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Project seeks to develop advanced yellow bean lines
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Project seeks to develop advanced yellow bean lines
A $134,000 specialty crop grant will enable the Idaho Bean Commission to partner with Oregon State University and University of Idaho researchers on a breeding project designed to develop advanced yellow bean lines.

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Linn County sheep producer remembered
Linn County sheep producer remembered
Walter “Lynn” Barnes started raising sheep in 1933 when he was 13 years old.
DNR: Budget failure leaves Washington forests in jeopardy
The Legislature's failure to pass a capital budget means the state Department of Natural Resources is short of money to deal with unhealthy forests
19-year-old firefighter killed by falling tree in Montana
A 19-year-old firefighter has died after being struck by a falling tree while responding to a blaze in western Montana
Aid increasing for drought-stricken High Plains producers
State and federal aid is increasing for North Dakota farmers and ranchers dealing with drought.
Montana fire fund cuts loom as blazes spread across state
Montana's $60 million reserve fund to fight fires could be halved as wildfires are spreading across the state in what officials say could be an expensive season
Central Idaho residents told to prepare to flee wildfire
Residents in rural north-central Idaho have been told to be ready to evacuate due to a 2-square-mile (5-sq kilometer) wildfire burning in timber in steep terrain about 40 miles east of McCall.
Cascade-Siskiyou Monument Divide On Display During Zinke Visit
Most of Oregon’s statewide elected officials spoke in support, while commissioners in Jackson, Klamath and Siskiyou counties opposed the 48,000-acre expansion.
Interior: No changes needed to Colorado national monument
Zinke removed two other monuments, in Idaho and Washington state, from his review of 27 monuments created since 1996.
California fire destroys 58 homes as crews race to save town
More than 3,800 firefighters were battling the blaze that has forced almost 5,000 people from homes.
Group forms to defend Yakima dairies
Group forms to defend Yakima dairies
Save Family Farming starts Yakima affiliate to defend dairies

Marketplace

Livestock

Cascade-Siskiyou Monument Divide On Display During Zinke Visit
Most of Oregon’s statewide elected officials spoke in support, while commissioners in Jackson, Klamath and Siskiyou counties opposed the...
Atypical BSE case won’t change U.S. risk status, USDA says
The atypical form of BSE detected in an Alabama cow occurs spontaneously and rarely in older cattle and is not contagious, experts say.
WDFW to shoot wolves in Smackout pack
Idaho man pleads guilty in cockfighting case
Western Washington wolf sticks around, but no mate seen

Dairy

California quota proposal nears finish line
California’s quota system came about in the late 1960s as a means to compensate milk producers selling into the higher Class I market and gain...
Group forms to defend Yakima dairies
Save Family Farming starts Yakima affiliate to defend dairies
Cash cheese prices continue to strengthen
Manure pond deaths raise concerns about farmworker safety
In flood’s wake, WSDA urges dairy to block off manure

Energy

Business tax breaks help boost California cap-and-trade plan
Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders managed to extend California's cap-and-trade law thanks in part to tax breaks that benefit businesses and...
Brown, lawmakers celebrate bipartisan cap-and-trade victory
Cap and trade puts a limit on carbon emissions and requires polluters to obtain permits to release greenhouse gases.
Brown makes dire plea to save California climate law

FFA

Washington, D.C., leadership conference instills importance of community service
More than 2,300 students attended the Washington Leadership Conference, the second-largest student experience that the National FFA Organization...
Retired ag teacher receives national service citation
Denny Quinby was recognized for his many contributions to his profession, both while teaching and continuing into retirement.
Ohio county fair hogs to be destroyed after swine flu found

Horses

Nursery

Researchers refine diagnostic tool to quickly identify plant pathogen
Crown gall disease causes unsightly, potentially lethal tumors on valuable plants.

Orchards, Nuts & Vines

Labor Department inspects Okanogan growers
Tree fruit growers in Okanogan County, Wash., are unnerved by U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division inspections.
Willamette Valley vineyards fund health care van for workers
As the nation continues to wrestle with critical healthcare decisions, Oregon’s wine industry has quietly stepped up to help its workers.
Hazelnut group picks Oregon Aglink’s Horning as CEO
Labor tight but adequate for now; September could be tighter
Noted wine climatologist will head program at Oregon’s Linfield College

Organic

Weed killer turns neighbor against neighbor in farm country
The furor surrounding the herbicide known as dicamba has quickly become the biggest controversy of its kind in U.S. agriculture.
Settlement reached over cattle grazing on Point Reyes
The settlement allows the Park Service to extend grazing leases to ranchers for five years, study impacts from ranching.
Kale-farming robots don’t need soil or even much water

Outdoors

DNR: Budget failure leaves Washington forests in jeopardy
The Legislature's failure to pass a capital budget means the state Department of Natural Resources is short of money to deal with unhealthy forests
19-year-old firefighter killed by falling tree in Montana
A 19-year-old firefighter has died after being struck by a falling tree while responding to a blaze in western Montana
Montana fire fund cuts loom as blazes spread across state
Central Idaho residents told to prepare to flee wildfire
Cascade-Siskiyou Monument Divide On Display During Zinke Visit

Research Center

Project seeks to develop advanced yellow bean lines
A $134,000 specialty crop grant will enable the Idaho Bean Commission to partner with Oregon State University and University of Idaho researchers on...
Soil health expert preaches plant diversity to Caribou County growers
A leading soil health expert addressed about 70 Caribou County, Idaho, growers regarding the importance of planting multi-species cover crops and...
DNR: Budget failure leaves Washington forests in jeopardy
Aid increasing for drought-stricken High Plains producers
California farm region plagued by dirty air looks to Trump

Rural Life

Linn County sheep producer remembered
Walter “Lynn” Barnes started raising sheep in 1933 when he was 13 years old.
19-year-old firefighter killed by falling tree in Montana
A 19-year-old firefighter has died after being struck by a falling tree while responding to a blaze in western Montana
Montana fire fund cuts loom as blazes spread across state
Central Idaho residents told to prepare to flee wildfire
Cascade-Siskiyou Monument Divide On Display During Zinke Visit

Timber

DNR: Budget failure leaves Washington forests in jeopardy
The Legislature's failure to pass a capital budget means the state Department of Natural Resources is short of money to deal with unhealthy forests
Central Idaho residents told to prepare to flee wildfire
Residents in rural north-central Idaho have been told to be ready to evacuate due to a 2-square-mile (5-sq kilometer) wildfire burning in timber in...
Cascade-Siskiyou Monument Divide On Display During Zinke Visit
Idaho to continue buying timberland and farmland
Judge: Firebreak did not violate environmental law

Water

Lawmakers exit Olympia with neither Hirst fix nor capital budget
Washington Legislature adjourns without Hirst fix or capital budget
Group forms to defend Yakima dairies
Save Family Farming starts Yakima affiliate to defend dairies
Idaho Supreme Court rejects city’s water mitigation plan
Irrigators want investigation of fish management
California county uses eminent domain in water fight with LA