Farmers train to help prevent Lake Erie algae
Farmers have three years to be certified for commercial fertilizer use on more than 50 acres of farmland.

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Trump takes oath as 45th president of the United States
Trump takes oath as 45th president of the United States
The unorthodox politician and the Republican-controlled Congress are charting a newly conservative course for the nation.
Commission seeks to change how winery assessment is calculated
Commission seeks to change how winery assessment is calculated
A proposed change in how Idaho’s wine assessment is calculated seeks to simplify record-keeping for the state’s 50 wineries.
Dairy organization petitions for immigration reform
Idaho dairy producers are gathering signatures on a petition to hasten federal legislation for an effective visa program for dairy workers.
Bob Lindsey recognized as Nut Grower of the Year
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Researchers program drone to hunt PVY in potatoes
Researchers program drone to hunt PVY in potatoes
Researchers say they’ve accurately detected potato virus Y using cameras mounted on drones.
Platforms better than conveyors, expert says
Platforms better than conveyors, expert says
Harvest assist platforms where apple pickers still pick into bags work better for fast apple pickers than conveyor systems, a WSU tree fruit expert says.
Organic checkoff proposal exposes a split in industry
Organic checkoff proposal exposes a split in industry
The checkoff could raise more than $30 million annually for the organic industry to use for production-based research, on-farm technical assistance, consumer and producer education and brand promotion.
Severe winter weather delays delivery of Capital Press
Ice and snow in the Columbia River Gorge and in Eastern Oregon are delaying delivery of the Jan. 20 edition of the Capital Press.
National potato leader voices optimism about Trump
National potato leader voices optimism about Trump
An official with the National Potato Council offered reasons why he believes Trump is likely to implement beneficial policies for the potato industry.
The full text of President Trump’s inaugural address
“For too long, a small group in our nation’s Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost....”

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Commission seeks to change how winery assessment is calculated
A proposed change in how Idaho’s wine assessment is calculated seeks to simplify record-keeping for the state’s 50 wineries.
Dairy organization petitions for immigration reform
Idaho dairy producers are gathering signatures on a petition to hasten federal legislation for an effective visa program for dairy workers.
Researchers program drone to hunt PVY in potatoes
Platforms better than conveyors, expert says
Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass reopens after 2 days

Nation/World

Farmers train to help prevent Lake Erie algae
Farmers have three years to be certified for commercial fertilizer use on more than 50 acres of farmland.
Lawsuit filed over Colorado Parks predator controls
The agency plans to contract with the USDA’s Wildlife Services to have it remove up to 15 mountain lions and 25 bears a year on 500 square...
Trump takes oath as 45th president of the United States
National potato leader voices optimism about Trump
The full text of President Trump’s inaugural address

Ag Sectors

Western Innovator: A laser look at apple skin cells
Loren Honaas has been at the Agricultural Research Service Tree Fruit Rearch Laboratory in Wenatchee, Wash., for one year and is embarking on...
Cherry growers hear about new varieties
Cherry growers in the Northwest were encouraged at a recent meeting to consider planting new varieties to offer retailers something new.
Commission seeks to change how winery assessment is calculated
Dairy organization petitions for immigration reform
Bob Lindsey recognized as Nut Grower of the Year

Opinion

Owyhee Canyonlands monument plan shelved?
Congress, the affected states and local residents should have more say over national monument designations.
What Mother Nature gives, she can take away
Californians shouldn’t let a wet winter distract them from the need for more water storage.
Paleo diet just another food fad
Reflecting on eight years of progress
Research helps better understand grazing near streams

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Northwest Ag Show offers everything today’s farmer needs
Highlights of this year’s Northwest Ag Show, Jan. 24-26 at the Portland Expo Center.
Parking free for all at this year’s Northwest Ag Show
Parking is free for all three days of this year's Northwest Ag Show.
FFA an integral part of each year’s NW Ag Show
Worker protection standards highlight seminars
Ag in the Classroom spreads the word