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California dam spillway outflow slowed to clear debris
California dam spillway outflow slowed to clear debris
California water authorities started slowing the outflow from the Oroville Dam's crippled spillway to allow workers to remove debris blocking a hydroelectric plant from working
Downturn in farm economy complicating new farm bill efforts
Downturn in farm economy complicating new farm bill efforts
Work is beginning to draft new legislation amid daunting challenges confronting farmers in the era of President Donald Trump
Cooperative mergers shrink Wisconsin dairy farmers’ options
The number of agriculture cooperatives in Wisconsin dropped from 180 in 2000 to more than 110 in 2015
Midwest, Wyoming lawmakers target wolf protections again
Midwest, Wyoming lawmakers target wolf protections again
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota, the ranking Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee, sent a letter co-signed by seven of his colleagues from the four states to House leaders urging a quick floor vote on a bill to return their wolves to state...
Environmental group appeals Gateway West line
Environmental group appeals Gateway West line
Western Watersheds, based in Hailey, Idaho, has appealed the approved route of a section of the planned Gateway West Transmission Line, which provides an obstacle to a project that’s unpopular with farmers in its path, though the group is backing...
Western Innovator: Telling ag’s story on social media
Western Innovator: Telling ag’s story on social media
Farm girl and “food translator” Michele Payn encourages farmers to engage people on social media and share their farming stories on a personal level rather than “bash them over the head” with science.
Amalgamated Sugar suffers computer breach
Amalgamated Sugar suffers computer breach
“Phishing” schemers have stolen personal employee data from the Idaho-based company.
Cultural changes help growers fight herbicide resistance
Cultural changes help growers fight herbicide resistance
Using the same herbicides every year has raised concerns about weeds developing resistance. Washington State University weed science professor Drew Lyon advises farmers to mix up their crop rotation to preserve the chemistries that are still working.
Potato cooperative sues attorneys after antitrust settlements
A Salt Lake City-based potato cooperative and affiliated companies have filed a lawsuit against their former attorney, alleging poor legal advice led to antitrust lawsuit settlements.
California growers assess damage amid storms, flooding
California growers assess damage amid storms, flooding
Storms in California combined with already high river and creek levels and saturated ground to cause widespread flooding, waterlogging field crops and interfering with the almond blossom.

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California dam spillway outflow slowed to clear debris
California water authorities started slowing the outflow from the Oroville Dam's crippled spillway to allow workers to remove debris blocking a...
Environmental group appeals Gateway West line
Western Watersheds, based in Hailey, Idaho, has appealed the approved route of a section of the planned Gateway West Transmission Line, which...
Amalgamated Sugar suffers computer breach
California growers assess damage amid storms, flooding
Natural resource groups skeptical of science panel proposal

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Commerce secretary to be confirmed; Interior nominee progresses
Senators also are expected to move forward on Trump’s nomination of Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke to lead the Interior Department. If Zinke clears a...
Wendy’s plans self-ordering kiosks at 1,000 locations
Trump budget will hike defense spending by $54B
Downturn in farm economy complicating new farm bill efforts

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Western Innovator: Telling ag’s story on social media
Farm girl and “food translator” Michele Payn encourages farmers to engage people on social media and share their farming stories on a...
Cultural changes help growers fight herbicide resistance
Using the same herbicides every year has raised concerns about weeds developing resistance. Washington State University weed science professor Drew...
Ranchers oppose cuts to wolf compensation, predator control
USDA extends comment period for organic checkoff
Memorial set for logger struck by tree west of Eugene

Opinion

Washington doesn’t need more publicly owned land
Rural Washington can be much more than a just a playground for Seattle metroplex.
Why Trump needed to reject TPP
Trade agreements such as the TPP jeopardize the financial viability of the American farmer and rancher.
Idaho legislators should leave dyed fuel alone
Science, politics and agriculture
HB 2469 good for Oregon agriculture

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