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H5N1 bird flu found in Washington; little human health risk since
A wild duck tested positive for a highly pathogenic bird flu virus that combines Eurasion and North American strains.

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Psyllids decline, but overwintering concerns arise
Psyllids decline, but overwintering concerns arise
Levels of zebra chip, a crop disease in potatoes spread by potato psyllids and caused by the Liberibacter bacterium, were down signficiantly in the Pacific Northwest.
Pasteurization expected to shield hazelnut farmers
Pasteurization expected to shield hazelnut farmers
Pasteurization equipment recently installed at the Hazelnut Growers of Oregon processing facility is expected to shield suppliers from on-farm food safety regulations.
Lawmaker: Oregon farm industry vulnerable in 2015 legislature
Lawmaker: Oregon farm industry vulnerable in 2015 legislature
Speakers at the Dunn Carney law firm's annual Ag Summit provided an outlook for Oregon's upcoming legislative session.
At an Oregon farm, twin lambs say hello to a late sibling
At an Oregon farm, twin lambs say hello to a late sibling
Fern Russell counted again. "There's five lambs here now," she thought to herself. "How can that be?"
Rule would allow free movement of hops material among Idaho, Oregon, Washington
Rule would allow free movement of hops material among Idaho, Oregon, Washington
The Idaho Legislature is being asked to approve a temporary rule that would allow the free movement of hops material among Idaho, Oregon and Washington. It would also require a negative disease test for hops green matter coming to Idaho from states...
GM sugar beets save Idaho, Oregon growers millions
Genetically modified sugar beets have resulted in a positive impact of about $22 million to Idaho growers since they began planting them in 2008, according to Snake River Sugar Co.
Governor seeks to expand Oregon’s GMO authority
Governor seeks to expand Oregon’s GMO authority
A bill introduced at the behest of Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber would increase the authority of state farm regulators to create "control areas" for biotech crops.
Organic conference targets cover crops
Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides will present an organic conference on using cover crops to enhance soil fertility in Twin Falls on Jan. 30
Farmers to meet with officials to discuss crop damage from geese
Farmers to meet with officials to discuss crop damage from geese
A growing goose population means more damage to the area's crops.
Pumpkin seeds could be future cash crop for Oregon, Idaho
Most pumpkin seeds in snack foods come from China.