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Yakima hotel transforms into farmworker housing

A large Yakima hotel has been mostly converted into farmworker housing and owners foresee it meeting more need as use of foreign guestworkers continues to grow. More

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Oregon ‘cottage food’ law showing benefits

Five years after it went into effect, the Oregon Farm Direct Marketing Law is working as advocates hoped it would, according to a study published by... More


‘Non-failure emergency’ lifted at Priest Rapids Dam

A local public utility district, working with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, has lifted a non-failure emergency condition at mid-Columbia... More


Winter canola growers advised to check for grasshoppers

Winter canola farmers should monitor their fields for grasshoppers. Seven to 12 grasshoppers in a square meter would merit some action, says Dale... More

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Nunhems USA seeks Idaho DEQ approval for recycled-water plan

Project area includes buffer zones between irrigation site and sources of ground water and drinking water. More

Food safety course will prepare participants for certification

The one-day workshop will be held in Idaho Falls and Twin Falls in early November. More

Judge denies injunction against 500-acre logging project

Environmentalists have failed to win an injunction against a 500-acre logging project in Oregon’s Umpqua National Forest. More

BLM Oregon-Washington state director headed to Colorado

The Bureau of Land Management has a new director in Colorado More

Forage reserve for displaced animals progresses in E. Idaho

“We know there is a need, but developing a forage reserve isn’t easy.” More

Meeting to provide update on Columbia Basin Project

The Columbia Basin Development League provides an update on replacing groundwater with water from the Columbia River Nov. 1 in Moses Lake, Wash. More

Sea Lion Shuttle Service Not A Solution To Lethal Removal At Willamette Falls

Killing sea lions won’t solve all the problems these fish are facing. More

Driver dies in E. Oregon cattle truck crash

A semi-trailer truck hauling cattle crashed Tuesday on Interstate 84 in Eastern Oregon, killing the driver and five cows. More

Jensen, Cornelison, appointed to Idaho Potato Commission

Joining nine-member panel at Oct. 24 meeting More

State slaps Lost Valley Farm with $187,000 fine

Even if the controversial Lost Valley Farm cleans up its wastewater problems under a new operator, the Oregon Department of Agriculture will proceed with a permit revocation. More

Larson Orchard settles lawsuit with H-2A workers

A Washington tree fruit company has agreed, in an out-of-court settlement, to pay lost wages and rehire 18 seasonal foreign guestworkers in 2019 whom went on strike in 2017. More

Companies promote new apples at PMA Fresh Summit

Chelan Fresh Marketing and Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers are among Washington companies promoting limited-volume, proprietary apple varieties at Produce Marketing Association’s annual Fresh Summit in Florida. More

WSU remembers Paul Allen as friend, ‘legendary donor’

Washington State University remembers Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft and a philanthropist and community builder. The Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health at WSU bears his name. More

California winds easing, wildfire risk narrowing

Pacific Gas & Electric said it expected to restore power Tuesday to the last of about 60,000 Northern California customers. More

Idaho owes about $20 million for 2018 wildfire season

Idaho will owe about $20 million in firefighting costs for the 2018 wildfire season More

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