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Calif. manual survey shows 5 percent of normal snowpack

The California Department of Water Resources found little snow water content in its third manual snow survey of the season March 3 despite weekend storms that dumped 12 to 18 inches of snow in parts of the Sierra Nevada. More

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Idaho seed growers exceed ring rot program requirements

In the first year of mandatory testing of Idaho certified potato seed for bacterial ring rot, many commercial growers have requested that theirseed... More


Apple company builds new facilities for future

Washington Fruit & Produce Co. remains aggressive in building new multi-million-dollar packing facilities and expanding orchards on eve of turning... More


This spud’s for you: Umatilla County donates 33 tons of potatoes to food bank

State Sen. Bill Hansell, R-Athena, sponsored the donation of 33 tons of potatoes to the Governor's Food Drive. More

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Some of Idaho fruit crop was damaged by November cold snap

Record low temperatures in November have caused damage to Idaho's fruit crop, but the extent of the damage won't be known until May or June. More

Oregon wine industry honors five at annual awards dinner

The Oregon wine industry, riding a crest of artistic and financial success, honors some of its pioneers. More

Lawmakers consider new lime fee

A new 5 cent fee on lime is proposed under a bill being considered by Oregon lawmakers. More

Lawsuit claims malfunction killed 100,000 chickens

A lawsuit filed by an Oregon egg producer claims that an electrical malfunction halted ventilation at one of its facilities, thereby killing 100,000 chickens. The company is seeking $500,000 from the installer of a control system equipment that failed to set off an alarm. More

Calif.’s State Water Project boosts allocation to 20 percent

California's State Water Project increased its anticipated deliveries from 15 percent to 20 percent of requested supplies as early-season storms enabled the state to send water to storage south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. More

Low-lignin alfalfa eases quality/yield trade-off

Low lignin alfalfa varieties could solve growers' dilemma of harvesting for quality or yield and provide harvest flexibility to avoid rain. More

Fire destroys Boardman barn

A sow and litter of pigs were killed in a barn fire Monday. More

Montana trappers take 77 wolves; rifle season ends March 15

To date, a total of 204 wolves have been killed by hunters and trappers this winter. More

Bill aims to speed completion of Sites Reservoir study

A bill in Congress aims to expedite the completion of the proposed Sites Reservoir in Northern California, which has been identified for possible funding under the $7.5 billion state water bond passed by voters in November. More

SY Ovation top wheat variety planted in Idaho, survey shows

SY Ovation was the most planted wheat variety in Idaho in 2014, according to an annual Idaho Wheat Commission survey. Brundage and ORCF 102 were second and third. More

Southern California sees more rain after weekend downpours

To the north, the Sierra Nevada received a welcome dose of snow Friday and Saturday, with some areas reporting 12 to 18 inches of snow. More

Skagit Valley flowers blooming early

Tulip bulb growers say their fields will likely be full of color before the end of the month. More

Average price of gasoline in Washington $2.72

Gasoline prices are up 59 cents in a month. More

Cutting-edge technology boosts precision

New University of Idaho researcher Olga Walsh is focusing on developing ways to use precision agriculture techniques to help farmers improve the efficiency of their crop production. More

Woman killed in collision with farm tractor

The woman's car collided with the tractor and overturned. She was not wearing a seatbelt. More

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