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What ignited many of California’s worst wildfires a mystery
It’s estimated human activity causes more than 80 percent of all wildfires in the United States.

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Despite value, little protection exists for Midwest farmland
Despite conservation efforts, urban development and the expansion of rural residential real estate over the last 25 years has eliminated farmland across the U.S. at levels not seen since the early 1970s
Purdue grape team offers expertise boosting Indiana wineries
Purdue's grape team offering expertise helping boost Indiana's growing wine industry
Yakima Valley Farmers Fight For The Future Of A Cascades Lake
The plan to tap Kachess Lake is just one piece of a massive compromise that aims to end the Yakima Valley’s water wars.
Patients react to new limits on Oregon medical marijuana
Oregon has been in the crosshairs of U.S. Justice Department leaders for not doing enough to crack down on the black market.
Oregon sees low-oxygen seasons in coastal waters
Hypoxia was rarely recorded last century, but it has been observed almost annually since 2002.
$1 million donation goes to new WSU pollinator center
$1 million donation goes to new WSU pollinator center
Washington State University is raising money for a new pollinator center to help bee research.
Feds approve importation of pot drug for tremor study
Scientists have long complained about the difficulty of obtaining cannabis compounds, as well as the quality and limited variety of the pot available.
Plant would convert Kansas wheat straw to natural gas
A renewable-energy company wants to invest more than $100 million in a biofuel plant in Kansas that it estimates would create 225 jobs and generate $3.5 million a year for area farmers
Growing hops in the Panhandle
The Panhandle Research and Extension Center is in its third year growing hops as part of a research project being conducted by University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor Stacy Adams
Mallory-Smith reflects on past, sees a future of challenges
Mallory-Smith reflects on past, sees a future of challenges
In a sweeping discourse, weed scientist Carol Mallory-Smith reflected on her career and addressed what growers might expect in the future.