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Western Innovator: Breeder aims to restore ornamental markets
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Western Innovator: Breeder aims to restore ornamental markets
Ornamental plant breeder Ryan Contreras wants to restore the popularity of nursery cultivars that have fallen out of favor.

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Oroville Dam repair costs will top $500 million
State officials hope the Federal Emergency Management Agency will foot up to 75 percent of the repair bill.
East Idaho young farmers pool knowledge through group texts
East Idaho young farmers pool knowledge through group texts
A group of young farmers in Caribou County, Idaho, have been touring each other’s fields and sharing group text messages to pool their knowledge.
EPA’s new Northwest boss butted heads with agency
EPA’s new Northwest boss butted heads with agency
EPA picks Alaskan to head Northwest region
Yakima Basin reservoirs higher than normal
Yakima Basin reservoirs higher than normal
The Yakima Basin’s mountain reservoirs have greater water carryover than usual heading into winter rebuilding for next year’s season.
Idaho rancher’s family files wrongful death lawsuit
Idaho rancher’s family files wrongful death lawsuit
A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed over the shooting death of Idaho rancher Jack Yantis in 2015.
Apples top Washington crop, but varieties in ‘turmoil’
Apples top Washington crop, but varieties in ‘turmoil’
Apples led Washington’s agricultural production for the 12th year in a row in 2016 with $2.39 billion of the state’s total $10.6 billion in farmgate value. But there’s a lot of “turmoil” in value among apple varieties,...
California governor orders speedy recovery from wildfires
Brown issued an order Wednesday that allows disrupted wineries to relocate tasting rooms and suspends state fees for mobile home parks and manufactured homes.
Otto top wheat variety in Washington survey
Otto top wheat variety in Washington survey
The survey helps identify what’s available for growers, the industry and overseas buyers.
Big welcome: California winery arrives in Oregon
Big welcome: California winery arrives in Oregon
Jackson Family Wines’ expansion into Oregon worried some people in the industry, and the company knew it.
Smackout pack, once targeted by WDFW, kills cow
Smackout pack, once targeted by WDFW, kills cow
Wolf pack kills cow shortly after WDFW ends lethal removal order

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Oregon

Western Innovator: Breeder aims to restore ornamental markets
Ornamental plant breeder Ryan Contreras wants to restore the popularity of nursery cultivars that have fallen out of favor.
Oregon’s Congressional Push To Get EPA To Clean Up Polluted Portland Harbor
The 10-mile stretch of Portland’s Willamette River remains highly contaminated from decades of industrial use.
EPA’s new Northwest boss butted heads with agency
Big welcome: California winery arrives in Oregon
Phelan hired to lead Oregon Aglink

Washington

EPA’s new Northwest boss butted heads with agency
EPA picks Alaskan to head Northwest region
Yakima Basin reservoirs higher than normal
The Yakima Basin’s mountain reservoirs have greater water carryover than usual heading into winter rebuilding for next year’s season.
Apples top Washington crop, but varieties in ‘turmoil’
Otto top wheat variety in Washington survey
Smackout pack, once targeted by WDFW, kills cow

Idaho

Idaho groundwater districts match CREP payment increase
Both the federal government and Idaho groundwater districts are contributing to an increase in payments under the Conservation Reserve Enhancement...
East Idaho young farmers pool knowledge through group texts
A group of young farmers in Caribou County, Idaho, have been touring each other’s fields and sharing group text messages to pool their...
EPA’s new Northwest boss butted heads with agency
Idaho rancher’s family files wrongful death lawsuit
Lawsuit: Eastern Idaho sheep grazing threatens bighorns

California

California fires cause $1B in damage, burn 7,000 buildings
Crews continue to assess areas scorched by the blazes that killed 42 people.
Oroville Dam repair costs will top $500 million
State officials hope the Federal Emergency Management Agency will foot up to 75 percent of the repair bill.
California governor orders speedy recovery from wildfires
Flood control plan calls for further drawdown of Lake Oroville
Utility scrutinized as California wildfire victims sue

Montana

Montana man seeks US Supreme Court appeal on poaching case
A Montana Crow tribe member found guilty of poaching an elk in northern Wyoming has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his case
After punishing drought, Montana ranchers sell calves early
Stockyards have moved 6,000 animals more than they did during the same weeks in 2016.
Montana officials fear seaplanes transfer invasive mussels
Northwestern Montana wood products company plans expansion
Birds gone wild: Resurgent turkeys spar with human neighbors

Nevada

Feds remove protections for 10M acres of sage grouse habitat
Trump administration moves to reconsider an Obama-era plan to protect the sage grouse, important habitat.
School gardens, food ‘rescues’ are helping Nevada’s hungry
Recession's injuries do not heal on an even timeline, and one of southern Nevada's deepest wounds refuses to close
Cool, damp weather brings relief to US wildfire outlook