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Two more Oregon counties in drought
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Two more Oregon counties in drought
Baker and Douglas counties are the latest to receive an emergency drought declaration from Oregon Gov. Kate Brown.

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National wool and sheep review
Feeder lambs were steady to 15.00 lower.
Fluid Milk and Cream — Western U.S.
Although much of the Pacific Northwest is coming off the peak of spring flush, pockets have seen a slight uptick in milk volumes the last few weeks due to favorable cow comfort weather.
National feeder and stocker cattle report
Steers and heifers sold steady to 4.00 higher compared to last week.
Western hay price report
China has already canceled some exports due to uncertainty about the tariff situation.
California utility expects to pay $2.5 billion for wildfires
The blazes killed 44 people, destroyed thousands of homes and businesses, and wiped out vineyards, marijuana farms and other agricultural operations.
Gov. Mead signs off on Wyoming’s 1st grizzly hunt in 44 years
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has signed off on the state's first hunt for grizzly bears in 44 years
Trapped campers, swimming bears in Montana as floods hit US
Trapped campers, swimming bears in Montana as floods hit US
Helicopters have rescued people stranded by flooding in Texas and Montana, including 140 children and counselors stuck in a mountain bible camp for two days
Oregon water scare: Algae blooms happening more often
Oregon water scare: Algae blooms happening more often
Toxic algae blooms are happening more often and lasting longer, including in drinking water reservoirs, and officials and scientists link their spread to climate change
Trump’s government overhaul plan at a glance
President Donald Trump's administration is rolling out a plan to reorganize the federal government. Here's a look at some of the potential changes.
Boise Project manages user growth in SW Idaho water system
Boise Project manages user growth in SW Idaho water system
Project operates, maintains a nearly 1,500-mile network of canals, laterals and drains servicing about 165,000 acres.

Marketplace

Livestock

Kill permit issued for NE Oregon wolf
The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife has issued a kill permit for one wolf in Wallowa County after three attacks in three days on livestock in a...
Tariff uncertainty puts some Chinese hay orders on hold
Chinese customers are holding back on some orders of alfalfa from Washington’s Columbia Basin as they wait to see what happens with tariffs, a...
National wool and sheep review
National feeder and stocker cattle report
Western hay price report

Dairy

Fluid Milk and Cream — Western U.S.
Although much of the Pacific Northwest is coming off the peak of spring flush, pockets have seen a slight uptick in milk volumes the last few weeks...
Dairy sees advantages in opening to public events
Agri-tourism raising food-production awareness, some farms’ viability.
Washington spreads money for clean manure projects
Research identifies mastitis-prone cows
Say ‘Cheese:’ Tillamook opens its new visitor center

Energy

California utility expects to pay $2.5 billion for wildfires
The blazes killed 44 people, destroyed thousands of homes and businesses, and wiped out vineyards, marijuana farms and other agricultural operations.
Oregon energy regulators to consider new solar rules
New regulations may be considered for multiple solar projects in Oregon that “functionally aggregate” to operate as one facility.
EPA shifts oversight of coal waste to a state for 1st time
Zinke foundation in Montana land deal with Halliburton head
Farmer, ethanol producers rally during EPA chief’s visit

FFA

Cedarcrest FFA members excel at state convention
The teams competing at the state convention included Forestry, Veterinary Science, National Chapter, Farm for Kids, and the First Year Member Green...
Quincy FFA celebrates with annual banquet
The new chapter officers are Paden Wallace as president, Gavin Sahli as vice president, Anne Safe as secretary, Taren Brown as treasurer, Madison Lee...

Horses

Western hay price report
China has already canceled some exports due to uncertainty about the tariff situation.
Veteran rider teaches equestrians to understand their horse
Hope, a 10-year-old Missouri Fox Trotter, knows what it's like to suffer abuse at the hands of people
Western hay price report
BLM releases 26 wild horses in Idaho following 2015 fire
Wild horses to return to southwestern Idaho after fire

Nursery

The Last Time Oregon’s Christmas Tree Farmers Faced Down A Trade War
Mexico’s 2009 tariffs had long lasting effects on the Oregon Christmas tree industry.

Orchards, Nuts & Vines

California utility expects to pay $2.5 billion for wildfires
The blazes killed 44 people, destroyed thousands of homes and businesses, and wiped out vineyards, marijuana farms and other agricultural operations.
Record farm fine slashed in half by judge
Judge reduces fine against Sarbanand Farms
Washington cherry harvest off to good start
China tariffs worry cherry marketers, growers
California expects lighter pear crop

Organic

Cannabis testing reveals biopesticide contamination
Contamination of six biopesticides was revealed in the past year by Oregon farm regulators due to cannabis testing.

Outdoors

California utility expects to pay $2.5 billion for wildfires
The blazes killed 44 people, destroyed thousands of homes and businesses, and wiped out vineyards, marijuana farms and other agricultural operations.
Gov. Mead signs off on Wyoming’s 1st grizzly hunt in 44 years
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has signed off on the state's first hunt for grizzly bears in 44 years
Trapped campers, swimming bears in Montana as floods hit US
Oregon water scare: Algae blooms happening more often
Forest Service proposes changes to sage grouse protections

Research Center

Oregon water scare: Algae blooms happening more often
Toxic algae blooms are happening more often and lasting longer, including in drinking water reservoirs, and officials and scientists link their...
Trump’s government overhaul plan at a glance
President Donald Trump's administration is rolling out a plan to reorganize the federal government. Here's a look at some of the potential changes.
Forest Service proposes changes to sage grouse protections
Report finds industrial chemicals more toxic than thought
Legal pot will roll out differently in Canada than in US

Rural Life

California utility expects to pay $2.5 billion for wildfires
The blazes killed 44 people, destroyed thousands of homes and businesses, and wiped out vineyards, marijuana farms and other agricultural operations.
Trapped campers, swimming bears in Montana as floods hit US
Helicopters have rescued people stranded by flooding in Texas and Montana, including 140 children and counselors stuck in a mountain bible camp for...
Moderate continues along Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front
Heavy rain along Rocky Mountain Front leads to flooding
Idaho family sues US after child sprayed by cyanide trap

Timber

Judge temporarily halts certain bear hunts on timberland
The state had argued that issuing the injunction would lead to significant property damage.
Lawsuit Aims To Protect Salmon From Logging On Oregon State Forests
Logging on the Clatsop and Tillamook state forests is a key source of funding for area counties.
Appeals court rules firebreak lawful
ODFW Commission reverses decision to ‘uplist’ marbled murrelet
Timber Innovation Act gains backing in Senate

Water

Two more Oregon counties in drought
Baker and Douglas counties are the latest to receive an emergency drought declaration from Oregon Gov. Kate Brown.
Forecasters: Prospects grow for warm Northwest winter
Odds increase for warm Northwet winter
Oregon water scare: Algae blooms happening more often
Boise Project manages user growth in SW Idaho water system
Report finds industrial chemicals more toxic than thought