey finds
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Cover crops gaining popularity, survey finds
More conventional row-crop farmers are diving into cover crops and seeing increased yield, better soil health, increased soil moisture and better weed control.

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Interior secretary recommends shrinking 6 national monuments
Interior secretary recommends shrinking 6 national monuments
The monuments under review were designated by four presidents over the last two decades.
Bitterroot seeks input on logging, access plan
The Bitterroot National Forest is seeking input on a plan that affects access, logging and prescribed burns in an area near Darby
Outreach planned for Upper Deschutes Basin study
Outreach planned for Upper Deschutes Basin study
A study of the Upper Deschutes Basin in Oregon is examining several options for increasing water storage.
Oregon wolf plan update may be ready for review in December
Oregon wolf plan update may be ready for review in December
The ODFW Commission meeting marked the last appearance by longtime wolf plan coordinator Russ Morgan, who is retiring.
18 wild horses, burro tamed at Wyoming Honor Farm adopted
Seventeen wild horses and one wild burro have found new homes after being gentled by inmate trainers at the Wyoming Honor Farm in Riverton
Dairy West broadens communication team
Melinda Petersen brings a solid foundation of personal and professional experience to Dairy West.
NewsBreak: Millions of Californians on hook for water plan
state and local promoters of the tunnels now contend that dozens of local water agencies representing millions of Californians are obligated to help foot the bill.
Idaho dairymen fuel student health
Fuel Up to Play 60 is designed to engage and empower youth to take action for their own health by implementing long-term, positive changes.
Literally lousy: Parasite plagues world salmon industry
Literally lousy: Parasite plagues world salmon industry
A surge of parasitic sea lice is disrupting salmon farms around the world
Wolves possibly pair up, kill cow in Washington
Wolves possibly pair up, kill cow in Washington
Two wolves meet up in northeast Washington and kill a cow

Marketplace

Livestock

Young rancher follows in his family’s footsteps
Trent Pynch, 21, is a already veteran at handling sheep.
Oregon wolf plan update may be ready for review in December
The ODFW Commission meeting marked the last appearance by longtime wolf plan coordinator Russ Morgan, who is retiring.
18 wild horses, burro tamed at Wyoming Honor Farm adopted
Literally lousy: Parasite plagues world salmon industry
Wolves possibly pair up, kill cow in Washington

Dairy

Dairy West broadens communication team
Melinda Petersen brings a solid foundation of personal and professional experience to Dairy West.
Idaho dairymen fuel student health
Fuel Up to Play 60 is designed to engage and empower youth to take action for their own health by implementing long-term, positive changes.
Dairy prices remain mixed
WA group starts campaign to stop use of biosolids on ag land
Butter melting; cheese recovering

Energy

FFA

Meridian FFA plans three-day Ex Expo
Every second-grade student in the West Ada School District attends the Ag Expo to learn what agriculture is really about.
Cedarcrest FFA landscape team thanks its sponsors
The Cedarcrest High School FFA landscape design team from Duvall, Wash., placed first at the state Nursery/Landscape competition and qualified to...
W. Idaho Fair: Food, friends and ribbons

Horses

18 wild horses, burro tamed at Wyoming Honor Farm adopted
Seventeen wild horses and one wild burro have found new homes after being gentled by inmate trainers at the Wyoming Honor Farm in Riverton
National Bison Range roundup postponed amid Montana smoke
Wildfire smoke and the danger of new fires have prompted federal wildlife managers to postpone the annual roundup at the National Bison Range in...

Nursery

Orchards, Nuts & Vines

Raisin producers assessing damage from rain during harvest
Growers were already expecting a smaller crop this year before thunderstorms dropped as much as a half-inch of rain in some vineyards just as grapes...
Walnut growers set to harvest smaller crop
The anticipated 650,000-ton walnut crop in California is 5 percent smaller than last year’s, but the smaller nut set has led to larger sizes,...
Apple, pear pickers cope with wildfire smoke
Much of SW Idaho’s fruit crop decimated by January cold snap
Vintners scramble to protect grapes from heat amid harvest

Organic

Nebraska man raises organic bison
A Nebraska man's land has been certified organic since 1980 and his animals since 1990.
Organic association sues USDA over rule delay
OTA says the lawsuit is a result of many years of failure by the government to implement organic livestock and poultry standards, despite widespread...
USDA organics chief steps down
Study finds organic farming better at sequestering carbon
‘So far, so good’ on Oregon organic farm’s weed control plan

Outdoors

Interior secretary recommends shrinking 6 national monuments
The monuments under review were designated by four presidents over the last two decades.
Bitterroot seeks input on logging, access plan
The Bitterroot National Forest is seeking input on a plan that affects access, logging and prescribed burns in an area near Darby
Oregon wood products companies eager to see wildfires end
Forest Service spends record $2B battling forest fires
Herbert: Zinke signaled Grand-Staircase should be shrunk

Research Center

Cover crops gaining popularity, survey finds
More conventional row-crop farmers are diving into cover crops and seeing increased yield, better soil health, increased soil moisture and better...
NewsBreak: Millions of Californians on hook for water plan
state and local promoters of the tunnels now contend that dozens of local water agencies representing millions of Californians are obligated to help...
Literally lousy: Parasite plagues world salmon industry
UN: Global hunger rising with conflicts, climate shocks
Forest Service spends record $2B battling forest fires

Rural Life

Young rancher follows in his family’s footsteps
Trent Pynch, 21, is a already veteran at handling sheep.
Interior secretary recommends shrinking 6 national monuments
The monuments under review were designated by four presidents over the last two decades.
Herbert: Zinke signaled Grand-Staircase should be shrunk
Unhealthy Air Quality From Wildfires Persists Across Much Of Oregon
Some Residents Allowed To Return Home During Eagle Creek Fire

Timber

Bitterroot seeks input on logging, access plan
The Bitterroot National Forest is seeking input on a plan that affects access, logging and prescribed burns in an area near Darby
Oregon wood products companies eager to see wildfires end
Eugene and surrounding area wood products companies are tallying the damage as Oregon wildfire season dwindles
Forest Service spends record $2B battling forest fires
West’s wildfires spark calls to thin tree-choked forests
New wood products may impact forest management, wildfires

Water

State funding for new commodity buffers on hold
Funding for new “commodity buffers” is on hold until the state passes its capital budget. The Spokane Conservation District is...
Outreach planned for Upper Deschutes Basin study
A study of the Upper Deschutes Basin in Oregon is examining several options for increasing water storage.
NewsBreak: Millions of Californians on hook for water plan
Treasure Valley districts will have good amount of ‘carryover’ water
Drought spreads across three-quarters of Washington, half of Oregon