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Heart-health studies boost almonds’ popularity

Almond experts attribute much of the rising popularity of their commodity among consumers to health studies like one recently published in the British Journal of Nutrition. More

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WSU greenhouse space gets $5 million boost

The Washington Grain Commission donated $5 million to help Washington State University increase greenhouse space. More


Sonoma County sheep rancher develops wool niche

Rancher Joe Pozzi raises sheep and markets the wool through added value products. More


Shellfish producers say Willapa Bay spraying effective

Willapa Bay clam growers say the initial spraying of the herbicide imazamox was effective against Japanese eeelgrass. Environmentalists will seek to... More

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Company developing alternative method to produce all-female trout

A supplier of eggs to the trout industry is developing what appears to be a viable alternative to hormone use to produce all-female trout for commercial production. Up to 90 percent of commercial trout raised in the U.S. are female, desired for their overall efficiency, but FDA approval of the... More

Study: Climate change presents opportunity in Upper Snake

Idaho's state climatologist predicts Eastern Snake Plain irrigators are well positioned to handle the worst-case scenario of climate change. More

Wet August improves East Idaho water storage outlook

A wet August should leave reservoirs in Idaho's Upper Snake River system with about average carryover. More

Idaho to start winter recharge under new fee structure

The Idaho Department of Water Resources and three irrigation water providers plan to conduct the state's first extenive winter aquifer recharge effort soon. More

Melted glacier sends miles of mud down Mt. Shasta

A glacier holding pockets of water either shifted or melted, releasing water down the southeastern side of Mt. Shasta. More

Idaho receives trade and export grant

The state announced the State Trade and Export Promotion grant on Monday. More

Decision on bison quarantine expected mid-2015

A pilot quarantine project in Montana over the last decade proved effective at culling out bison that tested positive for brucellosis. But that has not quashed resistance from agricultural groups wary of free-ranging herds competing with cattle for grazing space. More

Barge runs over pontoon boat on Snake River

The three were night fishing and asleep early Sunday when their pontoon boat drifted into barge lanes. More

Worker dies at Weyerhaeuser mill in Longview

The 50-year-old Vancouver man could not be revived by other workers or firefighters. More

Ranchers criticize response to Ore. fire

Some ranchers are criticizing the fire-fighting response to a blaze that burned 66,000 acres in eastern Oregon. More

Judge dismisses ag lawsuit over county planning

The judge found the Coalition for Agriculture’s Future failed to show that it suffered injury from the county’s actions. More

Wolves kill Oregon sheep, injure protection dogs

Oregon officials have recorded the first reported attack on livestock protection dogs. More

FDA releases revised produce rule

FDA officials say the agency's revised produce rule would provide more flexibility for farmers to meet proposed water quality standards. The revisions were announced today on the Federal Register website. More

Wash. farmer, daughter on ‘Survivor’

He survived decades as a Washington farmer. Now Dale Wentworth and his daughter, Kelley, find out if they can survive on the CBS reality show "Survivor." More

Harvest of big walnut crop under way in California

The harvest of early walnut varieties is under way in California, and growers are expecting a record overall crop. More

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