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Washington culvert case seen as Western water issue
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Washington culvert case seen as Western water issue
Washington attorney general appeals culvert case to U.S. Supreme Court

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Fluid milk and cream review — West
Bottled milk demand is strong due to schools being back in session in most parts of California.
Organic Valley butter plant opens in W. Oregon
Organic Valley butter plant opens in W. Oregon
The Organic Valley co-op has opened its first facility outside Wisconsin.
Wildfire threatens buildings in Central Oregon; shelter opens
More than 200 firefighters were working to establish containment lines near Sisters, Ore.
Eclipse traffic already heavy in central Oregon
Eclipse traffic already heavy in central Oregon
About 1 million people are expected to visit Oregon in the coming days.
Vegas lawyers confidents laws will follow pot evolution
Experienced license-holders are now looking more for clarification on individual regulations in 2017.
Deere 3Q profit up, construction equipment market improves
The agricultural equipment maker earned $1.97 per share for the period ended July 30, compared with $1.55 per share for the same period last year.
Final adjudication of Yakima water rights upcoming
Final adjudication of Yakima water rights upcoming
A Yakima County court has started the final review process before establishing water rights in the Yakima Basin next year, ending a 40-year-old court case.
Oregon regulators seek to incentivize water loans
Oregon regulators seek to incentivize water loans
More of Oregon’s water supply development fund would be dedicated to loans under a proposal being considered by regulators.
Dairy research facility efforts make headway
Dairy research facility efforts make headway
The research will address exactly the issues of concern to residents, accelerating research on sustainability already being done by the University of Idaho.
Idaho dairy industry elevates worker safety, training
Idaho dairy industry elevates worker safety, training
Idaho’s dairy industry is taking a unique and proactive approach to improving worker safety with a statewide on-farm training program.

Marketplace

Livestock

ODFW shoots third Harl Butte wolf for livestock attacks
Ranchers have asked that the entire pack be wiped out, but ODFW is taking what it calls an incremental approach.
Idaho proposes wolf baiting; mulls bounty on problem wolves
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has formally proposed to allow sportsmen to use bait when hunting wolves, and a committee formed to oversee...
North Dakota cattle, corn groups launch drought aid efforts
Huge Montana wildlife reserve buys 46,000-acre ranch
1,000 animals found at illegal boarding facility

Dairy

Fluid milk and cream review — West
Bottled milk demand is strong due to schools being back in session in most parts of California.
Organic Valley butter plant opens in W. Oregon
The Organic Valley co-op has opened its first facility outside Wisconsin.
Dairy research facility efforts make headway
Idaho dairy industry elevates worker safety, training
Biodynamic: A different kind of farming

Energy

FFA

FFA members scramble to catch a calf
This year, three Meridian, Idaho, FFA chapter members competed in the Calf Scramble.

Horses

Year’s first equine West Nile case confirmed in Washington
A quarter horse near Spokane, Wash., is improving after it was diagnosed with the virus.

Nursery

Traps catch destructive female leaf-eating moths
State officials have collected actively reproducing female gypsy moths for the first time in four decades
Traps set west of Portland overflow with Japanese beetles
Oregon ag department officials believe an eradication project will have a greater effect next year.
Nursery owner picked for American Farm Bureau’s advocacy training

Orchards, Nuts & Vines

Western Innovator: New way to keep produce fresh
James Rogers, 32, came up with the idea of putting a natural protective sheen on produce to keep it fresh.
Washington tree fruit group makes case for piece-rate pay
Washington State Tree Fruit Association weighs in on Dovex case, piece rates
Record cherry crop reaching finish line
WSDA nips gypsy moth outbreak in the bush
Temp farmworkers who claim they were mistreated leaving US

Organic

Organic Valley butter plant opens in W. Oregon
The Organic Valley co-op has opened its first facility outside Wisconsin.
Biodynamic: A different kind of farming
Unique niche agriculture involves unusual practices, but producers stand by their results.
State to hand out nearly $7 million in grants for soil health

Outdoors

Wildfires scorch portions of the West
The Lolo Peak Fire has burned 23.5 square miles of timber.
Wildfire threatens buildings in Central Oregon; shelter opens
More than 200 firefighters were working to establish containment lines near Sisters, Ore.
Eclipse traffic already heavy in central Oregon
Huge Montana wildlife reserve buys 46,000-acre ranch
Crews try to push Yosemite wildfire away from small town

Research Center

Western Innovator: New way to keep produce fresh
James Rogers, 32, came up with the idea of putting a natural protective sheen on produce to keep it fresh.
Vegas lawyers confidents laws will follow pot evolution
Experienced license-holders are now looking more for clarification on individual regulations in 2017.
Deere 3Q profit up, construction equipment market improves
Dairy research facility efforts make headway
North Dakota cattle, corn groups launch drought aid efforts

Rural Life

Wildfires scorch portions of the West
The Lolo Peak Fire has burned 23.5 square miles of timber.
Wildfire threatens buildings in Central Oregon; shelter opens
More than 200 firefighters were working to establish containment lines near Sisters, Ore.
Eclipse traffic already heavy in central Oregon
Critics claim ruling allows pay-offs for farm impacts
Crews try to push Yosemite wildfire away from small town

Timber

Wildfires scorch portions of the West
The Lolo Peak Fire has burned 23.5 square miles of timber.
Traps catch destructive female leaf-eating moths
State officials have collected actively reproducing female gypsy moths for the first time in four decades
Fire Protection Association organizes in eastern Idaho
Timber sale nets Idaho Department of Fish and Game $900,000
Northwest wildfire outlook turns for the worse

Water

Washington culvert case seen as Western water issue
Washington attorney general appeals culvert case to U.S. Supreme Court
Final adjudication of Yakima water rights upcoming
A Yakima County court has started the final review process before establishing water rights in the Yakima Basin next year, ending a 40-year-old court...
Oregon regulators seek to incentivize water loans
Comments sought on Idaho plan to regulate water pollution
Energy Secretary Rick Perry visits Hanford reservation