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Odessa irrigation update to be featured at CBDL meeting
The Columbia Basin Development League holds its annual meeting in Moses Lake, Wash. Nov. 6.

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Tilth Producers of Washington marks 40th anniversary
Tilth Producers of Washington marks 40th anniversary
Tilth Producers of Washington was founded 40 years ago to promote small-scale organic farming.
Periodic storms may continue in Northern Calif.
A persistent parade of storm clouds has spritzed Northern California while areas south of Sacramento remained dry. The pattern is expected to continue at least until early November, even as El Nino conditions are anticipated this winter.
Pollinator task force backs pesticide reporting system
Pollinator task force backs pesticide reporting system
An Oregon pollinator task force has completed a report to the state legislature with proposals to improve bee health.
Down dairy markets took ‘silvering lining’ with them
Down dairy markets took ‘silvering lining’ with them
Columnist Lee Mielke rounds up the week's dairy news.
Tickets on sale for Dine Around Oregon dinner at Expo
Dine Around Oregon, a part of the annual Willamette Valley Ag Expo, will again spotlight Oregon-grown foods this year.
Study to probe farm kids’ allergies
Microbes on farms with livestock are believed to stimulate stronger immune systems and make kids less likely to develop allergies.
Economist: Investigate margin protection program now
Economist: Investigate margin protection program now
While the new Margin Protection Program for dairy is debuting in a financially good year for dairymen -- thus gaining little interest -- one dairy economist says producers shouldn't delay working through the program's technicalities and getting a good...
Pro rodeo leaders listed
A listing of the top professional rodeo performers.
Commercial market for western juniper studied
Commercial market for western juniper studied
A USDA rural development grant may expand the market for juniper lumber, which might be good for threatened sage grouse.
Confusion over drought maps prompts UC workshop
A drought workshop offered by the University of California-Davis on Nov. 7 will include information about how climatologists can put together the U.S. Drought Monitor, which can affect ranchers' disaster relief payments.

Livestock

Fire at swine farm kills 11,000 animals
The massive blaze, which broke out Saturday afternoon, killed 11,000 sows and piglets.
Hereford triplets beat the odds
A Hereford heifer surprised its owner with triplet calves.
Sheep rancher ponders future after wolf attacks
Rustlers grab 3 calves from Culver ranches
77,000-acre cattle operation changes hands

Dairy

Down dairy markets took ‘silvering lining’ with them
Columnist Lee Mielke rounds up the week's dairy news.
Economist: Investigate margin protection program now
While the new Margin Protection Program for dairy is debuting in a financially good year for dairymen -- thus gaining little interest -- one dairy...
NFL player extols dairy’s benefits at Idaho middle school
Idaho Milk Products opens tech center
U.S. dairymen adding cows on good margins

Energy

FFA

Idaho students get ‘big picture’ look at world ag
Three students from Rocky Mountain High School in Meridian, Idaho, attended the World Food Prize this year and the school's ag education teacher said...

Horses

Wild horse adoption planned in Boise
the horses from the Hard Trigger Wild Horse Herd Management Area will be available at the Boise Wild Horse Corrals off Pleasant Valley Road in south...

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

Pacific Northwest pear crop estimate grows
The Pacific Northwest pear crop is larger than expected and off to a good start in sales and prices. Some growers likely will make more money on...
New tree fruit group nominates board
The temporary board of the new Washington State Tree Fruit Association has nominated a slate of candidates for a new board some of whom are the same.
Apple growth boosts demand for skilled technicians
Grant helps promote Washington wines in Canada
Washington’s red raspberry crop breaks record

Organic

Major food processor coming to Pocatello
Amy's Kitchen, a major supplier of organic convenience food products, will open a 500,000-square-foot food-processing faciity in Pocatello in...
Tilth Producers of Washington marks 40th anniversary
Tilth Producers of Washington was founded 40 years ago to promote small-scale organic farming.
The meaning of ‘organic’ hazy for nonfood items
Organic industry confused by GMO vaccines
Dairy farmers ask for help with hungry elk

Outdoors

Research Center

Study shows potential for manure for beets, spuds
Data shows mixed results for manure applications before potatoes and sugar beets in the second year of a long-term rotational study involving manure.
Pollinator task force backs pesticide reporting system
An Oregon pollinator task force has completed a report to the state legislature with proposals to improve bee health.
Study to probe farm kids’ allergies
Idaho damaged barley still free of toxins
New atlas will help find ‘gaps’ in crop production

Rural Life

Tickets on sale for Dine Around Oregon dinner at Expo
Dine Around Oregon, a part of the annual Willamette Valley Ag Expo, will again spotlight Oregon-grown foods this year.
Pro rodeo leaders listed
A listing of the top professional rodeo performers.
Idaho scholar studies farming in literature
Nation’s pro rodeo leaders
Cattle ranch keeps family busy

Timber

Commercial market for western juniper studied
A USDA rural development grant may expand the market for juniper lumber, which might be good for threatened sage grouse.
Salvage logging begins after Oregon wildfire
BLM forester Shane Durant said the agency met National Environmental Policy Act requirements with a special exclusion that allowed timber slated for...
Hal Salwasser, former OSU College of Forestry dean, dies at 69
College of Forestry hopes to build ‘showpiece’
Wood more environmentally sound building material, OSU forester says

Water

Odessa irrigation update to be featured at CBDL meeting
The Columbia Basin Development League holds its annual meeting in Moses Lake, Wash. Nov. 6.
Periodic storms may continue in Northern Calif.
A persistent parade of storm clouds has spritzed Northern California while areas south of Sacramento remained dry. The pattern is expected to...
Confusion over drought maps prompts UC workshop
Federal government collecting info for Columbia River Treaty
Tomato growers peg crop at record 14 million tons