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Train-the-trainer IPM workshops set
Train-the-trainer IPM workshops set
Researchers are planning two three-day workshop on integrated pest management.

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Apples to flow between U.S., China
Apples to flow between U.S., China
It likely will take time to reach any volume, but greater trade of apples between the U.S. and China is being allowed after years of efforts.
High winds whip fires at ag byproducts plant
High winds whipped fires that burned agricultural byproducts and a nearby field at a plant in Tracy, Calif. The smoldering remains were expected to be totally extinguished by May 23.
California OKs offer of voluntary water cuts by farmers
California OKs offer of voluntary water cuts by farmers
California water regulators on Friday accepted an offer from California farmers with the most senior water rights to reduce their consumption by 25 percent.
Governor declares drought in 8 Oregon counties
Gov. Kate Brown has taken steps to get aid to counties hit by drought.
Q&A: California farmers with oldest water rights face cuts
A look at the issues surrounding Friday's expected decision on senior riparian water rights.
Hands-on activities teach hydrology, math at ag ed day
Hands-on activities teach hydrology, math at ag ed day
Northern California fourth-graders learned about water runoff, math on the farm and other topics during the 22nd annual agricultural education day May 21 at the fairgrounds in Yreka, Calif.
Parked grain cars annoy Montana man
Hundreds of empty rail cars began appearing on tracks near their home in late April.
No-spray buffer requirement added to pesticide bill
No-spray pesticide buffers were included in a package of Oregon legislation recently.
New ag director moves over from Ecology Department
New ag director moves over from Ecology Department
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has chosen a new agricuture director from the state Ecology Department.
Wolf advisory group seeks common ground
Wolf advisory group seeks common ground
Consultant Francine Madden worked to help Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's wolf advisory group overcome deep-rooted conflict between different groups during a Spokane meeting.

California

High winds whip fires at ag byproducts plant
High winds whipped fires that burned agricultural byproducts and a nearby field at a plant in Tracy, Calif. The smoldering remains were expected to...
California OKs offer of voluntary water cuts by farmers
California water regulators on Friday accepted an offer from California farmers with the most senior water rights to reduce their consumption by 25...
Q&A: California farmers with oldest water rights face cuts
Hands-on activities teach hydrology, math at ag ed day
California cherries wrap up light

Idaho

Great Western to expand Pocatello malt plant
Great Western Malting has announced plans to more than double production at its Pocatello, Idaho, plant.
ICA program pairs ranchers with cover crops
The Idaho Cattle Association is promoting a website it created to match farmers willing to allow grazing of their cover crops, or with available...
Former anti-GMO crusader speaks about his conversion
Early May rains help Idaho water outlook
Governor, farm leaders say trade mission will benefit producers

Oregon

Train-the-trainer IPM workshops set
Researchers are planning two three-day workshop on integrated pest management.
Newsletter helps grass seed growers keep tabs on ergot
Detection of ergot spores in grass seed crops can help growers minimize the disease’s yield impact and avoid unnecessary fungicide...
Governor declares drought in 8 Oregon counties
No-spray buffer requirement added to pesticide bill
GMO mediation bill encounters opposition

Washington

Wheat industry leader plans to retire from farming
Longtime Colfax, Wash., farmer and Washington Grain Commission board member Randy Suess has announced his intentions to retire from farming this fall...
Ecology official accepts challenge of leading ag department
Incoming Washington State Department of Agriculture director Derek Sandison has worked with farmers in Central and Eastern Washington on water-supply...
Apples to flow between U.S., China
New ag director moves over from Ecology Department
Wolf advisory group seeks common ground

Montana

Parked grain cars annoy Montana man
Hundreds of empty rail cars began appearing on tracks near their home in late April.
Montana officials want to keep wolf hunt rules
The agency has eliminated quotas across the state except in areas adjacent to Yellowstone and Glacier national parks.
Montana to hire 5 employees to oversee sage grouse program

Nevada

Threatened cutthroat trout makes a comeback in Nevada river
Officials say they’ve documented about 1,000 newly hatched baby cutthroats in the lower Truckee River.