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Drought returns to Washington’s westside

The U.S. Drought Monitor has classified all or parts of five counties in Western Washington as being in a "moderate drought," the first time any portion of the state west of the Cascades has been in a drought since November. More

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Nurseries should prepare for next recession, economist says

Charlie Hall, a horticulture economist at Texas A&M University, advises nurseries to prepare for the next recession. More

 

Sorghum facility would provide farmers with stable rotation crop

A planned sorghum processing facility near Parma, Idaho, is expected to benefit farmers and dairymen in the area. More

 

UC-Davis testing fertilizer that turns ‘farm-to-fork’ on its head

Researchers at the University of California-Davis are trying out a natural fertilizer made from food waste on a newly planted almond orchard to see... More

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Pistachio growers poised for record crop

Pistachio growers in California are set to have a record crop after a couple of disappointing seasons caused by drought and a lack of winter chiling hours. More

Spokane Ag Expo invites photo contest entries

The Spokane Ag Expo announces its annual photo contest. More

Idaho seeks growers’ input on pollinator plan

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture is soliciting input from agricultural organizations and other interest groups to help draft a statewide pollinator protection plan. More

East Idaho farmers help protect neighbors from wildfire

Farmers and ranchers in the Idaho Falls area have played a crucial role in helping fire crews protect property from the large Henry's Creek fire in Eastern Idaho. More

Friends of Family Farmers wants ‘shift’ in ODA direction

The Oregon group, which advocates on behalf of small- to mid-size farms, believes Coba tilted too far toward corporate ag. More

Ag Pavilion educates thousands of fairgoers each year about Idaho farming

The Agriculture Pavilion at the Western Idaho Fair teaches thousands of people each year about farming and provides them a better understanding of how farmers and ranchers produce the food they eat. More

Potato truck takes to Hudson River during New York visit

The Great Big Idaho Potato Truck floated past the Statue of Liberty and the New York City skyline as part of a photo opportunity organized by the Idaho Potato Commission. More

Washington anglers can fish without license after computer hack; Oregon, Idaho impacted

Washington residents will fish free for a few days while investigators probe security breach that affected several Western states. More

Two men in Nevada standoff case plead guilty in federal court

Gerald “Jerry” DeLemus and Blaine Cooper each admitted to conspiring with others who engaged in a tense gunpoint standoff with federal Bureau of Land Management agents. More

WDFW: 4 more wolves in Profanity Peak pack shot

Washington wildlife managers have now shot a total of six wolves in the Profanity Peak pack in Ferry County. More

Washington fire sparks suit over federal firefighting powers

An environmental group has sued to invalidate a federal rule that allows fire incident commanders to suspend environmental rules. More

Idaho contract ag labor licenses up

The Idaho Department of Labor reports a dip in the unemployment rate and increasing numbers of contract farm labor providers getting licensed. More

Hackers halt hunting, fishing license sales in some states

Washington state has suspended selling hunting and fishing licenses and Idaho has suspended online sales because of hacking into a vendor's computer system. More

Oregon congressman to Obama: Designate Owyhee monument

Rep. Earl Blumenauer is the only member of Oregon’s congressional delegation to openly ask Obama to create an Owyhee National Monument. More

California lawmakers approve extension of climate change law

SB32 sets a new goal to reduce emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. More

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