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Members of Congress push for more hops research
Members of Congress push for more hops research
Resources should be reallocated so that hop research can be expanded into two, full-time USDA-ARS positions, more than 100 members of Congress say.

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Laboratory tracks down poisonous plants
Laboratory tracks down poisonous plants
Columnist Doug Warnock writes about the latest developments in livestock grazing research.
Idaho Wheat Commission fully funds $1 million endowments
Idaho Wheat Commission fully funds $1 million endowments
Two $1 million research endowments created by the Idaho Wheat Commission in 2012 are now fully funded, five years ahead of schedule.
Wine research seminars expand
The Washington State Wine Commission is expanding its research seminars for both sides of the state in 2017.
Western Innovator: Researcher studies big role of lowly earthworm
Western Innovator: Researcher studies big role of lowly earthworm
University of Idaho soil scientist Jodi Johnson-Maynard takes a look at the bigger picture when deciding how to improve soil health. A big part of her focus is on the roles earthworms play.
WSU announces search committee members for ag dean
Washington State University has released the names of the search committee members who will help look for the next dean of the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences.
Wet weather heralds busy season for slug researcher
Wet weather heralds busy season for slug researcher
Slug expert Rory McDonnell is looking for ways that Oregon farmers can eliminate the slimy pests.
New Idaho wheat variety promising against stripe rust
New Idaho wheat variety promising against stripe rust
University of Idaho has high hopes for a new fall wheat with resistance to a host of diseases, including stripe rust.
Researchers complete first headblight screening of Northwest wheat
Researchers complete first headblight screening of Northwest wheat
University of Idaho has completed the first broad screening of Northwest wheat lines for fusarium headblight resistance, which should aid in future efforts to breed resistant cultivars.
Sociologists to study water settlement
Sociologists to study water settlement
A team of environmental sociologists from Idaho State University is starting a long-term study of the 2015 water call settlement between Idaho's Surface Water Coalition and junior groundwater users.
Aberdeen center studying milkweed to benefit butterflies
Aberdeen center studying milkweed to benefit butterflies
The Aberdeen Plant Materials Center, run by USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, is researching ways to better propagate milkweed, believing the seed could be planted in pviot corners or fallow farm land to help declining monarch butterfly...

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