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Far West conference set for Twin Falls
Far West Agribusiness Association will offer three days of seminars and breakout sessions pertinent to the industry during the winter conference in Twin Falls, Idaho, in early January.

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Washington steps up testing for bird flu in the wild
Washington steps up testing for bird flu in the wild
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking the public to report dead or sick wild birds so they can be tested for avian influenza.
Growers assess freeze damage
Growers assess freeze damage
Vineyards, fruit trees and high-elevation winter wheat on the east sides of Oregon and Washington were damaged by a mid-November freeze. The full extent won't be known until spring.
$2 billion fertilizer plant set for American Falls
Magnida will turn natural gas into ammonia nitrate fertilizer. It plans to hire 1,500 workers during construction and employ 170 workers permanently.
Idaho grower sees competition from Argentina
Idaho grower sees competition from Argentina
Idaho Barley Commissioner Pat Purdy believes Argentina could become a stronger competitor with the U.S., following a trip there to learn about its agricultural production.
Sheep producer ponders wolf impacts
Sheep producer ponders wolf impacts
Lamont, Wash., sheep producer and Whitman County commissioner Art Swannack estimates roughly $5,000-$6,000 in losses to his operation due to recent wolf kills. Swannack is concerned about potential impacts to his farm and his neighbors during the winter...
Zip line purveyors also family farm stewards
The Wildlife Farmer award recognizes farmers who work to improve wildlife habitats and promote sustainable farming.
Flat oilseed prices expected
Flat oilseed prices expected
Eastern Idaho growers should expect to see flat prices on oilseeds contracts for 2015, according to the owner of Mountain States Oilseeds in American Falls.
Reward upped in Washington wolf shooting
Conservation groups increase the reward to $20,000 for tips leading to conviction in wolf killing in Kittitas County in Washington.
3-year sentence for starving alpacas
Authorities found 58 dead alpacas at the ranch in December 2013 and moved 175 malnourished animals to the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University.
Coast Guard rescues man injured in logging accident
Emergency responders had been unable to reach the man due to his location.

California

9th Circuit upholds irrigation restrictions
A federal appeals court has upheld a biological opinion that imposed restrictions on California irrigators.
Forecasters now predict wet winter in California
The federal Climate Prediction Center now foresees a wet winter throughout California, particularly in areas south of Sacramento, as a result of a...
Animal rights activists take California rodeo to court
California gets more rain, big mudslide
EcoFarm 2015 to focus on climate change, food safety

Idaho

Far West conference set for Twin Falls
Far West Agribusiness Association will offer three days of seminars and breakout sessions pertinent to the industry during the winter conference in...
Southern Idaho snowpack above average
The snowpack in Southern Idaho is ahead of normal.
Backers say factory will buy $26 million from farm sector
Research targets barley yellow dwarf
$2 billion fertilizer plant set for American Falls

Oregon

Growers assess freeze damage
Vineyards, fruit trees and high-elevation winter wheat on the east sides of Oregon and Washington were damaged by a mid-November freeze. The full...
3-year sentence for starving alpacas
Authorities found 58 dead alpacas at the ranch in December 2013 and moved 175 malnourished animals to the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon...
Coast Guard rescues man injured in logging accident
Kitzhaber proposes sage grouse measures
Judge: Longshoremen’s work slowdowns violate court order

Washington

Washington steps up testing for bird flu in the wild
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking the public to report dead or sick wild birds so they can be tested for avian influenza.
Growers assess freeze damage
Vineyards, fruit trees and high-elevation winter wheat on the east sides of Oregon and Washington were damaged by a mid-November freeze. The full...
Sheep producer ponders wolf impacts
Zip line purveyors also family farm stewards
Reward upped in Washington wolf shooting

Montana

Conservation group to sue over water quality rule
A Bozeman-based group asserts that the EPA has failed to act on revised water quality rules submitted by the state in August.
Montana bighorn sheep dying of pneumonia
The pneumonia outbreak was in the Upper Yellowstone sheep herd near Gardiner.

Nevada

BLM to gather burros near Pahrump after crashes
BLM managers plan to keep bait corrals in place for several days to several months to gather 30-40 burros, which will later be up for adoption.