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Ag Fest this weekend at state fairgrounds
The annual Oregon Ag Fest happens this weekend at the state farigrounds in Salem.

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Rowe helps farmers spread their message
Rowe helps farmers spread their message
Washington Association of Wheat Growers Kara Rowe is working on the Washington Grown project to build the public's awareness of the producers who grow their food. Farmers need to become "real" to consumers, Rowe says.
Dairyman at odds with fellow raw milk backers
Dairyman at odds with fellow raw milk backers
An Orland, Calif., dairyman who uses raw milk to make cheese is in the awkward position of opposing efforts by some of his fellow raw milk proponents to ease restrictions on home dairies selling or sharing excess milk from their cows.
IDWR to buy trout farm from Parks Dept.
IDWR to buy trout farm from Parks Dept.
The Idaho Department of Water Resources has been directed by the state to buy a trout farm owned by the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation to protect the water rights. The parks department has been looking to sell the facility to raise revenue.
Southern Oregon ranchers kill 500-pound black bear
The state kill permit was issued after it was determined that a yearling heifer had been killed by a bear. Two days later, on April 4, Marie Leehmann was checking the cows when a bear ran out of the herd. Her son, Ryon, shot the bear within a...
Obama to survey deadly Washington mudslide damage
President Barack Obama is making a brief stopover Tuesday while on his way to the Asia-Pacific region for a four-country visit.
Lawsuit seeks to block sale of Oregon forest lands
The lawsuit filed in Lane County Circuit Court in Eugene, Ore., contends a 1957 law prohibits the state from selling any portion of the Elliott that previously was part of a national forest.
Farm labor shortage reported in Washington
An economist with the state Employment Security Department, John Wines, says the shortage was largely caused by the weather. There was little spring frost and orchards bloomed about a week earlier than last year, so growers need more help thinning blooms.
Mass honey bee die-off at Sherwood
Dead bees were found Sunday scattered along on Highway 99 at Sunset Boulevard near Sherwood, Ore. State Insect Pest Prevention and Management specialist Pat Mitchell says there are many theories but the state won’t know what happened until samples...
Corps OKs all but largest permit
Corps OKs all but largest permit
Permits for all but the largest orchard acreage have been approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for orchards southeast of Wenatchee, Wash., to get much-needed Columbia River irrigation water.
Army Corps OKs irrigator permits
Orchards southeast of Wenatchee, Wash., are extending Columbia River pipes to get much needed water after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved permits.

California

Calif. strawberry production stays brisk despite drought
Dairyman at odds with fellow raw milk backers
Sacramento River agencies get boost in federal water
Salmon released in California river restoration
Ruling may change Calif. water pricing, delivery

Idaho

IDWR to buy trout farm from Parks Dept.
Thrips found on volunteer onions
Idaho hop acres increase again
Jerome High School expands ag offerings
Rancher, conservationist Bud Purdy dies at 96

Oregon

Ag Fest this weekend at state fairgrounds
Blueberry growers go extra mile for South Korea customers
Ag economist helps farmers find their niche
Southern Oregon ranchers kill 500-pound black bear
Lawsuit seeks to block sale of Oregon forest lands

Washington

Rowe helps farmers spread their message
Obama to survey deadly Washington mudslide damage
Farm labor shortage reported in Washington
Corps OKs all but largest permit
Army Corps OKs irrigator permits

Montana

Nevada

Range showdown draws armed supporters to Nevada
Nevada governor weighs in on BLM-rancher dispute
Feds reopen comment period for bi-state grouse