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Farmers, ODA clear the air for eclipse viewers
Farmers, ODA clear the air for eclipse viewers
Farmers have agreed not to burn their fields either the weekend before the eclipse or on Monday, Aug. 21.

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UI reports light potato psyllid pressure
UI reports light potato psyllid pressure
Some Idaho farmers are saving a bit of money on insecticidal sprays due to light potato psyllid pressure.
U.S. apple crop forecast up slightly
U.S. apple crop forecast up slightly
The U.S. apple crop in 2017 will be up 2 percent from 2016, according to the first industry estimate that occurred June 27 in New York.
U.S. Wheat seminar builds relationships with Asian buyers
U.S. Wheat seminar builds relationships with Asian buyers
Washington Grain Commission board member Dana Herron recently spoke to overseas buyers during a U.S. Wheat Associates procurement seminar. More emphasis needs to be placed on building relationships with wheat buyers and end-users, Herron said.
Harsh 2017 winter will result in reduced Idaho wine grape crop
Harsh 2017 winter will result in reduced Idaho wine grape crop
Idaho’s total wine grape harvest is expected to be down significantly this year as a result of bitter cold January temperatures that damaged vines in the heart of Idaho wine country.
Small farmers may lose Oregon tax break
Small farmers may lose Oregon tax break
Opponents of the bill that would disqualify many Oregon small farms from tax breaks hope to defeat it in the Senate after it recently passed the House.
Oregon landowners accuse marijuana-growing neighbors of racketeering
Oregon landowners accuse marijuana-growing neighbors of racketeering
A couple of Oregon landowners have accused marijuana operations on two neighboring properties of violation the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
California pear crop forecast up 27 percent
California pear crop forecast up 27 percent
Better winter chill contributed to better fruit set and the largest pear crop forecast in California in several years. Harvest starts the first week of July and ends in mid-September.
University of Idaho fruit researchers bullish on Thomcord table grapes
University of Idaho fruit researchers bullish on Thomcord table grapes
University of Idaho fruit researchers are bullish on Thomcord grapes, a cross between the Thompson seedless and Concord varieties.
Canning peach growers could benefit from later varieties, study finds
Canning peach growers could benefit from later varieties, study finds
A pair of University of California cost studies suggest that although canners pay more for early-harvested peaches, later varieties yield more fruit and cost less to thin.
SIPCO hires new executive director
SIPCO hires new executive director
A retired raw product procurement director from J.R. Simplot Co. is now working as executive director with Southern Idaho Potato Cooperative.

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Oregon

Farmers, ODA clear the air for eclipse viewers
Farmers have agreed not to burn their fields either the weekend before the eclipse or on Monday, Aug. 21.
Small farmers may lose Oregon tax break
Opponents of the bill that would disqualify many Oregon small farms from tax breaks hope to defeat it in the Senate after it recently passed the...
Oregon landowners accuse marijuana-growing neighbors of racketeering
Feds to pay local governments $465 million for 2017 land use
New pot rules protect kids; legal battle won’t stop sales

Washington

3 fires in Wenatchee area burning 36.7 square miles
Three wildfires burning in grasslands south of Wenatchee, Washington, had grown to approximately 36.7 square miles (95 square kilometers), but had...
U.S. apple crop forecast up slightly
The U.S. apple crop in 2017 will be up 2 percent from 2016, according to the first industry estimate that occurred June 27 in New York.
U.S. Wheat seminar builds relationships with Asian buyers
Dairy owner fined for manure discharge
Feds to pay local governments $465 million for 2017 land use

Idaho

Crews fight lightning-caused wildfires across southern Idaho
Fire officials in southern Idaho say quick responses to more than 20 wildfires sparked by thunderstorms in recent days have helped prevent small...
UI reports light potato psyllid pressure
Some Idaho farmers are saving a bit of money on insecticidal sprays due to light potato psyllid pressure.
Harsh 2017 winter will result in reduced Idaho wine grape crop
University of Idaho fruit researchers bullish on Thomcord table grapes
SIPCO hires new executive director

California

California pear crop forecast up 27 percent
Better winter chill contributed to better fruit set and the largest pear crop forecast in California in several years. Harvest starts the first week...
Canning peach growers could benefit from later varieties, study finds
A pair of University of California cost studies suggest that although canners pay more for early-harvested peaches, later varieties yield more fruit...
Feds to pay local governments $465 million for 2017 land use
Heat damage could further diminish processing tomato crop
New pot rules protect kids; legal battle won’t stop sales

Montana

Montana’s Breaks monument ‘likely’ will not be changed
Interior Secretary Zinke has been acting out President Donald Trump’s directive to review all monuments larger than 156 square miles that were...
Feds to pay local governments $465 million for 2017 land use
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced the sum in Nevada on Monday.
Grizzlies euthanized after livestock attack
Yellowstone wants brucellosis quarantine facility for bison
Governor declares drought emergency in eastern Montana

Nevada

Feds to pay local governments $465 million for 2017 land use
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced the sum in Nevada on Monday.
New pot rules protect kids; legal battle won’t stop sales

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A lengthy legal battle over the alcohol industry’s exclusive rights to distribute marijuana in Nevada won’t...

Extreme heat making wildfire battle tougher in Southwest US
Montana hard cider company takes the top prize at competition
Nevada officials aim to start legal pot sales by July 1