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Psyllids arrive early in some NW potato fields
Potato psyllids, which spread the bacteria that causes zebra chip disease in potato fields, have been discovered in Oregon commercial fields.

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Farmland trails bill dies in committee
A bill that would increase government scrutiny of bike trails on Oregon farmland has died in a Senate committee after previously winning by a strong margin in the House.
Idaho live animal exports soar during 2015 first quarter
Sudan went on a buying spree of Idaho dairy cattle during the first quarter of 2015, purchasing $5.5 million worth of animals from Idaho producers.
EPA proposes lowering requirements for ethanol in gas
The agency said the standards set by the law cannot be achieved, due partly to limitations on the amount of non-ethanol renewable fuels that can be produced.
Washington farmers dump unprofitable apples
Washington farmers dump unprofitable apples
The Washington State Tree Fruit Association estimated $95 million in lost sales because of apples that could not ship.
New farm-based high school taking root in Utah city
Rather than focusing on skill-and-drill lessons, students at Roots in grades 9-12 will tackle farm projects.
Franklin County irrigators limit boat access over mussels
Franklin County irrigators limit boat access over mussels
Two Franklin County, Idaho, canal companies have implemented a multifaceted strategy to keep invasive mussels out of their reservoirs.
Growers cope with Roza shutdown
Growers cope with Roza shutdown
Growers in the Yakima Valley's Roza Irrigation District deal with a temporary water shutdown intended to save water for July and August.
State fines creamery $56,500 over wastewater
The association has until June 10 to pay or appeal the penalty.
Chobani CEO pledges to donate most of wealth
Hamdi Ulukaya said he plans to devote his philanthropic efforts to helping refugees around the world.
Environmental group lauds farms’ water conservation, urges more
Environmental group lauds farms’ water conservation, urges more
Sierra Club California credits agriculture for gains in water efficiency over the past few decades but asserts too many farms are still relying on flood irrigation and that growers should stop fighting groundwater management regulations that could save...

Livestock

Idaho live animal exports soar during 2015 first quarter
Sudan went on a buying spree of Idaho dairy cattle during the first quarter of 2015, purchasing $5.5 million worth of animals from Idaho producers.
Wal-Mart presses meat suppliers on antibiotics, treatment
Wal-Mart is the first major retailer to take a stance to limit the use of the antibiotics.
Wolf advisory group seeks common ground
Wandering wolf leaves Malheur County for Grant County
ICA program pairs ranchers with cover crops

Dairy

Idaho live animal exports soar during 2015 first quarter
Sudan went on a buying spree of Idaho dairy cattle during the first quarter of 2015, purchasing $5.5 million worth of animals from Idaho producers.
State fines creamery $56,500 over wastewater
The association has until June 10 to pay or appeal the penalty.
Chobani CEO pledges to donate most of wealth
Chicago dairy prices far above global levels
Maine Legislature could vote on raw milk bill next week

Energy

EPA proposes lowering requirements for ethanol in gas
The agency said the standards set by the law cannot be achieved, due partly to limitations on the amount of non-ethanol renewable fuels that can be...
Upper Snake irrigators pursue year-round power production
Two Upper Snake River irrigation companies have filed paperwork with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to build hydroelectric generation on...

FFA

Wenatchee H.S. graduate elected Washington FFA president
A Wenatchee High School graduate was named state FFA president at the recent state convention.
Wenatchee FFA chapter shines at state convention
The Wenatchee FFA chapter performed well at the recent state convention in Pullman, Wash.
FFA gives Washington officers a sense of place

Horses

Oregon high school equestrian championship rescheduled
Equine herpes is a common virus in horses that usually lies dormant. Factors such as stress can cause it to attack a horse's nervous system.

Nursery

Orchards, Nuts & Vines

Navel, Valencia orange harvests promise good summer fruit
Navel orange harvest in California is wrapping up, with fruit expected to appear in stores through the July 4 holiday, while the harvest of Valencies...
Washington farmers dump unprofitable apples
The Washington State Tree Fruit Association estimated $95 million in lost sales because of apples that could not ship.
Growers cope with Roza shutdown
Apples to flow between U.S., China
Early crop gives NW cherry growers high hopes

Organic

Organic checkoff draws supporters, detractors
The Organic Trade Association has petitioned USDA for a checkoff program for organic after more than 5,000 organic farms and businesses weighed in on...
Farmer pleads guilty to falsely claiming organic crops
The farmer pleaded guilty to the federal misdemeanor of misbranding products in interstate commerce for claiming in 2010 that crops of corn were...
Organic farmers, processors struggle to meet demand
It’s time: Farmers’ markets spring into action

Outdoors

Research Center

Psyllids arrive early in some NW potato fields
Potato psyllids, which spread the bacteria that causes zebra chip disease in potato fields, have been discovered in Oregon commercial fields.
Farmland trails bill dies in committee
A bill that would increase government scrutiny of bike trails on Oregon farmland has died in a Senate committee after previously winning by a strong...
WSU proceeds with McFerson consideration
Train-the-trainer IPM workshops set
Researchers mark center’s 50th anniversary with time capsule

Rural Life

Trying to bring a tiller back to life after a long winter
Columnist Ryan Taylor writes about life in the country.
New farm-based high school taking root in Utah city
Rather than focusing on skill-and-drill lessons, students at Roots in grades 9-12 will tackle farm projects.
Report calls for investment in ‘Ag of the Middle’
The hills are alive with the sound of children’s music
Ag school graduates face bright job prospects

Timber

Portland panelists back collaborative approach to forest policy
Collaboration that kept a John Day, Ore., mill open may be a model as industry, agencies and environmental groups strive for a forest policy that...
Forest thinning could boost Sierra water yields, researchers say
University of California researchers assert that better forest management could increase water yields from the Sierra Nevada by as much as 10 percent.

Water

Franklin County irrigators limit boat access over mussels
Two Franklin County, Idaho, canal companies have implemented a multifaceted strategy to keep invasive mussels out of their reservoirs.
Growers cope with Roza shutdown
Growers in the Yakima Valley's Roza Irrigation District deal with a temporary water shutdown intended to save water for July and August.
Environmental group lauds farms’ water conservation, urges more
Fight over Clean Water Act rule enters new phase
EPA issues its final water rules