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Almond board funds UC orchard recycling research
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Almond board funds UC orchard recycling research
The Almond Board of California has given a $145,000 grant to the University of California to continue research on grounding up whole almond orchards and putting the material back into the ground to help soil quality.

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UI enters agreement to manage 10,400-acre Rock Creek Ranch
UI enters agreement to manage 10,400-acre Rock Creek Ranch
University of Idaho has reached an agreement with environmental groups to manage a 10,400-acre working conservation ranch in Southcentral Idaho.
Animal agriculture showcases advances
A new report by the Animal Agriculture Alliance highlights advances the industry is making in animal care, food safety and environmental sustainability.
‘Brexit’ will impact trade, analyst says
‘Brexit’ will impact trade, analyst says
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy industry news.
PNW cherry harvest moving well
PNW cherry harvest moving well
Packouts are rebounding after June 18 rain damage and Pacific Northwest cherry volume will remain heavy the next two weeks with supply fairly even with demand.
Volatility plagues U.S. cattle markets
Volatility plagues U.S. cattle markets
Volatility in cash and futures markets and the wide spread between the two are making things difficult for U.S. cattle producers.
Oregon juniper loan program off to slow start, but backers remain hopeful
Oregon juniper loan program off to slow start, but backers remain hopeful
People remain enthusiastic about western juniper's twin benefits of rural jobs and rangeland restoration, but cutting and milling remain problematic.
Youngsters prepare their animals for Jr. Livestock Auction
Youngsters prepare their animals for Jr. Livestock Auction
The Marion County Jr. Livestock Auction gives kids in grades 4 through 12 the opportunity to show rabbits, chickens, turkeys, goats, pigs and steers for awards and auction them to business owners and community members at higher than market prices.
King Brothers’ Alamo Ranch in New Mexico sells
The ranch went on the market in February for $33 million. It sold for an undisclosed price on June 14.
Logging, burn project proposed near Yellowstone
The proposal would reduce wildfire risk along evacuation routes through the Custer Gallatin National Forest.
Appeals court: Washington must fix salmon-blocking culverts
The ruling was the second major court decision in as many months concerning salmon habitat in the Northwest.

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Livestock

UI enters agreement to manage 10,400-acre Rock Creek Ranch
University of Idaho has reached an agreement with environmental groups to manage a 10,400-acre working conservation ranch in Southcentral Idaho.
Animal agriculture showcases advances
A new report by the Animal Agriculture Alliance highlights advances the industry is making in animal care, food safety and environmental...
Volatility plagues U.S. cattle markets
Youngsters prepare their animals for Jr. Livestock Auction
King Brothers’ Alamo Ranch in New Mexico sells

Dairy

‘Brexit’ will impact trade, analyst says
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy industry news.
New Washington State Dairy Ambassadors selected
The ambassador and two alternates travel the state telling the story of of the Washington dairy industry.
Chef goes from kitchen to farm
Butter, rising star in the ‘Milky Way’
Dairy farmers say safety net on milk prices is not helping

Energy

FFA

Horses

Horse advocates oppose BLM horse spaying plans
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management Burns District says it plans to go forward with a research effort that involves three methods of surgically...
BLM to sterilize mustangs for first time to slow growth
The estimated 67,000 wild horses and burros on federal land in 10 states is 2.5 times more than the range can support.

Nursery

Orchards, Nuts & Vines

Almond board funds UC orchard recycling research
The Almond Board of California has given a $145,000 grant to the University of California to continue research on grounding up whole almond orchards...
PNW cherry harvest moving well
Packouts are rebounding after June 18 rain damage and Pacific Northwest cherry volume will remain heavy the next two weeks with supply fairly even...
Washington leads again in blueberries
Big apple states expecting larger crops
New UC citrus-funded lab to tackle huanglongbing

Organic

Organic slow to catch on in S. Dakota, but last year saw jump
There are 31,000 farms or ranches in South Dakota, according to the South Dakota Department of Agriculture website, but only 103 certified organic...
Pesticide residue prohibited in organic compost
Compost with pesticide residues is prohibited in organic production due to a federal judge's ruling that overturned USDA policy.
Pear Bureau loses organic promotion funding

Outdoors

Research Center

Almond board funds UC orchard recycling research
The Almond Board of California has given a $145,000 grant to the University of California to continue research on grounding up whole almond orchards...
UI enters agreement to manage 10,400-acre Rock Creek Ranch
University of Idaho has reached an agreement with environmental groups to manage a 10,400-acre working conservation ranch in Southcentral Idaho.
NW ag, forestry, fisheries pack economic punch
Researcher: Environmental analysis crucial as pot laws liberalize
Researchers look to make bioenergy more attractive

Rural Life

Fire chief: Man saved from blaze by son’s cackling chickens
The chickens made “good smoke detectors,” Fire Chief Pete Yacovone said.
Youngsters prepare their animals for Jr. Livestock Auction
The Marion County Jr. Livestock Auction gives kids in grades 4 through 12 the opportunity to show rabbits, chickens, turkeys, goats, pigs and steers...
Agritourism: If you grow it, they will come
Police rescue wandering piglet from Interstate 5
For love of monarchs, Oregon couple grows food to sustain them

Timber

New cameras keep electronic eye on Western wildfires
Scientists at the University of Nevada-Reno, who built the system, are trying to teach the cameras to recognize fire and smoke and send an alert.
Oregon juniper loan program off to slow start, but backers remain hopeful
People remain enthusiastic about western juniper's twin benefits of rural jobs and rangeland restoration, but cutting and milling remain problematic.
Logging, burn project proposed near Yellowstone
Volume of dead trees could make removal difficult, company official says
Weyerhaeuser plans to close Montana lumber mill

Water

Appeals court: Washington must fix salmon-blocking culverts
The ruling was the second major court decision in as many months concerning salmon habitat in the Northwest.
Boise Project Board of Control irrigators will have good water year
Irrigators in Southwestern Idaho and a small part of Eastern Oregon who get their water from the Boise Project Board of Control are looking at a good...
Farmer to challenge Clean Water Act tillage ruling
Deschutes River salmon restoration still a work in progress
High court’s Rangen decision leaves uncertainty