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FFA members focus on future at career fair
FFA members focus on future at career fair
Washington FFA members check out possible career options during the Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum.

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Peterson Brothers offer ag advocacy farmer-style
Peterson Brothers offer ag advocacy farmer-style
The Peterson Farm Brothers spoke and performed at the Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum Feb. 3-4. The brothers post agriculture-themed parodies of popular songs.
Washington lawmaker: Let ranchers save their animals from fires
Washington lawmaker: Let ranchers save their animals from fires
A Washington lawmaker proposes that ranchers be free to decide for themselves whether it's worth the risk to rescue their livestock from wildfires.
Cold, blustery weather could complicate almond blossom
Cold, blustery weather could complicate almond blossom
Cold, blustery and wet weather in California could interfere with bee activity during the almond blossom, industry officials warn.
Water mound slowing Twin Falls Canal recharge
Idaho water officials recently announced they expect to recharge 80,000 acre-feet of water in the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer this winter.
Idaho private aquifer recharge organization breathes new life
Idaho private aquifer recharge organization breathes new life
A private recharge organization is forming, aiming to provide a service for groundwater users seeking to reduce their consumption to comply with a recent water call settlement with the Surface Water Coalition.
United Dairymen partner with Girl Scouts
United Dairymen of Idaho are donating milk to the Idaho Foodbank as part of the Girl Scouts "Cookies and Milk" effort.
Idaho dairymen give $95,000 to schools
The Idaho Dairy Council will give school money to health them promote physical activities for students.
Idaho Dairy Council hires wellness manager
Idaho diarymen have hired a health and wellness manage.
Wolf advisory group softens rhetoric to face hard questions
Wolf advisory group softens rhetoric to face hard questions
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has invested, politically and financially, in its Wolf Advisory Group.
Conservationists sue federal wolf-killing program in Oregon
The lawsuit targets the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services program, which controls the number of wolves, coyotes, grizzly bears, mountain lions and other wild animals.

Marketplace

Livestock

Idaho Legislature set to battle over animal cruelty law again
A bill has been printed in the Idaho Legislature that would toughen the state's animal cruelty law, and more legislation addressing the issue will be...
Washington cattlemen in beef over promotion fees
Legislation to raise fees that support the Washington Beef Commission has divided cattlemen.
Washington lawmaker: Let ranchers save their animals from fires
Wolf advisory group softens rhetoric to face hard questions
Conservationists sue federal wolf-killing program in Oregon

Dairy

United Dairymen partner with Girl Scouts
United Dairymen of Idaho are donating milk to the Idaho Foodbank as part of the Girl Scouts "Cookies and Milk" effort.
Idaho dairymen give $95,000 to schools
The Idaho Dairy Council will give school money to health them promote physical activities for students.
Idaho Dairy Council hires wellness manager
Not a good Groundhog Day for dairy
Environmentalists blast House dairy bill over lawsuits

Energy

FFA

FFA members focus on future at career fair
Washington FFA members check out possible career options during the Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum.
500 FFA blue jackets converge on Idaho Capitol
About 600 FFA members, legislators and Idaho farm industry leaders attended the annual Cenarrusa Day on the Hill event Jan. 25. The event in Boise...
Idaho FFA raffling tractor

Horses

Horse industry plans bill that would allow live racing to continue
Idaho horse groups are crafting legislation they hope will allow live horse racing in Idaho to continue. They say the state's repeal of instant horse...

Nursery

Orchards, Nuts & Vines

Cold, blustery weather could complicate almond blossom
Cold, blustery and wet weather in California could interfere with bee activity during the almond blossom, industry officials warn.
Snow hampers tree-fruit pruning in Washington state
It's not a huge problem, but Central Washington orchards, particularly in the north and higher elevations, have dealt with more snow as they push to...
Groups seek public, private dollars for farmworker housing
Idaho wine grape harvest off by half
EEOC, Evans Fruit settle sex harassment cases

Organic

Upper Midwest farmers transitioning to organic can get aid
Minnesota started its grant program first, in 2013, and North Dakota followed suit this year. Both programs assist with the transition costs —...
Organic buyer seeks to grow Idaho wheat acreage
Ardent Mills is hosting a meeting in Pocatello, Idaho, to recruit new organic wheat growers, as part of its effort to double U.S. organic wheat...

Outdoors

Research Center

Sustainability program boosts wheat yields
A sustainable production program run by Thresher Artisan Wheat and Syngenta continues to contribute to yield improvements among participants.
Cereal pathologist fears bad year with three diseases
A Univeristy of Idaho cereals pathologist anticipates challenges in Eastern Idaho grain crops with barley yellow dwarf virus, Fusarium headblight and...
Tiny spider mite can cause big yield loss in dry beans
Ug99 battle progresses, wheat expert says
Field trials show success with alternative PCN controls

Rural Life

Peterson Brothers offer ag advocacy farmer-style
The Peterson Farm Brothers spoke and performed at the Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum Feb. 3-4. The brothers post agriculture-themed...
Farm equipment sales mixed, Colusa vendors say
Vendors at the 51st annual Colusa Farm Show say business largely depends on the commodities they're servicing. For ones that cater to growers...
Cattle drive draws focus to Florida’s cowboy history
Practice makes perfect in potato peeling contest
Wildfire bill calls for quick response by DNR

Timber

Thinning improves forest health but can impact wildlife, study finds
Clearing fuels from forest floors can improve tree health and slow the spread of wildfire, but managers must also factor in projects' impacts on...
Sierra Pacific Industries to close California sawmill
Sierra Pacific Industries announced it is closing its 55-year-old sawmill in Arcata, Calif., because of a decrease in timber harvests in the area and...
Environmental advocates call for wider stream buffers
AgriNorthwest to buy Boardman Tree Farm

Water

Senate resolutions would bless Idaho water agreement, direct recharge
Three senate resolutions that would allow lawmakers to give their blessing to last year's agreement between surface and ground water users in the...
Water mound slowing Twin Falls Canal recharge
Idaho water officials recently announced they expect to recharge 80,000 acre-feet of water in the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer this winter.
Idaho private aquifer recharge organization breathes new life
Onion growers happier with final FDA safety rules
Wet late January maintains Idaho snowpack