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Tight supply to bolster soft white wheat prices

Wheat marketing experts say tight soft white wheat supplies will keep prices in the $7 per bushel range, then possibly increase in the spring. More

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Idaho farmer inducted into coop hall of fame

Eastern Idaho farmer LaMar Isaak has been inducted into an agricultural hall of fame. More


USDA buying cranberries to stabilize prices

The USDA is buying up to 68 million pounds of cranberries to stablize prices. More


Researchers find almond snacks curb appetite at meals

New research has found that eating almonds as a snack in the morning can curb a consumer's appetite throughout the day, making it less likely he or... More

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Idaho wolf depredation down

Wolf predation of livestock is down for a second consecutive year in Idaho. More

Wet December on tap for California

Californians can expect a wetter-than-normal December throughout the state, according to the National Weather Service. After that, weak El Nino conditions are expected to boost precipitation south of Sacramento. More

WDFW recommends wolf shooter be charged

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is recommending a Whitman County farmer who shot and killed a wolf be charged with unlawful taking of an endangered species. More

Researchers work to help growers with FDA rules

The FDA's proposed produce safety rule is complex but a lot of groups are gearing up to help farmers wade through them, a researcher told Idaho growers. He also said most farmers won't have a problem meeting the rule's irrigation water standards. More

Kitzhaber’s office says water deal imminent

If successful, the deal could put thousands of acres of highly productive farmland into full production near Hermiston and Boardman, Ore., with potential economic benefits in the billions of dollars. More

Port slow downs bite apple industry

Already reeling from low prices due to oversupply, the Washington apple industry now is losing important overseas sales due to the longshoremen's union work slow down. More

Idaho predator hunting derby permit canceled

The Bureau of Land Management has pulled a permit it had previously approved for a controvertial Idaho hunting derby, based in Salmon, awarding prizes for killing wolves and other predators. More

Farms fight DOL bid to broaden ‘hot goods’ case

A federal judge is scheduled to hear oral arguments on Jan. 13, 2015, about whether U.S. Department of Labor can expand its allegations of "hot goods" labor law violations against Oregon blueberry farms. More

Grant helps Oregon company develop biochar product

The Portland-area firm received funding from two sources to begin making biochar on a commercial basis. More

Fruit growers to renew Parma research funding

A coalition of groups representing fruit growers in Idaho will renew a five-year agreement with the University of Idaho that will provide UI's Parma research station $30,000 a year. The money has helped the station continue its fruit orchard trials. More

Oregon blueberry growers set sights on S.E. Asia

Bryan Ostlund, administrator of the Oregon Blueberry Commission, reported making progress toward opening the Philippines and Vietnam to importing fresh blueberries during a recent trade mission. More

Ranchers averse to Boulder-White Clouds monument

Idaho ranchers who would be affected by a proposed National Monument for the Boulder-Whiteclouds area have spoken out against the concept. More

Calif. navel oranges small but flavorful

As the holiday season approaches, navel oranges from California are smaller than usual because of the drought. But their sugar contents and utilization rates are high, industry insiders say. More

WSDA working on manure application bill

WSDA keeps a low profile as it works on a bill to regulate the application of manure on farm fields. More

H-2A continues rapid growth in Washington

Use of H-2A visa foreign guestworkers continues to leap upward in Washington state, mainly driven by the state's tree fruit industry. More

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