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Settlement deal possible in Oregon Clean Water Act lawsuit

A settlement appears possible in a Clean Water Act lawsuit against an Oregon farmer. More

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Idaho seventh-graders to present research at genome conference

A seventh-grade class in Pocatello is helping USDA assess heirloom oat varieties for their ability to germinate in cold conditions. More


Oregon company ready to license its biomass technology

An Oregon company making fuel pellets from forest biomass says they are a clean, "drop-in" replacement for coal. More


WDFW calls off hunt for Profanity Peak wolfpack

Washington wildlife managers end hunt for remnants of Profanity Peak pack, but pledge to resume search if more livestock are attacked More

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Owyhee Reservoir irrigators finally get full allotment

A full irrigation allotment for the first time in four years has helped farmers in Oregon and Idaho who depend on the Owyhee Reservoir start to get back to their normal rotations. More

California’s multi-billion-dollar nut boom keeps going

A price slide for almonds, walnuts and pistachios is the first sign of adversity that California tree nut growers have faced in more than a decade. Has the state reached a ceiling in terms of how many nuts it can produce and maintain profitability? More

Newsom, seeking governor’s office, now backs high-speed rail

Newsom, once an ardent supporter of the project who campaigned for a bond measure on it with then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, said he grew critical of the high-speed rail authority’s ever-changing business plan. Now he supports it again. More

California calls for more water for fish in key river hub

California farm groups adamantly oppose any such water cuts to agriculture. More

Case against Ammon Bundy heads to jury

Bundy and his co-defendants are charged with conspiring to impede Interior Department employees from doing their duties at the refuge. More

Congress mulls project to flood Washington farmland

Congress considers getting behind a $451.6 million Puget Sound project opposed by the Washington Farm Bureau. More

Oregon irrigation district urges dismissal of water lawsuit

An Oregon irrigation district wants a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit accusing it of cheating farmers out of water. More

Still no word on how protected Oregon wolf died

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declined to provide updated information on the investigation. More

WDFW suspends hunt for remaining wolfpack members

Washington wildlife managers have reportedly halted the search for the Profanity Peak pack during hunting season, but it's unclear whether the lethal-removal operation will resume. More

Unusually heavy October rain has Oregon producers scrambling to get work done

Heavy rain in October hampered some Oregon producers, but might provide an early hedge against drought. More

Idaho officials eye purchase of 1,400-acre forest parcel

The land near St. Maries has an appraised value of $4.6 million. More

Prosecutor asks ranching standoff jury to use common sense

Ammon Bundy and six co-defendants have been charged with conspiring to prevent federal employees from doing their jobs. More

Interior secretary supports Klamath dam removal

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell endorsed the plan Monday in a letter sent to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. More

State gives What’s Upstream until Dec. 1 to answer new allegation

The lead organizer of What's Upstream has until Dec. 1 to respond to complaints that the campaign broke Washington's disclosure law. More

Stink bug spreads across Washington state

Washington crops could be endangered by brown marmorated stink bugs next year. An uptick in trappings has scientists concerned. More

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