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Canadian grower helps farmers answer tough questions
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Canadian grower helps farmers answer tough questions
Cherilyn Nagel spoke with Spokane County, Wash., farmers about how to speak with consumers.

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Farm animals may soon get new features through gene editing
Recombinetics: Gene-editing techniques do what traditional breeding has always done, except much faster.
No damage reported following eastern Idaho earthquake
Authorities in southeastern Idaho say there are no reports of damage following a 3.8-magnitude earthquake
Fire death toll at 56 and counting in Northern California
Officials in Northern California put the number of homes lost there at nearly 8,800.
Washington shoots wolf; ends search for others
Washington shoots wolf; ends search for others
Smackout wolf shot
Wolves test toughness of northeast Washington’s largest cattle ranch
Wolves test toughness of northeast Washington’s largest cattle ranch
Washington's largest cattle rancher faces big trouble with wolves
Fatal California fires spur search for solutions
The latest California fires have fueled debate over the reasons for the ever-more deadly wildfires.
Ford, Walmart test self-driving grocery delivery service
Ford and Walmart are partnering to test a self-driving grocery delivery service
Lawsuit seeks to maintain federal gray wolf protections
An environmental group has sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to preserve federal protections for gray wolves and force the agency to develop a national recovery plan for the species
N. California fires death toll now at 48; many still missing
The cause of the fires remained under investigation, but they broke out around the time and place two utilities reported equipment trouble.
Trump right and wrong on ‘French’ wine tariffs
U.S. President Donald Trump is partly right but far from completely correct when he says that France's "big tariffs" make it hard for American vintners to sell their wines to the French

Marketplace

Livestock

Ranch groups focus on ESA reform before lame duck window closes in Congress
Public Lands Council and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association see opportunity to improve the Endangered Species Act.
Farm animals may soon get new features through gene editing
Recombinetics: Gene-editing techniques do what traditional breeding has always done, except much faster.
Washington shoots wolf; ends search for others
Wolves test toughness of northeast Washington’s largest cattle ranch
Lawsuit seeks to maintain federal gray wolf protections

Dairy

Farm animals may soon get new features through gene editing
Recombinetics: Gene-editing techniques do what traditional breeding has always done, except much faster.
Oregon company provides ‘cutting-edge’ bovine IFV treatments
Vytelle was previously known as Cogent IVF before re-branding in August.
Gene-edited food is coming, but will shoppers buy?
Mielke: Dairy prices dive
Dairy co-op Darigold hires chief financial officer

Energy

Zinke ‘100 percent confident’ he’ll be cleared in probes
Democrats plan to launch their own investigations into Zinke in January, when they take the majority in the House.
Drilling overwhelms agency protecting America’s lands
The Bureau of Land Management is making it easier to produce oil and gas on federal acreage. In southeastern New Mexico, it can't even keep up with...
PG&E warns Northern California customers of possible outages
Tillamook transmission line opponents resist eminent domain
California power customers file claims in pre-emptive outage

FFA

Goldendale FFA receives awards at national FFA convention
In the National Chapter Award, Goldendale FFA earned 3 Gold Stars, which is the highest honor.
National FFA Officer team includes two reps from the West
Shea Booster, of Bend, Ore., was elected western region vice president on the 2018-19 National FFA Officer team.
Quincy FFA places third in Hall of States competition
OSU student elected to national FFA officer team

Horses

Western hay price report
Renewed bullishness became apparent in the Columbia Basin this week by both producers and export buyers.
BLM Says It Plans To Pull Back On Controversial Plan To Spay Wild Mares In Oregon
Animal rights groups have criticized the procedure, calling it inhumane.
Western hay price report
2 Oregon women sentenced in neglect of more than 80 horses
Feed plant pays $2.4M to settle suit over horse poisonings

Nursery

Rain gives Christmas trees boost before harvest
About 45 percent of Pacific Northwest trees go to California and 10 percent to other Western states.

Orchards, Nuts & Vines

Judge blocks Cosmic Crisp information release
A freelance journalist seeking financial and marketing information about Washington’s new Cosmic Crisp apple has been temporarily blocked by a...
Trump right and wrong on ‘French’ wine tariffs
U.S. President Donald Trump is partly right but far from completely correct when he says that France's "big tariffs" make it hard for American...
Gene-edited food is coming, but will shoppers buy?
Judge denies injunction in hop dispute
Foreign guestworker advertising rule may change

Organic

Panel: Consider water access, soil health before signing lease
A panel of farmers spoke about ways to connect farmers and landowners during the Tilth Alliance conference Nov. 10 in Spokane. Farmers should...
Washington poised to up organic fees, mostly on small producers
Washington plans to raise fees for organic certification
Tilth conference looks to boost different voices in ag

Outdoors

Fire death toll at 56 and counting in Northern California
Officials in Northern California put the number of homes lost there at nearly 8,800.
Fatal California fires spur search for solutions
The latest California fires have fueled debate over the reasons for the ever-more deadly wildfires.
Lawsuit seeks to maintain federal gray wolf protections
N. California fires death toll now at 48; many still missing
Utah lawmakers seek valuation of federal lands in state

Research Center

WSU surveys farmers on soil health before January workshop
Low soil pH is an emerging issue, says Haiying Tao, an assistant professor of crop and soil sciences.
Farm animals may soon get new features through gene editing
Recombinetics: Gene-editing techniques do what traditional breeding has always done, except much faster.
Fatal California fires spur search for solutions
Ford, Walmart test self-driving grocery delivery service
Gene-edited food is coming, but will shoppers buy?

Rural Life

Canadian grower helps farmers answer tough questions
Cherilyn Nagel spoke with Spokane County, Wash., farmers about how to speak with consumers.
No damage reported following eastern Idaho earthquake
Authorities in southeastern Idaho say there are no reports of damage following a 3.8-magnitude earthquake
Fire death toll at 56 and counting in Northern California
Fatal California fires spur search for solutions
N. California fires death toll now at 48; many still missing

Timber

Fatal California fires spur search for solutions
The latest California fires have fueled debate over the reasons for the ever-more deadly wildfires.
Boise Cascade: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
Boise Cascade: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
Poachers caught cutting trees on Washington forest land
Capitol Tree ready for trip to D.C.
Tillamook transmission line opponents resist eminent domain

Water

Less reservoir carry-over water, El Nino could challenge irrigators next year
More runoff needed to ensure adequate irrigation supplies
WDFW seeks to save farmer support for fish projects
Washington Fish and Wildlife trying to fix botched salmon project that threatens farmland
El Nino nearly a sure bet now for the Northwest
Study of Anderson Ranch Dam expansion progressing
California rejects $9 billion bond for water infrastructure