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Washington Ecology shakes up dairy regulation
Washington Ecology shakes up dairy regulation
The Washington Department of Ecology's new rules for dairies may provide some protection from lawsuits, but come with uncertain costs

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Ecology issues much-anticipated revised CAFO permit
The new permit is expected to cover about 200 mid-sized and large dairies in Washington state.
Calif.’s State Water Project increases allocation to 60 percent
The California Department of Water Resources announced that State Water Project contractors will get at least 60 percent of normal supplies, an increase from a 45 percent allocation a month ago.
Cold winter may knock out pests, diseases
Cold winter may knock out pests, diseases
A longer stretch of cold temperatures may hold Spotted Wing Drosophila in check on Central Washington cherries this year and may hinder Little Cherry Disease.
New perennial grain species offers farmers flexibility
New perennial grain species offers farmers flexibility
Researchers have developed a new perennial grain species, a combination of wheat and wheatgrass.
Events raise hopes for cherry exports to China
Events raise hopes for cherry exports to China
The head of Northwest Cherry Growers says he’s been worried about exports to China because of President-elect Donald Trump’s stance toward China. He’s more hopeful after Trump met with a top Chinese businessman.
Winter rains could boost Red Bluff Bull Sale receipts
Winter rains could boost Red Bluff Bull Sale receipts
Jan. 24-28.
Cowboy’s thumb reattached after rodeo roping accident
The cowboy and rancher from Wyoming says he roped a steer and was trying to wrap the rope around the saddle horn when his thumb got stuck. The rope then sliced it off.
NOAA finalizes new plan for Columbia River hatcheries
NOAA finalizes new plan for Columbia River hatcheries

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a final plan Tuesday for operating 62 hatchery programs in the Columbia River Basin while protecting threatened and endangered fish.

The plan calls for reducing hatchery production in...

Blueberry farmers face price stress, expert says
Blueberry farmers face price stress, expert says
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Dairy prices see ups and downs
Dairy prices see ups and downs
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week’s dairy industry news.

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Livestock

Ecology issues much-anticipated revised CAFO permit
The new permit is expected to cover about 200 mid-sized and large dairies in Washington state.
Winter rains could boost Red Bluff Bull Sale receipts
Jan. 24-28.
Toxic plants cost ranchers $300M a year; management key to prevention
Parts of Latvia under emergency due to African swine fever
WDFW hoped shooting 5 wolves would stop attacks

Dairy

Washington Ecology shakes up dairy regulation
The Washington Department of Ecology's new rules for dairies may provide some protection from lawsuits, but come with uncertain costs
Ecology issues much-anticipated revised CAFO permit
The new permit is expected to cover about 200 mid-sized and large dairies in Washington state.
Dairy prices see ups and downs
Tom Vilsack to take helm of U.S. Dairy Export Council
Opponents call foul on mega-dairy construction

Energy

FFA

Moses Lake High School greenhouse vandalized
Plants raised by Moses Lake, Wash., High School students in partnership with a local seed company were damaged when someone vandalized the high...

Horses

Feds change regulations aimed at stopping horse soring
The USDA announced changes Friday to the Horse Protection Act.
BLM to roundup 700 wild horses in Utah
The horses will be available for adoption through the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Program.
Clydesdale rescued from Oregon mud pit

Nursery

Orchards, Nuts & Vines

Oregon’s hazelnut boom gains momentum
Enthusiasm for hazelnuts is high due to healthy prices and the availability of new cultivars resistant to eastern filbert blight.
Pollen spray could replace honeybees
A Washington State University cherry researcher talks about spray pollination, withholding water from cherry trees before harvest and hand and...
Cold winter may knock out pests, diseases
Events raise hopes for cherry exports to China
Blueberry farmers face price stress, expert says

Organic

GMO vegetable oil lawsuit to proceed
GMO

Outdoors

Research Center

Researchers use new gene-editing technology to ‘make better crops faster’
Monsanto has entered a global licensing agreement to use new gene-editing technology.
Pollen spray could replace honeybees
A Washington State University cherry researcher talks about spray pollination, withholding water from cherry trees before harvest and hand and...
Cold winter may knock out pests, diseases
New perennial grain species offers farmers flexibility
Idaho ag dean is pushing aggressive plan for college

Rural Life

Cowboy’s thumb reattached after rodeo roping accident
The cowboy and rancher from Wyoming says he roped a steer and was trying to wrap the rope around the saddle horn when his thumb got stuck. The rope...
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation opposes transferring federal land to states
A key hunters’ group takes a stance on maintaining public land, which continues to percolate as a political issue.

Timber

Timber industry may challenge Cascade-Siskiyou monument expansion
Travis Joseph, president of the Portland-based American Forest Resource Council, said Friday the expansion improperly included several thousand acres...
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation opposes transferring federal land to states
A key hunters’ group takes a stance on maintaining public land, which continues to percolate as a political issue.
Counties pressured to exit $1.4 billion forest lawsuit
Environmental group challenges Idaho logging
Groups file lawsuit over Bitterroot Forest recreation plan

Water

Calif.’s State Water Project increases allocation to 60 percent
The California Department of Water Resources announced that State Water Project contractors will get at least 60 percent of normal supplies, an...
NOAA finalizes new plan for Columbia River hatcheries

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a final plan Tuesday for operating 62 hatchery programs in the Columbia River Basin...

Lawmakers warned: Water fight will lead to lawsuits
Weather Service warns of flooding as heavy rain and warm weather approaches
Agencies tout progress on California’s water-efficiency blueprint