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ODA’s Katy Coba named Oregon COO
ODA’s Katy Coba named Oregon COO
Oregon Director of Agriculture Katy Coba has been named director of the Department of Administrative Services and COO.

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Rangeland wildfire forces evacuations in Eastern Idaho
The human-caused fire reported Sunday about 7 miles east of Idaho Falls is making wind-driven runs to the north and east.
USDA projects 38,000-ton hazelnut crop
USDA projects 38,000-ton hazelnut crop
Oregon is projected to forecast 38,000 tons of hazelnuts this year, up 22.5 percent from 2015.
Audit: Forestry department stretched too thin
The audit says the forestry department is fighting more severe fires with about the same number of employees it had 20 years ago.
APHIS, researchers continue GE wheat probe
APHIS, researchers continue GE wheat probe
The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service continues to analyze the recent discovery of genetically engineered wheat in a fallow field in Washington State.
Hood River basin’s water reservations renewed
Hood River basin’s water reservations renewed
Water reservations in Oregon's Hood River basin, which allow for new water rights development, have been renewed for 20 years.
Harvest links Oregon farmers to flour mills of Asia
Harvest links Oregon farmers to flour mills of Asia
In Oregon's Columbia Basin counties, dryland wheat is the only crop option. But those sparsely populated counties have a simple focus: "Feed the world."
Idaho judge dismisses case against business tax credit
A tax reimbursement credit that was passed by the Idaho Legislature in 2014 with the support of farm groups has survived a court challenge by a company that claimed it harmed their business by helping a competitor.
Idaho growers pleased with spud yields, quality
Idaho growers pleased with spud yields, quality
Idaho growers are pleased by the size and quality of their spuds as harvest starts, but University of Idaho officials warn them not to stop spraying for potato psyllids until their vines are killed, based on the discovery of two fields that were hard-hit...
Researchers test tillage systems in dry beans
Researchers test tillage systems in dry beans
University of Idaho researchers are studying weed control and yield in conventiona tillage, strip tillage and direct seed in dry beans.
Cleanup company paying Ecology penalty after fire
Cleanup company paying Ecology penalty after fire
An environmental cleanup company is beginning penalty payments for hazardous waste violations in connection with cleanup from a fire at a farm chemical company.

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California

Drought, labor costs concern table olive growers in down year
Drought and rising labor costs are still concerns for growers as California's table olive production is expected to be 17 percent below last year's...
Regulators prepare water diverters for stepped-up reporting rules
Officials from the California Water Resources Control Board held a workshop and "information fair" to prepare landowners for new regulations for...
California lawmakers revive farmworker overtime bill
Changing weather doesn’t help firefighters
Newhouse may join Trump ag committee

Idaho

Idaho sorghum to be used in ‘paper’ products
A planned $90 million project near Parma in southwestern Idaho will use sorghum produced by local farmers to create paper products for the food...
Rangeland wildfire forces evacuations in Eastern Idaho
The human-caused fire reported Sunday about 7 miles east of Idaho Falls is making wind-driven runs to the north and east.
Idaho judge dismisses case against business tax credit
Idaho growers pleased with spud yields, quality
Researchers test tillage systems in dry beans

Oregon

ODA’s Katy Coba named Oregon COO
Oregon Director of Agriculture Katy Coba has been named director of the Department of Administrative Services and COO.
ODFW: Calf found in pond had been attacked by wolves
The Meacham wolf pack is blamed for attacking a calf in Oregon's Umatilla County.
USDA projects 38,000-ton hazelnut crop
Audit: Forestry department stretched too thin
Hood River basin’s water reservations renewed

Washington

APHIS, researchers continue GE wheat probe
The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service continues to analyze the recent discovery of genetically engineered wheat in a fallow field in...
Cleanup company paying Ecology penalty after fire
An environmental cleanup company is beginning penalty payments for hazardous waste violations in connection with cleanup from a fire at a farm...
Mint farm among recipients of Ecology fines
Changing weather doesn’t help firefighters
Newhouse may join Trump ag committee

Montana

Fish kill in Montana river estimated at more than 10,000
The mountain whitefish, which is a native species to Montana, have been found dead on the river’s east and west banks.
Western Governors plan workshops on forest management
The first workshop will be held Sept. 20-21 in Missoula.
Officials skeptical $57M fish project will work
Grizzly bears prey on Montana sheep
Montana proposes elk hazing to check disease spread

Nevada

Feds thinning burro herd in Red Rock Canyon area near Vegas
Removing 40 animals to a federal adoption facility in Ridgecrest, California, is expected to leave 90 to 108 burros in the Red Rock Herd Management...
Enthusiasts search tall and wide for state’s champion trees
For the past 24 years, the state forestry division has maintained something called the Nevada Big Tree Register to track the largest and most...
Judge’s ruling on sage grouse case looming in Nevada