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Gov. Brown vetoes antibiotics, farm labor bills
California Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed bills that would have given new voluntary federal standards for antibiotic use in livestock the force of law in the Golden State and made a farm labor mediator's decision immediately implementable even if an appeal...

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U.S. butter market likely to melt after holiday buying
Sky-high U.S. butter prices won't be able to elude world market forces in the months ahead and are expected to head much lower after the holiday buying season and into 2005.
Beet growers say processing removes GM material from sugar
The sugar industry believes GMO labeling requirements, such as the initiative that will appear on Oregon's November election ballot, are misleading for their product. Whether it's derived from GMO beets or not, sucrose sugar is chemically the same.
State plans meeting on NE Washington wolf management
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will discuss wolf management during a meeting Oct. 7 in Colville, Wash.
Cheese and butter prices succumb
Cheese and butter prices succumb
Columnist Lee Mielke rounds up the week's dairy news.
Grape stomps are for fun, not wine
Oregon’s Willamette Valley is host to a dozen or more of these grape stomps each fall.
Sage grouse efforts target spread of junipers
The Warner Mountains have become just one battleground in the 11 states that could see an increase in more stringent land-use regulations and a steep decline in cattle grazing allotments if the sage grouse is recommended for Endangered Species Act...
Pro rodeo leaders listed
A listing of the nation's top professional rodeo performers.
OSU extension agronomist Don Horneck dies at 56
OSU extension agronomist Don Horneck dies at 56
Don Horneck, an extension agronomist for Oregon State University at the Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center, has died at age 56.
‘Terroir’ matters in cheese, researcher finds
‘Terroir’ matters in cheese, researcher finds
Lisbeth Goddik of Oregon State University helps the dairy industry resolve problems in milk and cheese production.
Study: $87 million in rain damage to Idaho alfalfa
A new University of Idaho Extension report suggests $87 million is a conservative estimate of Idaho's hay crop losses due to rain damage this season.

Livestock

Gov. Brown vetoes antibiotics, farm labor bills
California Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed bills that would have given new voluntary federal standards for antibiotic use in livestock the force of law...
State plans meeting on NE Washington wolf management
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will discuss wolf management during a meeting Oct. 7 in Colville, Wash.
Sage grouse efforts target spread of junipers
Study: $87 million in rain damage to Idaho alfalfa
Allotment tour set to highlight regulatory issues

Dairy

U.S. butter market likely to melt after holiday buying
Sky-high U.S. butter prices won't be able to elude world market forces in the months ahead and are expected to head much lower after the holiday...
Cheese and butter prices succumb
Columnist Lee Mielke rounds up the week's dairy news.
‘Terroir’ matters in cheese, researcher finds
Study: $87 million in rain damage to Idaho alfalfa
Outlook bright for livestock, dairy

Energy

Inslee adviser gets frosty reception from carbon tax skeptics
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's policy director outlined the potential benefits of a state carbon tax before a Senate committee, but senators said they...
UC-Davis to build solar plant to serve campus
The project is touted as one of the largest solar power plants to offset the electricity demand of a U.S. university or college campus.
Wyoming wind energy proposal would light Los Angeles homes
Brown promotes California climate efforts at UN
Oregon site selected for biofuel plant

FFA

UI showcases ag opportunities for high school students
High school students will attend Ag Days at the University of Idaho to learn more about educational and career opportunities.

Horses

Third Washington horse diagnosed with West Nile
A horse in Yakima County, Wash., has been diagnosed with West Nile virus. It's the third equine case of the virus in the state this summer.
Feed barley glut affects hay prices
Eastern Idaho growers say the quality of their third alfalfa cutting is strong, but yield and price of premium hay are both down.

Nursery

Orchards, Nuts & Vines

Grape stomps are for fun, not wine
Oregon’s Willamette Valley is host to a dozen or more of these grape stomps each fall.
Calif. strawberry crop on pace for record
With its peak season drawing to a close, strawberry production in California is still on a pace for its eighth record-setting year in the last nine...
Rain helps bolster river flows
Oregon growers face ‘epic’ grape harvest
Producers react cautiously to FDA revisions

Organic

USDA awards grants from 2014 Farm Bill
U.S. Department of Agriculture distributes money to promote organic food, farmers' markets and local food distribution networks.
Impact of labeling law on farmers debated
Opponents of mandatory labeling for foods containing genetically modified organisms say an Oregon ballot initiative would create legal risks for...

Outdoors

Research Center

Art Antonelli, retired WSU extension entomologist, dies at 70
Art Antonelli, who worked for 35 years at the Washington State University Puyallup Research and Extension Center, died Sept. 26. He was 70.
Beet growers say processing removes GM material from sugar
The sugar industry believes GMO labeling requirements, such as the initiative that will appear on Oregon's November election ballot, are misleading...
OSU extension agronomist Don Horneck dies at 56
‘Terroir’ matters in cheese, researcher finds
Six fields eligible for spud planting following clean testing

Rural Life

Pro rodeo leaders listed
A listing of the nation's top professional rodeo performers.
Farmers, schools taste potential partnerships
Farmers and school work together to showcase healthy eating and Washington agriculture on Taste Washington Day. But it's challenging to make the...
Couple teaches fourth-graders about Boer goats
Calf with ‘7’ on its head named for Steelers player
East Idaho farm teaches fourth-graders about ag

Timber

Forest Service: Media don’t need permit in wilderness areas
Press advocates criticized the proposed rules as a violation of the First Amendment, saying it raises concerns about press freedom.
Logger killed while felling trees in Oregon
The logger had been working on Weyerhaeuser property located between the two forks of Green Timber Creek in northwestern Oregon.
Ranchers criticize response to Ore. fire
Worker dies at Weyerhaeuser mill in Longview
Oregon site selected for biofuel plant

Water

No more storms on horizon for California
After last week's impressive rainstorm in Northern California, October is expected to remain mostly dry, according to forecasters.
California’s water agencies look to budget water
Water agencies must be careful with tiered rates or they may violate Proposition 218, which allows water agencies to only charge for the cost of...
Comments sought on plan to increase Cle Elum Reservoir
Rain helps bolster river flows
Producers react cautiously to FDA revisions