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Customers remain committed to Idaho wheat despite 2014 losses
Customers remain committed to Idaho wheat despite 2014 losses
The Idaho wheat industry's main customers have told Idaho Wheat Commission officials they remain committed to the state despite major losses in 2014 due to heavy August rains.

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Early spring pushes crops, raises frost worries
Early spring pushes crops, raises frost worries
Tree fruit, hay and aspargus all feel the pull of early warmth in Central Washington. It makes for a longer frost protection season.
Second ringtail captured and released with radio collar
Ringtails are smaller than a house cat and are mostly brown but have distinctive black- and white-ringed tails. The nocturnal carnivores are members of the raccoon family.
Spill covers 50 birds in used motor oil
The oil was stored in a tank at a former feedlot and could have been there for years.
Washington House votes to raise hourly minimum wage to $12
Washington House votes to raise hourly minimum wage to $12
The bill moves next to the Senate for consideration, where a companion bill did not get a committee hearing this legislative session.
California shuts down oil wells to protect ground water
A review found more than 2,500 instances when the state authorized the injection of oilfield waste into protected water aquifers that could be used for drinking or irrigating crops.
Bill would require giant cane growers post $1 million bond
Bill would require giant cane growers post $1 million bond
Legislation would require farmers to file at least a $1 million bond to grow giant cane, which critics say could become an invasive weed in Oregon.
Some of Idaho fruit crop was damaged by November cold snap
Record low temperatures in November have caused damage to Idaho's fruit crop, but the extent of the damage won't be known until May or June.
Calif. manual survey shows 5 percent of normal snowpack
Calif. manual survey shows 5 percent of normal snowpack
The California Department of Water Resources found little snow water content in its third manual snow survey of the season March 3 despite weekend storms that dumped 12 to 18 inches of snow in parts of the Sierra Nevada.
Oregon wine industry honors five at annual awards dinner
The Oregon wine industry, riding a crest of artistic and financial success, honors some of its pioneers.
Idaho seed growers exceed ring rot program requirements
Idaho seed growers exceed ring rot program requirements
In the first year of mandatory testing of Idaho certified potato seed for bacterial ring rot, many commercial growers have requested that theirseed be tested at higher than minimum levels.

California

California shuts down oil wells to protect ground water
A review found more than 2,500 instances when the state authorized the injection of oilfield waste into protected water aquifers that could be used...
Calif. manual survey shows 5 percent of normal snowpack
The California Department of Water Resources found little snow water content in its third manual snow survey of the season March 3 despite weekend...
Calif.’s State Water Project boosts allocation to 20 percent
Bill aims to speed completion of Sites Reservoir study
Southern California sees more rain after weekend downpours

Idaho

Customers remain committed to Idaho wheat despite 2014 losses
The Idaho wheat industry's main customers have told Idaho Wheat Commission officials they remain committed to the state despite major losses in 2014...
Second ringtail captured and released with radio collar
Ringtails are smaller than a house cat and are mostly brown but have distinctive black- and white-ringed tails. The nocturnal carnivores are members...
Some of Idaho fruit crop was damaged by November cold snap
Idaho seed growers exceed ring rot program requirements
Low-lignin alfalfa eases quality/yield trade-off

Oregon

Expo examines precision farming tools
The possibility of using drones in conjunction with satellites to monitor crop health will be discussed during the upcoming Precision Farmig Expo in...
Wolf report may be starting point for removal from endangered status
The process to consider removing wolves from Oregon's endangered species list could begin later this spring.
Bill would require giant cane growers post $1 million bond
Oregon wine industry honors five at annual awards dinner
Lawmakers consider new lime fee

Washington

Wash. House passes wage, paid leave bills to uninterested Senate
Washington state House passes bills to raise minimum wage and mandate paid leave, including for seasonal workers.
Early spring pushes crops, raises frost worries
Tree fruit, hay and aspargus all feel the pull of early warmth in Central Washington. It makes for a longer frost protection season.
Spill covers 50 birds in used motor oil
Washington House votes to raise hourly minimum wage to $12
Lawsuit claims malfunction killed 100,000 chickens

Montana

Montana trappers take 77 wolves; rifle season ends March 15
To date, a total of 204 wolves have been killed by hunters and trappers this winter.

Nevada

Second golden eagle in 3 years killed at Nevada wind farm
Possible golden eagle fatalities were anticipated when the Fish and Wildlife Service granted the necessary permit to open the wind farm in 2012.
BLM to round up wild horses in central Utah
BLM authorities are removing the wild horses near Utah State Highway 21 that are causing concerns about public health and safety.
Nevada drought prompts bills to change water management