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NW ag, forestry, fisheries pack economic punch
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NW ag, forestry, fisheries pack economic punch
The natural resources sector in the five-state Northwest region accounts for more than 12 cents of every dollar generated and 1 in 10 jobs of the entire regional economy.

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Researchers share latest findings at potato field day in Hermiston
Researchers share latest findings at potato field day in Hermiston
The Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center hosted its annual potato field day on Wednesday.
Breeder makes progress on new quinoa varieties
Breeder makes progress on new quinoa varieties
Washington State University's breeder is advancing his quinoa variety development.
Farmers worry who will control escaped genetically engineered bentgrass
Farmers worry who will control escaped genetically engineered bentgrass
Genetically engineered creeping bentgrass escaped from field trials near Malheur and Jefferson counties in 2003. Thirteen years later, some farmers in these areas are concerned that they will soon be left on the hook for controlling it.
Electrical trick may lead to less fat in chocolate
Researchers were able to reduce the amount of fat in chocolate by about 10 percent.
Researcher makes high-tech tools more valuable
Researcher makes high-tech tools more valuable
A southwestern Idaho researcher is using technology such as unmanned aerial vehicles and robotics to try to help farmers manage their crops while reducing input costs.
UI tests show good alternatives to metribuzin in spuds
UI tests show good alternatives to metribuzin in spuds
Trials at University of Idaho's Aberdeen Research & Extension Center aim to help potato growers better utilize the limited number of herbicides labeled for their crop.
WSU wheat breeders named Vogel chair
WSU wheat breeders named Vogel chair
Washington State University wheat breeders Arron Carter and Mike Pumphrey will share the Washington Grain Commission's Vogel Endowed Chair position for wheat breeding and genetics.
George Waldo left Oregon a legacy of sweetness
George Waldo left Oregon a legacy of sweetness
Oregon's berry evangelist laid the groundwork for what has become an industry nationally known for high quality and with an annual farmgate value of $200 million.
Malaria-proof mosquito? High-tech tool promising
Advisers to the government say lots more research is needed on so-called "gene drives."
Diagnostic clinic covers disease, pest pressures
Washington State University Extension specialist Steve Van Vleet offers a diagnostic clinic June 17 in Pullman, Wash.

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