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Columbia Basin Ag Research Center gets new director
Columbia Basin Ag Research Center gets new director
A native of Bulgaria with wide experience in dryland crop research will take over as director of the research center on Oct. 30.

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Mobile users bring change to Oregon ag department’s website
The Oregon Department of Agriculture updated its website to reflect the new way people are viewing the site.
Calif. to cool off gradually in September
Calif. to cool off gradually in September
Temperatures in northern and central California are expected to cool off gradually in September, but forecasters say no significant rain is yet on the horizon.
$113,000 grant could help Idaho apple growers
A $113,000 specialty crop grant awarded through the Idaho State Department of Agriculture will help University of Idaho researchers continue an orchard trial designed to help apple growers improve their bottom line.
IPC ends relationship with fitness expert
The Idaho Potato Commission has ended its business relationship with fitness and nutrition expert Denise Austin.
ODA wants to renew water availability in five basins
A program that allows Oregon farmers to appropriate new water rights by building storage projects may be renewed by state regulators.
Potato drop organizers to grow Boise event
Potato drop organizers to grow Boise event
The Idaho Potato Commission intends to contribute more assistance to a Boise New Year's Eve celebration featuring the dropping of a giant potato.
Sheriff steps up rural patrols in Grant County
The Grant County Sheriff's Office in Ephrata, Wash., is stepping up patrols in rural areas to try to cut down on property theft, including livestock paneling. The office relies on accurate information from witnesses in the rural community, public...
San Francisco to be first to test urban farming law
San Francisco will be the first to put the state law into effect beginning Sept. 8 because the San Francisco Board of Supervisors already approved a local ordinance.
Montana officials study federal land takeover idea
A state takeover of U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands could be expensive, incurring an annual deficit of $367 million.
California fires burn cabin, threaten homes
The blaze erupted shortly before 3:30 p.m. Monday along the Russian River near Forestville in Sonoma County.

California

Growers say groundwater bills would bring uncertainty
Calif. to cool off gradually in September
San Francisco to be first to test urban farming law
California fires burn cabin, threaten homes
Calif. antibiotics bill awaits Brown’s approval

Idaho

Idaho dairy weighs identity issue
$113,000 grant could help Idaho apple growers
IPC ends relationship with fitness expert
Potato drop organizers to grow Boise event
IPC debuts commercial, sets more potato truck tours

Oregon

Columbia Basin Ag Research Center gets new director
Mobile users bring change to Oregon ag department’s website
ODA wants to renew water availability in five basins
Tours offer up-close look at working forest
OSU looks at possible remediation for water rule

Washington

Sheep moved away from wolves
Sheriff steps up rural patrols in Grant County
Ranchers argue against moving flock off grazing lands
Giving triticale a chance
Lawmaker criticizes how Carlton Complex fire was fought

Montana

Montana officials study federal land takeover idea
Arctic grayling fish won’t get federal protections
Timber industry calls for end to lawsuits

Nevada

Panel backs $1.25M for drone research in Nevada