Environmental group appeals Gateway West line
Environmental group appeals Gateway West line
Western Watersheds, based in Hailey, Idaho, has appealed the approved route of a section of the planned Gateway West Transmission Line, which provides an obstacle to a project that’s unpopular with farmers in its path, though the group is backing...

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Potato cooperative sues attorneys after antitrust settlements
A Salt Lake City-based potato cooperative and affiliated companies have filed a lawsuit against their former attorney, alleging poor legal advice led to antitrust lawsuit settlements.
California growers assess damage amid storms, flooding
California growers assess damage amid storms, flooding
Storms in California combined with already high river and creek levels and saturated ground to cause widespread flooding, waterlogging field crops and interfering with the almond blossom.
Natural resource groups skeptical of science panel proposal
Natural resource groups skeptical of science panel proposal
Natural resource groups are skeptical of a proposed Independent Science Review Board that would analyze controversies facing state agencies.
Ranchers oppose cuts to wolf compensation, predator control
Ranchers oppose cuts to wolf compensation, predator control
Ranchers oppose proposed budget cuts to the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s wolf compensation and predator control programs.
Washington commission confirms What’s Upstream stayed within state law
Washington commission confirms What’s Upstream stayed within state law
What's Upstream may have been sophisticated and well funded, but it wasn't grassroots lobbying, according to Washington Public Disclosure Commission
ICE arrests of criminal illegal immigrants spark concerns
ICE arrests of criminal illegal immigrants spark concerns
Workers and to some degree employers are concerned about ICE arrests of criminal illegal aliens, say some at a labor conference.
USDA extends comment period for organic checkoff
USDA extends comment period for organic checkoff
The checkoff is strongly supported by the Organic Trade Association and staunchly opposed by the No Organic Checkoff Coalition.
Memorial set for logger struck by tree west of Eugene
Colt Campbell was struck by a tree last week while working with his family’s timber cutting business on Weyerhaeuser property west of Eugene.
Environmental groups reach deal on Idaho wolf derby lawsuit
The agreement follows several years of court skirmishes between environmental groups and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management involving Idaho for Wildlife’s Predator Hunting Contest.
Lawsuit seeks to keep Columbia, Snake rivers cool for salmon
Lawsuit seeks to keep Columbia, Snake rivers cool for salmon
In addition to climate change, the groups point to dams throughout the basin as a factor promoting high river temperatures.

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Environmental group appeals Gateway West line
Western Watersheds, based in Hailey, Idaho, has appealed the approved route of a section of the planned Gateway West Transmission Line, which...
Amalgamated Sugar suffers computer breach
“Phishing” schemers have stolen personal employee data from the Idaho-based company.
California growers assess damage amid storms, flooding
Natural resource groups skeptical of science panel proposal
Ranchers oppose cuts to wolf compensation, predator control

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Western Innovator: Telling ag’s story on social media
Farm girl and “food translator” Michele Payn encourages farmers to engage people on social media and share their farming stories on a...
Amalgamated Sugar suffers computer breach
“Phishing” schemers have stolen personal employee data from the Idaho-based company.
Cultural changes help growers fight herbicide resistance
Potato cooperative sues attorneys after antitrust settlements
ICE arrests of criminal illegal immigrants spark concerns

Ag Sectors

Western Innovator: Telling ag’s story on social media
Farm girl and “food translator” Michele Payn encourages farmers to engage people on social media and share their farming stories on a...
Cultural changes help growers fight herbicide resistance
Using the same herbicides every year has raised concerns about weeds developing resistance. Washington State University weed science professor Drew...
Ranchers oppose cuts to wolf compensation, predator control
USDA extends comment period for organic checkoff
Memorial set for logger struck by tree west of Eugene

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Washington doesn’t need more publicly owned land
Rural Washington can be much more than a just a playground for Seattle metroplex.
Why Trump needed to reject TPP
Trade agreements such as the TPP jeopardize the financial viability of the American farmer and rancher.
Idaho legislators should leave dyed fuel alone
Science, politics and agriculture
HB 2469 good for Oregon agriculture

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