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Watchdog: What’s Upstream apparently spent too little
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Watchdog: What’s Upstream apparently spent too little
Updated story on PDC staff clearing of What's Upstream

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Oregon farm regulators may scale back federal inspections
Oregon farm regulators may scale back federal inspections
The Oregon Department of Agriculture may reduce the number of food safety inspections it conducts on behalf of federal authorities.
Flooding raises Idaho crop disease concerns
Flooding raises Idaho crop disease concerns
Idaho crop experts caution waterlogged grain could be at a heightened risk of diseases, including pythium, which appears to be developing resistance to treatments in southeast Idaho.
Washington lawmaker’s wolf bill gets heard, but not passed
Washington lawmaker’s wolf bill gets heard, but not passed
A Washington legislator's proposal to de-list wolves in his district falls flat, but not before the issue gets raised
Vintners court Mexican buyers as U.S. wine export values soar
Vintners court Mexican buyers as U.S. wine export values soar
As the value of U.S. wine exports reached a record $1.62 billion in 2016, wine industry representatives are working to keep markets open in the wake of global uncertainty over U.S. trade policy.
Watchdog agency staff rejects farm group’s complaint against What’s Upstream
PDC-What's Upstream breaking news
Conservation district growing urban ag network
Conservation district growing urban ag network
The Spokane Conservation District wants to develop an urban agriculture network.
California dam lacks adequate escape time, officials say
The state informed federal dam regulators that local emergency officials “do not believe there is enough time to perform evacuations in the communities immediately downstream of the dam during a sudden failure,” according to a Feb. 8, 2011,...
Idaho lawmakers approve second payment in pesticide cleanup
The pesticide seeped into the soil after state and federal agencies used it to eradicate a potato pest called pale cyst nematode.
Judge dismisses 1 charge against Oregon standoff lawyer
The incident in question occurred when Marcus Mumford’s client, Ammon Bundy, was acquitted last fall and Mumford was tackled by federal marshals for refusing to stop arguing with the judge.
Environmentalists sue over USDA’s authority to kill Oregon wolves
In 2014, the USDA’s analysis concluded its wolf control activities didn’t have significant environmental impacts, but five environmental groups challenged that finding in federal court.

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Oregon

Oregon farm regulators may scale back federal inspections
The Oregon Department of Agriculture may reduce the number of food safety inspections it conducts on behalf of federal authorities.
Judge dismisses 1 charge against Oregon standoff lawyer
The incident in question occurred when Marcus Mumford’s client, Ammon Bundy, was acquitted last fall and Mumford was tackled by federal...
Environmentalists sue over USDA’s authority to kill Oregon wolves
Environmentalists challenge USDA’s authority to kill Oregon wolves
Legality of Cascade-Siskiyou expansion challenged

Washington

Watchdog: What’s Upstream apparently spent too little
Updated story on PDC staff clearing of What's Upstream
Washington lawmaker’s wolf bill gets heard, but not passed
A Washington legislator's proposal to de-list wolves in his district falls flat, but not before the issue gets raised
Watchdog agency staff rejects farm group’s complaint against What’s Upstream
Conservation district growing urban ag network
Study to focus on wolves’ effect on other predators, prey

Idaho

Idaho bill puts court decision on stock watering rights into state law
Idaho lawmakers will consider legislation that would put into state law an Idaho Supreme Court decision on who owns in-stream stock watering rights...
Water managers lay out Idaho’s water issues
Returning the Eastern Snake River Plain Aquifer aquifer to a sustainable level is a monumental task that must be achieved.
Idaho dairymen trying to mitigate flooding
Flooding raises Idaho crop disease concerns
Idaho lawmakers approve second payment in pesticide cleanup

California

Vintners court Mexican buyers as U.S. wine export values soar
As the value of U.S. wine exports reached a record $1.62 billion in 2016, wine industry representatives are working to keep markets open in the wake...
California dam lacks adequate escape time, officials say
The state informed federal dam regulators that local emergency officials “do not believe there is enough time to perform evacuations in the...
New storms test California dam spillway repairs
Tree mortality epidemic in California forests keeps spreading
Workers rush repairs at dam as storm approaches

Montana

Next Capitol Christmas tree to come from Kootenai forest in Montana
The tree will be hauled across the country and displayed on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
Icy roads lead to brief emergency travel order in Helena
The BSNF Railway line and U.S. Highway 2 remained closed Friday after an avalanche left debris on the tracks and the road on the southern edge of...
Montana transportation director seeks fuel tax increase
Bison sent to slaughter over Montana tribes’ objections
Deal allows Yellowstone bison slaughter

Nevada

Jury in Bundy standoff trial gets FBI aerial scene-setter
The government accuses the six defendants — Gregory Burleson, Orville Scott Drexler, Todd Engel, Richard Lovelien, Eric Parker and Steven...
Earthen dam fails in rural Nevada
Most of the water that’s built up behind the dam after heavy snow and runoff has now been released.
Jury chosen for trial of 6 in Bundy standoff case
Crews reseeding 10,000 acres of burned rangeland