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.

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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.
Farm groups cheer EPA move to roll back WOTUS
Farm groups cheer EPA move to roll back WOTUS
EPA intends to rescind the controversial rule and take another crack at defining waters of the U.S. under the Clean Water Act.
Global coalition keeps heat on Canada’s dairy policy
A new national milk pricing policy in Canada, following a similar move in Ontario, is drawing criticism from the international dairy community and a call for intervention.
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.
EPA chief met with Dow CEO before deciding on pesticide ban
Both men were featured speakers at an energy industry conference.
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.
Dairy owner fined for manure discharge
A Sunnyside dairy owner says he will ask the state Department of Agriculture to reduce a penalty it has levied against him for violating water pollution laws.
Trump administration moves to withdraw WOTUS
Trump administration moves to withdraw WOTUS
President Donald Trump issued an executive order in February ordering EPA to review the rule.
Feds to pay local governments $465 million for 2017 land use
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced the sum in Nevada on Monday.

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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
A couple of Oregon landowners have accused marijuana operations on two neighboring properties of violation the federal Racketeer Influenced and...
California pear crop forecast up 27 percent
University of Idaho fruit researchers bullish on Thomcord table grapes
Canning peach growers could benefit from later varieties, study finds

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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...
Trump administration moves to withdraw clean-water rule
The proposed repeal is the latest in a series of Trump moves to undo President Barack Obama’s environmental legacy.
Selected Western livestock auctions
Farm groups cheer EPA move to roll back WOTUS
Global coalition keeps heat on Canada’s dairy policy

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Trump administration moves to withdraw clean-water rule
The proposed repeal is the latest in a series of Trump moves to undo President Barack Obama’s environmental legacy.
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...
Global coalition keeps heat on Canada’s dairy policy
University of Idaho fruit researchers bullish on Thomcord table grapes
Canning peach growers could benefit from later varieties, study finds

Opinion

Idaho Wheat Commission right on royalties
Farmers want the University of Idaho to plow most wheat royalties into the breeding program.
Washington apple industry’s new super star
The Cosmic Crisp has all the makings of a super star and will replace Red Delicious and other varieties whose popularity has flagged in recent years.
Renewable Fuels Standard should be protected
GE developers should be held accountable
Weeds, pesticides and finger-wagging

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