Meridian FFA members compete at Canyon County Fair
Meridian FFA members compete at Canyon County Fair
Meridian FFA members entered 40 animals in the following areas: swine, sheep, beef, dairy, meat goat and dairy goat.

Featured Stories

Drought-fueled Calif. wildfires threaten vineyards, displace livestock
Drought-fueled Calif. wildfires threaten vineyards, displace livestock
A wildfire that has burned more than 101 square miles in Northern California has threatened vineyards and prompted officials to move livestock to safer ground. The Rocky Fire is one of about 20 wildfires burning in California.
Researchers: Replenish aquifers by flooding fields in winter
Researchers: Replenish aquifers by flooding fields in winter
University of California-Davis researchers propose flooding some farm fields during rainy winter months to replenish groundwater supplies that have been depleted because of the drought.
Forage insurance expands in some areas
The USDA Risk Management Agency is expanding forage insurance to cover dryland timothy hay and orchardgrass. Washington State University Extension specialist Jon Driver says it would have come in handy this year.
Ohio jury orders $1.3M verdict in diesel spill lawsuit
The couple ordered the fuel to be delivered to their farm tanks for their equipment. Instead, it was pumped into the basement via pipes that were once connected to a diesel-fueled furnace.
Group wants N. Dakota ranch to be national monument
The Forest Service will continue managing the site for multiple uses — grazing, mineral development and public hunting recreation — and isn’t sure how national monument status would impact that, Grasslands Supervisor Dennis Neitzke...
Spokane sues Monsanto over river contamination
The city’s utilities spokeswoman noted the city will spend $300 million in the coming years to keep polychlorinated biphenyls and other pollutants from entering the river.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Boy dies after salt block crashes into vehicle
Two pallets of salt blocks became loose on a curve and multiple blocks fell off a flatbed truck. One block crashed through the windshield of a vehicle behind the truck.
Northern California fire keeps growing
The flames are pushing north and chewing through parched brush. The fire is 12 percent contained.
Camera captures lone gray wolf in N. California
Camera captures lone gray wolf in N. California
If biologists confirm the animal is a gray wolf, it would be the first time in more than a year that a wolf has been sighted in California.

State

Farm groups disappointed as Ag Security Act stuck down
A U.S. District judge on Monday ruled aginst an Idaho law passed last year to protect farmers and ranchers from activists gaining access to their...
Drought-fueled Calif. wildfires threaten vineyards, displace livestock
A wildfire that has burned more than 101 square miles in Northern California has threatened vineyards and prompted officials to move livestock to...
Researchers: Replenish aquifers by flooding fields in winter
Spokane sues Monsanto over river contamination
Boy dies after salt block crashes into vehicle

Nation/World

Small potatoes mean big opportunity, industry leader says
Immature potatoes will be an important market for potato growers in the next 10 years, says Chris Voigt, Washington Potato Commission executive...
Forage insurance expands in some areas
The USDA Risk Management Agency is expanding forage insurance to cover dryland timothy hay and orchardgrass. Washington State University Extension...
Ohio jury orders $1.3M verdict in diesel spill lawsuit
Group wants N. Dakota ranch to be national monument
Portland daily grain report

Ag Sectors

Meridian FFA members compete at Canyon County Fair
Meridian FFA members entered 40 animals in the following areas: swine, sheep, beef, dairy, meat goat and dairy goat.
Farm groups disappointed as Ag Security Act stuck down
A U.S. District judge on Monday ruled aginst an Idaho law passed last year to protect farmers and ranchers from activists gaining access to their...
Bulls battle bears on dairy markets
Researchers: Replenish aquifers by flooding fields in winter
Tiny fish at center of huge California water war

Opinion

WOTUS rule muddies the water
The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers need to go back to the drawing board and rewrite their new rule on Waters of...
Oregon’s Bushue top contender for Farm Bureau president
Bob Stallman will step down as president of the American Farm Bureau Federation. Oregon Farm Bureau President Barry Bushue, who also serves as vice...
California immigration proposal skirts real issue
New forest supervisor, same excuses from Wallowa-Whitman
It’s time to fix COOL label law

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