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Researcher predicts cold hardiness zone shift

A University of Idaho doctoral student's research shows winter hardiness zones will shift nationwide by 2050 due to climate change, with milder low temperatures allowing new crops to thrive in different regions. More

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Recharging Idaho’s economic future

As Idaho's aquifer recharge coordinator, Wesley Hipke has the lofty task of helping the state be proactive to ensure an adequate groundwater supply... More


Ranchers say outgoing Idaho Cattle Association leader will be greatly missed

Wyatt Prescott, who has led the Idaho Cattle Association for the past six years, is leaving that position but still plans to be involved in policy... More


Oregon boarding school will host firefighters this summer

A boarding school in Southeast Oregon makes its facilities available for firefighting crews this summer. More

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Vinegar company fined for spill in Washington river

The Washington Department of Ecology has fined Fleischmann's Vinegar Co. for spilling 10,000 gallons of concentrated vinegar into a river. More

Bastian new VP for industry relations at United Dairymen of Idaho

Before joining UDI, Eric Bastian served as vice president of research and development for Glanbia Nutritionals and Glanbia Foods. More

WSU crop tour reviews weed needs

A Washington State University field day in Pullman, Wash., covers weeds. More

Washington cherry growers have good export opportunities

Rain and strength of the U.S. dollar hindering overseas buying power cut California cherry exports by half leaving opportunity for Washington exporters. More

Kings County won’t appeal California high-speed rail ruling

Judge Michael Kenny said the 2008 ballot initiative specified only that the state could issue bonds to construct a high-speed rail system and did not prevent modifications to the plan voters were given. More

California to dismiss $1.4M fine against irrigation district

In a draft order, the State Water Recourses Control Board said Thursday that its prosecutors failed to prove its case against Byron-Bethany Irrigation District. More

Long missing frog, turtle species making return to Yosemite

Over the next three years, thousands of tadpoles and adult frogs will be transported 200 miles to be set free in the park’s lush meadows, alpine lakes and winding Merced River. More

Bat disease continues to surprise in Washington

A Washington state veterinarian says it's puzzling, surprising and good that no more bats infected with white-nose syndrome has been found so far. More

CDFA permanently raises whey value in milk pricing

Dairymen say the decision is good but it won't keep dairies from going out of business due to mounting losses. More

Ruling hinders Oregon wind energy project

A struggling wind turbine project on ranchland in Oregon's Harney County was dealt a serious legal setback due to a sage grouse sighting. More

WSDA looks at big jump in livestock inspection fees

The Washington State Department of Agriculture is proposing raising livestock inspection fees to fill a budget hole. More

Irrigators step up cloud seeding support

The Idaho Water Resource Board and Idaho surface and groundwater users have stepped up their efforts to support Idaho Power Co.'s statewide cloud seeding program. More

Wilco, Hazelnut Growers of Oregon propose merger

Wilco and Hazlenut Growers of Oregon, two farm cooperatives, are considering a merger. More

Rural school extends invitation to Portland students

A small school district invites Portland high school students to attend class in the country. More

Gorge’s wine success rooted in Wright’s old vine legacy

If someone writes the history of growing grapes and making wine in the Columbia River Gorge, Lonnie Wright will be in the first chapter. More

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