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California OKs offer of voluntary water cuts by farmers

California water regulators on Friday accepted an offer from California farmers with the most senior water rights to reduce their consumption by 25 percent. More

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Hands-on activities teach hydrology, math at ag ed day

Northern California fourth-graders learned about water runoff, math on the farm and other topics during the 22nd annual agricultural education day... More


Wandering wolf leaves Malheur County for Grant County

A lone wolf that took up residence in Malheur County for more than five weeks has moved West into Grant County. More


Moisture needed for Washington wheat crop, grain commission says

Moisture will be critical for the Washington wheat crop in the weeks ahead, Washington Grain Commission industry representatives say. More

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Governor declares drought in 8 Oregon counties

Gov. Kate Brown has taken steps to get aid to counties hit by drought. More

Q&A: California farmers with oldest water rights face cuts

A look at the issues surrounding Friday's expected decision on senior riparian water rights. More

Parked grain cars annoy Montana man

Hundreds of empty rail cars began appearing on tracks near their home in late April. More

No-spray buffer requirement added to pesticide bill

No-spray pesticide buffers were included in a package of Oregon legislation recently. More

New ag director moves over from Ecology Department

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has chosen a new agricuture director from the state Ecology Department. More

Great Western to expand Pocatello malt plant

Great Western Malting has announced plans to more than double production at its Pocatello, Idaho, plant. More

Wolf advisory group seeks common ground

Consultant Francine Madden worked to help Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's wolf advisory group overcome deep-rooted conflict between different groups during a Spokane meeting. More

GMO mediation bill encounters opposition

A bill that would encourage mediation over GMO conflicts in Oregon is now facing opposition after initially facing no controversy. More

Inslee taps water official to lead WSDA

Washigton governor appoints state Department of Ecology official Derek Sandison as director of the Department of Agriculture. More

California cherries wrap up light

California's cherry crop may fall short of its estimate but good quality and timing sets a good table for Washington. More

ICA program pairs ranchers with cover crops

The Idaho Cattle Association is promoting a website it created to match farmers willing to allow grazing of their cover crops, or with available pasture, with ranchers in need of additional forage. More

White House bee report resembles state findings

Key elements of White House's plan to promote honeybee health mirrors recommendations by a Washington state study group. More

California water cuts move to those with century-old rights

state officials said Wednesday that they would start mandatory cuts this week to the state’s oldest rights holders. More

Ag woes have big impact on San Joaquin Valley economy

While agriculture may seem small compared to the entire California economy, it has a big impact on commerce in the San Joaquin Valley, long the nation's leading region for agricultural production. More

Farmer halts harvest to save baby tricolored blackbirds

About 15,000 tricolored blackbirds are temporarily nesting in fields of triticale silage. More

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