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Keeping family history alive after ‘librarian’ passes on
Keeping family history alive after ‘librarian’ passes on
Ryan Taylor writes about life in the country.

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Scientists hope tiny robotic bee takes flight
The intention is for RoboBee, about the size of a penny, to pollinate crops and perform other tasks, from military surveillance to searches.
New go-to career for New England’s young: Farming
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recent census found 95,000 fewer farms nationally in 2012 than in 2007. But New England saw a 5 percent increase to nearly 35,000 farms, many less than 50 acres.
A place where research meets agriculture
A place where research meets agriculture
The U.S. Department of Energy has a rich history of contributing to the advancement of agriculture and continues helping the industry today.
State OKs killing wolves in vicinity of sheep
State OKs killing wolves in vicinity of sheep
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is allowing Hunters, Wash., rancher Dave Dashiell and staff to kill wolves in the Huckleberry pack that approach Dashiell's flock of 1,800 sheep. Wolf attacks have continued despite nonlethal measures,...
Calif. farm groups fret over groundwater bills
Calif. farm groups fret over groundwater bills
Farm groups are lined up in opposition to a pair of bills in the California Legislature that would give the State Water Resources Control Board broad new powers to oversee groundwater use statewide.
Ham sells for $2 million at charity auction
The ham provided by Broadbents B&B Foods in Kuttawa weighed 15.89 pounds, selling for $125,865 per pound.
Almanac predicts colder winter, hotter summer
The New Hampshire-based Old Farmer's Almanac predicts a “super-cold” winter in the eastern two-thirds of the country. The West will remain a little bit warmer than normal.
Calif. bond would set $100 million for water-use efficiency
Calif. bond would set $100 million for water-use efficiency
California's $7.5 billion water bond proposal would provide $100 million for water use efficiency projects on farms and in cities.
Washington allows sheep rancher to kill wolves
Washington allows sheep rancher to kill wolves
Since last Thursday wolves have killed 16 sheep. The latest attack was Tuesday night in the area about 50 miles northwest of Spokane.
Drought has state debating unregulated pumping
Two bills before lawmakers would require some local governments to start managing groundwater withdrawals, and authorize the state to step in if they fail.

Livestock

State OKs killing wolves in vicinity of sheep
Washington allows sheep rancher to kill wolves
Deals with feds offer only limited legal protection
CCA lauds decision not to list blackbird
Idaho barley sustains ‘catastrophic’ losses

Dairy

Higher prices prompt increase in milk production
WhiteWave to remove ingredient from Horizon, Silk
Idaho dairy exports gain ground
Butter, cheese soaring; powder plunging
Water, labor, taxes challenge Idaho’s dairy growth

Energy

Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

FFA

Amid footing concerns, FFA cancels horse show
Washington FFA gets new executive director
Melba lands $8,000 grant for ag program

Horses

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

H-2A visa program working again
Drought, heat take toll on almond sizes, weights
Freeze in Turkey complicates hazelnut trade
Foreign workers on way to Washington apple harvest
Record Washington apple crop forecast

Organic

Outdoors

Research Center

GPS devices find huge water loss in western U.S.
Scientists hope tiny robotic bee takes flight
A place where research meets agriculture
Washington hop-grower Haas also brews beers
New nursery sprayer could be ‘game changer’

Rural Life

Keeping family history alive after ‘librarian’ passes on
Farm Rescue nonprofit nears another milestone
New go-to career for New England’s young: Farming
Ham sells for $2 million at charity auction
Almanac predicts colder winter, hotter summer

Timber

Report: Firefighting costs eroding conservation
Deals with feds offer only limited legal protection
Timber industry calls for end to lawsuits
Money allocated for fighting fires to run out
Replant after wildfire or let nature take over?

Water

GPS devices find huge water loss in western U.S.
Calif. farm groups fret over groundwater bills
Calif. bond would set $100 million for water-use efficiency
Drought has state debating unregulated pumping
Snake River dredging plan out for public comment