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Oregon Tilth helps fund OSU organic Extension position
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Oregon Tilth helps fund OSU organic Extension position
Oregon State's small farms center forms a funding partnership with Oregon Tilth, which does USDA organic certification.

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Washington watchdog gives What’s Upstream more time
Washington watchdog gives What’s Upstream more time
The Washington Public Disclosure Commission has given What's Upstream until Oct. 17 to respond to allegations it broke state law by failing to register as a grass-roots lobbying organization.
Attorney fees denied in Josephine County GMO lawsuit
Attorney fees denied in Josephine County GMO lawsuit
Supporters of Josephine County's GMO ban won't have to pay the attorney fees of farmers who defeated the ordinance in court.
Cheese, butter prices mixed
Cheese, butter prices mixed
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy industry news.
Aging farmers will turn over two-thirds of Oregon’s ag land
Aging farmers will turn over two-thirds of Oregon’s ag land
The report says nearly two-thirds of Oregon farm and ranch land will change hands over the next 20 years.
U.S. organic production value up 13 percent
U.S. organic production value up 13 percent
Consumer demand is a key factor as the value of organic production nationwide rose by 13 percent in 2015, industry insiders say.
CAFO air quality lawsuit dismissed
CAFO air quality lawsuit dismissed
A lawsuit over the federal government's lack of Clean Air Act regulations for CAFOs has been dismissed.
Levy considered to fund Ada conservation easements
Levy considered to fund Ada conservation easements
People who support efforts to preserve farmland in southwestern Idaho are mulling the possibility of asking voters to pass a farmland preservation levy.
Organic growers cheer new law reducing paperwork, fees
Organic growers cheer new law reducing paperwork, fees
Organic producers in California are pleased a new law will reduce their paperwork and fees for state registration.
Growers get tips on Cosmic Crisp apple
Growers get tips on Cosmic Crisp apple
Growers need to think about the best tree structure for robotic picking, a researcher says.
Cattle placements, marketings up double digits on 2 extra days
Cattle placements, marketings up double digits on 2 extra days
There was a lot of coming and going on U.S. feedlots in August, showing that feedlots are moving cattle out in a timely fashion and not building inventory.

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Livestock

U.S. cattle prices continue to erode as supplies rise
While feeder cattle prices have seen a recent improvement, live cattle and calf prices continue under pressure.
Cattle placements, marketings up double digits on 2 extra days
There was a lot of coming and going on U.S. feedlots in August, showing that feedlots are moving cattle out in a timely fashion and not building...
Fair contest keeps youngsters involved in local beef industry
Small grower opens chicken processing facility
Groups want Iowa governor to back moratorium on hog confinements

Dairy

Washington watchdog gives What’s Upstream more time
The Washington Public Disclosure Commission has given What's Upstream until Oct. 17 to respond to allegations it broke state law by failing to...
Cheese, butter prices mixed
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy industry news.
CAFO air quality lawsuit dismissed
U.S. milk output up in August after July price jump
Supplier: No listeria in product before going to Blue Bell plant

Energy

FFA

Fair contest keeps youngsters involved in local beef industry
About a dozen youngsters competed in a special class at the Tehama District Fair in Red Bluff, Calif., for calves and steers that were born and bred...
Chelan FFA Horse Evaluation CDE team state champions
The victory marked the fourth time the Chelan FFA has attended the national compeition in horse evaluation in the last 12 years.
Meridian FFA showcases SAEs at Western Idaho Fair
Chelan FFA has a good showing at county fair
Washington FFA Foundation hires full-time director

Horses

Utah rancher gets probation for castrating neighbor’s horses
The father and son had gotten into an argument with a neighbo about the breeding of their horses.

Nursery

Western Innovator: Nursery grower ventures into hemp
Nursery grower Barry Cook is diversifying his operation to include hemp.
Nursery adopts plasticulture for trees
Northwoods Nursery has found plasticulture improves weed control, water retention, plant growth.
Oregon nursery, landlord prevail in sexual harassment lawsuit

Orchards, Nuts & Vines

Hop supply catching up to demand
Hop growers in Washington, Oregon and Idaho are concluding another harvest while pre-harvest inventories show supply maybe finally reaching demand.
Growers get tips on Cosmic Crisp apple
Growers need to think about the best tree structure for robotic picking, a researcher says.
Ocean Spray foresees record cranberry crop
USDA approves genetically modified Fuji apple
Meetings to train crew bosses on preventing spread of psyllid

Organic

Oregon Tilth helps fund OSU organic Extension position
Oregon State's small farms center forms a funding partnership with Oregon Tilth, which does USDA organic certification.
Attorney fees denied in Josephine County GMO lawsuit
Supporters of Josephine County's GMO ban won't have to pay the attorney fees of farmers who defeated the ordinance in court.
U.S. organic production value up 13 percent
Organic growers cheer new law reducing paperwork, fees

Outdoors

Research Center

Growers get tips on Cosmic Crisp apple
Growers need to think about the best tree structure for robotic picking, a researcher says.
Oregon’s IR-4 Project leader ready to retire
To calculate the value of DeFrancesco’s work, one has to understand that the majority of the Oregon's agriculture involves specialty crop...
Researchers travel world to breed a better honeybee
UC endowed chair to boost rice research
Idaho officials target brook trout with sex-altering hormone

Rural Life

Aging farmers will turn over two-thirds of Oregon’s ag land
The report says nearly two-thirds of Oregon farm and ranch land will change hands over the next 20 years.
Levy considered to fund Ada conservation easements
People who support efforts to preserve farmland in southwestern Idaho are mulling the possibility of asking voters to pass a farmland preservation...
Farm Rescue marks milestone with 400th farm aid case
Pocatello school plans potato semester
Retired professor donates timberland to benefit rural school

Timber

Forest Service plans new study for N. Idaho salvage logging
Idaho Rivers United and Friends of the Clearwater sought the injunction contending the logging violates the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
Forest Service wants partnerships to help manage forests
Tidwell said he is concerned about proposals in Congress that might impose timber harvest requirements on some or all national forests.
Retired professor donates timberland to benefit rural school
California’s albino redwoods filter soil toxins

Water

Heavy rains a mixed blessing for Idaho growers
Recent rain storms throughout Idaho have been timely for some growers and a hindrance to others seeking to harvest potatoes or plant fall grains.
IGWA, Rangen re-enter settlement talks
Idaho Ground Water Appropriators Inc. may move forward on building yet another water pipeline to more efficiently resolve a water call filed by the...
Senate report says WOTUS expanding federal control
California farmers drill wells as groundwater limits loom
Clinton supports WOTUS; Trump does not