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Court reinstates suspended WOTUS rule

A U.S. district court ruling has resurrected a contentious 2015 rule that would give the federal government broad regulatory control over virtually any waters and associated land. More

Featured Stories

It’s about time: 14 historic Oregon farms honored

12 century, 2 sesquicentennial farms gain special recognition. More


Industry invests in future dairy foods researchers

Idaho’ dairy industry is taking an active role in recruiting and training students in dairy food technology and innovation. More


BYU team wins dairy product competition

Idaho milk processors hold the contest to hopefully bring new products to market and to foster relationships with upcoming food scientists. More

The Latest

Life returns to BLM land burned by 2012 Cave Canyon Fire

On the evening of Aug. 5, 2012, a bolt of lightning shot from the clouds, striking the northeastern edge of the South Hills More

Fixing The Willamette’s Toxic Algae Problem Could Start At Ross Island

The lagoon at Ross Island has created severe blooms four out of the last five years. More

Portland Water Bureau Has Location, Technology In Mind For New Filtration Plant

The preferred site for the plant is a 95 acre parcel of land roughly halfway between Gresham and the Bull Run Watershed. More

Federal Officials Outline New Plan To Lower Wildfire Risk

New strategy would also make use of technological advances, like remote sensing, fire simulation tools and mapping technologies. More

Cougar fatally shot after killing sheep, turkey near Bend

A farmer near Bend shot and killed a cougar earlier after it killed two Shetland sheep and a turkey on his property More

Judge ordered to reconsider whether fish should be protected

A federal appeals court says the U.S. wildlife officials did not consider all environmental factors when it decided against designating a Montana fish as a threatened or endangered species More

World spot-market price for raw sugar near three-year low

The situation has little short-term impact on Southern Idaho and southeastern Oregon sugar beet growers. More

Idaho gets a new state statistician for NASS

Randy Welk returns to Idaho after five years at NASS headquarters. More

Washington ag director talks trade uncertainty

Agriculture bears the brunt of trade disputes and disruptions as part of retaliatory tariffs, says Derek Sandison, director of the Washington State Department of Agriculture. More

WDFW offers blueprint for managing Blue Mountains elk

WDFW circulates plan to increase Blue Mountains elk herd More

Vale BLM sets Women in Wildland Fire Boot Camp

Completion paves way for working in the 2019 wildfire season. More

US pledges to work more closely with states vs. wildfires

The Trump administration is pledging to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires and fight those choking California and other western states More

We’re Putting More Homes On Wild Lands And In The Path Of Wildfires

Wildfire risk is increasing as more people move into places where cul-de-sac meets forest or sagebrush. More

State agency has made no decision on killing wolves

Washington’s policy allows killing wolves if they prey on livestock three times in a 30-day period. More

Vital US reservoir OK for now, but shortages are looming

U.S. government water managers say a vital reservoir on the Colorado River will be able to meet the demands of Mexico and U.S. Southwest for the next 13 months, but a looming shortage could trigger cutbacks as soon as the end of 2019 More

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