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Analyst: Export market key to growth of Oregon microbreweries
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Analyst: Export market key to growth of Oregon microbreweries
An economic analyst says breweries should "reverse the Oregon Trail" and make more of a push to sell their craft beer out of state and overseas.

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Idaho officials sell commercial properties for $17.3 million
The Idaho Department of Lands sold the properties on Thursday in an auction that officials say brought in $4.5 million more than the appraised value of the properties.
2 Montana reservoirs with invasive mussels closed to boats
The team is contacting experts in other states to determine if lowering reservoir levels could help control the spread of the mussels.
California’s new water conservation plan focuses on cities
Diana Brooks, head of water efficiency at the Department of Water Resources, which oversees farm water use, said the proposal would require agricultural water district managers to keep better track of how their water is being used, and better think...
Washington farmer wins national wheat yield contest
Washington farmer wins national wheat yield contest
An Eastern Washington wheat farmer has topped the National Association of Wheat Growers' revived yield contest.
Wheat growers oppose dam breaching during public scoping meeting
Wheat growers oppose dam breaching during public scoping meeting
Wheat growers and members of other ag industries are being encouraged to participate in a public comment process and make their opinions known on the operation of the Columbia-Snake river system.
Farm Bureau leaders: Election results show power of rural America
Farm Bureau leaders: Election results show power of rural America
Idaho Farm Bureau Federation leaders pointed to the results of the recent national election to show IFBF members what can be accomplished when rural America makes its voice heard.
California strawberry production poised for record despite slow start
California strawberry production poised for record despite slow start
Strawberry production in California is on pace to set a record in 2016 despite a slow start caused by last winter's rains.
SugarBee apples head to stores this month
SugarBee apples head to stores this month
A new apple variety, SugarBee, that may rival Honeycrisp, is being test marketed for the first time in stores this month by Chelan Fresh Marketing.
University of Montana president to step down
State Commissioner of Higher Education Clayton Christian announced Thursday that he and Engstrom reached the decision after “careful discussion and consideration.”
Reward offered after grizzly bear killed in E. Idaho
The bear was killed on or about Oct. 21 in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest in Fremont County.

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California

California treasurer to study legal marijuana and banking
In general, the state will treat cannabis like alcohol. Taking effect in 2018, the law allows people 21 and older to legally possess up to an ounce...
California’s new water conservation plan focuses on cities
Diana Brooks, head of water efficiency at the Department of Water Resources, which oversees farm water use, said the proposal would require...
California strawberry production poised for record despite slow start
Bill would force schools to seek USDA waiver for imported food
Navel orange harvest yields good fruit size, flavor

Idaho

Idaho officials sell commercial properties for $17.3 million
The Idaho Department of Lands sold the properties on Thursday in an auction that officials say brought in $4.5 million more than the appraised value...
Wheat growers oppose dam breaching during public scoping meeting
Wheat growers and members of other ag industries are being encouraged to participate in a public comment process and make their opinions known on the...
Farm Bureau leaders: Election results show power of rural America
Reward offered after grizzly bear killed in E. Idaho
New lawmaker hopes to improve technology infrastructure in rural Idaho

Oregon

Analyst: Export market key to growth of Oregon microbreweries
An economic analyst says breweries should "reverse the Oregon Trail" and make more of a push to sell their craft beer out of state and overseas.
Weed, predator funding on chopping block at ODA
Weed biocontrol and predator control funding is on the chopping block at the Oregon Department of Agriculture.
Walden chosen to chair House Energy and Commerce Committee
Wheat growers oppose dam breaching during public scoping meeting
Hermiston Farm Fair blossoms at EOTEC

Washington

Washington farmer wins national wheat yield contest
An Eastern Washington wheat farmer has topped the National Association of Wheat Growers' revived yield contest.
Wheat growers oppose dam breaching during public scoping meeting
Wheat growers and members of other ag industries are being encouraged to participate in a public comment process and make their opinions known on the...
SugarBee apples head to stores this month
In Washington, scavengers play role in wolf policy
Hunting and fishing licenses available online again in Idaho

Montana

2 Montana reservoirs with invasive mussels closed to boats
The team is contacting experts in other states to determine if lowering reservoir levels could help control the spread of the mussels.
University of Montana president to step down
State Commissioner of Higher Education Clayton Christian announced Thursday that he and Engstrom reached the decision after “careful...
Yellowstone park looks at large bison cull
Brucellosis found in 2 bulls on Montana ranch
West Coast H-2A minimum wage likely to increase

Nevada

West Coast H-2A minimum wage likely to increase
USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has released data for the basis of increasing the minimum wage for H-2A workers by 5.44...