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Tours offer up-close look at working forest
Tours offer up-close look at working forest
In addition to the weekly tour, which Starker Forests operates from mid-June to mid-September, the company provides special tours for elementary school classes and other interested groups on other days of the week.

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WSU to discontinue annual Seattle football game
The Washington Beef Commission is evaluating future marketing relationships with Washington State University football as the university discontinues its annual game in Seattle. WSU Director of Athletics Bill Moos, a Valleyford, Wash., cattleman, says he...
Federal government lists Oregon spotted frog as threatened
Federal government lists Oregon spotted frog as threatened
Grazing occurs alongside Oregon spotted frog habitat, a federal biologist said that can actually benefit frogs if not over-done.
Visit offers Alabama livestock at its best
Visit offers Alabama livestock at its best
Columnist Doug Warnock travels to Alabama for a look at how they ranch in the South.
Utah State team wins new dairy product contest
Food science students at Utah State University have developed a a sourdough starter product using acid whey from Greek yogurt production. The product earned them top honors and $10,000 in Idaho Milk Processors' annual new product contest.
Grant allows Nyssa ag program to build greenhouse
Grant allows Nyssa ag program to build greenhouse
A $25,000 grant from Monsanto Corp. will allow the small farming community of Nyssa, Ore., to build a modern greenhouse that will include the advanced equipment necessary to allow the high school's ag education students to perform science-based...
Rural Colorado county approves first hemp greenhouse
The goal of the greenhouse will be to develop a stock of hemp seed suited to growing in Colorado.
USDA launches new dairy insurance program
USDA launches new dairy insurance program
The new insurance pays farmers when the difference between milk prices and feed prices shrinks to a certain level.
Iconic Klamath bucket moved from county building
Opinions about where the bucket should reside vary, even among the county commissioners.
California environmentalists decry feds’ fire plan
The highly awaited decision released Wednesday will allow logging on 52 square miles of forests blackened in the Rim Fire, which burned 400 square miles of the Stanislaus National Forest, Yosemite National Park’s backcountry and private timber...
Michigan peach crop suffers after harsh winte
Michigan's peach crop will be down about 50 percent from last year.

Livestock

Ranchers argue against moving flock off grazing lands
WSU to discontinue annual Seattle football game
Federal government lists Oregon spotted frog as threatened
Visit offers Alabama livestock at its best
U.S. cattle on feed numbers continue to tighten

Dairy

Utah State team wins new dairy product contest
USDA launches new dairy insurance program
Ross withdraws controversial Calif. milk marketing bill
Dairy group clarifies stand on media access
Butter melts after record high; powder plunge ends

Energy

Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

FFA

Grant allows Nyssa ag program to build greenhouse
Amid footing concerns, FFA cancels horse show
Washington FFA gets new executive director

Horses

West Nile Virus found in Michigan horse, turkeys
Washington horse diagnosed with West Nile virus
Amid footing concerns, FFA cancels horse show
Tainted hay suspected in horses’ sun sensitivity

Nursery

New nursery sprayer could be ‘game changer’

Orchards, Nuts & Vines

Yields vary as Calif. stone fruit harvests near end
Michigan peach crop suffers after harsh winte
Pacific Northwest pear forecast increases
Prolonged bloom leads to varied prune yields
Large U.S. apple crop poses marketing challenges

Organic

Outdoors

Research Center

Rural Colorado county approves first hemp greenhouse
Jensen leads potato research organization
GPS devices find huge water loss in western U.S.
Scientists hope tiny robotic bee takes flight
A place where research meets agriculture

Rural Life

Pro Rodeo Leaders
Grass seed farms host music festival
Kids learn about agriculture at camp
Keeping family history alive after ‘librarian’ passes on
Farm Rescue nonprofit nears another milestone

Timber

Tours offer up-close look at working forest
California environmentalists decry feds’ fire plan
Forest Service to release Rim Fire recovery plan
Brown signs pair of forestry bills
Report: Firefighting costs eroding conservation

Water

Iconic Klamath bucket moved from county building
Judge won’t stop water for Klamath salmon
Groups shun lawsuit despite own Hetch Hetchy concerns
BMCC student spearheads fundraising for pivot systems
High court justice praises Idaho water right efforts