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Pocatello school plans potato semester
Pocatello school plans potato semester
Students at the Pocatello Community Charter School in southeast Idaho have started a semester-long, in-depth study of potatoes, with help from local spud industry officials.

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USDA approves genetically modified Fuji apple
USDA approves genetically modified Fuji apple
The USDA has approved a Canadian-developed Fuji apple, genetically modified to reduce browning when sliced, after approving GM Golden Delicious and Granny Smith apples from the same company in 2015.
Western Innovator: Nursery grower ventures into hemp
Western Innovator: Nursery grower ventures into hemp
Nursery grower Barry Cook is diversifying his operation to include hemp.
Forest Service wants partnerships to help manage forests
Tidwell said he is concerned about proposals in Congress that might impose timber harvest requirements on some or all national forests.
California farmers drill wells as groundwater limits loom
Farmers dug about 2,500 wells in the San Joaquin Valley last year alone.
Oregon’s IR-4 Project leader ready to retire
Oregon’s IR-4 Project leader ready to retire
To calculate the value of DeFrancesco’s work, one has to understand that the majority of the Oregon's agriculture involves specialty crop production.
U.S. milk output up in August after July price jump
U.S. milk output up in August after July price jump
U.S. dairy producers continue to increase milk production, which was up nearly 2 percent in August year over year.
Meetings to train crew bosses on preventing spread of psyllid
Meetings to train crew bosses on preventing spread of psyllid
California's Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program and California Citrus Mutual are hosting a series of meetings for crew bosses on how to teach employees to prevent the spread of the Asian citrus psyllid, which can carry the deadly tree disease...
Small grower opens chicken processing facility
Small grower opens chicken processing facility
Hawkins Sisters Ranch is the only Oregon Department of Agriculture processing facility in Eastern Oregon.
Supplier: No listeria in product before going to Blue Bell plant
Aspen Hills said its cookie dough product tested negative for listeria before it was shipped to Blue Bell and that the “positive listeria results were obtained by Blue Bell only after our product had been in their control for almost two...
First phase of large Washington winery nears completion
First phase of large Washington winery nears completion
A large new winery, located near the center of Central Washington, is nearing the end of its first $10 million in development to serve its own vineyards and those of others.

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Livestock

Fair contest keeps youngsters involved in local beef industry
About a dozen youngsters competed in a special class at the Tehama District Fair in Red Bluff, Calif., for calves and steers that were born and bred...
Small grower opens chicken processing facility
Hawkins Sisters Ranch is the only Oregon Department of Agriculture processing facility in Eastern Oregon.
Groups want Iowa governor to back moratorium on hog confinements
Rancher dealing with 300-sheep loss to fire
WDFW: Removing entire Profanity Peak pack challenging

Dairy

U.S. milk output up in August after July price jump
U.S. dairy producers continue to increase milk production, which was up nearly 2 percent in August year over year.
Supplier: No listeria in product before going to Blue Bell plant
Aspen Hills said its cookie dough product tested negative for listeria before it was shipped to Blue Bell and that the “positive listeria...
Washington dairies slow to adopt online reporting system
Most dairy product prices sink
Western fluid milk and cream review

Energy

FFA

Fair contest keeps youngsters involved in local beef industry
About a dozen youngsters competed in a special class at the Tehama District Fair in Red Bluff, Calif., for calves and steers that were born and bred...
Chelan FFA Horse Evaluation CDE team state champions
The victory marked the fourth time the Chelan FFA has attended the national compeition in horse evaluation in the last 12 years.
Meridian FFA showcases SAEs at Western Idaho Fair
Chelan FFA has a good showing at county fair
Washington FFA Foundation hires full-time director

Horses

Utah rancher gets probation for castrating neighbor’s horses
The father and son had gotten into an argument with a neighbo about the breeding of their horses.

Nursery

Western Innovator: Nursery grower ventures into hemp
Nursery grower Barry Cook is diversifying his operation to include hemp.
Nursery adopts plasticulture for trees
Northwoods Nursery has found plasticulture improves weed control, water retention, plant growth.
Oregon nursery, landlord prevail in sexual harassment lawsuit

Orchards, Nuts & Vines

Ocean Spray foresees record cranberry crop
Ocean Spray Cranberries estimates the 2016 global crop will be the largest ever, adding to a bulging inventory.
USDA approves genetically modified Fuji apple
The USDA has approved a Canadian-developed Fuji apple, genetically modified to reduce browning when sliced, after approving GM Golden Delicious and...
Meetings to train crew bosses on preventing spread of psyllid
First phase of large Washington winery nears completion
WSDA fines man for spraying; orchard claims $5.4 million loss

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Outdoors

Research Center

Oregon’s IR-4 Project leader ready to retire
To calculate the value of DeFrancesco’s work, one has to understand that the majority of the Oregon's agriculture involves specialty crop...
Researchers travel world to breed a better honeybee
Washington State University is importing bee semen from outside the United States in order to diversify the gene pool.
UC endowed chair to boost rice research
Idaho officials target brook trout with sex-altering hormone
Just how much sugar do Americans consume? It’s complicated

Rural Life

Pocatello school plans potato semester
Students at the Pocatello Community Charter School in southeast Idaho have started a semester-long, in-depth study of potatoes, with help from local...
Retired professor donates timberland to benefit rural school
The timberland donor, Emery Castle, is considered one of the pioneers in the field of agricultural and resource economics.
East Idaho city hosts celebration of the russet
Idaho cropland rent increased in 2016, bucking national trend
Corn maze allows people inside Jimmy Fallon’s head

Timber

Forest Service wants partnerships to help manage forests
Tidwell said he is concerned about proposals in Congress that might impose timber harvest requirements on some or all national forests.
Retired professor donates timberland to benefit rural school
The timberland donor, Emery Castle, is considered one of the pioneers in the field of agricultural and resource economics.
California’s albino redwoods filter soil toxins
Downed trees could lead to insect problems in 2017, forester says
County’s $1.4B timber lawsuit survives state’s motion to dismiss

Water

Senate report says WOTUS expanding federal control
A Senate committee report this weeks details EPA and Corps actions that are eviscerating agricultural exemptions in the Clean Water Act despite the...
California farmers drill wells as groundwater limits loom
Farmers dug about 2,500 wells in the San Joaquin Valley last year alone.
Clinton supports WOTUS; Trump does not
Officials to tour Utah’s drought-stricken Great Salt Lake
Google plan to pump water from aquifer draws opposition