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Wallowa County ranch to adopt new water conservation practices
Courtesy photo by Rick McEwan.
Wallowa County ranch to adopt new water conservation practices
Approximately 1 billion gallons of water will be saved through new conservation projects on Wolfe Ranch in Wallowa County.

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Dairy organization petitions for immigration reform
Idaho dairy producers are gathering signatures on a petition to hasten federal legislation for an effective visa program for dairy workers.
Bob Lindsey recognized as Nut Grower of the Year
nut grower
Researchers program drone to hunt PVY in potatoes
Researchers program drone to hunt PVY in potatoes
Researchers say they’ve accurately detected potato virus Y using cameras mounted on drones.
Platforms better than conveyors, expert says
Platforms better than conveyors, expert says
Harvest assist platforms where apple pickers still pick into bags work better for fast apple pickers than conveyor systems, a WSU tree fruit expert says.
Second of three back-to-back storms arrives in California
On the Central Coast, a flood advisory was issued for parts of San Luis Obispo County as rain fell at rates between a quarter-inch and a half-inch per hour.
Mars investigating spilled Skittles headed for cattle feed
The Skittles were supposed to be destroyed because a power outage prevented the signature “S” from being placed on the candies.
Former Payson hotshot supervisor sues feds over fatal wildfire
Fred Schoeffler is seeking aircraft radio transmissions that may help explain the deaths of 19 elite firefighters.
Group: Settlement will cut oil pollution at Washington dam
Group: Settlement will cut oil pollution at Washington dam
The settlement resolves a 2016 lawsuit by the nonprofit Columbia Riverkeeper, which alleged the federal agency released oil and other pollutants from the dam into the river without a required permit.
Washington Ecology shakes up dairy regulation
Washington Ecology shakes up dairy regulation
The Washington Department of Ecology's new rules for dairies may provide some protection from lawsuits, but come with uncertain costs
Researchers use new gene-editing technology to ‘make better crops faster’
Monsanto has entered a global licensing agreement to use new gene-editing technology.

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Livestock

Mars investigating spilled Skittles headed for cattle feed
The Skittles were supposed to be destroyed because a power outage prevented the signature “S” from being placed on the candies.
Ecology issues much-anticipated revised CAFO permit
The new permit is expected to cover about 200 mid-sized and large dairies in Washington state.
Winter rains could boost Red Bluff Bull Sale receipts
Toxic plants cost ranchers $300M a year; management key to prevention
Parts of Latvia under emergency due to African swine fever

Dairy

Dairy organization petitions for immigration reform
Idaho dairy producers are gathering signatures on a petition to hasten federal legislation for an effective visa program for dairy workers.
Washington Ecology shakes up dairy regulation
The Washington Department of Ecology's new rules for dairies may provide some protection from lawsuits, but come with uncertain costs
Ecology issues much-anticipated revised CAFO permit
Dairy prices see ups and downs
Tom Vilsack to take helm of U.S. Dairy Export Council

Energy

FFA

Moses Lake High School greenhouse vandalized
Plants raised by Moses Lake, Wash., High School students in partnership with a local seed company were damaged when someone vandalized the high...

Horses

Feds change regulations aimed at stopping horse soring
The USDA announced changes Friday to the Horse Protection Act.
BLM to roundup 700 wild horses in Utah
The horses will be available for adoption through the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Program.
Clydesdale rescued from Oregon mud pit

Nursery

Orchards, Nuts & Vines

Western Innovator: A laser look at apple skin cells
Loren Honaas has been at the Agricultural Research Service Tree Fruit Rearch Laboratory in Wenatchee, Wash., for one year and is embarking on...
Cherry growers hear about new varieties
Cherry growers in the Northwest were encouraged at a recent meeting to consider planting new varieties to offer retailers something new.
Commission seeks to change how winery assessment is calculated
Platforms better than conveyors, expert says
Oregon’s hazelnut boom gains momentum

Organic

GMO vegetable oil lawsuit to proceed
GMO

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Western Innovator: A laser look at apple skin cells
Loren Honaas has been at the Agricultural Research Service Tree Fruit Rearch Laboratory in Wenatchee, Wash., for one year and is embarking on...
Bob Lindsey recognized as Nut Grower of the Year
nut grower
Researchers program drone to hunt PVY in potatoes
Platforms better than conveyors, expert says
Researchers use new gene-editing technology to ‘make better crops faster’

Rural Life

Cowboy’s thumb reattached after rodeo roping accident
The cowboy and rancher from Wyoming says he roped a steer and was trying to wrap the rope around the saddle horn when his thumb got stuck. The rope...
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation opposes transferring federal land to states
A key hunters’ group takes a stance on maintaining public land, which continues to percolate as a political issue.

Timber

Former Payson hotshot supervisor sues feds over fatal wildfire
Fred Schoeffler is seeking aircraft radio transmissions that may help explain the deaths of 19 elite firefighters.
Timber industry may challenge Cascade-Siskiyou monument expansion
Travis Joseph, president of the Portland-based American Forest Resource Council, said Friday the expansion improperly included several thousand acres...
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation opposes transferring federal land to states
Counties pressured to exit $1.4 billion forest lawsuit
Environmental group challenges Idaho logging

Water

Wallowa County ranch to adopt new water conservation practices
Approximately 1 billion gallons of water will be saved through new conservation projects on Wolfe Ranch in Wallowa County.
Second of three back-to-back storms arrives in California
On the Central Coast, a flood advisory was issued for parts of San Luis Obispo County as rain fell at rates between a quarter-inch and a half-inch...
Group: Settlement will cut oil pollution at Washington dam
Calif.’s State Water Project increases allocation to 60 percent
NOAA finalizes new plan for Columbia River hatcheries