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WSDA keeps a low profile as it works on a bill to regulate the application of manure on farm fields.

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County attorney changes mind on forcing public access
County attorney changes mind on forcing public access
The Bannock County Commission has once again tabled a vote to forcibly validate a public access to national forest land across private property, including a farm.
Recount likely on Oregon GMO labeling measure
With a margin of less than 1,500 votes, it appears an automatic recount is likely in the campaign over Measure 92, a ballot initiative that would require labeling of many genetically modified foods sold in grocery stores. "No" votes still lead "yes"...
Judge says crowing rooster must go
Judge says crowing rooster must go
A suburb Portland family has been ordered to find a new home for a rooster that just does what comes naturally — it crows.
Idaho Cattle Association backs GMO feed
Idaho Cattle Association backs GMO feed
The Idaho Cattle Association has taken a stance in favor of genetically modified crops.
Carlton Fire: Ranchers, growers face long recovery
Carlton Fire: Ranchers, growers face long recovery
Four months after the largest wildfire in Washington state history burned 256,000 acres, caused one death and millions of dollars in loss of 300 homes, 1,000 cattle, 500 miles of fencing and millions of board feet of timber, ranchers face years on the...
Mackay Idaho FFA chapter Attended 2014 National FFA Convention
Mackay Idaho FFA chapter Attended 2014 National FFA Convention
The Mackay, ID FFA chapter attended the annual National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky from October 23rd to November 3rd . They were accompanied by the Shelley, Malad, Challis, Aberdeen FFA chapters. During the trip the 41 FFA members and 8...
Mackay FFA Chapter Member Receives American FFA Degree

Selena Gregory, a member of the Mackay FFA Chapter, recently received the American FFA Degree. This degree is given to less than one half of a percent of FFA members nationally. Selena is the third student from Mackay to have received this honor. She...

Immigration order unlikely to help ag, labor experts say
Immigration order unlikely to help ag, labor experts say
Several agricultural industry labor experts say a presidential order giving legal status and work status to millions of illegal aliens won't help and may worsen the national shortage of seasonal farm labor.
Washington state directors ask EPA to refine water rule
The directors of the Washington ecology, agriculture, fish and wildlife, and transportation departments suggest the EPA refine its approach to clarifying which waters fall under federal jurisdiction.
The Chicago ‘Bears’ push down cheese prices
The Chicago ‘Bears’ push down cheese prices
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy news.

Livestock

WSDA working on manure application bill
WSDA keeps a low profile as it works on a bill to regulate the application of manure on farm fields.
H-2A continues rapid growth in Washington
Use of H-2A visa foreign guestworkers continues to leap upward in Washington state, mainly driven by the state's tree fruit industry.
Carlton Fire: Ranchers, growers face long recovery
New cattlemen president looks to speed up problem wolf handling
Baker County ranchers sign sage grouse pact

Dairy

WSDA working on manure application bill
WSDA keeps a low profile as it works on a bill to regulate the application of manure on farm fields.
H-2A continues rapid growth in Washington
Use of H-2A visa foreign guestworkers continues to leap upward in Washington state, mainly driven by the state's tree fruit industry.
The Chicago ‘Bears’ push down cheese prices
Idaho dairy receives milk quality award
Economist: Dairy prices headed for 25-35 percent correction in 2015

Energy

Wind firm sues to block release of bird-death data
The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Utah said the information release will cause “irreparable harm” to Pacificorp, which is...
U.S. ethanol industry frets over Washington green fuels study
A consultant says ethanol made from Brazilian sugarcane could help Washington reduce carbon emissions.

FFA

Mackay Idaho FFA chapter Attended 2014 National FFA Convention
The Mackay, ID FFA chapter attended the annual National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky from October 23rd to November 3rd . They were...
Mackay FFA Chapter Member Receives American FFA Degree

Selena Gregory, a member of the Mackay FFA Chapter, recently received the American FFA Degree. This degree is given to less than one half of a...

Chelan FFA does well in state competitions
Pendleton FFA brings home national awards

Horses

WSDA working on manure application bill
WSDA keeps a low profile as it works on a bill to regulate the application of manure on farm fields.
Equine herpes confirmed in Idaho
Two horses in Bonneville County have tested positive for the neurologic strain of Equine Herpes Virus.

Nursery

H-2A continues rapid growth in Washington
Use of H-2A visa foreign guestworkers continues to leap upward in Washington state, mainly driven by the state's tree fruit industry.
Immigration order unlikely to help ag, labor experts say
Several agricultural industry labor experts say a presidential order giving legal status and work status to millions of illegal aliens won't help and...
Hot bath may be good for Oregon Christmas tree sales

Orchards, Nuts & Vines

H-2A continues rapid growth in Washington
Use of H-2A visa foreign guestworkers continues to leap upward in Washington state, mainly driven by the state's tree fruit industry.
Carlton Fire: Ranchers, growers face long recovery
Four months after the largest wildfire in Washington state history burned 256,000 acres, caused one death and millions of dollars in loss of 300...
Invasive stink bug found in second Idaho city
Huge apple crop grows, prices fall
Oregon wine industry says it was another fantastic year

Organic

Recount likely on Oregon GMO labeling measure
With a margin of less than 1,500 votes, it appears an automatic recount is likely in the campaign over Measure 92, a ballot initiative that would...
40-year-old Tilth Producers gather to re-imagine farming
The Tilth Producers of Washington held its annual conference Nov. 7-9 in Vancouver. The organic farming organization marked its 40th anniversary.
Big farmers slow to embrace Idaho sustainable ag symposium
With defeat likely, fight for GMO labeling continues

Outdoors

Research Center

Biofuels initiative shifts gears
Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest is three years into a five-year, $40 million project to produce a green alternative to petroleum fuel.
Researcher explores new test for spud disease
A University of Idaho researcher is experimenting with a new test for detecting potato pathogens.
Researcher: Climate talks should focus on solutions
Researcher helps ranchers deal with drought
Experiment raises doubt about in-row spud fumigation

Rural Life

Potandon sponsors food bank benefit
Potandon Produce has once agaiin sponsored a Thanksgiving day race to help line the shelves of the Idaho Food Bank in Idaho Falls.
County attorney changes mind on forcing public access
The Bannock County Commission has once again tabled a vote to forcibly validate a public access to national forest land across private property,...
Judge says crowing rooster must go
Idaho Cattle Association backs GMO feed
Sacramento, Shasta Farm Bureaus recognized for innovation

Timber

Forester eases seedling transactions
Bob McNitt is a forester who has launched the Forest Seedling Network, which helps connect growers and sellers of seedlings for reforestation.
Walden urges regional forester to heed local concerns
In a letter sent Nov. 7 to Regional Forester Jim Pena, Rep.Greg Walden urged the Forest Service to heed concerns raised by Eastern Oregon communities.
Oregon officials support new state forest policy
BLM employee killed when tree hits vehicle

Water

WSDA working on manure application bill
WSDA keeps a low profile as it works on a bill to regulate the application of manure on farm fields.
Washington state directors ask EPA to refine water rule
The directors of the Washington ecology, agriculture, fish and wildlife, and transportation departments suggest the EPA refine its approach to...
San Diego considers recycling water for drinking
Death by dirty water: Storm runoff a risk for fish
Klamath pact supporters press bill’s passage