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McMinnville co-op members accept Northwest Dairy Association deal
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McMinnville co-op members accept Northwest Dairy Association deal
Members of a McMinnville based dairy cooperative now have 60 days to decide whether to apply for membership in the larger Northwest Dairy Association.

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Group sues to force pollution disclosure at Washington dam
The lawsuit alleges an unknown amount of oil stored and used at the dam enters the Columbia River without monitoring and other controls required under the federal Clean Water Act.
Experts: Climate change could be worsening Oregon’s water quality
The blooms, sometimes called blue-green algae, are caused by toxin-producing bacteria and often form a green paint-like scum on the surface of the water thaht can cause health problems for humans and can kill livestock.
Appeal to delay $50M settlement to Northeast dairy farmers
A small group of farmers are unhappy with the settlement terms and have appealed to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Almond board funds UC orchard recycling research
Almond board funds UC orchard recycling research
The Almond Board of California has given a $145,000 grant to the University of California to continue research on grounding up whole almond orchards and putting the material back into the ground to help soil quality.
Fire chief: Man saved from blaze by son’s cackling chickens
The chickens made “good smoke detectors,” Fire Chief Pete Yacovone said.
Horse advocates oppose BLM horse spaying plans
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management Burns District says it plans to go forward with a research effort that involves three methods of surgically sterilizing wild mares
New cameras keep electronic eye on Western wildfires
Scientists at the University of Nevada-Reno, who built the system, are trying to teach the cameras to recognize fire and smoke and send an alert.
UI enters agreement to manage 10,400-acre Rock Creek Ranch
UI enters agreement to manage 10,400-acre Rock Creek Ranch
University of Idaho has reached an agreement with environmental groups to manage a 10,400-acre working conservation ranch in Southcentral Idaho.
Animal agriculture showcases advances
A new report by the Animal Agriculture Alliance highlights advances the industry is making in animal care, food safety and environmental sustainability.
‘Brexit’ will impact trade, analyst says
‘Brexit’ will impact trade, analyst says
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy industry news.

Marketplace

Livestock

UI enters agreement to manage 10,400-acre Rock Creek Ranch
University of Idaho has reached an agreement with environmental groups to manage a 10,400-acre working conservation ranch in Southcentral Idaho.
Animal agriculture showcases advances
A new report by the Animal Agriculture Alliance highlights advances the industry is making in animal care, food safety and environmental...
Volatility plagues U.S. cattle markets
Youngsters prepare their animals for Jr. Livestock Auction
King Brothers’ Alamo Ranch in New Mexico sells

Dairy

McMinnville co-op members accept Northwest Dairy Association deal
Members of a McMinnville based dairy cooperative now have 60 days to decide whether to apply for membership in the larger Northwest Dairy Association.
Dairies reducing nitrogen, EPA says
The EPA says three dairies are making progress three years into an agreement to address nitrogen levels contributing to groundwater contamination.
Appeal to delay $50M settlement to Northeast dairy farmers
‘Brexit’ will impact trade, analyst says
New Washington State Dairy Ambassadors selected

Energy

FFA

Horses

Horse advocates oppose BLM horse spaying plans
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management Burns District says it plans to go forward with a research effort that involves three methods of surgically...
BLM to sterilize mustangs for first time to slow growth
The estimated 67,000 wild horses and burros on federal land in 10 states is 2.5 times more than the range can support.

Nursery

Orchards, Nuts & Vines

Number of Hispanic farm operators continues to grow
From poverty and early death of his mother in Mexico, Jesus Limon became an orchard owner in Washington state. Hispanic farm owners are increasing...
Almond board funds UC orchard recycling research
The Almond Board of California has given a $145,000 grant to the University of California to continue research on grounding up whole almond orchards...
PNW cherry harvest moving well
Washington leads again in blueberries
Big apple states expecting larger crops

Organic

Organic slow to catch on in S. Dakota, but last year saw jump
There are 31,000 farms or ranches in South Dakota, according to the South Dakota Department of Agriculture website, but only 103 certified organic...
Pesticide residue prohibited in organic compost
Compost with pesticide residues is prohibited in organic production due to a federal judge's ruling that overturned USDA policy.
Pear Bureau loses organic promotion funding

Outdoors

Research Center

Almond board funds UC orchard recycling research
The Almond Board of California has given a $145,000 grant to the University of California to continue research on grounding up whole almond orchards...
UI enters agreement to manage 10,400-acre Rock Creek Ranch
University of Idaho has reached an agreement with environmental groups to manage a 10,400-acre working conservation ranch in Southcentral Idaho.
NW ag, forestry, fisheries pack economic punch
Researcher: Environmental analysis crucial as pot laws liberalize
Researchers look to make bioenergy more attractive

Rural Life

Number of Hispanic farm operators continues to grow
From poverty and early death of his mother in Mexico, Jesus Limon became an orchard owner in Washington state. Hispanic farm owners are increasing...
Farm Rescue adds more services, eyes geographical expansion
Farm Rescue volunteers go to the aid of farmers stricken by illness, injury or natural disaster.
Fire chief: Man saved from blaze by son’s cackling chickens
Youngsters prepare their animals for Jr. Livestock Auction
Agritourism: If you grow it, they will come

Timber

New cameras keep electronic eye on Western wildfires
Scientists at the University of Nevada-Reno, who built the system, are trying to teach the cameras to recognize fire and smoke and send an alert.
Oregon juniper loan program off to slow start, but backers remain hopeful
People remain enthusiastic about western juniper's twin benefits of rural jobs and rangeland restoration, but cutting and milling remain problematic.
Logging, burn project proposed near Yellowstone
Volume of dead trees could make removal difficult, company official says
Weyerhaeuser plans to close Montana lumber mill

Water

Group sues to force pollution disclosure at Washington dam
The lawsuit alleges an unknown amount of oil stored and used at the dam enters the Columbia River without monitoring and other controls required...
Experts: Climate change could be worsening Oregon’s water quality
The blooms, sometimes called blue-green algae, are caused by toxin-producing bacteria and often form a green paint-like scum on the surface of the...
Appeals court: Washington must fix salmon-blocking culverts
Boise Project Board of Control irrigators will have good water year
Farmer to challenge Clean Water Act tillage ruling