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More animals, exhibitors at Junior Livestock Show
Sales of animals complete livestock projects for roughly 500 Spokane area youth beginning May 6 at the Junior Livestock Show of Spokane. Manager Lynn Cotter says the show offers the agricultural experience for rural and urban students alike.

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Harvest platform catches on
Harvest platform catches on
A Moses Lake, Wash., company is rolling in the first commercial production of simple mobile platforms to help apple, stone fruit and citrus growers harvest more efficiently and save on labor.
California starts harvest of light cherry crop
California starts harvest of light cherry crop
Cherry season is underway in California and it appears to be light, industry sources say, perhaps 25 to 50 percent of normal.
March U.S. milk production up 1.1 percent
Milk production in the 23 major dairy states, at 16.7 bilion pounds, was up 1.1 percent in March over March 2013. Total cow numbers were up 1,000 head from February, with production per cow 209 pounds above February.
Dept. of Ecology releases instream flow river rule draft
The Washington Department of Ecology has released its proposed instream flow rule for the Spokane River. Agricultural impacts are expected to be minimal, says Keith Stoffel, Ecology water program manager in Spokane.
Southern Oregon farmers divided on GMO bas
Farmers have different opinions when it comes to proposed ban on GMOs.
Southern farmers team up to create organic network
Network of small farmers network to provide field-grown organic vegetables to a growing number of Southeastern grocers who want more organic produce.
Calif. strawberry production stays brisk despite drought
Calif. strawberry production stays brisk despite drought
Despite the drought and a reduction of acreage, California strawberry production is up from last year as the industry is entering its peak season.
Ag leaders wary of Clean Water Act ‘power grab’
Ag leaders wary of Clean Water Act ‘power grab’
Agricultural leaders are concerned about proposed rules addressing the federal Clean Water Act.
Immigration reform faces difficulty in House
Immigration reform faces difficulty in House
Internal debate in the House has made it difficult to get immigration reform to the floor. A new set of priniciples for guiding reform by the House Republican leadership offers some hope.
Dairyman at odds with fellow raw milk backers
Dairyman at odds with fellow raw milk backers
An Orland, Calif., dairyman who uses raw milk to make cheese is in the awkward position of opposing efforts by some of his fellow raw milk proponents to ease restrictions on home dairies selling or sharing excess milk from their cows.

Livestock

More animals, exhibitors at Junior Livestock Show
Southern Oregon ranchers kill 500-pound black bear
Teen holds steak feed to help ranchers
Students help ag newcomers in animal care workshops
Public lands clashes have long history

Dairy

Federal milk marketing order for California raises questions
March U.S. milk production up 1.1 percent
Immigration reform faces difficulty in House
Dairyman at odds with fellow raw milk backers
Tillamook taps into market for lactose, whey protein

Energy

Operator to reopen Madera ethanol plant

FFA

California FFA proficiency award winners
Ross: FFA members are the future of ag
New officers take the reins of Idaho FFA
Idaho FFA taps Star members
Idaho FFA officers reflect on their tenure

Horses

Nursery

Orchards, Nuts & Vines

Pressure bombs a popular tool to determine water needs
Wash. tree fruit labor outlook tight
Harvest platform catches on
California starts harvest of light cherry crop
Calif. strawberry production stays brisk despite drought

Organic

Southern Oregon farmers divided on GMO bas
Southern farmers team up to create organic network
Wal-Mart and Wild Oats unveil cheaper organic line
Organic apples may run out sooner than usual
Farm turns up the juice on organic cranberry business

Outdoors

Research Center

Stripe rust find puts resistance gene in question
Drone used to scout elk herd
WSU puts decision-making tools online for farmers
Experts weigh regulation of ag drones
Google Glass may become another farm tool

Rural Life

Pulled over on the information super highway
Farming still attracts many despite challenges
‘The Virginian’ turns 80, recalls Oregon roots
Son makes his father proud with school project

Timber

Lawsuit seeks to block sale of Oregon forest lands
Judge sides with Forest Service on timber sale
Study: As logging declines, lawsuits continue
Volunteers enlisted to track Sudden Oak Death

Water

Dept. of Ecology releases instream flow river rule draft
Ag leaders wary of Clean Water Act ‘power grab’
IDWR to buy trout farm from Parks Dept.
Corps OKs all but largest permit
Late ‘rescue precipitation’ an uncertain savior