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3 wolves killed in central Idaho after sheep attacks
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3 wolves killed in central Idaho after sheep attacks
Federal officials say they killed three wolves in central Idaho after attacks on livestock, an action blasted by an environmental group

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Gebbers testifies against tariffs on Northwest fruit
Gebbers testifies against tariffs on Northwest fruit
The largest sweet cherry producer in the world, Cass Gebbers of Brewster, Wash., is among five farmers testifying to a congressional subcommittee that tariffs are a huge hurt.
Lightning strikes Maine dairy farm
Farm officials say the strike damaged controls required by the federal government to monitor pasteurization.
Owyhee irrigators conserve, hope for heavier winter
Owyhee irrigators conserve, hope for heavier winter
Conversions to drip, sprinkler modes after 2012 drought paying off now
Agricultural water scrutiny increases in Oregon
Agricultural water scrutiny increases in Oregon
Agricultural water quality is coming under increased scrutiny among regulators and environmentalists in Oregon, worrying farm advocates.
Website helps farmers, landowners make connections
Website helps farmers, landowners make connections
The website is open to any farmer, but land that is listed must be in Pierce or King counties.
Beef, pork want equal scrutiny for lab-grown meat
Livestock groups say meat grown in a laboratory should face the same oversight, inspection and labeling requirements as conventional beef and pork.
Potato Association of America to meet in Boise
Potato Association of America to meet in Boise
Ag tour, Idaho and USDA efforts on cyst nematode are among the highlights.
Wolf den site known, but not to Forest Service employee
Wolf den site known, but not to Forest Service employee
Forest Service knew location of den that woman was working near
Fruit leader offers immigration solution
Fruit leader offers immigration solution
The president of the California Fresh Fruit Association says immigration could be solved with Congress doing what it can and the president doing the rest by agreement with Mexico.
Soy ‘milk’ makers may need to find alternative description
Soy and almond drinks calling themselves "milk" may need to consider alternative language

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Livestock

3 wolves killed in central Idaho after sheep attacks
Federal officials say they killed three wolves in central Idaho after attacks on livestock, an action blasted by an environmental group
Selected Western livestock auction prices
Auction results from around the West.
Beef, pork want equal scrutiny for lab-grown meat
JBS USA suspends shipments from Kentucky farm after video
Lab-grown meat could be in restaurants in 3 years

Dairy

Lightning strikes Maine dairy farm
Farm officials say the strike damaged controls required by the federal government to monitor pasteurization.
Soy ‘milk’ makers may need to find alternative description
Soy and almond drinks calling themselves "milk" may need to consider alternative language
CME prices push higher, then slip
Export picture promising, but tariffs loom, analyst says
Fluid Milk and Cream - Western U.S.

Energy

Solar rules raise potential for controversy
Potential new regulations for solar projects in Oregon are expected to raise concerns about local control and fairness to landowners.

FFA

Hot times at the Marion County Fair
4-H, FFA members ignore high temperatures for a chance to show their livestock.
Marion County Fair set for its annual four-day run
Some of the entry numbers are higher than they have ever been, organizers say.

Horses

Western hay price report
The trade war appears to be worsening. The tariff increase to China went from 7.5 percent to now 32.5 percent.
Western hay price report
Most exporters were waiting until July 6 to get clarity on the tariff issue.
Western hay price report

Nursery

Christmas tree growers narrowly approve checkoff
Though the Christmas tree checkoff was approved by a narrow margin of farmers, the USDA plans to hold another referendum next year.

Orchards, Nuts & Vines

Gebbers testifies against tariffs on Northwest fruit
The largest sweet cherry producer in the world, Cass Gebbers of Brewster, Wash., is among five farmers testifying to a congressional subcommittee...
Fruit leader offers immigration solution
The president of the California Fresh Fruit Association says immigration could be solved with Congress doing what it can and the president doing the...
Hawaii macadamia nut production increases
Research station fights back against rose stem girdler
Trusted tree fruit insider retires

Organic

Is the “organic” seal worth it, given disputes on standards?
Organic food sales came to more than $45 billion in 2017, more than 5 percent of overall U.S. food sales.

Outdoors

Rent a tent: Startup matches landowners with campers
A land-sharing startup called Tentrr matches landowners looking for extra cash with vacationers yearning for solitude under the stars
Student rescued after climbing tree to escape wolves
Deputies and a search and rescue team responded as well as a state Department of Natural Resources helicopter crew.
Utah wildfire sparks effort to save hundreds of local fish
$2,000 reward in probe of huge Nevada wildfire
Nathaniel Reed, tireless environmental advocate, dies at 84

Research Center

Beef, pork want equal scrutiny for lab-grown meat
Livestock groups say meat grown in a laboratory should face the same oversight, inspection and labeling requirements as conventional beef and pork.
Potato Association of America to meet in Boise
Ag tour, Idaho and USDA efforts on cyst nematode are among the highlights.
Wolf den site known, but not to Forest Service employee
Lab-grown meat could be in restaurants in 3 years
New OSU Extension agent hired for Marion, Clackamas counties

Rural Life

Tractor operator dies fighting Oregon wildfire
Firefighters crept into the fields in water trucks and attempted to douse the leading edges of the fire from behind as it burned through acres of...
Website helps farmers, landowners make connections
The website is open to any farmer, but land that is listed must be in Pierce or King counties.
Student rescued after climbing tree to escape wolves
Hot times at the Marion County Fair
Man recovering after being impaled by spike

Timber

Smoke blankets Yosemite park but trails and lodges are open
The blaze grew overnight to 14 square miles and was largely burning out of control.
OSU receives grant to study mass timber
Oregon State University will receive nearly $500,000 from the USDA to study the effects of moisture accumulation in mass timber buildings.
Washington fires threaten homes, keep firefighters on go
OSU Forestry dean dies following illness
Trump administration defends Cascade-Siskiyou expansion

Water

Owyhee irrigators conserve, hope for heavier winter
Conversions to drip, sprinkler modes after 2012 drought paying off now
Agricultural water scrutiny increases in Oregon
Agricultural water quality is coming under increased scrutiny among regulators and environmentalists in Oregon, worrying farm advocates.
Aquifer recharge, other efforts paying off
Utah wildfire sparks effort to save hundreds of local fish
Boise-area irrigation districts deal with trash dumped in canals