Progress made on Mexican potato access
New rules could allow fresh spuds from the U.S., now limited to within 16 miles of the border, greater access to the Mexican market.

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Drone companies prepare to train pilots, expand opportunities
Drone companies prepare to train pilots, expand opportunities
Western commercial drone companies say they’re preparing for growth, following a Federal Aviation Administration decision to relax remote-pilot standards.
National wool and sheep report
Slaughter lambs were firm to $4 higher, except at San Angelo, Texas, weak to $5 lower.
Western hay price reports
Trade moderate with light to moderate demand in the Columbia Basin.
Western grain price report
Cash wheat bids for January delivery ended the reporting week on Thursday, Jan. 12, steady to higher compared to Jan. 5 noon bids for January delivery.
California shell egg prices
Asking prices for next week are 2 cents lower for Jumbo, 8 cents higher for Extra Large, 9 cents higher for Large and 13 cents higher for Medium and Small.
Western fluid milk and cream review
Winter storms and low temperatures had a downward influence on milk production in the mountain states of Idaho, Colorado and Utah.
National feeder and stock cattle report
Many producers have been waiting for this week to sell their spring-born calf crop, evidenced by the showing of nearly 500,000 head sold through auctions, directs and video sales this week.
Selected Western livestock auctions
Inclement weather impacted several auction because moving cattle was difficult.
Western Innovator: Farm offers visitors taste of county living
Western Innovator: Farm offers visitors taste of county living
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Uganda confirms Avian flu in wild terns, domestic birds
The Ministry of Agriculture is warning of an imminent “catastrophe.”

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State

Officials confirm another PCN-infested field
Officials with USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service say a 150-acre field has been added to their list of Eastern Idaho farm...
Drone companies prepare to train pilots, expand opportunities
Western commercial drone companies say they’re preparing for growth, following a Federal Aviation Administration decision to relax...
Western Innovator: Farm offers visitors taste of county living
WDFW hoped shooting 5 wolves would stop attacks
Onion facilities collapse under weight of snow

Nation/World

Progress made on Mexican potato access
New rules could allow fresh spuds from the U.S., now limited to within 16 miles of the border, greater access to the Mexican market.
Supreme Court to hear WOTUS appeal
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals assertion of jurisdiction to hear challenges to Waters of the U.S.
National wool and sheep report
Western grain price report
California shell egg prices

Ag Sectors

Drone companies prepare to train pilots, expand opportunities
Western commercial drone companies say they’re preparing for growth, following a Federal Aviation Administration decision to relax...
WDFW hoped shooting 5 wolves would stop attacks
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife releases report on the $134,999 operation to kill seven wolves
Lawmakers warned: Water fight will lead to lawsuits
Utah ranchers forming LLC in innovative grazing plan
Timber industry may challenge Cascade-Siskiyou monument expansion

Opinion

Research helps better understand grazing near streams
Now we know that cattle probably don’t cause as much damage to streams and riparian areas as popularly thought.
Sustainability and agriculture
Zippy Duvall, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, makes a good point about sustainability.
Inslee tries again on carbon tax
It’s time to free the Hammonds
The economy: What lies ahead in 2017?

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Northwest Ag Show offers everything today’s farmer needs
Highlights of this year’s Northwest Ag Show, Jan. 24-26 at the Portland Expo Center.
Parking free for all at this year’s Northwest Ag Show
Parking is free for all three days of this year's Northwest Ag Show.
FFA an integral part of each year’s NW Ag Show
Worker protection standards highlight seminars
Ag in the Classroom spreads the word