Some Oregon wheat regions do better than others in dry year
Some Oregon wheat regions do better than others in dry year
In the Willamette Valley, which accounted for about 100,000 of the state’s 900,000 wheat acres in 2015, yields were down about 20 percent.

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Inside Boise’s battle with the Japanese beetle
The state set traps and found more than 3,000 beetles in one summer.
EPA enforces new water rule in 37 states despite injunction
The Environmental Protection Agency will enforce its new Clean Water Act rule in 37 states despite a judge's injunction.
EPA water rule impact clear as mud, ag groups say
EPA water rule impact clear as mud, ag groups say
The new federal Clean Water Rule takes effect in Washington, Oregon and California, but it's surrounded by plenty of uncertainties.
Wyden seeks change in Forest Service wildfire budgeting
Wyden seeks change in Forest Service wildfire budgeting
A "terrible trifecta" of drought, heat and fuel build-up set the stage for the West's wildfires, Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden said. A change in the federal budget would provide funds for fighting fires without depleting the Forest Service's other functions.
Family company changes with the times
Family company changes with the times
R.M. Wade & Co. was started 150 years ago and is still operated by the descendants of its founder.
California water board may scrap statewide grazing regs
California water board may scrap statewide grazing regs
California's State Water Resources Control Board may discontinue efforts to impose statewide regulations on grazing near streams.
USDA deregulates second-generation Simplot Innate potato
USDA has deregulated a Russet Burbank potato from J.R. Simplot's second-generation Innate line, which utilizes biotechnology.
What you need to know about Clean Water Act rules
A federal court ruling Thursday, hours before the rules were to go into effect, blocked the regulations in 13 states that had sued to stop them.
Farmer sues after EPA fines him $20M over stock pond
The rancher says the state engineer’s office verified that the project met legal requirements and issued a permit, but the EPA still imposed a $37,500 fine for each day the pond remained.
Ranchers applaud $211 million boost to sage grouse protection
Ranchers applaud $211 million boost to sage grouse protection
USDA chief Tom Vilsack has announced a $211 million boost to the Sage Grouse Initiative. Oregon ranchers say greater sage grouse collaboration with federal agencies is paying off.

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Some Oregon wheat regions do better than others in dry year
In the Willamette Valley, which accounted for about 100,000 of the state’s 900,000 wheat acres in 2015, yields were down about 20 percent.
Oregon hemp farmer says startup going slow
This is the first year Oregon farmers can grow hemp legally.
Farmers, public gather at UI’s Fruit Field Day
Inside Boise’s battle with the Japanese beetle
EPA water rule impact clear as mud, ag groups say

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In reversal, abundant grain trains available for harvest
The reversal is attributed to unprecedented spending on track upgrades, political pressure from politicians in agriculture-rich states and a drastic...
EPA enforces new water rule in 37 states despite injunction
The Environmental Protection Agency will enforce its new Clean Water Act rule in 37 states despite a judge's injunction.
Family company changes with the times
USDA deregulates second-generation Simplot Innate potato
Ranchers applaud $211 million boost to sage grouse protection

Ag Sectors

Farmers, public gather at UI’s Fruit Field Day
Researchers say they have developed all new types of fruit now grown in Idaho, including varieties of peaches, nectarines, apples, plums and grapes.
EPA enforces new water rule in 37 states despite injunction
The Environmental Protection Agency will enforce its new Clean Water Act rule in 37 states despite a judge's injunction.
EPA water rule impact clear as mud, ag groups say
Wyden seeks change in Forest Service wildfire budgeting
California water board may scrap statewide grazing regs

Opinion

Forest management, firefighter funding both needed
The Forest Service needs to manage the forest better, and more money to fight fires.
Incremental attacks on agriculture continue
Incremental demands made of the dairy industry threaten the well-being of farmers across the U.S.
Why initiatives should remain a power tool for citizens
Spotted, barred owls really one species
Congress must pass PORTS bills

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Nursery grows its own natural, edible plants
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Employees own this unique operation