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Hemp grower encouraged by cross-pollination experiment

An Oregon hemp grower believes that varietal differences between the industrial crop and marijuana may reduce unwanted cross-pollination. More

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FERC staff document opposes dam in Idaho’s Oneida Narrows

Staff with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission opposed construction of a new storage reservoir on the Bear River in southeast Idaho in a... More


WSDA studies how to keep waste from spreading apple maggots

The Washington State Department of Agriculture has hired three experts to study how to keep organic waste from spoiling the state's $2 billion apple... More


Wanted in Washington: Billions for irrigation, other water projects

Washington House task force on water convenes, with more projects than money available. More

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Producer: Two more sheep killed in area of Mount Emily pack

A sheep producer who was turned down by ODFW when he requested lethal control after five confirmed wolf attacks says at least two more sheep were killed. More

Idaho funds yellow onion promotion in Mexico

The Idaho-Eastern Oregon Onion Committee will use a $35,000 specialty crop grant to market yellow onions to Mexico. More

Columbian white-tailed deer reach recovery milestone

Their numbers along the Columbia River were down to around 450 back in 1967 when they joined the bald eagle and California condor in the first group of animals protected under the Endangered Species Act. Now there are more than 900 deer in the lower Columbia River area. More

Idaho reports variable Burbank quality

Idaho potato industry sources say there's a high degree of variability in the quality of the state's Russet Burbank crop this season. More

Chinese fruit importers visit Pacific Northwest

A delegation of Chinese fruit importers visited apple and pear packing sheds and orchards in Washington and Oregon this week. The industry hopes it translates into increased sales. More

Idaho NRCS to provide aid to wildfire victims

The Natural Resources Conservation Service office in Idaho will provide emergency funding to help agricultural producers rehabilitate private land impacted by recent wildfires. More

Temporary rock barrier removed from Delta as winter approaches

State crews are removing a temporary rockl barrier in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta that was installed this summer to prevent saltwater from intruding from San Francisco Bay. More

Litigation attempts to sort out radish seed ownership

A legal dispute over radish seed is set to continue into 2016. More

Groups form alliance to tackle climate change by initiative

The statewide ballot measure would cap greenhouse gas emissions and put a price on carbon pollution. More

Lumber company donates $6 million to OSU forestry complex

The $6 million is earmarked for a 20,000-square-foot laboratory for the development of advanced wood products. More

Report details how ‘wall of flame’ trapped 4 firefighters

A report by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection credits a division chief and others with responding to the trapped firefighters’ mayday call. It also raises questions about the injured firefighters’ equipment and training. More

Zebra chip confirmed in four Idaho fields

Zebra chip disease has been confirmed in four Idaho potato fields. More

Tale of two harvests in Idaho vineyards

Winegrape production in Idaho will be down significantly this year because of a bitter cold snap last November, but vintners say grape quality is excellent. More

Idaho farm leaders happy with new ag college dean

Idaho farm industry leaders are happy with University of Idaho's decision to appoint Michael Parrella as the new dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. More

Ecology to order clean-up of grain-handling facility

The Washington Department of Ecology is seeking public comment on an order to have the Union Pacific Railroad and Cenex Harvest States Inc., clean up a SuperFund site at a grain handling facility in Freeman, Wash. More

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