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Three-tier wage plan set for Senate vote

A bill to set a three-tier minimum wage for Oregon goes to the Senate next week. More

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FFA members focus on future at career fair

Washington FFA members check out possible career options during the Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum. More

 

Idaho Legislature set to battle over animal cruelty law again

A bill has been printed in the Idaho Legislature that would toughen the state's animal cruelty law, and more legislation addressing the issue will be... More

 

Peterson Brothers offer ag advocacy farmer-style

The Peterson Farm Brothers spoke and performed at the Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum Feb. 3-4. The brothers post agriculture-themed... More

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Bill amends Idaho production exemption for farming operations

A bill introduced in the Idaho Legislature would ensure equipment used to remove agricultural commodities from storage isn't subject to the state's sales tax. More

ISDA: Keep pesticide applicator license current

Penalties for licensing violations are $100 for each day of operating without a license. Violators are also subject to license suspension, denial or revocation. More

Senate resolutions would bless Idaho water agreement, direct recharge

Three senate resolutions that would allow lawmakers to give their blessing to last year's agreement between surface and ground water users in the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer have been introduced in the Idaho Legislature. More

Oregon bill would increase scrutiny of wetland conversions

Wetland conversions of farms would be subject to local government approval under a proposed bill in Oregon. More

Washington cattlemen in beef over promotion fees

Legislation to raise fees that support the Washington Beef Commission has divided cattlemen. More

Man charged in Oregon standoff wins jail release

U.S. Magistrate Judge Janice Stewart determined that Ehmer wasn’t a flight risk and appeared to have joined rather than incited the standoff. More

Washington lawmaker: Let ranchers save their animals from fires

A Washington lawmaker proposes that ranchers be free to decide for themselves whether it's worth the risk to rescue their livestock from wildfires. More

Oregon seed pre-emption law challenged in Legislature

Rep. Peter Buckley, D-Ashland, has proposed a House Bill 4041, which would effectively reverse Oregon's pre-emption statute. More

Entrepreneurial buzz surrounds pot industry

It's a cannabis trade show in Portland, so you kind of know what to expect. And that's cool. More

Three-tiered minimum wage back on the table

The Senate Workforce and General Government Committee is expected to vote on minimum wage Friday. More

Cold, blustery weather could complicate almond blossom

Cold, blustery and wet weather in California could interfere with bee activity during the almond blossom, industry officials warn. More

49th Annual World Ag Expo runs Feb. 9-11

The World Ag Expo attracts visitors from around the world to learn about the latest in agricultural equipment and technology. More

World Ag Expo 2016 schedule of events

A look at the schedule of events for World Ag Expo 2016. More

Water mound slowing Twin Falls Canal recharge

Idaho water officials recently announced they expect to recharge 80,000 acre-feet of water in the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer this winter. More

Idaho private aquifer recharge organization breathes new life

A private recharge organization is forming, aiming to provide a service for groundwater users seeking to reduce their consumption to comply with a recent water call settlement with the Surface Water Coalition. More

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