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WTO panel rules COOL detrimental to Canada, Mexico
A WTO compliance panel on Monday ruled an amended U.S. country of origin labeling measure has a detrimental impact on imported Canadian and Mexican livestock.

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Cattle ranch keeps family busy
Cattle ranch keeps family busy
Maggie Justice of John Day, Ore., writes about her grandfather's ranch.
Favorite boots get new lease on life
Favorite boots get new lease on life
Columnist Ryan Taylor writes about life in the country.
NCBA says generic checkoff would fall short
NCBA and state cattle associations contend a supplemental beef checkoff proposed by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack would be detrimental to the beef industry and producers and point out the differences between the current beef-specific checkoff and Vilsack's...
Irrigators, state launch water improvements
Irrigators, state launch water improvements
The Methow Valley Irrigation District and Washington Department of Ecology are improving river flows for fish and the district and town of Twisp are more certain of water with a project that ends years of disputes.
Pipeline part of latest Rangen water mitigation plan
Members of Idaho Ground Water Appropriators have developed a new mitigation plan to satisfy a water call by the Rangen, Inc., trout farm. The irrigators say the state has received the plan favorably.
Conference focuses on small farms
Spokane's small farms conference returns, called Farm-A-Palouse-A, Nov. 1. The annual event doubled its offerings in effort to convey information to small farmers, says Spokane Conservation District outreach specialist Erica VanNatta
Wanted: People to advise Washington on wolves
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife seeks members for its panel to advise the agency on wolf recovery.
New guidelines aim to prevent bee die-offs
New guidelines aim to prevent bee die-offs
An industry group has suggested best-management practices to protect bees from pesticides during the almond blossom. Bee experts are lauding the effort, which follows a massive bee die-off at the end of the bloom earlier this year.
Montana decides to keep Yellowstone bison in state
Yellowstone bison are considered extremely valuable because they are one of the few wild herds left that have no cattle genes. These 145 bison were captured a decade ago under an experimental program to start new herds using the genetically pure...
Idaho cheese company, feds reach settlement
On Thursday the EPA announced that the company has since corrected the violations.

Livestock

WTO panel rules COOL detrimental to Canada, Mexico
A WTO compliance panel on Monday ruled an amended U.S. country of origin labeling measure has a detrimental impact on imported Canadian and Mexican...
Carlton fire victims file claims
Landowners who lost homes and property last summer in Washington's largest wildfire have filed claims against the state alleging negligence.
Ranchers question value of wolf study
NCBA says generic checkoff would fall short
Wanted: People to advise Washington on wolves

Dairy

Web tool aids dairy insurance decisions
The University of Illinois has developed a market forecast tool to aid dairymen in their decisions regarding the new voluntary Market Protection...
Idaho cheese company, feds reach settlement
On Thursday the EPA announced that the company has since corrected the violations.
Yogurt is now official New York state snack
Organic industry confused by GMO vaccines
Mexican trucking pilot expires

Energy

California solar tower that can kill birds dropped
The plant would have used “power tower” technology that trains concentrated solar power on steam boiler towers. State and federal...
KiOR fights ex-director as debt nears due date
The sniping comes as KiOR seeks to raise money and avoid defaulting on $250 million in debt, including $69.4 million owed on a no-interest loan from...

FFA

District FFA digs up the dirt on soil
Umatilla and Morrow county FFA chapters competed in soil judging competition.

Horses

West Nile diagnosed in Nevada horse
The horse had not been vaccinated in the past 12 to 18 months.
Horse stuck in mud winds up rescuing self
The horse paddled to a sand bar, and a rescuer swam out to meet him and led him back to shore.

Nursery

Mexican trucking pilot expires
A three-year pilot program of allowing Mexican trucks to deliver goods in the United States has expired and the Department of Transportation has not...

Orchards, Nuts & Vines

Carlton fire victims file claims
Landowners who lost homes and property last summer in Washington's largest wildfire have filed claims against the state alleging negligence.
New guidelines aim to prevent bee die-offs
An industry group has suggested best-management practices to protect bees from pesticides during the almond blossom. Bee experts are lauding the...
Apple Commission reps wary of GMO apples
Mexico dumping claim may be next apple challenge
Mexican trucking pilot expires

Organic

Organic industry confused by GMO vaccines
A lack of clarity about which livestock vaccines are made with genetically modified organisms is creating confusion in the organic industry.
Dairy farmers ask for help with hungry elk
Dairy farmers say the elk have knocked down fences and often gobble up the rye grasses that cows rely upon.
Farm rolls out welcome mat for beneficial insects
USDA awards grants from 2014 Farm Bill

Outdoors

Research Center

Commodity groups turn to science to help shape federal nutrition policy
To help shape the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, U.S. commodity groups consider it a top priority to promote and advance science demonstrating the...
Researchers study dung beetle role in cleaning up soil pathogens
Washington State University doctoral student Matt Jones is looking for several farmers to help determine which farming practices are supporting dung...
Illinois farmer interested in drones
Study: Rivers recover quickly after dams removed
Grant could help Idaho bean industry

Rural Life

Cattle ranch keeps family busy
Maggie Justice of John Day, Ore., writes about her grandfather's ranch.
Favorite boots get new lease on life
Columnist Ryan Taylor writes about life in the country.
Conference focuses on small farms
San Diego Padres player a pumpkin farmer
Idaho spud museum renovating building

Timber

UI course helps forest owners formulate plans
University of Idaho Extension offers a six-session evening short course to help forest landowners develop management plans.
Group appeals after losing log salvage lawsuit
Environmentalists have appealed a court ruling that allows salvage logging of burned trees in Southern Oregon.
Ochoco Lumber completes 32,000-acre sale

Water

Irrigators, state launch water improvements
The Methow Valley Irrigation District and Washington Department of Ecology are improving river flows for fish and the district and town of Twisp are...
Pipeline part of latest Rangen water mitigation plan
Members of Idaho Ground Water Appropriators have developed a new mitigation plan to satisfy a water call by the Rangen, Inc., trout farm. The...
Study predicts damage of Idaho water call
Even normal rain won’t end Calif. drought, expert says
$7.5 billion question faces California water users