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Columbia Basin Ag Research Center gets new director
Columbia Basin Ag Research Center gets new director
A native of Bulgaria with wide experience in dryland crop research will take over as director of the research center on Oct. 30.

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Cheese keeps climbing; butter dips, then rallies
Cheese keeps climbing; butter dips, then rallies
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy news.
Calif. to cool off gradually in September
Calif. to cool off gradually in September
Temperatures in northern and central California are expected to cool off gradually in September, but forecasters say no significant rain is yet on the horizon.
$113,000 grant could help Idaho apple growers
A $113,000 specialty crop grant awarded through the Idaho State Department of Agriculture will help University of Idaho researchers continue an orchard trial designed to help apple growers improve their bottom line.
ODA wants to renew water availability in five basins
A program that allows Oregon farmers to appropriate new water rights by building storage projects may be renewed by state regulators.
Sheriff steps up rural patrols in Grant County
The Grant County Sheriff's Office in Ephrata, Wash., is stepping up patrols in rural areas to try to cut down on property theft, including livestock paneling. The office relies on accurate information from witnesses in the rural community, public...
Program trains refugees for work on NY dairy farms
Idaho, Oregon and Arizona also have experimented with placing refugees on dairy farms in an effort to satisfy both the interests of the immigrants and the needs of their adopted states.
Calif. antibiotics bill awaits Brown’s approval
A bill that would write the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's new guidelines for antibiotic use in livestock into California law is awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown's approval.
Tours offer up-close look at working forest
Tours offer up-close look at working forest
In addition to the weekly tour, which Starker Forests operates from mid-June to mid-September, the company provides special tours for elementary school classes and other interested groups on other days of the week.
Yields vary as Calif. stone fruit harvests near end
Yields vary as Calif. stone fruit harvests near end
As the harvests of stone fruit in California are wrapping up, growers say the quality of the fruit is excellent but some varieties' yields are down. The picking of other summer fruit is ongoing.
Ranchers argue against moving flock off grazing lands
Ranchers argue against moving flock off grazing lands
The Stevens County Cattlemen's Association says moving Hunters, Wash., rancher Dave Dashiell's sheep out of land where the rancher has a grazing contract to protect the herd from wolves would threaten private property rights. Association president Steve...

Livestock

Sheep moved away from wolves
Calif. antibiotics bill awaits Brown’s approval
Ranchers argue against moving flock off grazing lands
WSU to discontinue annual Seattle football game
Federal government lists Oregon spotted frog as threatened

Dairy

Idaho dairy weighs identity issue
Cheese keeps climbing; butter dips, then rallies
Program trains refugees for work on NY dairy farms
Utah State team wins new dairy product contest
USDA launches new dairy insurance program

Energy

Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

FFA

Grant allows Nyssa ag program to build greenhouse
Amid footing concerns, FFA cancels horse show
Washington FFA gets new executive director

Horses

West Nile Virus found in Michigan horse, turkeys
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

$113,000 grant could help Idaho apple growers
Yields vary as Calif. stone fruit harvests near end
Michigan peach crop suffers after harsh winte
Pacific Northwest pear forecast increases
Prolonged bloom leads to varied prune yields

Organic

Outdoors

Research Center

Columbia Basin Ag Research Center gets new director
$113,000 grant could help Idaho apple growers
Rural Colorado county approves first hemp greenhouse
Jensen leads potato research organization
GPS devices find huge water loss in western U.S.

Rural Life

Sheriff steps up rural patrols in Grant County
Pro Rodeo Leaders
Grass seed farms host music festival
Kids learn about agriculture at camp
Keeping family history alive after ‘librarian’ passes on

Timber

Tours offer up-close look at working forest
California environmentalists decry feds’ fire plan
Forest Service to release Rim Fire recovery plan
Brown signs pair of forestry bills
Report: Firefighting costs eroding conservation

Water

Growers say groundwater bills would bring uncertainty
Calif. to cool off gradually in September
ODA wants to renew water availability in five basins
Iconic Klamath bucket moved from county building
Judge won’t stop water for Klamath salmon