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Hydrologist predicts neutral Southern Idaho winter outlook

A National Weather Service climatologist says conditions are in line for Eastern Idaho to get a start on its mountain snow pack, but the winter outlook is for a weak El Nino pattern, which could bring slightly warmer and drier than normal weather to the state in the coming months. More

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County attorney changes mind on forcing public access

The Bannock County Commission has once again tabled a vote to forcibly validate a public access to national forest land across private property,... More


Farm Bureau moves to new building

The Oregon Farm Bureau has moved into its new headquarters in Salem. More


Speaker urges fight for private property rights

A former Reagan administration official urges defense of private property rights and says Reagan showed the way. More

The Latest

Johnson, Zwainz depart grain commission

Washington farmers Hal Johnson and Tom Zwainz are departing the Washington Grain Commission at the end of the year. More

Potandon sponsors food bank benefit

Potandon Produce has once agaiin sponsored a Thanksgiving day race to help line the shelves of the Idaho Food Bank in Idaho Falls. More

Many Californians embrace Obama’s immigrant relief

Attorneys told the audience that anyone in the country illegally and might qualify should carry photo identification, bills, leases and their children’s birth certificates if they are threatened with deportation. More

Recount likely on Oregon GMO labeling measure

With a margin of less than 1,500 votes, it appears an automatic recount is likely in the campaign over Measure 92, a ballot initiative that would require labeling of many genetically modified foods sold in grocery stores. "No" votes still lead "yes" votes as election officials count contested... More

Washington agriculture exports rise again

Washington agricultural exports rose for a fourth-straight quarter over the previous year, the state's Economic and Revenue Forecast Council reports. More

New WAWG president seeks to preserve farm tax exemptions

New Washington Association of Wheat Growers president Larry Cochran, a Colfax, Wash., farmer, hopes to preserve key tax exemptions for growers during his coming term. More

Real immigration reform must come from Congress, Farm Bureau official says

It's good that the president is focused on immigration reform but real solutions can only come from Congress, an American Farm Bureau Federation official says. More

Idaho Cattle Association backs GMO feed

The Idaho Cattle Association has taken a stance in favor of genetically modified crops. More

Carlton Fire: Ranchers, growers face long recovery

Four months after the largest wildfire in Washington state history burned 256,000 acres, caused one death and millions of dollars in loss of 300 homes, 1,000 cattle, 500 miles of fencing and millions of board feet of timber, ranchers face years on the road to recovery. More

GMO alfalfa growers challenge Oregon county’s ban

Oregon alfalfa farmers have challenged a county ban on genetically modified organisms based on the state's right to farm law. More

Record low temps concern Idaho fruit growers

Four straight days of record low temperatures in Southwestern Idaho likely caused some damage to grape and other fruit crops, growers say, but the full extent won't be known until spring. More

Oregon’s the secret for Swedish Gin

Many craft distillers had tried aging gin in oak barrels and old whiskey casks, but juniper barrels give a distinctive bite. More

Washington state directors ask EPA to refine water rule

The directors of the Washington ecology, agriculture, fish and wildlife, and transportation departments suggest the EPA refine its approach to clarifying which waters fall under federal jurisdiction. More

Co-ops herald HighLine groundbreaking

A new roughly $30 million grain shuttle-loading facility broke ground last week near Medical Lake, Wash. The new facility is expected to be operational in December 2015. More

Report: Unauthorized immigrants growing in Idaho

California has the most unauthorized immigrants, at 2.4 million, according to a new report. Idaho was one of seven states whose unauthorized population increased. Washington's population of unauthorized immigrants remained stable and Oregon's population decreased. More

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