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OSU names new extension cereals scientist
Courtesy of Ryan Graebner
OSU names new extension cereals scientist
Ryan Graebner will work out of the Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center in Pendleton, Ore.

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Producer targets big-ranch market by using genetics
Producer targets big-ranch market by using genetics
Widely available genetics data can benefit cattle producers large and small.
Snowmelt floods roads, fields along Montana Hi-Line
Snowmelt is washing out roads, flooding fields and spilling rivers and streams over their banks along Montana's Hi-Line.
Retired rancher recalls clash with imported elk
Retired rancher recalls clash with imported elk
Retired California rancher recalls own high-profile battle against elk
OWRD approves emergency rules for Klamath Basin
OWRD approves emergency rules for Klamath Basin
The Oregon Water Resources Commission has approved emergency temporary rules granting preferences to water rights for human consumption in Klamath County, as well as livestock watering in the Williamson River Basin.
Judge: Oregon farmer liable for Clean Water Act violation
Judge: Oregon farmer liable for Clean Water Act violation
A judge has found that Oregon farmer Bill Case should be held liable for violating the Clean Water Act without a jury trial.
ODFW shoots two more Pine Creek wolves
ODFW shoots two more Pine Creek wolves
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has shot two more wolves from the Pine Creek pack after another attack on livestock in Baker County.
Audit faults Forest Service’s marijuana procedures
Audit faults Forest Service’s marijuana procedures
Unrehabilitated marijuana grow sites in national forests are prone to being reactivated by illicit producers, an audit found. Illicit marijuana production is blamed for depleting waterways and contaminating the environment with pesticides.
Dairy prices encounter ups and downs
Dairy prices encounter ups and downs
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week’s dairy industry news.
WSU: Stink bugs infesting Puget Sound region
The majority of stink bug sightings are from King, Pierce and Thurston counties.
New plan shrinks salvage logging on land charred by wildfire
Most of the forestland will either be left alone or tapped for removal of hazardous trees near roads, trails and recreation areas.

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Livestock

ODFW shoots two more Pine Creek wolves
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has shot two more wolves from the Pine Creek pack after another attack on livestock in Baker County.
Producer targets big-ranch market by using genetics
Widely available genetics data can benefit cattle producers large and small.
Retired rancher recalls clash with imported elk
ODFW shoots two more Pine Creek wolves
Washington farmers get sympathy over elk problem

Dairy

Dairy prices encounter ups and downs
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week’s dairy industry news.
Livestock groups pleased with first draft of farm bill
Beef and pork producers say first-year funding to establish a vaccine bank for foot and mouth disease is a good first step. Dairy producers say the...
Fluid Milk and Cream — Western U.S.
Judge orders Oregon dairy to cooperate with auction
Bovines online: Farmers are using AI to help monitor cows

Energy

Deal approves $216 million for Idaho utility’s expenses
Idaho officials have approved an agreement allowing a utility company's $216.5 million in relicensing expenses for a three-dam hydroelectric project...
Republicans criticize spill of dam water to help salmon
Critics also blame the giant dams for killing wild salmon, an iconic species in the Northwest.
Washington’s largest solar farm coming to Lind

FFA

New Idaho FFA state officers ready to serve
The Idaho State Leadership Conference concluded this weekend with new state officers who want to enrich the FFA experience for members across the...
Trump adviser credits FFA for his success
The White House agricultural adviser says FFA gave him the skills, experience and confidence to meet challenges and successfully advocate for...
Outgoing Idaho FFA officers wrap up a year of growth

Horses

Judge: Oregon emergency horse roundup violated law
The emergency roundup of 150 wild horses in Oregon after a 2016 fire violated environmental law, a judge has ruled.
Federal protections sought for mustangs in Montana mountains
The 155 mustangs are believed to be descended from the mounts of Spanish conquistadors who came to North America in the 1500s.
Western hay price report

Nursery

WSU: Stink bugs infesting Puget Sound region
The majority of stink bug sightings are from King, Pierce and Thurston counties.
Gardening’s benefits jibe with today’s emphasis on wellness
A trend toward outdoor living has blossomed in landscape design, and is also health-related.

Orchards, Nuts & Vines

WSU: Stink bugs infesting Puget Sound region
The majority of stink bug sightings are from King, Pierce and Thurston counties.
Oregon agriculture leader Phillip Walker dies at 64
For nearly 30 years, Phillip Walker served on the board of Oregon State University’s Agricultural Research Foundation, including serving as...
Washington apple prices stabilize
Deal brings Phytelligence fruit technology to India
Stemilt to pay $95,000 in sexual harassment settlement

Organic

Animal welfare groups join lawsuit over USDA organic rules
The lawsuit targets USDA’s failure to implement a final rule regarding organic livestock and poultry practices and its intention to withdraw...
Bankruptcies point to tougher organic potato market
The recent bankruptcies of two organic potato farms in the Klamath basin point to tough conditions in the niche market.
More organic than thou? Rebel farmers create new food label
Western Innovator: OMRI ensures organic material compliance

Outdoors

Snowmelt floods roads, fields along Montana Hi-Line
Snowmelt is washing out roads, flooding fields and spilling rivers and streams over their banks along Montana's Hi-Line.
New plan shrinks salvage logging on land charred by wildfire
Most of the forestland will either be left alone or tapped for removal of hazardous trees near roads, trails and recreation areas.
Republicans criticize spill of dam water to help salmon
Wyoming counts at least 347 wolves in the state
Officials OK cut in sport chinook harvest off Washington

Research Center

OSU names new extension cereals scientist
Ryan Graebner will work out of the Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center in Pendleton, Ore.
Japan fiscal year trade surplus with US up nearly 6 percent
Trump said after meeting with Abe that the two leaders did not agree on a major pan-Pacific trade pact.
Montana health officials investigating E. coli cases
Supreme Court strikes down as vague part of immigration law
Marijuana-based drug gets positive review from US agency

Rural Life

Snowmelt floods roads, fields along Montana Hi-Line
Snowmelt is washing out roads, flooding fields and spilling rivers and streams over their banks along Montana's Hi-Line.
Montana health officials investigating E. coli cases
The state health department is investigating several reports of E. coli likely linked to chopped romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma, Arizona area
Oregon agriculture leader Phillip Walker dies at 64
National runner-up in YF&R Discussion Meet receives her tractor
Trump convenes task force to study US Postal Service

Timber

Audit faults Forest Service’s marijuana procedures
Unrehabilitated marijuana grow sites in national forests are prone to being reactivated by illicit producers, an audit found. Illicit marijuana...
New plan shrinks salvage logging on land charred by wildfire
Most of the forestland will either be left alone or tapped for removal of hazardous trees near roads, trails and recreation areas.
OSU Extension gets go-ahead for education center
Unbearable damage: Foresters look to protect trees from black bears
Agency expands Sawtooth Forest through ranch acquisition

Water

Deal approves $216 million for Idaho utility’s expenses
Idaho officials have approved an agreement allowing a utility company's $216.5 million in relicensing expenses for a three-dam hydroelectric project...
OWRD approves emergency rules for Klamath Basin
The Oregon Water Resources Commission has approved emergency temporary rules granting preferences to water rights for human consumption in Klamath...
Judge: Oregon farmer liable for Clean Water Act violation
Threatened ground squirrel may impact dam project
Piping to save water in Tumalo Irrigation District