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NW pear growers to host international group
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NW pear growers to host international group
Northwest pear growers will host an international meeting in June and renew their 78-year-old federal marketing order.

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A robot that picks apples? Replacing humans worries union
A robot that picks apples? Replacing humans worries union
At least two companies are rushing to get robotic fruit-picking machines to market, and the owners of some of Washington state's orchards say they're hopeful the machines will help them address longstanding labor shortages
New classrooms being built with innovative wood
Supporters say it could infuse struggling forest communities with new economic growth.
Wait for calorie count on burgers, pizza may get longer
Consumers hoping to consistently find out how many calories are in that burger and fries may have to wait _ again
Town sees a change of fortune after Gold Digger bankruptcy
Town sees a change of fortune after Gold Digger bankruptcy
Two companies have bought portions of a bankrupt tree fruit cooperative saving jobs and helping growers in a small U.S.-Canadian border town.
Idaho dairy industry to host global nutrition conference
Idaho dairy industry to host global nutrition conference
The benefits of dairy in infant and child nutrition and its link to economic growth will be the focus of an international conference May 10 and 11.
Oregon cider business bill progresses
Oregon cider business bill progresses
A bill easing land use restrictions for Oregon cider businesses is making progress in the legislature with little opposition.
Taylor Farms buys slice of Crunch Pak
Taylor Farms buys slice of Crunch Pak
A leading producer of fresh greens and vegetables in California is buying into the national leader of fresh sliced apples in Washington.
NRCS issues more disaster declarations as Idaho flooding spreads
NRCS issues more disaster declarations as Idaho flooding spreads
Idaho’s Portneuf, Boise and Humboldt rivers are now covered by flood warnings, and snowpacks exceeding 200 percent of normal still remain in some of the state’s mountains.
Washington state onion packer accused of sex harassment
An onion-packing company near George, Wash., and its foreman have been sued in federal court by the state attorney general for alleged sexual harassment of workers.
Senator: Beef checkoff bill not dead yet in Olympia
Senator: Beef checkoff bill not dead yet in Olympia
Washington Senate Agriculture Committee chairwoman hasn't given up on bill to increase the fee that funds the Washington Beef Commission

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Oregon

Massive ships threaten Portland’s container export prospects
Massive ships threaten the relevance of containerized shipping from the Port of Portland, while container availability complicates rail prospects.
Oregon study shows taking out juniper trees benefits sage grouse
The study showed a 25 percent population rate growth in areas that were treated, compared to control areas where trees were left in place.
New classrooms being built with innovative wood
Oregon cider business bill progresses
Capital Press names editor and publisher

Washington

NW pear growers to host international group
Northwest pear growers will host an international meeting in June and renew their 78-year-old federal marketing order.
Tariff puts WA lumber company’s plans on hold
A Canadian lumber company says it will hold off on expansion plans in Oroville, Wash., because of new U.S. lumber tariffs averaging 20 percent.
A robot that picks apples? Replacing humans worries union
New classrooms being built with innovative wood
Wait for calorie count on burgers, pizza may get longer

Idaho

Idaho dairy industry to host global nutrition conference
The benefits of dairy in infant and child nutrition and its link to economic growth will be the focus of an international conference May 10 and 11.
NRCS issues more disaster declarations as Idaho flooding spreads
Idaho’s Portneuf, Boise and Humboldt rivers are now covered by flood warnings, and snowpacks exceeding 200 percent of normal still remain in...
Wyoming wolf hunt could return after court order
Peas take hold in East Idaho rotations
Private recharge group forms to resolve water dilemma

California

Taylor Farms buys slice of Crunch Pak
A leading producer of fresh greens and vegetables in California is buying into the national leader of fresh sliced apples in Washington.
Judge cites Trump’s words in blocking ‘sanctuary city’ order
Court ruling another immigration policy setback for the administration as it approaches its 100th day in office later this month.
California’s new FFA officers embrace growth
FFA students hone skills in science competition
Water agency to hold community meetings on Oroville Dam project

Montana

Wyoming wolf hunt could return after court order
Wyoming managed wolves from 2012 to 2014 until a judge reinstated federal protections amid concern that Wyoming’s were inadequate.
Medical marijuana regulations a vote from governor’s desk
Montana lawmakers are a vote away from sending the governor a bill that creates licenses, fees and regulations for medical marijuana distributors
Lawsuit filed over Montana timber project
Montana lawmakers act to combat invasive zebra mussels

Nevada

Feds stumble again with split verdict in Bundy standoff case
A federal jury in Las Vegas found two gunmen guilty of some charges in a 2014 armed standoff that stopped federal agents from enforcing court orders...
Two found guilty in Bundy Nevada standoff
Las Vegas jury continues to deliberate on other defendants.
Jury resumes deliberations in Bundy ranch standoff trial
Jury back at work in Bundy ranch standoff trial in Vegas
Jury resumes work in Bundy ranch standoff case in Nevada