From engineer to wine producer
From engineer to wine producer
In its 10 years, Pudding River Wine Cellars has made a splash with its small-lot, boutique wines and makes custom wine for half a dozen other producers.

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CAFO air quality lawsuit dismissed
CAFO air quality lawsuit dismissed
A lawsuit over the federal government's lack of Clean Air Act regulations for CAFOs has been dismissed.
Aging farmers will turn over two-thirds of Oregon’s ag land
Aging farmers will turn over two-thirds of Oregon’s ag land
The report says nearly two-thirds of Oregon farm and ranch land will change hands over the next 20 years.
Levy considered to fund Ada conservation easements
Levy considered to fund Ada conservation easements
People who support efforts to preserve farmland in southwestern Idaho are mulling the possibility of asking voters to pass a farmland preservation levy.
Cheese, butter prices mixed
Cheese, butter prices mixed
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy industry news.
Organic growers cheer new law reducing paperwork, fees
Organic growers cheer new law reducing paperwork, fees
Organic producers in California are pleased a new law will reduce their paperwork and fees for state registration.
Growers get tips on Cosmic Crisp apple
Growers get tips on Cosmic Crisp apple
Growers need to think about the best tree structure for robotic picking, a researcher says.
Cattle placements, marketings up double digits on 2 extra days
Cattle placements, marketings up double digits on 2 extra days
There was a lot of coming and going on U.S. feedlots in August, showing that feedlots are moving cattle out in a timely fashion and not building inventory.
NRCS to analyze every Idaho basin
NRCS to analyze every Idaho basin
USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service for Idaho is preparing to use a computer modeling tool to evaluate every state basin for gaps in its snow survey network, hoping to improve its long-range forecasting capabilities and better understand...
State ag directors laud WSDA’s public outreach on gypsy moths
State ag directors laud WSDA’s public outreach on gypsy moths
National group representing state agriculture directors honored a Washington official for spearheading campaign to inform the public about a campaign to rid parts of Seattle of gypsy moths.
IGWA, Rangen re-enter settlement talks
IGWA, Rangen re-enter settlement talks
Idaho Ground Water Appropriators Inc. may move forward on building yet another water pipeline to more efficiently resolve a water call filed by the Rangen Inc. trout farm.

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Idaho mulling options following listing of tiny desert plant
Idaho is weighing its options after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's recent decision to again list a plant found only in southwestern Idaho as...
Aging farmers will turn over two-thirds of Oregon’s ag land
The report says nearly two-thirds of Oregon farm and ranch land will change hands over the next 20 years.
Levy considered to fund Ada conservation easements
Organic growers cheer new law reducing paperwork, fees
State ag directors laud WSDA’s public outreach on gypsy moths

Nation/World

CAFO air quality lawsuit dismissed
A lawsuit over the federal government's lack of Clean Air Act regulations for CAFOs has been dismissed.
FACT CHECK: Trump, Clinton deny their own words in debate
A look at some of the claims in the debate and how they compare with the facts.
Portland daily grain report
Feds look into sexual harassment claims at national parks
WTO: ‘Dramatic slowing’ seen in global trade

Ag Sectors

U.S. organic production value up 13 percent
Consumer demand is a key factor as the value of organic production nationwide rose by 13 percent in 2015, industry insiders say.
CAFO air quality lawsuit dismissed
A lawsuit over the federal government's lack of Clean Air Act regulations for CAFOs has been dismissed.
Aging farmers will turn over two-thirds of Oregon’s ag land
Levy considered to fund Ada conservation easements
Cheese, butter prices mixed

Opinion

The Monsanto-Bayer merger and ‘Big Ag’
The proposed sale of Monsanto to Bayer will get a thorough vetting.
Farmers get a chance to rate the Capital Press
Capital Press staffers ask some of our readers how we can do a better job.
Boards, commissions must represent all of Oregon
Monumental damage in Malheur County
Klamath dam removal vote a victory for citizens

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From engineer to wine producer
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