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New cover crop blends target specific soil-health needs

Businesses that offer cover crop seed are focusing on seed blends intenced to provide specific soil-health benefits, geared to specific regions and crop rotations. More

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Washington wolf activities go beyond Profanity Peak pack

While the hunt for the Profanity Peak continues, wolves have been active elsewhere in Washington this summer. More


Pocatello school plans potato semester

Students at the Pocatello Community Charter School in southeast Idaho have started a semester-long, in-depth study of potatoes, with help from local... More


S. Idaho food hub looks to keep rolling

South-central Idaho has had phenomenal success in growing its food manufacturing sector and is now on the fast-track of garnering federal assistance... More

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Fair contest keeps youngsters involved in local beef industry

About a dozen youngsters competed in a special class at the Tehama District Fair in Red Bluff, Calif., for calves and steers that were born and bred within the county. Local cattlemen sponsor the project to keep the youth involved in the area's beef industry. More

Prosecution in standoff trial turns its case to guns

The prosecution has moved swiftly through its case as it has presented evidence that the occupiers conspired to prevent federal employees from doing their work through the use of intimidation, threats or force. More

First Malheur occupier sentenced to probation

Scott Willingham was not one of the defendants charged with conspiracy for the 41-day occupation. More

13 railway cars derail in Eugene

Ten empty rail cars were behind the tanker, tilted at awkward angles. Two grain cars also derailed. More

Wolf hunting near Yellowstone closed after quota exceeded

That area is one of three wolf management units in the state with hunting limits. More

Western Innovator: Nursery grower ventures into hemp

Nursery grower Barry Cook is diversifying his operation to include hemp. More

California farmers drill wells as groundwater limits loom

Farmers dug about 2,500 wells in the San Joaquin Valley last year alone. More

Crews battling Sonoma County fire brace for another hot day

Firefighters battling the blaze in steep terrain braced for another day of temperatures in the high 90s and strong winds. More

Brown, Pierce clash on rural issues

Gov. Kate Brown and Republican challenger Bud Pierce sparred Saturday in their first debate. More

Oregon’s bounty to be spotlighted at Capitol

Oregon's Bounty will raise awareness of agriculture and familiarize the public with the workings of the Capitol. More

Greater Spokane leaders support ag priorities

The leaders of Greater Spokane Inc. say their priorities include building awareness and combatting regulation. More

Oregon’s IR-4 Project leader ready to retire

To calculate the value of DeFrancesco’s work, one has to understand that the majority of the Oregon's agriculture involves specialty crop production. More

Meetings to train crew bosses on preventing spread of psyllid

California's Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program and California Citrus Mutual are hosting a series of meetings for crew bosses on how to teach employees to prevent the spread of the Asian citrus psyllid, which can carry the deadly tree disease huanglongbing. More

Small grower opens chicken processing facility

Hawkins Sisters Ranch is the only Oregon Department of Agriculture processing facility in Eastern Oregon. More

Bull trout lawsuit targets Payette National Forest roads

A lawsuit filed by WildEarth Guardians in Idaho seeks to force the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to complete an analysis that could result in restrictions on roads and motorized trails. More

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