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US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections
The final ruling by the Fish and Wildlife Service to remove Yellowstone grizzlies from the list of endangered and threatened species will give jurisdiction over the bears to Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.

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Field day offers tips for potato growers
Field day offers tips for potato growers
The Hermiston Agricultural Research and Experiment Station held its annual potato field day Wednesday.
House members urge Trump to renegotiate Columbia River Treaty
House members urge Trump to renegotiate Columbia River Treaty
Four Washington and three Oregon members of Congress ask President Trump to start negotiating with Canada for an updated Columbia River Treaty.
WSU extends search for new CAHNRS dean
WSU extends search for new CAHNRS dean
Washington State University will not extend an offer to the single candidate who interviewed for the dean position at the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences.
Study links legalized pot with increase in car crash claims.
Insurance companies found several possible factors at play in the spike including distracted driving through texting or cellphone use, road construction and marijuana use.
Oregon joins states where roadkill can be harvested for food
About 20 other states also allow people to take meat from animals killed by vehicles.
Pasture program capitalizes on giving dairy cows room to roam
Pasture program capitalizes on giving dairy cows room to roam
Glanbia Nutritionals has helped Eastern Idaho dairymen earn a premium through a unique niche that produces pasture-based milk for cheese.
Oregon company sees bright future in tall wooden buildings
Oregon company sees bright future in tall wooden buildings
Freres Lumber is building a new plant to make mass plywood panels.
Ranchers fume as ‘Rainbow Family’ set to camp on federal land in Oregon
Ranchers fume as ‘Rainbow Family’ set to camp on federal land in Oregon
Allowing thousands of make-shift campers on sensitive habitat doesn’t sit well with ranchers who must follow strict grazing rules.
U.S. dairy gains more access to China
U.S. dairy gains more access to China
U.S. dairy companies that have been frozen out of the Chinese market while a new registration process was being developed will soon have the opportunity to register for access.
Military Airstrips Are Poisoning People’s Wells
Washington state’s plan to deal with the water supply problem is six years behind schedule.

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Livestock

US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections
The final ruling by the Fish and Wildlife Service to remove Yellowstone grizzlies from the list of endangered and threatened species will give...
California beehive heists lead to felony charges
The men charged with possessing more than 1,200 stolen beehives could each spend more than a decade in jail if convicted.
UI research initiatives support animal agriculture
Ranchers fume as ‘Rainbow Family’ set to camp on federal land in Oregon
Lawsuit seeks reassessment of predator control program

Dairy

Pasture program capitalizes on giving dairy cows room to roam
Glanbia Nutritionals has helped Eastern Idaho dairymen earn a premium through a unique niche that produces pasture-based milk for cheese.
U.S. dairy gains more access to China
U.S. dairy companies that have been frozen out of the Chinese market while a new registration process was being developed will soon have the...
Butter price stays on roller coaster
Rain damages much of East Idaho’s first alfalfa cutting
Fluid Milk And Cream — West

Energy

Utah facility will turn food waste into power, fertilizer
Wasatch Resource Recovery will use 360 tons of solid waste daily that would otherwise rot in landfills.
Nebraska geothermal greenhouse produces heat all year long
Alliance resident Russ Finch has created greenhouses that run on geothermal heat
Idaho groundwater users leery of solar power development

FFA

Meridian, Idaho, FFA banquet highlights year’s successes
Awards, ranging from scholarships to pins to plaques, were awarded to freshmen through senior members and to community members.

Horses

Be wary of rattlesnake encounters, WSU says
Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital reports anecdotal evidence indicating more rattlesnakes around, possibly due to a...

Nursery

Western Innovator: Helping Western landscapes go native
A University of Idaho researcher’s love of native plants and recognition that water is a limited resource in the West has led to the...
Washington on alert for Japanese beetles after Oregon outbreak
WSDA steps up search for Japanese beetles, while ODA wraps up year one of eradication campaign
Nebraska geothermal greenhouse produces heat all year long

Orchards, Nuts & Vines

Oregon wineries, food processors oppose proposed work week limit
Oregon’s wineries and food processors oppose a bill that would limit work weeks to 72 hours, arguing it would hinder periods of peak...
International pear group talks varieties, high-tech packing
The Interpera Congress discussed pear varieties, high-tech pear sorting and sizing and related topics at a two-day meeting in a top pear region of...
California sets cherry record; big Washington crop rolling
With contract signed, Sakuma CEO sees labor strife over
Growers pin big hopes for Cosmic Crisp

Organic

Nebraska geothermal greenhouse produces heat all year long
Alliance resident Russ Finch has created greenhouses that run on geothermal heat
Stocks dip as Amazon-Whole Foods deal hammers grocery stores
Online juggernaut Amazon said it will buy organic grocery company Whole Foods for about $13.4 billion.
California firms up marijuana rules, will allow deliveries
Azure Farms, Sherman County near agreement on weed control
With harvest at hand, Oneonta expecting more stone fruit

Outdoors

US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections
The final ruling by the Fish and Wildlife Service to remove Yellowstone grizzlies from the list of endangered and threatened species will give...
Oregon joins states where roadkill can be harvested for food
About 20 other states also allow people to take meat from animals killed by vehicles.
Extreme heat making wildfire battle tougher in Southwest US
Fleet of aircraft helps crews fighting California wildfire
Oregon rivers see historically low counts of steelhead fish

Research Center

Tour offers update on research progress
The University of Idaho updated industry members on the wide array of research taking place this summer at the Kimberly Research and Extension center.
UI research initiatives support animal agriculture
Agricultural research at the University of Idaho is disproportionately geared toward plant-based agriculture, given a big shift to livestock...
Field day offers tips for potato growers
WSU extends search for new CAHNRS dean
Study links legalized pot with increase in car crash claims.

Rural Life

US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections
The final ruling by the Fish and Wildlife Service to remove Yellowstone grizzlies from the list of endangered and threatened species will give...
Oregon joins states where roadkill can be harvested for food
About 20 other states also allow people to take meat from animals killed by vehicles.
Military Airstrips Are Poisoning People’s Wells
Extreme heat making wildfire battle tougher in Southwest US
Forestry officials fretful of flammable cheatgrass outbreak

Timber

Oregon company sees bright future in tall wooden buildings
Freres Lumber is building a new plant to make mass plywood panels.
Extreme heat making wildfire battle tougher in Southwest US
Temperatures in parts of Arizona, California and Nevada soared to nearly 120 degrees this week.
Study: Drought, price slide took toll on NE California ag economy
Fleet of aircraft helps crews fighting California wildfire
Cascade-Siskiyou litigation halted during Trump review

Water

House members urge Trump to renegotiate Columbia River Treaty
Four Washington and three Oregon members of Congress ask President Trump to start negotiating with Canada for an updated Columbia River Treaty.
Military Airstrips Are Poisoning People’s Wells
Washington state’s plan to deal with the water supply problem is six years behind schedule.
North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner joins call for emergency CRP haying and grazing
New Treasure Valley water group taking on raft of issues
Land commissioner halts oil- and gas-related well easements