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Some Oregon wheat regions do better than others in dry year
Some Oregon wheat regions do better than others in dry year
In the Willamette Valley, which accounted for about 100,000 of the state’s 900,000 wheat acres in 2015, yields were down about 20 percent.

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EPA water rule impact clear as mud, ag groups say
EPA water rule impact clear as mud, ag groups say
The new federal Clean Water Rule takes effect in Washington, Oregon and California, but it's surrounded by plenty of uncertainties.
Wyden seeks change in Forest Service wildfire budgeting
Wyden seeks change in Forest Service wildfire budgeting
A "terrible trifecta" of drought, heat and fuel build-up set the stage for the West's wildfires, Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden said. A change in the federal budget would provide funds for fighting fires without depleting the Forest Service's other functions.
California water board may scrap statewide grazing regs
California water board may scrap statewide grazing regs
California's State Water Resources Control Board may discontinue efforts to impose statewide regulations on grazing near streams.
USDA deregulates second-generation Simplot Innate potato
USDA has deregulated a Russet Burbank potato from J.R. Simplot's second-generation Innate line, which utilizes biotechnology.
Weather helps E. Idaho avoid wildfire outbreak
During a busy fire season throughout Idaho and the Northwest, Eastern Idaho has been nearly fire free, enabling its wildfire personnel to assist in other areas.
Red-flag warning issued in Okanogan blaze
More than 1,150 square miles of Washington state have burned, nearly the size of Rhode Island.
Kapowsin Meats recalls pork from Washington, Oregon, Alaska
USDA inspectors found salmonella in whole hogs for barbecue, associated pork products and around the business.
Budget meter is running for Oregon wildfire costs
Budget meter is running for Oregon wildfire costs
The state of Oregon has budgeted $50 million annually to pay for fighting wildfires and has insurance to cover expenses above that.
Grant aims to improve Madison County soil
Grant aims to improve Madison County soil
The Madison Soil & Water Conservation District is in the first year of a grant to quantify the economics of how various soil-health practices affect fields on five Eastern Idaho farms.
WSU ag college acting dean: ‘We’re going to stay the course’
WSU ag college acting dean: ‘We’re going to stay the course’
Kim Kidwell, acting dean of Washington State University's College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences, says the college will keep moving forward in light of the leadership shuffle that has followed WSU President Elson Floyd's death.

California

EPA water rule impact clear as mud, ag groups say
The new federal Clean Water Rule takes effect in Washington, Oregon and California, but it's surrounded by plenty of uncertainties.
California water board may scrap statewide grazing regs
California's State Water Resources Control Board may discontinue efforts to impose statewide regulations on grazing near streams.
Mountain lion takes pet poodle from S. California yard
Judge denies water districts’ motion to halt Trinity releases
Despite drought, Fresno County crop values set record

Idaho

Farmers, public gather at UI’s Fruit Field Day
Researchers say they have developed all new types of fruit now grown in Idaho, including varieties of peaches, nectarines, apples, plums and grapes.
Inside Boise’s battle with the Japanese beetle
The state set traps and found more than 3,000 beetles in one summer.
EPA water rule impact clear as mud, ag groups say
USDA deregulates second-generation Simplot Innate potato
Weather helps E. Idaho avoid wildfire outbreak

Oregon

Some Oregon wheat regions do better than others in dry year
In the Willamette Valley, which accounted for about 100,000 of the state’s 900,000 wheat acres in 2015, yields were down about 20 percent.
Oregon hemp farmer says startup going slow
This is the first year Oregon farmers can grow hemp legally.
EPA water rule impact clear as mud, ag groups say
Wyden seeks change in Forest Service wildfire budgeting
Budget meter is running for Oregon wildfire costs

Washington

EPA water rule impact clear as mud, ag groups say
The new federal Clean Water Rule takes effect in Washington, Oregon and California, but it's surrounded by plenty of uncertainties.
Red-flag warning issued in Okanogan blaze
More than 1,150 square miles of Washington state have burned, nearly the size of Rhode Island.
Kapowsin Meats recalls pork from Washington, Oregon, Alaska
WSU ag college acting dean: ‘We’re going to stay the course’
Washington’s drought grows more ‘extreme’

Montana

Bears show up in western Montana for apple harvest
The animals are pouring down from higher elevations to snack at the apples ripen.
Wildfire forces cabin evacuations in Montana
Ground crews began initial attack on the fire, but had to withdraw for safety reasons.
Montana helicopters sidelined from fighting federal fires
Firefighters protect small Montana town as blaze approaches
Grizzly bears kill more Montana livestock than in all of 2014

Nevada

Nevada governor talks with Obama about greater sage grouse
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service faces a court order to make a decision by Sept. 30 about listing the chicken-sized bird as endangered in rangeland...
$2 million Pentagon grant to benefit Nevada sage grouse
The grant will leverage an additional $2 million in matching funds to help restore more than 11,000 acres of prime sage grouse habitat.
Drought panel told there’s forage, not water on Nevada range