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Genetically engineered wheat plants discovered in fallow Washington field
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Genetically engineered wheat plants discovered in fallow Washington field
USDA is investigating the discovery of genetically engineered wheat in a fallow Eastern Washington field.

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No charges in shooting of Idaho rancher
No charges in shooting of Idaho rancher
The U.S. attorney's office in Idaho and the state attorney general announced today there is not enough evidence to charge the Adams County deputies who shot and killed a local rancher.
Changing industry complicates hazelnut forecast
Changing industry complicates hazelnut forecast
Crews hired by USDA are being extra careful in collecting hazelnut data to ensure an accurate crop forecast.
TV ad encourages Oregonians to oppose Malheur County monument
TV ad encourages Oregonians to oppose Malheur County monument
A group formed by East Oregon ranchers to oppose a proposed national monument in Malheur County is using a TV ad to spread its message to people in the Portland area.
Lawsuit accused environmental group of discrimination
Western Watersheds Project was accused of age discrimination by an ex-employee in a lawsuit that was dismissed shortly after it was filed.
Grower pushes premium sweet corn
Grower pushes premium sweet corn
Mark Kallstrom is finding a niche with his sweet corn, which he sells wholesale and to local markets and in direct retail at his own stands.
SW Idaho wildfire crosses state highway
The 20-square-mile blaze burning west to east crossed State Highway 21 about 5 miles south of Lowman.
Organic farmer seeks $210,000 after cows get into crops
According to court documents, cows froma dairy escaped from their gated enclosure in April 2014 and got into the neighboring organic vegetable farm.
New psyllid quarantine plans advance as research intensifies
New psyllid quarantine plans advance as research intensifies
As new research faciities come online to tackle the Asian citrus psyllid and huanglongbing, the deadly tree disease spread by the pest, California officials are still considering strengthening the quarantine for the psyllid.
Lost Valley Ranch dairy to locate on former tree farm in E. Oregon
Lost Valley Ranch dairy to locate on former tree farm in E. Oregon
If permitted, the dairy — renamed Lost Valley Ranch — would house 30,000 cows, making it the second-largest in the state behind only Threemile Canyon.
Stinkbugs’ natural predator has arrived in the Pacific Northwest
Stinkbugs’ natural predator has arrived in the Pacific Northwest
Researchers report a possible breakthrough in using a parasitic wasp to control crop-damaging brown marmorated stinkbugs.

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California

Surplus drives down processing tomato prices, acreage
Processing tomato growers in California are proceeding through their harvest as contracted acreage is down because of global market conditions.
New psyllid quarantine plans advance as research intensifies
As new research faciities come online to tackle the Asian citrus psyllid and huanglongbing, the deadly tree disease spread by the pest, California...
Dark smoke hangs over scenic stretch of California coast
Agencies offer grants, loans for water projects
Study: Direct-marketers create more jobs in their own regions

Idaho

East Idaho grower finds niche with spelt
A Rexburg, Idaho, grower raises spelt in his unique rotation.
No charges in shooting of Idaho rancher
The U.S. attorney's office in Idaho and the state attorney general announced today there is not enough evidence to charge the Adams County deputies...
Lawsuit accused environmental group of discrimination
SW Idaho wildfire crosses state highway
Idaho growers reporting strong wheat harvest

Oregon

Changing industry complicates hazelnut forecast
Crews hired by USDA are being extra careful in collecting hazelnut data to ensure an accurate crop forecast.
TV ad encourages Oregonians to oppose Malheur County monument
A group formed by East Oregon ranchers to oppose a proposed national monument in Malheur County is using a TV ad to spread its message to people in...
Organic farmer seeks $210,000 after cows get into crops
Lost Valley Ranch dairy to locate on former tree farm in E. Oregon
Stinkbugs’ natural predator has arrived in the Pacific Northwest

Washington

Genetically engineered wheat plants discovered in fallow Washington field
USDA is investigating the discovery of genetically engineered wheat in a fallow Eastern Washington field.
Study says cougars, wolves save human lives
A study by university researchers seeks to foster rural acceptance of large carnivores by showing that cougars prevent fatal vehicle collisions by...
Grower pushes premium sweet corn
Angry cow killed after running over police officer
WAFLA says 2016 wage survey better than last year’s

Montana

Drone operator who flew over wildfire under investigation
The unmanned aircraft had been seized after it interfered with firefighting aircraft on Friday.
Scientists capture images of rare wolverine in Sierra Nevada
Talk of reintroducing wolverines in California has been put on hold while the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service considers its response to a federal...
Montana man sentenced for Clean Water Act violations
Montana signs forest management deal with federal government

Nevada

House members eye red tape on using Vegas-area federal lands
Witnesses said streamlining the BLM’s processes could free up federal land — especially parcels that are located in or near urban areas...
Vegas-area health officials find mosquitoes with West Nile
The Southern Nevada Health District said Monday that three mosquitoes were trapped and identified with the virus.
Stripe rust pressure ‘severe’ in Northwest wheat, expert says
Crews work to contain wildfire near I-80 in Nevada