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Oregonian named Northwest Farm Mom of the Year

A woman from Albany, Ore., has been named Norwest Farm Mom of the Year by Monsanto and American Agri-Women. She is the first Oregonian to win the honor in the award's six-year history. More

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Grant furthers ISU, Simplot drone research

Idaho State University has obtained a sizable grant through the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission to research how to diagnose crop diseases in... More


Organic farmers celebrate growth, visit Capitol

Organic producers look to spur additional growth with USDA and congressional support. More


Scientists to study grassland-nesting shorebird in 3 states

Researchers in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming plan to put satellite transmitters on 19 of the ground nesting curlews. More

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Judge tosses out ranchers’ lawsuit against BLM

A lawsuit filed by ranchers against BLM was thrown out by a federal judge. More

Artificial beaver dam bill advances Oregon House

A proposal to streamline permitting for fake beaver dams has progressed in the Oregon House. More

State funding in question for Spokane junior livestock show

The Junior Livestock Show of Spokane is May 5-9. State funding that helps students receive a premium price for their animals is in question for next year, says manager Lynn Cotter. More

Oregon farmers stunned to see wolf in Malheur County wheat field

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials confirmed that a lone wolf has been hanging around Adrian in Eastern Oregon for more than a week. It is believed to be the first wolf that has spent more than just a brief moment in Malheur County. More

California orders no water diversions despite legal rights

The State Water Resources Control Board sent a letter to about 1,600 water right holders, mostly Central Valley farmers in the San Joaquin River watershed, ordering them to stop pumping from streams. More

Inslee signs farmworker training bill

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signs bill to set up a training program for farmworkers. More

Dozens view first legal UAV ag flight in Southern Idaho

The first legal commercial flight of an unmanned aerial vehicle for agricultural purposes in Southern Idaho took place April 22 at Bitner Vineyards near Caldwell. Representatives of several Idaho farm commodities were on hand for the demonstration. More

Questions persist on urban farm tax relief

Agricultural incentive zones, which provide tax relief for urban farmers in Oregon, have crossed a key legislative hurdle. More

Free Washington program collects waste pesticides

The Washington Department of Agriculture's program for collecting old agricultural chemicals marked its 3 millionth pound collected since the program started in 1988 last week. The free, non-regulatory program offers farmers an easy way to get rid of old or banned chemicals, says Joe Hoffman, waste. More

Agritourism bill overcomes trial lawyer opposition

Legislation that would reduce the exposure of agritourism operators to lawsuits has passed a key legislative committee in Oregon. More

California government says it’s meeting water-saving goal

Overall, water use fell from 19.4 billion gallons in 2013 to 14.9 billion gallons in 2014. Caltrans accounted for most of the savings. More

Chavez to get Navy funeral honors 22 years after death

The idea for the ceremony came from a current Navy sailor who learned Chavez did not receive the honors at the time of his death. More

Inslee makes Earth Day pitch for climate change legislation

Gov. Jay Inslee makes Earth Day pitch for climate change legislation. Republicans say it's politically impossible. More

GMO control area proposal dies in Oregon House

Legislation in Oregon to create control areas for increased regulation of GMOs has died in a key House committee. More

Ranchers help themselves with photo monitoring

An MOU between BLM and the Idaho Agriculture Department will allow ranchers to do their own rangeland photo monitoring for data used in grazing permit renewal decisions. More

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