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Researcher studies alternative crops, organics
Researcher studies alternative crops, organics
Bill Buhrig, a crop agent with Oregon State University's Malheur County extension office in Ontario, didn't have to travel far when he took the job. He was born in Ontario and was already closely linked with the local farming industry.

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Judge tosses out ranchers’ lawsuit against BLM
A lawsuit filed by ranchers against BLM was thrown out by a federal judge.
Grant furthers ISU, Simplot drone research
Grant furthers ISU, Simplot drone research
Idaho State University has obtained a sizable grant through the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission to research how to diagnose crop diseases in potatoes and sugar beets using drones.
Artificial beaver dam bill advances Oregon House
A proposal to streamline permitting for fake beaver dams has progressed in the Oregon House.
State funding in question for Spokane junior livestock show
State funding in question for Spokane junior livestock show
The Junior Livestock Show of Spokane is May 5-9. State funding that helps students receive a premium price for their animals is in question for next year, says manager Lynn Cotter.
Oregon farmers stunned to see wolf in Malheur County wheat field
Oregon farmers stunned to see wolf in Malheur County wheat field
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials confirmed that a lone wolf has been hanging around Adrian in Eastern Oregon for more than a week. It is believed to be the first wolf that has spent more than just a brief moment in Malheur County.
California orders no water diversions despite legal rights
The State Water Resources Control Board sent a letter to about 1,600 water right holders, mostly Central Valley farmers in the San Joaquin River watershed, ordering them to stop pumping from streams.
Inslee signs farmworker training bill
Inslee signs farmworker training bill
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signs bill to set up a training program for farmworkers.
Dozens view first legal UAV ag flight in Southern Idaho
Dozens view first legal UAV ag flight in Southern Idaho
The first legal commercial flight of an unmanned aerial vehicle for agricultural purposes in Southern Idaho took place April 22 at Bitner Vineyards near Caldwell. Representatives of several Idaho farm commodities were on hand for the demonstration.
Questions persist on urban farm tax relief
Agricultural incentive zones, which provide tax relief for urban farmers in Oregon, have crossed a key legislative hurdle.
Free Washington program collects waste pesticides
Free Washington program collects waste pesticides
The Washington Department of Agriculture's program for collecting old agricultural chemicals marked its 3 millionth pound collected since the program started in 1988 last week. The free, non-regulatory program offers farmers an easy way to get rid of old...

California

California orders no water diversions despite legal rights
The State Water Resources Control Board sent a letter to about 1,600 water right holders, mostly Central Valley farmers in the San Joaquin River...
California government says it’s meeting water-saving goal
Overall, water use fell from 19.4 billion gallons in 2013 to 14.9 billion gallons in 2014. Caltrans accounted for most of the savings.
Chavez to get Navy funeral honors 22 years after death
No listing for Sierra sage grouse sends signal across West
New California FFA leaders strive to meet challenges

Idaho

Grant furthers ISU, Simplot drone research
Idaho State University has obtained a sizable grant through the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission to research how to diagnose crop diseases in...
Dozens view first legal UAV ag flight in Southern Idaho
The first legal commercial flight of an unmanned aerial vehicle for agricultural purposes in Southern Idaho took place April 22 at Bitner Vineyards...
Ranchers help themselves with photo monitoring
Idaho lawmakers approve rule lifting elk import restriction
Idaho officials approve plan to protect sage grouse habitat

Oregon

Researcher studies alternative crops, organics
Bill Buhrig, a crop agent with Oregon State University's Malheur County extension office in Ontario, didn't have to travel far when he took the job.
Oregon commission to begin process that may delist wolves
Oregon's wolf population is growing at 6 percent a year and appears healthy.
Oregonian named Northwest Farm Mom of the Year
Judge tosses out ranchers’ lawsuit against BLM
Artificial beaver dam bill advances Oregon House

Washington

Washington asparagus industry eyes a comeback
Washington asparagus may be at a turning point after 24 years of decline. Yields should improve with high-density planting but finding enough pickers...
State funding in question for Spokane junior livestock show
The Junior Livestock Show of Spokane is May 5-9. State funding that helps students receive a premium price for their animals is in question for next...
Inslee signs farmworker training bill
Free Washington program collects waste pesticides
Inslee makes Earth Day pitch for climate change legislation

Montana

Bighorn sheep that escaped bison range killed
The policy calls for removing bighorn sheep that have been separated from herds because of the possibility they came in contact with domestic sheep,...

Nevada

Nevada legislature bounces Bundy bill
An Assembly committee passed the bill earlier in April after being heavily gutted and amended to only say that county sheriffs are the primary law...
No listing for Sierra sage grouse sends signal across West
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is facing a Sept. 30 deadline for deciding on whether to list the greater sage grouse as protected under the...
Truckee River’s level drops after flow from reservoir halted
Drought disaster declaration for part of Nevada, Utah, Idaho
Lawmakers seek more latitude to kill ravens, aid sage grouse