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Owyhee Irrigation District farmers face another tough year

The Owyhee Irrigation District has set the 2015 water allotment for its irrigation customers at 1.5 acre-feet and this year's water supply situation could be as bad and maybe worse than last year. More

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Sportsmen question orchard’s use of public land

Future use of public land that's an elk and deer migratory path is discussed by orchardists, sportsmen and state officials. More


Washington senate honors Roseleip

Longtime Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation president Dave Roseleip receives a full session resolution April 17 in the... More


Twin sisters turn heads on packing line

Twin sisters live together and pack apples together. People can't tell them apart. More

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Turmoil in Yemen stalls 50,000 tons of PNW wheat

Political turmoil in Yemen has stalled several container ships, including one containing about 50,000 metric tons of soft white wheat shipped from Portland. Yemen is a top importer of U.S. wheat, but its ranking is expected to go down as a result of the uncertainty, says Scott Yates, director of... More

Gov. Inslee extends drought declaration

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has expanded the drought emergency declaration to almost half the state. More

Sheriff: 5 haystack fires near Quincy, Wash., were set

Police investigate haystack fires. More

Cities: California water reduction order unrealistic, unfair

Cities are balking at California Gov. Jerry Brown's new water rules. More

NRCS encourages no-till farming in Sherman County

Sherman County farmers can take advantage of NRCS funding for using no-till methods. More

Farm lobbyist cheers as fertilizer booted from oil train bill

Nitrogen fertilizer gets untangled from the Legislature's reponse to the Bakken oil boom. More

California grape acreage remains steady, survey finds

Grape acreage in California remained fairly steady in 2014 despite drought conditions that caused a drop in yields, according to a survey by the National Agricultural Statistics Service. More

Rise in Idaho farm deaths concerns OSHA

Fatal accidents in agriculture have risen signficantly recently in Idaho, prompting concerns by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. More

New McDougall apple line eight months into maiden season

McDougall & Sons Inc., Wenatchee, Wash., is on the move with a huge new apple and cherry packing facility to keep up with its expanding orchards. More

Idaho receives fewer applications for specialty crop funds

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture received 22 requests for specialty crop grant funds this year, 16 fewer than last year's record number. More

Bill would require reduced farmland impact from transmission lines

Transmission lines across farmland would be subject to greater scrutiny by county governments under a proposed bill in Oregon. More

DOE rewriting rules for feedlot permits

Washington Department of Ecology is rewriting rules for CAFO permits. More

Potato growers plead for help with PCN regulations

Potato growers in a federal quarantine area near Shelley, Idaho, have asked lawmakers for help from what they say are overly burdensome and mostly unnecessary regulations. More

East Idaho grower tries new canola production method

Koompin Farms in American Falls, Idaho, is taking a different approach to raising canola. More

Wilbur-Ellis given OK to fly Oregon-made ag drone

HoneyComb, the drone manufacturing company based in Wilsonville, was started by three young entrepreneurs from small Oregon towns. More

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