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Record cherry crop reaching finish line
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Record cherry crop reaching finish line
Prices dropped from record July volume but rebounded in August as the Northwest approaches the end of a long cherry season.

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‘Zero’ chance of Colorado River water shortage in 2018
January water levels at Lake Mead are expected to be 8 feet above the point that triggers a drought-shortage declaration
Large apple crop, higher returns predicted
Large apple crop, higher returns predicted
Washington expects another large apple crop but sales may improve with fewer Red Delicious and smaller crops in Europe, Mexico and Canada.
Almond advocates seek farm bill funding boost
Almond advocates seek farm bill funding boost
Almond Alliance of California president Kelly Covello complains there hasn’t been an increase in recent Farm Bills for such initiatives as the Market Access Program and the Foreign Market Development Program.
South Dakota farmers, ranchers get some drought relief
Rain has brought South Dakota farmers and ranchers some relief from the drought
Rental rates for Idaho farmland down in 2017
Rental rates for Idaho farmland down in 2017
The average cash rent for cropland in Idaho is estimated to be $160 an acre this year, down $8 an acre from last year.
U.S. cranberry growers to seek volume control
U.S. cranberry growers to seek volume control
Northwest cranberry production expected to be higher than last year
Dry bean industry excited about new yellow variety: Patron
Dry bean industry excited about new yellow variety: Patron
Idaho’s dry bean industry has high hopes for Patron, a new yellow bean variety developed by an Oregon State University researcher. Only about 2 percent of the dry beans grown in Idaho are yellows but industry leaders believe that could change with...
Ecology: No threat in biosolid use on ag lands
Ecology: No threat in biosolid use on ag lands
An Onalaska, Wash., company wants to apply biosolids from city waste water treatment plants to farmland near Davenport.
Timber sale nets Idaho Department of Fish and Game $900,000
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will receive about $907,000 in a northern Idaho timber sale
Marijuana states try to curb smuggling, avert US crackdown
Tracking legal weed from the fields and greenhouses where it’s grown to the shops where it’s sold is their main protective measure so far.

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