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The drive is intended to raise public awareness of the importance of American agriculture.

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United Dairymen of Idaho group hires business developer
United Dairymen of Idaho group hires business developer
An Idaho dairy organization has hired a new business development manager.
Idaho irrigation companies approves for Water Board loans
Two southeast Idaho canal companies have received low-interest loans through the Idaho Department of Water Resources to complete major improvements to their systems.
Scavenger hunt teaches kids the source of their food
Scavenger hunt teaches kids the source of their food
At the Canyon County fair in Idaho, children learn about agriculture by collecting the ingredients for their breakfast.
Wildfire watching: Rangers in towers are out, cameras are in
The goal is to detect fires faster, especially in unpopulated areas where they can burn several hours or even days before anyone reports them.
Warm river water lethal to spawning salmon
Efforts by management teams to cool flows below 70 degrees by releasing cold water from selected reservoirs are continuing in an attempt to prevent similar fish kills among chinook salmon and steelhead, which migrate later in the summer from the Pacific...
Summer jobs on the farm offer more than a paycheck
Summer jobs on the farm offer more than a paycheck
Grass seed harvest means jobs for youths, who learn about agriculture and much more, they say.
Irrigation ends in some Yakima tributaries
Irrigation ends in some Yakima tributaries
Water for some pre-statehood water right holders in two Yakima River tributaries is curtailed because of drought. Likely means no crop for some apple orchards.
E. Oregon camelina trials look more promising during persistent drought
E. Oregon camelina trials look more promising during persistent drought
Oregon State University field trials have shown that camelina can be grown at a small profit in Eastern Oregon, with no irrigation water.
Washington DOE warns westside irrigators of pending shut off
Washington DOE warns westside irrigators of pending shut off
The Washington Department of Ecology has warned more than 90 irrigators in southwest Washington that the are likely to be shut off from the Chehalis River.
Celebrating a 45th birthday with two cylinders
Celebrating a 45th birthday with two cylinders
Columnist Ryan Taylor writes about life in the country.

Livestock

Mid-year cattle inventory confirms expansion
USDA's July 1 cattle inventory report verifies beef herd expansion with increases in beef cow and heifer repplacement numbers.
Pheasant hunting as a successful ranch enterprise
Columnist Doug Warnock discusses the latest topics in ranch management.
Soda Springs rancher appointed to Idaho Senate
WDFW: One more kill will put Dirty Shirt wolves at risk
Officials say Michigan beef cattle herd has bovine TB

Dairy

United Dairymen of Idaho group hires business developer
An Idaho dairy organization has hired a new business development manager.
U.S. milk prices face downward pressure, analyst says
U.S. markets, particularly for cheese and butter, have shielded U.S. dairymen from the severe downturn in milk prices in most other production...
Cash dairy prices mixed; global auction applies downward pressure
Retailers expand dairy antitrust litigation
Connecticut dairy farm goes robotic

Energy

Idaho irrigators back shorter solar, wind energy contracts
A decision is expected soon on a proposal by Idaho electric companies to shorten the lenth of contracts for wind and solar projects, which many...

FFA

Young rancher sets her sights high
Miriam Horton of Christmas Valley, Ore., already helps run a ranch operation at age 17. She has bigger plans.

Horses

Washington confirms year’s first case of equine West Nile virus
Washington has confirmed the state's first case this year of equine West Nile virus.

Nursery

Orchards, Nuts & Vines

Winemaker sues, claiming herbicide from neighbor destroyed crop
According to the lawsuit, the Oregon Department of Agriculture investigated and found that herbicide drift had occurred.
Researchers hope to test robotic apple picker
Testing of a robotic apple picker may occur this fall by Washington State University engineers and scientists. A successful system could alleviate...
Mild winter brings early huckleberry harvest
Roza Irrigation District growers get small water bump
Victims of Washington’s largest wildfire begin long road to recovery

Organic

WSU showcases new organic farm site on field day
Organic farmers will get to see Washington State University's organic farm, now completely moved to its larger location, during the annual field day...
Q&A: Outlook for farming is changing
Karla Chambers and her husband, Bill,operate the highly successful Stahlbush Island Farms near Corvallis, Ore. She recently spoke about the direction...
Paris automat features organic food

Outdoors

Research Center

E. Oregon camelina trials look more promising during persistent drought
Oregon State University field trials have shown that camelina can be grown at a small profit in Eastern Oregon, with no irrigation water.
Scientists show we have a distinct taste for fat
Researchers proposed calling the taste “oleogustus” after Latin for fat taste.
Researcher weighs dryland cereal cropping systems
Soil health company showcases new rotation crops
Growers: Monsanto investment in wheat research will spur industry

Rural Life

National Agri-Women president driving through Oregon
The drive is intended to raise public awareness of the importance of American agriculture.
Capital Press sweeps newspaper contest awards
The Capital Press recently swept its class in the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association contest.
Scavenger hunt teaches kids the source of their food
Summer jobs on the farm offer more than a paycheck
Celebrating a 45th birthday with two cylinders

Timber

Wildfire watching: Rangers in towers are out, cameras are in
The goal is to detect fires faster, especially in unpopulated areas where they can burn several hours or even days before anyone reports them.
Oregon Board of Forestry punts on no-logging buffers
The Oregon Board of Foresry will wait to decide whether to expand no-logging buffers around streams.
Oregon county approves tax break for International Paper mill
Judge clears barred owl removal study
Canadian official urges veto of California forest products bill

Water

Idaho irrigation companies approves for Water Board loans
Two southeast Idaho canal companies have received low-interest loans through the Idaho Department of Water Resources to complete major improvements...
Warm river water lethal to spawning salmon
Efforts by management teams to cool flows below 70 degrees by releasing cold water from selected reservoirs are continuing in an attempt to prevent...
Irrigation ends in some Yakima tributaries
Washington DOE warns westside irrigators of pending shut off
Tour highlights conservation on ag lands