Mid-Valley Winter Ag Fest debuts Feb. 27-28
Mid-Valley Winter Ag Fest debuts Feb. 27-28
A new ag-oriented festival takes center stage at the Polk County, Ore., Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 27-28.

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USDA agencies improve web record access
USDA agencies improve web record access
USDA's Farm Service Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Service are both rolling out new programs aimed at providing better computerized records and services for growers.
Greek farmers clash with riot police in pensions protest
Farming associations have been blockading highways with tractors for more than two weeks to protest a planned overhaul of the country’s troubled pension system.
UC Davis Extension Announces Upcoming Courses in Brewing

DAVIS, Calif.- As one of the world's most respected providers of brewing
programs, UC Davis Extension offers comprehensive brewing education courses
for novice and experienced brewers and brewing industry professionals. All
classes are...

Local biotech authority proposal replaced with fish labeling requirement
A bill that would allow local governments in Oregon to regulate biotech crops has been gutted and stuffed with a proposal to require labeling of genetically engineered fish.
U.S. horticulture sales blossom, survey shows
U.S. horticulture sales blossom, survey shows
California led the nation in horticulture sales in 2014, claiming 21 percent of the $13.8 billion in total U.S. sales.
Last Oregon occupiers surrender, ending 41-day ordeal
Last Oregon occupiers surrender, ending 41-day ordeal
Federal authorities in six states also arrested seven other people accused of being involved in the occupation and brought charges against a leader of the movement who organized a 2014 standoff.
Last holdout in Oregon wildlife refuge standoff arrested
Last holdout in Oregon wildlife refuge standoff arrested
The holdouts were the last remnants of the group that seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 2, demanding the government turn over the land to locals and release two ranchers imprisoned for setting fires.
New maritime rule may jeopardize container trade, coalition says
New maritime rule may jeopardize container trade, coalition says
U.S. exporters and importers could be faced with added costs and port turmoil this summer due to new martime cargo rule, the Agriculture Transportation Coalition says.
Chelan FFA Alumni Benefit Auction set for Feb. 26
Preceding the auction at 5:30 p.m. the Chelan FFA members and Alumni members will be hosting a Community Appreciation Dinner to say thank you for the years of support from the Chelan Valley.
Brown says she’s talking to feds about land issues
Brown says she’s talking to feds about land issues
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Thursday addressed issues related to the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, which ended with the surrender of the last four remaining protesters.

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Mid-Valley Winter Ag Fest debuts Feb. 27-28
A new ag-oriented festival takes center stage at the Polk County, Ore., Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 27-28.
Obama moves to protect 1.8 million acres of California desert
The president signed proclamations establishing three regions as national monuments — Mojave Trails, Castle Mountains (both in the Mojave...
Lawmakers float 3 bills amending Idaho’s animal cruelty law
USDA agencies improve web record access
Local biotech authority proposal replaced with fish labeling requirement

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Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
USDA agencies improve web record access
USDA's Farm Service Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Service are both rolling out new programs aimed at providing better computerized...
Greek farmers clash with riot police in pensions protest
U.S. horticulture sales blossom, survey shows
New maritime rule may jeopardize container trade, coalition says

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Lawmakers float 3 bills amending Idaho’s animal cruelty law
Two proposals to amend Idaho's animal cruelty law have been introduced in the Idaho Legislature and a third is being re-drafted.
Chelan FFA Alumni Benefit Auction set for Feb. 26
Preceding the auction at 5:30 p.m. the Chelan FFA members and Alumni members will be hosting a Community Appreciation Dinner to say thank you for the...
Premium wines hold opportunity, grape growers told
Some Oregon, California leaders upset over Klamath dams
Washington FFA District VII winners announced

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Federal government shouldn’t be shopping for more land
We aren’t convinced the federal government should be looking to add to its holdings to the tune of more than half a billion dollars in the...
It’s best to prepare for environmental inspections
The Idaho Dairymen’s Association invited representatives of the Environmental Protection Agency to their meeting to talk about how inspections...
System works to help onion growers
We must dispel myths surrounding protest
It’s time for Western politicians to speak up

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Napa winemaker grew up in California vineyards
Before coming to the Napa Valley, Mark Williams gained experience as an enologist working in the Eden Valley in Australia and the Edna Valley in...
Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum at a Glance
The 2016 Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum at a glance.
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