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Prolonged bloom leads to varied prune yields

The harvest of plums for prunes is under way in California. Growers anticipate a larger crop than last year, but a prolonged blossom this spring has apparently led to varied yields. More

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BMCC student spearheads fundraising for pivot systems

Blue Mountain Community College student Kevin Hawman is fundraising $90K to help the school purchase new irrigation equipment. More


Grass seed farms host music festival

Three-day event raises $80,000 for local school clubs. More


Producing top-quality fruit is ‘a process’

For Robert and Karen Mills, growing and selling fruit that has a reputation for being the sweetest and juiciest in their area is "a process," they... More

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Amalgamated expects strong beet crop

Amalgamated Sugar Co. predicts strong yields and high sugar content from this season's sugar beet crop. More

Longshore workers OK Northwest grain deal

Longshoremen have OK's a new contract with Northwest grain handlers and will return to work Wednesday. More

Calif. man will lead Farm Service Agency

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has named a California man to lead the Farm Service Agency. More

Vegetable processor needs workers

A Quincy, Wash., vegetable processor is short 62 percent of its night crew and there are reports of picker shortages in apples and pears. More

Idaho dairy organization tells farmers not to give tours

The letter says that for the protection of the Idaho dairy industry, people seeking tours or interviews should be turned down or referred to United Dairymen officials or another industry group. More

High court justice praises Idaho water right efforts

The adjudication completion doesn’t eliminate future disputes, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said. Instead, it provides a guideline for what people might fight over in the future. Since 1987, water law attorneys have processed more than 158,000 water rights claims in Idaho. More

No one hurt in train-cattle feed truck collision

Truck driver Lynn Simonds of Salem told officers he didn’t see the train coming and began crossing at the intersection. When he did see the train, he says he tried to clear the tracks but couldn’t do so fast enough. More

Teenager’s drone worried firefighting crews

Drones may be a problem for firefighters if the drones fly into restricted airspace over and near a wildfire, where air tankers and helicopters could be in the air, said Mike Ferris, a spokesman in Portland for the U.S. Forest Service. More

Idaho counties seek moisture emergencies

Counties are requesting emergency declarations as damage due to excessive moisture amounts in grain. More

Guilty plea in California meat-recall case

Robert Singleton, who co-owns the Petaluma-based Rancho Feeding Corp., entered his plea Friday in a San Francisco courtroom to aiding and abetting in the distribution of adulterated, misbranded and uninspected meat. More

DOL can’t appeal ruling on ‘hot goods’ deals

The U.S. Labor Department won't be able to immediately appeal an order that threw out "hot goods" settlements with Oregon farmers. More

Dairy producers critical of Calif. milk pricing bill

California Department of Food and Agriculture Sec. Karen Ross has introduced proposed legislation through Assembly member Susan Eggman, D-Stockton, that would eliminate minimum pricing and pooling requirements on Class 4 milk, used to manufacture butter, powder, cheese, and dry whey products. More

First Idaho vineyard LIVE certified

The first vineyard in Idaho to be Low Input Viticulture and Enology certified could lead to more vineyards and wineries in the state seeking the industry standard that verifies they are using good stewardship practices. More

Company recalls pesto pasta in small tubs

The company says it is not aware of any reported illnesses from the pasta. The problem was discovered by the Washington State Department of Agriculture. More

Biologists plan to re-collar wandering Oregon wolf

A federal biologist plans to set foot-hold snares in the area of eastern Jackson County in hopes of capturing at least one of the animals so it can be fitted with a GPS-transmitting collar similar to the one used to track OR-7’s 3,000-mile journey that led him here. More

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