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Washington drains water funding, replenishment uncertain
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Washington drains water funding, replenishment uncertain
Washington has nearly drained the $200 million it set aside a decade ago to find water for Eastern Washington. State officials see the need for millions, if not billions more.

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Some Oregon, California leaders upset over Klamath dams
Some Oregon, California leaders upset over Klamath dams
The Department of Interior has said it will work with Oregon, California and PacifiCorp to amend the Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement and move forward with plans to remove the four dams from the Klamath River.
Washington FFA District VII winners announced
Washington FFA District VII announces the winners of a variety of honors.
Top bull goes for $12,500 at Klamath sale
Ninety bulls were sold for a total price of $403,850, an average price of $4,487.22.
WSU apple gets new push with new name
WSU apple gets new push with new name
Washington State University has renamed the apple variety WA 2 "Sunrise Magic" and hopes that and a new commercialization system propels it with growers.
WA lawmaker warns about topping carbon cap with tax
WA lawmaker warns about topping carbon cap with tax
Washington state senator warns against piling a carbon tax on top of a carbon cap.
Judge throws out lawsuit against river dredging
The judge said in his ruling that the plaintiffs not only were wrong on the merits but lacked standing to bring a lawsuit.
Spokane chamber honors Shepherd’s Grain, LaCrosse FFA
Spokane chamber honors Shepherd’s Grain, LaCrosse FFA
Shepherd's Grain and Lacrosse, Wash., FFA's marketing team took home top honors during the Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum.
Apple prices do well as sales season progresses
Apple prices do well as sales season progresses
Washington apple prices continue to slowly rise and grower returns may be five to six times higher than a year ago.
Oregon, Idaho onion farmers inducted into hall of fame
Oregon, Idaho onion farmers inducted into hall of fame
Two past presidents of the Idaho and Oregon onion growers associations have been inducted into the groups' joint hall of fame together.
Key committee approves Oregon wolf delisting
Key committee approves Oregon wolf delisting
Wolves were correctly removed from Oregon's list of endangered species, according to a key legislative committee.

Marketplace

Livestock

Lawmakers float 3 bills amending Idaho’s animal cruelty law
Two proposals to amend Idaho's animal cruelty law have been introduced in the Idaho Legislature and a third is being re-drafted.
Top bull goes for $12,500 at Klamath sale
Ninety bulls were sold for a total price of $403,850, an average price of $4,487.22.
Key committee approves Oregon wolf delisting
Official details storm’s lasting effects on New Mexico’s dairy industry
Cattlemen, others criticize cattle ‘Hunt Club’ Facebook page

Dairy

Lawmakers float 3 bills amending Idaho’s animal cruelty law
Two proposals to amend Idaho's animal cruelty law have been introduced in the Idaho Legislature and a third is being re-drafted.
Cheese holding, butter slipping
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy industry news.
Official details storm’s lasting effects on New Mexico’s dairy industry
Glanbia names top-quality producers
United Dairymen partner with Girl Scouts

Energy

WA lawmaker warns about topping carbon cap with tax
Washington state senator warns against piling a carbon tax on top of a carbon cap.

FFA

Chelan FFA Alumni Benefit Auction set for Feb. 26
Preceding the auction at 5:30 p.m. the Chelan FFA members and Alumni members will be hosting a Community Appreciation Dinner to say thank you for the...
Washington FFA District VII winners announced
Washington FFA District VII announces the winners of a variety of honors.
Spokane chamber honors Shepherd’s Grain, LaCrosse FFA
Meridian FFA competes in Farm Bureau and Kuna Grange speaking contests
FFA members focus on future at career fair

Horses

Horse industry plans bill that would allow live racing to continue
Idaho horse groups are crafting legislation they hope will allow live horse racing in Idaho to continue. They say the state's repeal of instant horse...

Nursery

Orchards, Nuts & Vines

Premium wines hold opportunity, grape growers told
A global wine and wine grape broker tells Washington winemakers that the greatest opportunities right now are in premium wines.
WSU apple gets new push with new name
Washington State University has renamed the apple variety WA 2 "Sunrise Magic" and hopes that and a new commercialization system propels it with...
Apple prices do well as sales season progresses
Child care for farmworkers’ children studied
Cold, blustery weather could complicate almond blossom

Organic

Organic seed usage grows
Organic seed usage has grown, though the trend is more prominent among smaller producers than larger ones.
USDA surveying organic producers
A new NASS survey will update statistics on the organic industry.
Upper Midwest farmers transitioning to organic can get aid

Outdoors

Research Center

Idaho grower pleased with no-till spuds
An Eastern Idaho farmer has experimented with no-till potatoes.
Partnering grain companies expedite hard white variety’s commercialization
Two cereal companies are partnering to market a promising new University of Idaho hard white spring variety.
Researcher fosters predator dialogue
Sustainability program boosts wheat yields
Cereal pathologist fears bad year with three diseases

Rural Life

Oregon, Idaho onion farmers inducted into hall of fame
Two past presidents of the Idaho and Oregon onion growers associations have been inducted into the groups' joint hall of fame together.
Bills rise from ashes of Washington’s wildfires
Legislative proposals are rising from the ashes of Washington's record-smashing fire season, but executing even minor polices will require new...
Peterson Brothers offer ag advocacy farmer-style
Farm equipment sales mixed, Colusa vendors say
Cattle drive draws focus to Florida’s cowboy history

Timber

Bills rise from ashes of Washington’s wildfires
Legislative proposals are rising from the ashes of Washington's record-smashing fire season, but executing even minor polices will require new...
Thinning improves forest health but can impact wildlife, study finds
Clearing fuels from forest floors can improve tree health and slow the spread of wildfire, but managers must also factor in projects' impacts on...
Sierra Pacific Industries to close California sawmill
Environmental advocates call for wider stream buffers
AgriNorthwest to buy Boardman Tree Farm

Water

Washington drains water funding, replenishment uncertain
Washington has nearly drained the $200 million it set aside a decade ago to find water for Eastern Washington. State officials see the need for...
Some Oregon, California leaders upset over Klamath dams
The Department of Interior has said it will work with Oregon, California and PacifiCorp to amend the Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement and...
Judge throws out lawsuit against river dredging
Drought reversal: Southeast Oregon has strong snowpack
Senate resolutions would bless Idaho water agreement, direct recharge