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77,000-acre cattle operation changes hands
Another large property in Central Oregon recently changed hands.

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College of Forestry hopes to build ‘showpiece’
College of Forestry hopes to build ‘showpiece’
The plans include a remodel of Peavy Hall, headquarters of the college, and construction of a Center for Advanced Wood Building Design and Manufacturing, which will include laboratories to test and create new wood-product designs.
Wood more environmentally sound building material, OSU forester says
Wood more environmentally sound building material, OSU forester says
Oregon State University forestry dean touts advantages of building with wood.
Nation’s pro rodeo leaders
A listing of the top U.S. rodeo performers.
Wild horse adoption planned in Boise
the horses from the Hard Trigger Wild Horse Herd Management Area will be available at the Boise Wild Horse Corrals off Pleasant Valley Road in south Boise.
Cattle killed in E. Idaho tractor-trailer crash
The truck failed to make it around a corner and tipped over, according to authorities.
Rain damage, water shortage hamper pumpkin crop
Rain damage, water shortage hamper pumpkin crop
A few rain-damaged pumpkins in northern areas and water shortages in the San Joaquin Valley put a blemish on what has otherwise been a decent pumpkin crop in California, growers say.
The meaning of ‘organic’ hazy for nonfood items
Absent an Agriculture Department seal or certification, there are few ways to tell if organic claims on non-food items are bogus.
New atlas will help find ‘gaps’ in crop production
Creators of the atlas say the technology could help farmers produce enough food to support more than 9 billion people by 2050 while conserving water and other natural resources.
WTO panel rules COOL detrimental to Canada, Mexico
A WTO compliance panel on Monday ruled an amended U.S. country of origin labeling measure has a detrimental impact on imported Canadian and Mexican livestock.
Carlton fire victims file claims
Carlton fire victims file claims
Landowners who lost homes and property last summer in Washington's largest wildfire have filed claims against the state alleging negligence.

Livestock

77,000-acre cattle operation changes hands
Another large property in Central Oregon recently changed hands.
WSU grad named Washington state veterinarian
Washington state names WSU graduate Joe Baker new state veterinarian.
Cattle killed in E. Idaho tractor-trailer crash
WTO panel rules COOL detrimental to Canada, Mexico
Carlton fire victims file claims

Dairy

Web tool aids dairy insurance decisions
The University of Illinois has developed a market forecast tool to aid dairymen in their decisions regarding the new voluntary Market Protection...
Idaho cheese company, feds reach settlement
On Thursday the EPA announced that the company has since corrected the violations.
Yogurt is now official New York state snack
Organic industry confused by GMO vaccines
Mexican trucking pilot expires

Energy

California solar tower that can kill birds dropped
The plant would have used “power tower” technology that trains concentrated solar power on steam boiler towers. State and federal...
KiOR fights ex-director as debt nears due date
The sniping comes as KiOR seeks to raise money and avoid defaulting on $250 million in debt, including $69.4 million owed on a no-interest loan from...

FFA

District FFA digs up the dirt on soil
Umatilla and Morrow county FFA chapters competed in soil judging competition.

Horses

Wild horse adoption planned in Boise
the horses from the Hard Trigger Wild Horse Herd Management Area will be available at the Boise Wild Horse Corrals off Pleasant Valley Road in south...
West Nile diagnosed in Nevada horse
The horse had not been vaccinated in the past 12 to 18 months.
Horse stuck in mud winds up rescuing self

Nursery

Mexican trucking pilot expires
A three-year pilot program of allowing Mexican trucks to deliver goods in the United States has expired and the Department of Transportation has not...

Orchards, Nuts & Vines

Mathisons renew effort to gain more cherry ground
It seemed dead in February, but now the Mathison family is making a new attempt to get public lands for cherry orchard expansion in prime cherry and...
Carlton fire victims file claims
Landowners who lost homes and property last summer in Washington's largest wildfire have filed claims against the state alleging negligence.
New guidelines aim to prevent bee die-offs
Apple Commission reps wary of GMO apples
Mexico dumping claim may be next apple challenge

Organic

The meaning of ‘organic’ hazy for nonfood items
Absent an Agriculture Department seal or certification, there are few ways to tell if organic claims on non-food items are bogus.
Organic industry confused by GMO vaccines
A lack of clarity about which livestock vaccines are made with genetically modified organisms is creating confusion in the organic industry.
Dairy farmers ask for help with hungry elk
Farm rolls out welcome mat for beneficial insects

Outdoors

Research Center

New atlas will help find ‘gaps’ in crop production
Creators of the atlas say the technology could help farmers produce enough food to support more than 9 billion people by 2050 while conserving water...
Commodity groups turn to science to help shape federal nutrition policy
To help shape the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, U.S. commodity groups consider it a top priority to promote and advance science demonstrating the...
Researchers study dung beetle role in cleaning up soil pathogens
Illinois farmer interested in drones
Study: Rivers recover quickly after dams removed

Rural Life

Nation’s pro rodeo leaders
A listing of the top U.S. rodeo performers.
Cattle ranch keeps family busy
Maggie Justice of John Day, Ore., writes about her grandfather's ranch.
Favorite boots get new lease on life
Conference focuses on small farms
San Diego Padres player a pumpkin farmer

Timber

Hal Salwasser, former OSU College of Forestry dean, dies at 69
Hal Salwasser, former dean of the Oregon State University College of Forestry, has died at age 69.
College of Forestry hopes to build ‘showpiece’
The plans include a remodel of Peavy Hall, headquarters of the college, and construction of a Center for Advanced Wood Building Design and...
Wood more environmentally sound building material, OSU forester says
UI course helps forest owners formulate plans
Group appeals after losing log salvage lawsuit

Water

Rain damage, water shortage hamper pumpkin crop
A few rain-damaged pumpkins in northern areas and water shortages in the San Joaquin Valley put a blemish on what has otherwise been a decent pumpkin...
Pipeline part of latest Rangen water mitigation plan
Members of Idaho Ground Water Appropriators have developed a new mitigation plan to satisfy a water call by the Rangen, Inc., trout farm. The...
Irrigators, state launch water improvements
Study predicts damage of Idaho water call
Even normal rain won’t end Calif. drought, expert says