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Quincy to Seattle ag rail shipments discussed

The Northwest Seaport Alliance and inland ports are talking about shipping agricultural commodities by rail from Eastern Washington to the ports of Seattle and Tacoma. The Port of Quincy is ready as a test pilot. More

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Brown restores FFA, career tech funding after outcry from supporters

Gov. Jerry Brown reinserted $15.4 million into his budget proposal for high school FFA and career technical programs after parents, students and... More


Idaho, Oregon researchers work on stevia seed line

Some of the leading research being done on stevia, a plant that is 200-300 times sweeter than sugar, is taking place in the Treasure Valley area of... More


FFA members help special-needs kids raise goats for county fair

Six high school students with special needs were paired with mentors to help them raise goats to present and sell at the Glenn County Fair in Orland,... More

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Massive slide covers stretch of iconic California highway

A swath of the hillside gave way Saturday night, covering about one-third of a mile of Highway 1 More

Deschutes County at center of marijuana battle

Deschutes County finds itself in the middle of a marijuana tug of war just two and half years since Measure 91 legalized recreational marijuana in Oregon More

Trump budget slashes money of clean air and water programs

Both Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt portray the environmental agency as a job-killing federal bureaucracy. More

Azure Farms ‘on the right track’ but faces challenges in controlling weeds

Sherman County, Ore., and the organic farm agreed last week to try a new weed management plan. Neighboring farmers hope it works, but have their doubts. More

Man dies after being sickened in apparent botulism outbreak

Tests have confirmed the botulism toxin was present in nacho-cheese dip sold at a gas station in the Sacramento area. More

S.E. Idaho growers brace for stripe rust pressure

Idaho cereal experts predict a bad year for stripe rust. More

Farmers, others seek referendum on planned community

Opponents of a planned community on 1,400 acres of farmland in Ada County, Idaho, hope to have county residents vote on the plan during a special election. More

Mexican trip reassures WSDA director about trade ties

Trip to Mexico reassures Washington Agriculture Director Derek Sandison that trade relation is on an even keel More

U.S. growers face loan defaults over Mexican sugar dispute

The U.S. Department of Commerce has set a June 5 deadline for new agreements to be reached regarding the alleged continued dumping of Mexican sugar onto the U.S. market. More

Change in Idaho’s fugitive dust law protects ag

No farmers or others engaged in agricultural activities have been fined for creating dust since a 2015 rule change that altered how Idaho’s fugitive dust law is enforced. More

Evacuations lifted as crews advance on fire near San Diego

All evacuation orders were lifted early Monday and the blaze was 75 percent contained. More

Concrete egg winemaking hits Washington

The eggs help create different layers of flavor complexity and mouth feel. More

Festival celebrates $20 billion impact of Columbia-Snake River system on commerce

Farmers, port districts and other river users put on a family festival to inform the public of the importance of the Columbia-Snake River system. More

New challenge to USDA predator control in Idaho

Several environmental groups are challenge USDA predator control efforts in Idaho. More

NAFTA talks could be good for ag, Inslee says

Gov. Jay Inslee says he talks potatoes with Mexican president. More

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