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County official wants Trump to stop grizzly restoration

Two federal agencies are pushing ahead with an effort to restore grizzly bears to the North Cascades in Washington. An Okanogan County commissioner says he hopes the new Trump administration stops it. More

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Strawberry production stabilizes; China begins imports

California growers expect to plant 36,141 acres of strawberries this year, up slightly from 2016, as production set another record last year. More

 

Idaho ag college asks state for $1.85 million infusion

University of Idaho’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences seeks additional $1.85 million in state funding for graduate student housing,... More

 

NPC recognizes East Idaho potato farmer for stewardship

Ririe, Idaho, farmer Boyd Foster has won the National Potato Council’s 2016 Environmental Stewardship Award. More

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Grower forum will tackle falling number problems

A Washington Association of Wheat Growers forum Jan. 31 in Colfax, Wash., will discuss falling number with farmers. More

Severe winter weather will delay delivery of some papers

Weather has delayed delivery of some copies of the Jan. 13 edition of the Capital Press. More

Weather Service warns of flooding as heavy rain and warm weather approaches

Portland will shake off the snow that paralyzed the city, but a different kind of trouble is headed toward the region. More

Cattlemen meet new legislators, plan bills for 2017 session

The California Cattlemen’s Association is meeting new members of the Legislature and planning potential bills to sponsor in the 2017 session. More

Veterinary feed rule changes affect pork producers

Federal veterinary feed rules will make a difference for pork producers. More

Agencies tout progress on California’s water-efficiency blueprint

California officials say they’ve made significant progress in the past year in implementing Gov. Jerry Brown’s Water Action Plan, which he introduced in 2014 to guide water efficiency efforts. More

Washington Cattlemen’s Jack Field moving over to Cattle Feeders

Washington Cattlemen's Association director Jack Field is moving over to lead the Washington Cattle Feeders Association More

Ranchers dread effects of Cascade-Siskiyou monument expansion

The expansion announced Thursday adds about 48,000 acres to southwestern Oregon monument. More

Opponents call foul on mega-dairy construction

A coalition of health and environmental groups are asking the state to investigate construction of an as yet permitted mega-dairy. More

More than 40 percent of California emerges from drought

This time last year, 97 percent of the state was in drought. More

Oregon’s largest orchard sells to Washington fruit grower

Members of the Foreman family, of Wenatchee, Wash., have bought Earl Brown & Sons in Milton-Freewater. More

Government payments to Idaho farmers fell 25 percent in 2016

University of Idaho ag economists estimate that federal government payments to Idaho agriculture decreased 25 percent in fiscal year 2016. Most of those payments went to farmers enrolled in conservation programs. More

Brown’s budget includes boosts for CDFA, ag education

Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget includes boosts for higher education and the Department of Food and Agriculture, which will regulate marijuana and step up efforts to fight the Asian citrus psyllid and huanglongbing More

Bird flu detected in Montana duck

Bird flu in Montana More

WAFLA plans H-2A labor meetings

The farm labor association WAFLA is holding labor meetings in Washington and Oregon in coming weeks. More

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