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Law professor tells producers to keep cool if ICE shows up
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Law professor tells producers to keep cool if ICE shows up
Worried about labor shortages and seeking to protect their workers, five Oregon agricultural groups hosted an Immigration Forum.

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High Plains-Farm Trouble
A swath of Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas has been in a drought or near-drought condition for six months.
Washington hay field day set
Hay growers in Northeast Washington may learn about poisonous plants and pesticides and more at a Washington State University field day in Clayton, Wash., May 13.
Beef demand keeps cattle moving through feedlots
Beef demand keeps cattle moving through feedlots
With three years of herd expansion, no one should be surprised by higher placements, an analyst says.
California’s new FFA officers embrace growth
California’s new FFA officers embrace growth
California FFA’s newly elected state officers take the reins of a growing organization that is moving its state convention next year after 24 years in Fresno. The conference will now alternate between Anaheim and Sacramento.
Private recharge group forms to resolve water dilemma
Private recharge group forms to resolve water dilemma
Nine Eastern Idaho canal companies have formed a group to conduct managed aquifer recharge to benefit their local groundwater districts.
Pear growers renew oldest marketing order
Pear growers renew oldest marketing order
Growers representing 90 percent of production volume voted to renew the Fresh Pear Committee of Marketing Order 927 for six years.
Washington raspberry growers eye trade practices
Washington raspberry growers eye trade practices
Washington Red Raspberry Commission hires law firm to probe practices of foreign competitors
R-CALF wants Brazil beef ban until COOL resurrected
R-CALF wants Brazil beef ban until COOL resurrected
Rancher group hopes to collect 100,000 signatures on petition.
Bears emerge as milk supply grows
Bears emerge as milk supply grows
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week’s dairy industry news.
Conflict brewing between oyster farm, Tillamook dairies
Conflict brewing between oyster farm, Tillamook dairies
A lawsuit filed by an oyster farm over allegations of insufficient dairy waste regulation iin Oregon's Tillamook Bay has been dismissed, but it's likely to be soon refiled.

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Livestock

Washington hay field day set
Hay growers in Northeast Washington may learn about poisonous plants and pesticides and more at a Washington State University field day in Clayton,...
Beef demand keeps cattle moving through feedlots
With three years of herd expansion, no one should be surprised by higher placements, an analyst says.
R-CALF wants Brazil beef ban until COOL resurrected
ODFW Commission hears wolf plan testimony
Triplet calves born on 2 southern Kansas farms

Dairy

U.S. milk production recovering from hard winter
The lingering effects of a challenging winter are still seen in milk production in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, but losses are...
Bears emerge as milk supply grows
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week’s dairy industry news.
Conflict brewing between oyster farm, Tillamook dairies
ISDA delivers more flood-related violations
Canadian minister looking forward to Trump trade talks

Energy

Bill proposing solar restrictions on farmland dies
A bill requiring solar developers to conduct an alternatives analysis before siting projects on high-value farmland has died.

FFA

California’s new FFA officers embrace growth
California FFA’s newly elected state officers take the reins of a growing organization that is moving its state convention next year after 24...
FFA students hone skills in science competition
Students at the annual California FFA convention in Fresno entered science projects in a variety of categories, from food systems to power...
FFA members engage youngsters to boost ag literacy
Kuna FFA chapter does well at state leadership conference
Idaho FFA officers ready to meet new challenges

Horses

Nursery

Law professor tells producers to keep cool if ICE shows up
Worried about labor shortages and seeking to protect their workers, five Oregon agricultural groups hosted an Immigration Forum.
Japanese beetle eradication in a Portland suburb begins April 17
State ag officials want to make sure an infestation confirmed last summer doesn’t spread to commercial nurseries and other high value crops.

Orchards, Nuts & Vines

Law professor tells producers to keep cool if ICE shows up
Worried about labor shortages and seeking to protect their workers, five Oregon agricultural groups hosted an Immigration Forum.
Sales of Northwest pears are slow
Even with a smaller crop, pear sales are slower than they should be in the Pacific Northwest this season, partly because of a large apple crop, a top...
Pear growers renew oldest marketing order
Washington raspberry growers eye trade practices
Texas peach crop challenged by lack of cold weather

Organic

Persistence pays off for new co-op
LINC Foods, a cooperative in Spokane, is working to get to the point where it can be profitable.

Outdoors

Research Center

Eastern Oregon farmers seek to eradicate tumbleweeds
Tumbleweeds may evoke Old West nostalgia, but they are a scourge for wheat farmers in present-day Oregon
Industry support boosts Idaho spore sampling network
The agricultural industry has contributed about $112,000 toward a program intended to give growers early warning when harmful spores arrive in the...
Researchers discuss cloud seeding efforts
Potato ‘genebank’ holds crop’s future
Biologists: Too soon to know if killing barred owls helps spotted owls

Rural Life

Buyer wanted: Tiny Oregon town for sale
The asking price of $3.5 million brings with it six houses, the shuttered general store and gas station, the land under the post office, undeveloped...
Portland students get first-hand look at possible wolf depredation
Two teens from the Sunnyside Environmental School witness field biologist investigate cow, calf killed in Wallowa County.
S. Idaho Livestock Hall of Fame honors inductees
Idaho student walks alpaca around town as therapy animal
Farm Rescue nonprofit expanding into Nebraska, its 6th state

Timber

Trump slaps tariff on Canadian softwood lumber
The Trump administration is moving to impose a 20 percent tariff on softwood lumber entering the United States from Canada, escalating an...
Oregon drops several defenses in $1.4 billion timber lawsuit
Oregon’s government has agreed to drop several defenses against a class action lawsuit brought by counties that seeks $1.4 billion for...
Lawsuit filed over Montana timber project

Water

High Plains-Farm Trouble
A swath of Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas has been in a drought or near-drought condition for six months.
Private recharge group forms to resolve water dilemma
Nine Eastern Idaho canal companies have formed a group to conduct managed aquifer recharge to benefit their local groundwater districts.
Water agency to hold community meetings on Oroville Dam project
Inslee stays out of rural well issue; special session at hand
Western Innovator: Building a better canal system