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Study: Washington potatoes net state $7.42B annually
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Study: Washington potatoes net state $7.42B annually
A study from the Washington State Potato Commission finds that the industry's total annual economic output is $7.42 billion.

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Obama moves to protect 1.8 million acres of California desert
Obama moves to protect 1.8 million acres of California desert
The president signed proclamations establishing three regions as national monuments — Mojave Trails, Castle Mountains (both in the Mojave Desert) and Sand to Snow in the Sonoran Desert.
Lawmakers float 3 bills amending Idaho’s animal cruelty law
Lawmakers float 3 bills amending Idaho’s animal cruelty law
Two proposals to amend Idaho's animal cruelty law have been introduced in the Idaho Legislature and a third is being re-drafted.
USDA agencies improve web record access
USDA agencies improve web record access
USDA's Farm Service Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Service are both rolling out new programs aimed at providing better computerized records and services for growers.
Local biotech authority proposal replaced with fish labeling requirement
A bill that would allow local governments in Oregon to regulate biotech crops has been gutted and stuffed with a proposal to require labeling of genetically engineered fish.
Last Oregon occupiers surrender, ending 41-day ordeal
Last Oregon occupiers surrender, ending 41-day ordeal
Federal authorities in six states also arrested seven other people accused of being involved in the occupation and brought charges against a leader of the movement who organized a 2014 standoff.
Brown says she’s talking to feds about land issues
Brown says she’s talking to feds about land issues
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Thursday addressed issues related to the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, which ended with the surrender of the last four remaining protesters.
Judge rules against environmentalists on Snake River dredging
The Pacific Northwest Waterways Association is hailing a U.S. District Court judge's ruling in Seattle against arguments that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers didn't take the proper precautions when dredging the Lower Snake River in 2015.
Relaxed Oregon hemp rules headed for House vote
Relaxed Oregon hemp rules headed for House vote
More relaxed hemp production rules, which allow the crop to be grown from cuttings and in greenhouses, are up for a vote before the Oregon House.
Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy arrested, charged with conspiracy
Rancher at center of 2014 standoff over unpaid grazing fees, and father of leaders of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupiers, arrested by FBI.
Some Oregon, California leaders upset over Klamath dams
Some Oregon, California leaders upset over Klamath dams
The Department of Interior has said it will work with Oregon, California and PacifiCorp to amend the Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement and move forward with plans to remove the four dams from the Klamath River.

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California

Obama moves to protect 1.8 million acres of California desert
The president signed proclamations establishing three regions as national monuments — Mojave Trails, Castle Mountains (both in the Mojave...
Some Oregon, California leaders upset over Klamath dams
The Department of Interior has said it will work with Oregon, California and PacifiCorp to amend the Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement and...
Slaughterhouse owner gets prison time
Nursery, packing company sue state labor board
California farmers reap record 2014 sales despite drought

Idaho

Seed testing finds more tuber-damaging PVY, ring rot
The results of Idaho Crop Improvement Associaiton's annual winter grow-out in Hawaii show rates of potato virus Y have held relatively flat in Idaho...
Lawmakers float 3 bills amending Idaho’s animal cruelty law
Two proposals to amend Idaho's animal cruelty law have been introduced in the Idaho Legislature and a third is being re-drafted.
USDA agencies improve web record access
Judge rules against environmentalists on Snake River dredging
20 wolves killed in northern Idaho to boost elk population

Oregon

Mid-Valley Winter Ag Fest debuts Feb. 27-28
A new ag-oriented festival takes center stage at the Polk County, Ore., Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 27-28.
Local biotech authority proposal replaced with fish labeling requirement
A bill that would allow local governments in Oregon to regulate biotech crops has been gutted and stuffed with a proposal to require labeling of...
Last Oregon occupiers surrender, ending 41-day ordeal
Brown says she’s talking to feds about land issues
Relaxed Oregon hemp rules headed for House vote

Washington

Study: Washington potatoes net state $7.42B annually
A study from the Washington State Potato Commission finds that the industry's total annual economic output is $7.42 billion.
Washington drains water funding, replenishment uncertain
Washington has nearly drained the $200 million it set aside a decade ago to find water for Eastern Washington. State officials see the need for...
Revised hemp bill moves toward Senate vote
WA lawmaker warns about topping carbon cap with tax
Spokane chamber honors Shepherd’s Grain, LaCrosse FFA

Montana

Montana cow gives birth to twin calves from different fathers
Twins can be born from different fathers in most mammals, including humans.

Nevada

Nevada seeks change in sage grouse rule
Gov. Brian Sandoval wants to swap about one-fifth of the withdrawn area, some 555,000 acres, for 394,000 alternative acres he says contain higher...