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Ukraine, Romania hungry for U.S. ag investment
Ukraine, Romania hungry for U.S. ag investment
Oregon Department of Agriculture Director Katy Coba recently returned from a trade mission to Ukraine and Romania, which she reports are hungry for U.S. agricultural investment.

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Nampa, Payette mosquitoes infected with West Nile
The infected mosquitoes in Nampa were from a trap collected Tuesday south of Lake Lowell in the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge area. The Payette mosquitoes were collected Monday in the Little Willow area.
Arizona tattoo artist pleads guilty in Oregon refuge case
Brian Cavalier, a bodyguard for standoff leader Ammon Bundy and his father Cliven Bundy, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and possessing a gun in a federal facility.
Experts: Climate change could be worsening Oregon’s water quality
The blooms, sometimes called blue-green algae, are caused by toxin-producing bacteria and often form a green paint-like scum on the surface of the water thaht can cause health problems for humans and can kill livestock.
Farm Bureau disputes WSU’s upbeat take on carbon tax
Farm Bureau disputes WSU’s upbeat take on carbon tax
A Washington State University study concludes carbon tax will have a slight benefit for farmers; the Washington Farm Bureau doubts it
Idaho revises proposed changes to field burning program
Idaho revises proposed changes to field burning program
Idaho farm group representatives and public health advocates have one more negotiated rulemaking meeting to try to iron out their differences over proposed changes to the state's crop residue burning program.
New chair: Washington potato industry reaches out to lawmakers
New chair: Washington potato industry reaches out to lawmakers
Quincy, Wash., potato farmer Rex Calloway begins his term as chair of the Washington Potato Commission July 1.
Almond board funds UC orchard recycling research
Almond board funds UC orchard recycling research
The Almond Board of California has given a $145,000 grant to the University of California to continue research on grounding up whole almond orchards and putting the material back into the ground to help soil quality.
Brown not ready to take stance on business tax measure
The initiative would raise taxes on businesses with sales that exceed $25 million, generating a projected $3 billion dollars per year in tax revenue.
Little announces bid for Idaho governor
The Republican rancher — who has served as Gov. Butch Otter’s lieutenant since 2009 — is the first official candidate in the 2018 gubernatorial race.
Harney County voters resoundingly reject recall of judge
According to unofficial final results, 2,038 residents, or 70 percent of votes cast, opposed recalling County Judge Steve Grasty.

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California

Almond board funds UC orchard recycling research
The Almond Board of California has given a $145,000 grant to the University of California to continue research on grounding up whole almond orchards...
Fresh fruit organization’s Bedwell moves to leadership foundation
Barry Bedwell, president of the California Fresh Fruit Association since 2003, is moving to lead the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation...
Researcher: Environmental analysis crucial as pot laws liberalize
Fire crews make inroads against deadly California wildfire
New UC citrus-funded lab to tackle huanglongbing

Idaho

Poachers kill newborn wolf pups in Idaho forest
Authorities believe poachers killed the pups sometime during the week of May 16
Nampa, Payette mosquitoes infected with West Nile
The infected mosquitoes in Nampa were from a trap collected Tuesday south of Lake Lowell in the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge area. The Payette...
Idaho revises proposed changes to field burning program
Little announces bid for Idaho governor
UI enters agreement to manage 10,400-acre Rock Creek Ranch

Oregon

Ukraine, Romania hungry for U.S. ag investment
Oregon Department of Agriculture Director Katy Coba recently returned from a trade mission to Ukraine and Romania, which she reports are hungry for...
Arizona tattoo artist pleads guilty in Oregon refuge case
Brian Cavalier, a bodyguard for standoff leader Ammon Bundy and his father Cliven Bundy, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and possessing a gun in a...
Experts: Climate change could be worsening Oregon’s water quality
Brown not ready to take stance on business tax measure
Harney County voters resoundingly reject recall of judge

Washington

Dairies reducing nitrogen, EPA says
The EPA says three dairies are making progress three years into an agreement to address nitrogen levels contributing to groundwater contamination.
Number of Hispanic farm operators continues to grow
From poverty and early death of his mother in Mexico, Jesus Limon became an orchard owner in Washington state. Hispanic farm owners are increasing...
Farm Bureau disputes WSU’s upbeat take on carbon tax
New chair: Washington potato industry reaches out to lawmakers
EPA says it will take months to hand over What’s Upstream files

Montana

Logging, burn project proposed near Yellowstone
The proposal would reduce wildfire risk along evacuation routes through the Custer Gallatin National Forest.
New Forest Service fire chief takes post as season heats up
Ralph Rau will oversee firefighting over 39,000 square miles in Montana, North Dakota and parts of Idaho and South Dakota.
Weyerhaeuser plans to close Montana lumber mill
NorthWestern Energy wants to pay less for solar power
Earthquake shakes lightly populated area in Montana, Idaho

Nevada

Arizona tattoo artist pleads guilty in Oregon refuge case
Brian Cavalier, a bodyguard for standoff leader Ammon Bundy and his father Cliven Bundy, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and possessing a gun in a...
Prosecutors oppose bids for separate trials in Cliven Bundy case
Prosecutors argue that it is more efficient for one trial with one jury that can see “the entire picture of an alleged crime.”