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Idaho Cattle Association backs GMO feed

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

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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


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

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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

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

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

Idaho ag exports on record pace despite third-quarter slowdown

The value of Idaho agricultural exports slowed during the third quarter of 2014 but they're still on pace to set an annual record for the fourth straight year. A decline in dairy exports was a major factor in the third-quarter slowdown. More

Idaho ag outlook seminars planned

University of Idaho, the Idaho Barley Commission and Northwest Farm Credit have scheduled an agricultural outlook symposium for a second year. More

Two farms ask court to end Oregon county’s GMO crop ban

Jackson County voters approved the ban in May. The lawsuit claims the GMO ban conflicts with state law and will require farmers to destroy crops they have already planted and grown for sale. More

Port slowdown hobbles Washington potato industry

The slowdown at the Port of Seattle ishurting the Washington potato industry. Washington Potato Commission executive director Chris Voigt says the president needs to step in by next week if the two sides can't come to an agreement. More

New cattlemen president looks to speed up problem wolf handling

Ephrata, Wash., rancher Bill Sieverkropp is the new president of the Washington Cattlemen's Association. Sieverkropp lists quick resolutions of problem wolves among his priorities for the state's cattle industry. More

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