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Wenatchee wildfire losses reach $100 million
Wenatchee wildfire losses reach $100 million
Winds pushed a grass fire into the north end of Wenatchee, Wash., late Sunday, June 28, burning more than two dozen homes and several tree fruit businesses and causing the evacuation of hundreds of residences.

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‘Ag gag’ opponents point to free speech ruling
A recent free speech ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court may shed light on the controversy over Idaho's "ag gag" law, which prohibits secret recordings of farms.
Forestry officials, woodland owners prepare for fire season
Forestry officials, woodland owners prepare for fire season
Wildfires were on the minds of forest land owners during a recent Oregon meeting.
Wildfire ravages parts of Wenatchee
Wildfire ravages parts of Wenatchee
Winds accelerated a grass fire into the north end of Wenatchee, Wash., late Sunday, June 28, burning more than a dozen homes and several tree fruit industry-related businesses and causing the evacuation of hundreds of residences.
New Washington dairy ambassador selected
New Washington dairy ambassador selected
Eight young women compete to represent Washington state's dairy industry.
Kids, cattle: Seeing the beauty in it all
Kids, cattle: Seeing the beauty in it all
Columnist Ryan Taylor writes about life in the country.
Almond board deflects criticism, sets $2.5 million for research
Almond board deflects criticism, sets $2.5 million for research
The Almond Board of California announced $2.5 million in research into water efficiency, honeybee health and best practices for the coming fiscal year as the industry faces criticism from environmentalists.
Ecology to cut off irrigators in Western and Eastern Washington
Ecology to cut off irrigators in Western and Eastern Washington
Washington Department of Ecology cuts off irrigators with junior rights to conserve water for fish and farmers with senior water rights.
Small Oregon town’s state-ordered water restriction ends
Westfir, Ore., has a water right that should provide enough water for uses that had been prevented.
Intern, retired professor gathering data for Idaho’s 200 Bushel Club
Intern, retired professor gathering data for Idaho’s 200 Bushel Club
An informal Eastern Idaho organization aimed at improving wheat yields, called the 200 Bushel Club, has hired an intern and is seeking to start collecting hard data from its trials.
WSU dryland station reports zero rainfall in June
This is the driest June on record at Washington State University's dryland research station in Lind, Wash., director Bill Schillinger says.

Livestock

‘Ag gag’ opponents point to free speech ruling
A recent free speech ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court may shed light on the controversy over Idaho's "ag gag" law, which prohibits secret recordings...
PerforMix expands production to Magic Valley
Animal-nutrition company PerforMix, a subsidiary of AgriBeef Co. in Boise, broke ground on a liquid-supplement production facility in Rupert in a...
Expert: Approvals of antibiotics in feed won’t be automatic
Prop. 2 blamed for decline in egg production in Calif.
FFA students build hog loading ramp for Shasta fair

Dairy

Community leaders, public tour Meridian dairy
Community leaders and the public were taken on a tour of a third-generation dairy farm in Meridian, Idaho, on June 23. It was the latest effort by...
‘Ag gag’ opponents point to free speech ruling
A recent free speech ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court may shed light on the controversy over Idaho's "ag gag" law, which prohibits secret recordings...
New Washington dairy ambassador selected
PerforMix expands production to Magic Valley
WOW expands dairy storage, distribution in Idaho

Energy

Photos of ruptured oil pipeline provide clues of spill cause
There was notable deterioration in the protective wrapping around the pipe.
US gasoline prices rise 3 cents to $2.87 a gallon
Gasoline prices could stop rising and might even drop in the next two weeks.
California oil spill cleanup costs reaches $62 million
Texas oil company asks Idaho officials to break impasse

FFA

FFA students build hog loading ramp for Shasta fair
FFA members from Cottonwood, Calif., made a hog loading ramp and donated it to the Shasta District Fair at the request of a fair supporters' group.
No sleeping in for teen preparing livestock for county fair
Her pig has a taste for marshmallows, but she also likes to nibble at feet.

Horses

Summer roundup approved for horse range in Pryor Mountains
The horse range includes 38,000 acres of public land.
Pony Express riders to set off for California
The National Pony Express Association is hosting the event.
Horse farm owner pleads guilty to cruelty charges

Nursery

Washington confines gypsy moth search to westside
Washington State Department of Agriculture's summer search for gypsy moths will be confined to west of the Cascades.

Orchards, Nuts & Vines

Wenatchee wildfire losses reach $100 million
Winds pushed a grass fire into the north end of Wenatchee, Wash., late Sunday, June 28, burning more than two dozen homes and several tree fruit...
Wildfire ravages parts of Wenatchee
Winds accelerated a grass fire into the north end of Wenatchee, Wash., late Sunday, June 28, burning more than a dozen homes and several tree fruit...
Almond board deflects criticism, sets $2.5 million for research
Smaller U.S. apple crop foreseen
Tart cherry production drops

Organic

Portland’s Zenger Farm bridges urban, rural divide
Portland non-profit opens the Urban Grange at the city-owned Zenger Farm property. The facility has 6,600 square feet of kitchen, classroom, meeting...
2 men charged in California pot grow inside national forest
The two men could each spend up to 10 years in prison.
USDA program promotes products such as plant-based bottles
Foragers finding greens, mushrooms and more
Owner of California marijuana farm fined for fouling creek

Outdoors

Nevada trapper fined for violations that damaged wildlife
A judge also ordered the trapper to serve consecutive jail sentences of five days for each count.
Sexy ads promote water saving with a wink in San Francisco
Major water reservoirs statewide are at just 42 percent of capacity.
Wheat harvest tradition returns across Kansas

Research Center

OSU poised to expand research, extension
$14 million included in a higher education bill would allow Oregon State University to hire new research and extension employees, reversing a...
Intern, retired professor gathering data for Idaho’s 200 Bushel Club
An informal Eastern Idaho organization aimed at improving wheat yields, called the 200 Bushel Club, has hired an intern and is seeking to start...
Idaho wheat growers experience chloride deficiency
Expert: Approvals of antibiotics in feed won’t be automatic
Farmers consider high-residue equipment to preserve moisture

Rural Life

Burns Airport adds fuel truck to aid firefighting flights
With fire season coming on hot and fast, a Southeast Oregon community bolsters its defenses.
Kids, cattle: Seeing the beauty in it all
Columnist Ryan Taylor writes about life in the country.
Idaho ranchers take ag concerns to Willie Nelson
USDA educates library patrons about Idaho agriculture
Portland’s Zenger Farm bridges urban, rural divide

Timber

Burns Airport adds fuel truck to aid firefighting flights
With fire season coming on hot and fast, a Southeast Oregon community bolsters its defenses.
Forestry officials, woodland owners prepare for fire season
Wildfires were on the minds of forest land owners during a recent Oregon meeting.
Logger dies while topping tree in southwestern Washington
Drought-empowered bug infestations killing trees in Sierra
Increased BLM logging decision overturned

Water

Almond board deflects criticism, sets $2.5 million for research
The Almond Board of California announced $2.5 million in research into water efficiency, honeybee health and best practices for the coming fiscal...
Ecology to cut off irrigators in Western and Eastern Washington
Washington Department of Ecology cuts off irrigators with junior rights to conserve water for fish and farmers with senior water rights.
Small Oregon town’s state-ordered water restriction ends
WSU dryland station reports zero rainfall in June
Ecology restricts irrigation in parts of north-central, Eastern Washington