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Portland’s urban coyotes become a university research project
Courtesy of Tara Lemezis and Portland Urban Coyote Project
Portland’s urban coyotes become a university research project
The urban-rural divide plays out when coyotes come to town.

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Meter reader survives attack by two bulls
Two bulls were euthanized by animal control after attacking a Grant County PUD meter reader near Moses Lake, Wash.
Ag leaders slow to react to Labor pick
Ag leaders slow to react to Labor pick
Leaders of organizations involved in labor-intensive agriculture don’t know a lot about President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor but remain hopeful since the restaurant industry he's from shares many issues.
Tree fruit expert Fred Valentine dies at 81
Tree fruit expert Fred Valentine dies at 81
A well-respected horticulturalist in northcentral Washington, Fred Valentine, has died at age 81. He was involved in development of the Cameo apple.
Small grains researchers offer email update service
Farmers can sign up for the Washington State University small grains email update service for news and updates on research.
Ranchers seek exemption to electronic device trucking rule
Ranchers seek exemption to electronic device trucking rule
The cattle industry says changes to commercial trucking regulations will damage ranchers' business.
Apple industry giant Bill Evans dies at 87
Apple industry giant Bill Evans dies at 87
Bill Evans, co-founder and president of Evans Fruit Co., one of the largest tree fruit companies in Washington state, died Dec. 6. He was known as his own man, unafraid to stand alone on principle.
Site of former Tacoma sawmill sold
The lumber mill was one of four Simpson properties Interfor Corp. bought for $94.7 million in March 2015.
Authorities probe cow releases at farms in Maine
A farmer reported Tuesday that some of his cows had been released from a pen. Similar episodes were reported in a nearby town, too.
Rebounding California gray wolf holds onto protection
Rebounding California gray wolf holds onto protection
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has published its plan for managing wolves.
Damaging insect found in Colorado’s largest wine region
The state Department of Agriculture and Colorado State University are investigating the source of the aphid-like bug and working with the vineyard owner to eradicate it.

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Livestock

Portland’s urban coyotes become a university research project
The urban-rural divide plays out when coyotes come to town.
WSDA moves to shut down slaughterhouse, again
The Washington State Department of Agriculture seeks to close down a butcher who has been processing meat for two years without a license
Meter reader survives attack by two bulls
Ranchers seek exemption to electronic device trucking rule
Authorities probe cow releases at farms in Maine

Dairy

Cheese prices down; butter slips
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy industry news.
UN says dairy an ally in Asia’s nutrition challenges
The main beneficiaries have been small farmers, who produce nearly 80 percent of the milk in Asia.
Drug-resistant salmonella linked to Wisconsin calves
Weak week for cheese prices
Great American Milk Drive passes million-gallon mark

Energy

FFA

Horses

Mustangs put to work in Wyoming wilderness
Jack Hatch has dedicated his horsemanship to training mustangs to safely haul rangers and materials into the expansive Teton Wilderness.
L.A. equestrian center quarantined for equine herpes virus
The infections came about after eight horses returned from a Las Vegas horse show last month.

Nursery

Ag leaders slow to react to Labor pick
Leaders of organizations involved in labor-intensive agriculture don’t know a lot about President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for...

Orchards, Nuts & Vines

Tree fruit expert Fred Valentine dies at 81
A well-respected horticulturalist in northcentral Washington, Fred Valentine, has died at age 81. He was involved in development of the Cameo apple.
Apple industry giant Bill Evans dies at 87
Bill Evans, co-founder and president of Evans Fruit Co., one of the largest tree fruit companies in Washington state, died Dec. 6. He was known as...
Damaging insect found in Colorado’s largest wine region
Developer wants robotic apple picker in orchards in 2018
New apple poised for record-setting launch

Organic

Outdoors

Research Center

Small grains researchers offer email update service
Farmers can sign up for the Washington State University small grains email update service for news and updates on research.
Members of Congress push for more hops research
Resources should be reallocated so that hop research can be expanded into two, full-time USDA-ARS positions, more than 100 members of Congress say.
Industry seeks better malting barley varieties
Idaho ag industry happy with pick to lead experiment station
Purdue scientists again partnering with Japanese company

Rural Life

Meter reader survives attack by two bulls
Two bulls were euthanized by animal control after attacking a Grant County PUD meter reader near Moses Lake, Wash.
Small Idaho school thinks big with aquaculture program
Mackay Junior-Senior High School is a small school, but it boasts an impressive aquaculture program.
Great American Milk Drive passes million-gallon mark

Timber

Bond Starker, head of Oregon timber company Starker Forests, announces his retirement
One of Oregon's most respected timber companies is looking for a CEO after Bond Starker announces his pending retirement.
Site of former Tacoma sawmill sold
The lumber mill was one of four Simpson properties Interfor Corp. bought for $94.7 million in March 2015.
Neighbors oppose Idaho plan to log cedar grove
Wood products manufacturer Rosboro sells to Illinois firm
Spread by trade and climate, bugs butcher America’s forests

Water

Idaho water experts optimistic about outlook
Ron Abramovich, Idaho water specialist with USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, is optimistic about the water outlook for Idaho heading...
Latest compromise drought relief bill receives praise, opposition
A farm group is praising the latest effort at compromise drought relief legislation in Congress, calling it a step in the right direction.
Meeting with EPA on What’s Upstream frustrates lawmaker
Group accuses water allocators of depriving farm-dependent species
Battle lines drawn in Washington over new wells