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Mercury pollution may impact Oregon farm erosion rules

Farmers may be expected to increase erosion control efforts due to stricter mercury pollution limits in Oregon’s Willamette river basin. More

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Beekeeper calls pollinator protection bill an overreaction

An Oregon congressman has reintroduced a bill to ban certain pesticides to protect honeybees. One of Washington’s largest beekeepers says... More


Trump budget would make crop insurance unaffordable for many, ag industry says

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget reduces crop insurance subsidies to the point where it would be unaffordable for “many, if not... More


Washington House OKs bill to move wolves

Bill to study moving wolves passes Washington House More

This Week's Top Headlines

Senate bill would exempt agriculture from Superfund reporting

The bill would restore a 10-year-old EPA exemption for agriculture on reporting animal waste emissions that was vacated by a federal court last year. More

Wheat industry seeks to re-enter TPP

The U.S. wheat industry is asking President Donald Trump to re-enter the Trans-Pacific Partnership. More

Land-grant universities reach out to bolster small farms

Oregon State University, Washington State University and the University of Idaho have all bolstered their outreach programs for small farmers. More

House approves protections for all Oregon seed growers

The Oregon House has approved a bill requiring timely payments for all seed crops. More

California federal milk marketing order delayed but on track

Although delayed, a California federal milk marketing order could be implemented by November. More

Soil-health pioneer shares five basic tenets of healthy soil

Any farmers can regenerate the soil if they adhere to five basic principles, which include leaving the ground undisturbed and planting cover crops. More

Northwest farmers doing OK despite low crop prices

Farmers in the Northwest have done OK during this period of overall low crop prices due, in part, to the wide range of crops produced in the region, bankers and economists say. More

Analysts see growth potential in beef herd

The latest cattle inventory report shows a 2 percent growth in beef cows year over year and a large amount of beef replacement heifers, despite a year-over-year decrease. More

Kerry pushes climate bills in Washington legislature

Washington Farm Bureau on twin carbon bills: Staring down a double-barrelled shotgun More

New Spokane Ag Expo director looks to continue show’s success

Heather Hamlin will take over the Spokane Ag Expo and agribusiness at Greater Spokane Inc. More

Soil-borne mosaic virus appears early in NE Oregon wheat

Soil-borne wheat mosaic virus has appeared four weeks earlier than last year at a disease resistant nursery near Milton-Freewater, Ore. More

Oregon wheat farmer joins U.S. Wheat leadership

Grass Valley, Ore., farmer Darren Padget will join the U.S. Wheat Associates leadership during its meeting in Seattle in June. Trade issues like the TPP and NAFTA are top priorities, Padget says. More

Cranberry industry seeks to turn down volume control

Cranberry industry far from united on volume reduction More

UI ag dean solicits support for dairy research center

Idaho farm groups are being encouraged to support University of Idaho’s proposed Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment. More

Eastern Oregon scientist receives range management award

Tony Svejcar, of Burns, Ore., has received the 2018 Sustained Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Range Management. More

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