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Oregon lawmakers consider banning livestock discrimination

A proposed bill would prohibit county ordinances that discriminate against specific species of livestock. More

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California may face ‘significant risk’ from dam

Safety experts warn California would face a “very significant risk” if a damaged spillway is not in working order by fall, the start of... More


Irrigators criticize $100 water rights fee proposal

A proposed $100 water rights fee has drawn the ire of Oregon irrigators. More


New $700K system a boon to wheat breeders, researchers

The instrument helps researchers understand the metabolome of the plant so they can identify the bio markers that say whether a variety will possess... More

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San Joaquin Valley’s CVP allocation likely to increase, officials say

Officials from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation say there’s sufficient snow in the Sierra Nevada and water in the San Luis Reservoir to eventually raise the water allocation to 80 percent or more. More

More than 1,200 Yellowstone bison culled this winter

The total winter death toll marks the highest number of bison killed in the Yellowstone area since 2008. More

Idaho Senate puts brakes on transportation bill

Lawmakers said they will not back a plan that primarily used bonds to pay for new road projects and repay it with future federal highway payments. More

Farmworker housing operations tax credit progresses

A bill that would provide farmers with tax credits for half the operational cost of maintaining farmworker housing has moved out of the Senate Committee on Finance and Revenue. More

San Joaquin growers to get 65 percent of requested CVP water

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced its remaining allocations of Central Valley Project water, providing 65 percent of requested supplies to growers on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley. More

Owyhee Reservoir managers focus on preventing major flooding

Water managers will increase the rate of releases below the Owyhee Reservoir Dam to prevent major flooding, but farmers will receive their full 4-acre-foot allotment. More

East Idaho canal companies challenge water district accounting practice

Five Eastern Idaho canal companies have sent a letter to Water District 1 challenging its practice of deducting downstream river losses to seepage against upstream natural flow rights. More

NRCS funding available to improve stream quality, reduce pollution

The conservation program is centered in Washington County, which retains a strong agricultural presence despite its high tech reputation. More

Court upholds $1.5 million judgment in Oregon dairy lawsuit

The Oregon Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling that awarded a Tillamook dairy $1.5 million in damages and attorney fees. More

Bill would help East Oregon better compete against Idaho

A bill introduced in the Oregon Legislature seeks to help businesses in Eastern Oregon better compete with their counterparts across the Snake River in Idaho. More

Trade groups pursue joint plan

Northwest Fruit Exporters and the Northwest Horticultural Council are working toward joint operations by fall. Both deal with foreign market issues for the Northwest tree fruit industry. More

Feds sign off on NE Oregon forest restoration

The U.S. Forest Service has approved a massive proposal to treat more than 100,000 acres on the Wallowa Valley Ranger District north of Enterprise. More

Judge: 4 in Oregon ranching standoff guilty of trespassing

A federal judge in Oregon has found four men guilty of misdemeanor charges of trespassing and tampering with government vehicles and equipment during a takeover of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge More

Dead cattle in Eastern Oregon reservoir disturb tourists

Dead cattle floating in a reservoir just west of the Oregon-Idaho border are causing trouble for tourists More

1 million chinook salmon rescued during dam crisis released

Almost 1 million spring-run Chinook salmon were released to the Feather River on Monday after they'd been evacuated from a hatchery downstream from a Northern California spillway that started crumbling, officials said More

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