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Washington pot growers seek right-to-farm protection

Washington marijuana growers seek protection under the state's right-to-farm act, but they still may not be treated like mainstream agriculture More

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Organic certifiers de-stress transition

Organic certification is not an all-or-nothing proposition. A mistake or violation could lead to a field losing certification but not the whole farm. More


Expert: Efficiency, not regulation, reducing dairy air emissions

Improved fficiency, not regulation, is reducing emissions from Oregon dairies, an industry expert said. More


200 Bushel Club studies companion crops

An organization devoted to boosting Eastern Idaho wheat yields has publicized results of trials analyzing fertilizer placement and the use of... More

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Small farm conference helps attendees thrive

New and experienced small-scale farmers find what they need at annual get-together. More

Panel explores building local food economy

Growing the local food economy is challenged by Idaho’s climate, the need for year-round production and a lack of processing capacity. More

Washington farmers seek shield against agritourist lawsuits

Washington farmers with agritourism activities are asking legislators for immunity from being sued for injuries and deaths More

Forecast models expand to honeybees, tree fruit size

New prediction models of a Decision Aid System for Washington tree fruit growers will be tested this year for fruit size, honeybee foraging and blossom timing. More

Idaho irrigators back bills fighting Oregon fish plan

The Idaho Water Users Association has drafted four bills positioning Idaho to fight an effort by the State of Oregon to force the reintroduction of endangered fish in the Snake River upstream of the Hells Canyon Complex of dams. More

Creeks, rivers top banks after latest California storm

Creeks and rivers topped their banks, hundreds of homes were evacuated and several thousand people found themselves trapped in a rural hamlet as Northern California emerged Tuesday from yet another winter storm with the threat of floods and mudslides More

Breadmaker relies on ancient grains

Baker Shaun Thompson Duffy uses ancient and heritage grains to bake bread. He currently sells at several locations in Spokane and has a bread subscription business. More

California dairy groups weigh USDA marketing order proposal

Led by the state’s three major dairy co-ops, the initiative came from years of frustration over the price producers receive for milk going into cheese vats. More

WDFW cites threats as reason to tighten release of wolf records

House committee endorses legislation stemming from death threats against Washington wildlife manages and ranchers More

Irrigation managers rush to save property from flooding

Idaho irrigation and emergency managers are busy trying to protect property from overflowing streams and canals. More

Western Innovator: Community publisher joins fight against pest

Virginia Bruce isn’t a farmer, but she’s become an important community connection as the Oregon Department of Agriculture informs the public about invasive Japanese beetles. More

Mexico taking more of plentiful Red Delicious crop

Washington apple exports to Mexico, China and India are up compared to last year but could be better if the dollar was weaker and fruit was smaller. More

Prune producers urged to thin trees for fruit size

Having larger fruit is important in positioning California prunes against foreign competitors. More

Stemilt builds advanced fruit shipping, storage center

A large Washington tree fruit company is building what is probably the largest and most advanced automated packed fruit storage and shipping facility in the state. More

Idaho governor seeks to intervene in federal logging lawsuit

Gov. Butch Otter says that he’s seeking to make sure the state’s interests receive adequate representation. More

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