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Ross withdraws controversial Calif. milk marketing bill
Ross withdraws controversial Calif. milk marketing bill
Following criticism and lack of support from California dairymen, California ag secretary has withdrawn her legislative proposal for sweeping reform to the state's milk marketing requirements for Class 4 milk.

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Groups shun lawsuit despite own Hetch Hetchy concerns
Groups shun lawsuit despite own Hetch Hetchy concerns
Environmentalists mostly pan a group's lawsuit claiming San Francisco is given a pass by resource agencies in its operation of Hetch Hetchy reservoir in Yosemite National Park. But green groups themselves have no love for the project that provides water...
Dairy group clarifies stand on media access
Late Tuesday, the United Dairymen of Idaho's CEO Karianne Fallow issued a prepared statement saying the group wasn’t trying to stop media access.
Brown signs pair of forestry bills
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed bills that allow foresters to replant their land based on the landscape and extend the filing period for renewing timber harvest plans.
U.S. cattle on feed numbers continue to tighten
U.S. cattle on feed numbers continue to tighten
USDA reports cattle on feed on Aug. 1 were down 2 percent over a year earlier. July placements and July marketings were the lowest for the month since the data series began in 1996, and feedlots are placing lighter weight cattle.
Prolonged bloom leads to varied prune yields
Prolonged bloom leads to varied prune yields
The harvest of plums for prunes is under way in California. Growers anticipate a larger crop than last year, but a prolonged blossom this spring has apparently led to varied yields.
Butter melts after record high; powder plunge ends
Butter melts after record high; powder plunge ends
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy news.
Idaho dairy organization tells farmers not to give tours
The letter says that for the protection of the Idaho dairy industry, people seeking tours or interviews should be turned down or referred to United Dairymen officials or another industry group.
BMCC student spearheads fundraising for pivot systems
BMCC student spearheads fundraising for pivot systems
Blue Mountain Community College student Kevin Hawman is fundraising $90K to help the school purchase new irrigation equipment.
High court justice praises Idaho water right efforts
High court justice praises Idaho water right efforts
The adjudication completion doesn’t eliminate future disputes, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said. Instead, it provides a guideline for what people might fight over in the future. Since 1987, water law attorneys have processed more than...
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A listing of the top U.S. rodeo competitors.

Livestock

U.S. cattle on feed numbers continue to tighten
Biologists plan to re-collar wandering Oregon wolf
State kills wolf connected to 22 sheep deaths
Washington allows sheep rancher to kill wolves
Deals with feds offer only limited legal protection

Dairy

Ross withdraws controversial Calif. milk marketing bill
Dairy group clarifies stand on media access
Butter melts after record high; powder plunge ends
Idaho dairy organization tells farmers not to give tours
Dairy producers critical of Calif. milk pricing bill

Energy

Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

FFA

Amid footing concerns, FFA cancels horse show
Washington FFA gets new executive director

Horses

Washington horse diagnosed with West Nile virus
Amid footing concerns, FFA cancels horse show
Tainted hay suspected in horses’ sun sensitivity

Nursery

New nursery sprayer could be ‘game changer’

Orchards, Nuts & Vines

Pacific Northwest pear forecast increases
Prolonged bloom leads to varied prune yields
Large U.S. apple crop poses marketing challenges
First Idaho vineyard LIVE certified
Earthquake shakes Napa Valley wineries

Organic

Outdoors

Research Center

Jensen leads potato research organization
GPS devices find huge water loss in western U.S.
Scientists hope tiny robotic bee takes flight
A place where research meets agriculture
Washington hop-grower Haas also brews beers

Rural Life

Pro Rodeo Leaders
Grass seed farms host music festival
Kids learn about agriculture at camp
Keeping family history alive after ‘librarian’ passes on
Farm Rescue nonprofit nears another milestone

Timber

Forest Service to release Rim Fire recovery plan
Brown signs pair of forestry bills
Report: Firefighting costs eroding conservation
Deals with feds offer only limited legal protection
Timber industry calls for end to lawsuits

Water

Groups shun lawsuit despite own Hetch Hetchy concerns
BMCC student spearheads fundraising for pivot systems
High court justice praises Idaho water right efforts
GPS devices find huge water loss in western U.S.
Calif. farm groups fret over groundwater bills