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Program aims to retain flood irrigation
Program aims to retain flood irrigation
A grant aims to help producers in important wildlife areas in Idaho improve their flood-irrigaiton systems to benefit habitat.

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Calif. citrus growers on edge following HLB discoveries
Calif. citrus growers on edge following HLB discoveries
Additional discoveries of the citrus disease huanglongbing in Southern California has prompted the University of California Cooperative Extension to urge growers to monitor their trees for symptoms. The university is engaged in various research projects...
Former rancher creates rock with names of 105 old cattle brands
Former rancher creates rock with names of 105 old cattle brands
A sandstone rock in Fairfield, Idaho, that has the logos of 105 cattle brands is catching the attention of the state's ranching industry.
Washington agriculture weighs impacts of piece-rate court ruling
Washington agriculture weighs impacts of piece-rate court ruling
Washington's tree fruit industry and other labor-intensive agriculture are grappling with a state Supreme Court ruling requiring piece-rate workers be paid separately for rest breaks. The industry fears civil litigation may make it retroactive, costing...
Arrests made in mink farm attacks
Arrests made in mink farm attacks
U.S. mink production and prices are both up, and suspects have been charged in connection with 2013 attacks on mink farms, including one Idaho facility.
More wildfires, less area burned in California
So far this year, state firefighters have responded to nearly 3,900 blazes — a 41 percent increase from the same period last year. The fires have burned 28 percent less area than last year.
National Agri-Women president driving through Oregon
The drive is intended to raise public awareness of the importance of American agriculture.
Scientists and the public far apart on safety of GMO food
Scientists and the public far apart on safety of GMO food
Scientists and the public are far apart in their beliefs when it comes to assessing the safety of genetically modified crops.
Committee mulling PCN program alternatives
Committee mulling PCN program alternatives
An Idaho State Department of Agriculture pale cyst nematode advisory committee is mulling eight options to change its current program to erradicate the regulated pest.
Late blight continues to spread in S. Idaho
Late blight continues to spread in S. Idaho
Late blight has been discovered in three potato fields in Idaho's Minidoka County and may be widespread in that area, according to crop expert Jeff Miller.
Idaho irrigation companies approves for Water Board loans
Two southeast Idaho canal companies have received low-interest loans through the Idaho Department of Water Resources to complete major improvements to their systems.

California

Researchers credit almonds with lighter carbon footprint
New research from the University of California-Davis credits almond production in California with having a lighter carbon footprint than other...
Calif. navel orange production meets expectations
Navel orange production in California finished the 2014-15 season at close to the 79 million cartons predicted in the National Agricultural...
Calif. citrus growers on edge following HLB discoveries
More wildfires, less area burned in California
Wildfire roars through Central California timber

Idaho

Program aims to retain flood irrigation
A grant aims to help producers in important wildlife areas in Idaho improve their flood-irrigaiton systems to benefit habitat.
Former rancher creates rock with names of 105 old cattle brands
A sandstone rock in Fairfield, Idaho, that has the logos of 105 cattle brands is catching the attention of the state's ranching industry.
Arrests made in mink farm attacks
Scientists and the public far apart on safety of GMO food
Committee mulling PCN program alternatives

Oregon

National Agri-Women president driving through Oregon
The drive is intended to raise public awareness of the importance of American agriculture.
Co-op’s huge riverside terminal handles wheat harvest
The McNary terminal, located just above McNary Dam in the Port of Umatilla, allows the co-op to blend different varieties of wheat into one package...
Summer jobs on the farm offer more than a paycheck
E. Oregon camelina trials look more promising during persistent drought
Winemaker sues, claiming herbicide from neighbor destroyed crop

Washington

Identifying grapevine fungus may help fight disease
A master's degree graduate at Washington State University has been instrumental in identifying more fungal species that cause grapevine trunk disease.
Washington agriculture weighs impacts of piece-rate court ruling
Washington's tree fruit industry and other labor-intensive agriculture are grappling with a state Supreme Court ruling requiring piece-rate workers...
Irrigation ends in some Yakima tributaries
Washington DOE warns westside irrigators of pending shut off
Wildfire near Walla Walla continues to burn

Montana

Montana wildfires prompt evacuations
National Park Service officials closed the entire eastern side of the scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road, the park’s most heavily trafficked...
Montana governor, federal agency sign sage grouse deal
The agreement should help streamline and coordinate sage grouse conservation efforts on private land in the state.
Drought makes 24 Montana counties eligible for federal aid
Judge says he won’t stop sheep grazing over wildlife worries
Fire destroys hay barn, 1 other structure in central Montana

Nevada

Retailers expand dairy antitrust litigation
Retailers are expanding antitrust litigation against dairy cooperatives.
New national monuments coming in Texas, California, Nevada
The presidential move brings to 19 the number of monuments that Obama has created or expanded since taking office.