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Washington farm groups gain limited say in suit
Federal judge lets Washington farm groups weigh in on lawsuit

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E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grows to 84 cases
Forty-two people have been hospitalized, including nine battling kidney failure.
For Trump lookalike, crops mean more than social media fame
For Trump lookalike, crops mean more than social media fame
A woman in Spain has found unexpected fame on social media after many found she bore a striking resemblance to U.S. President Donald Trump
Counties oppose appeal in $1 billion Oregon timber lawsuit
Counties oppose appeal in $1 billion Oregon timber lawsuit
A class action lawsuit seeking $1 billion over Oregon’s timber practices should go straight to trial without an “interlocutory appeal,” according to 14 counties that filed the case.
Western Innovator: Unique Dorper sheep catching on
Western Innovator: Unique Dorper sheep catching on
Then, about 15 years ago, Dorper sheep caught Catherine Diaz-Khansefid’s eye. About eight years ago, she moved to a small ranch in Galt, Calif., and started with four Katahdin ewes and one Dorper ram.
EPA chief signs proposal limiting science used in decisions
Critics said the policy shift is designed to restrict the agency from citing peer-reviewed public-health studies that use patient medical records that must be kept confidential under patient privacy laws.
Another judge rules against Trump on ‘Dreamers’ program
U.S. District Judge John D. Bates in Washington is the third judge to rule against administration plans to end the program.
100-acre wildfire closes central Utah mine in US forest
Firefighters in central Utah are making progress on a 100-acre wildfire that closed a mine in a national forest about 100 miles southeast of Provo
Wyoming plan to increase grizzly hunt quotas in dispute
A new three-state agreement for managing grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park is being challenged.
Cheyenne woman works to retrain retired racehorses
Seabiscuit, Secretariat, Man o' War. Smarty Jones, Seattle Slew, American Pharoah
Drought, wildfires force ranchers to scramble for feed
Drought, wildfires force ranchers to scramble for feed
Ongoing drought and wildfires have cattle ranchers in at least five Southwestern U.S. states scrambling for hay or pastureland, while others are selling off some of their herds.

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Livestock

Washington farm groups gain limited say in suit
Federal judge lets Washington farm groups weigh in on lawsuit
Western Innovator: Unique Dorper sheep catching on
Then, about 15 years ago, Dorper sheep caught Catherine Diaz-Khansefid’s eye. About eight years ago, she moved to a small ranch in Galt,...
Drought, wildfires force ranchers to scramble for feed
Washington farm groups seek say in environmental suit
Nominations open for Young Cattle Producer Conference

Dairy

Mielke: Spring flush pushes cheese production
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week’s dairy industry news.
Dairy West dietitian honored by peers
Chelsea Schoenfelder oversees the nutrition education materials and curriculum provided to all health and school professionals.
Fluid Milk and Cream — Western U.S.
Immigration raid: Guatemalan worker arrested on dairy farm
Dairy prices encounter ups and downs

Energy

US House moves to block spill of dam water to aid salmon
The U.S. House approved a bill that would effectively stop the spilling of water from four Pacific Northwest dams to help migrating salmon reach the...
Vote Expected Soon On Bill To Protect Snake River Dams
Breaching the Lower Snake River dams in southeastern Washington has been a heated debate for decades.
Invasion of the power snatchers
Deal approves $216 million for Idaho utility’s expenses
Republicans criticize spill of dam water to help salmon

FFA

New Idaho FFA state officers ready to serve
The Idaho State Leadership Conference concluded this weekend with new state officers who want to enrich the FFA experience for members across the...
Trump adviser credits FFA for his success
The White House agricultural adviser says FFA gave him the skills, experience and confidence to meet challenges and successfully advocate for...

Horses

Cheyenne woman works to retrain retired racehorses
Seabiscuit, Secretariat, Man o' War. Smarty Jones, Seattle Slew, American Pharoah
Judge: Oregon emergency horse roundup violated law
The emergency roundup of 150 wild horses in Oregon after a 2016 fire violated environmental law, a judge has ruled.

Nursery

Moss Greenhouses bloom from humble roots
The operation began in 1952, stemming from an orchid hobby and a makeshift hothouse on the back of the family home.
WSU: Stink bugs infesting Puget Sound region
The majority of stink bug sightings are from King, Pierce and Thurston counties.

Orchards, Nuts & Vines

US pecan growers seek to break out of the pie shell
U.S. producers are also riding the wave of the Trump Administration’s policies to promote American-made goods.
California starts picking light cherry crop
Picking is just beginning of California’s 2018 sweet cherry crop near Bakersfield. The crop maybe less than half last year’s record...
SW Idaho vineyards looking good after hot-and-cold start
Fruit growers eye frost, pollination
Washington L&I cited ‘publicity’ in fining farm record amount

Organic

Animal welfare groups join lawsuit over USDA organic rules
The lawsuit targets USDA’s failure to implement a final rule regarding organic livestock and poultry practices and its intention to withdraw...
Bankruptcies point to tougher organic potato market
The recent bankruptcies of two organic potato farms in the Klamath basin point to tough conditions in the niche market.
More organic than thou? Rebel farmers create new food label
Western Innovator: OMRI ensures organic material compliance

Outdoors

Officials say radioactive sludge barrel ruptures now total 4
Officials in Idaho now say a total of four barrels containing radioactive sludge at an eastern Idaho nuclear site were found to have ruptured after...
100-acre wildfire closes central Utah mine in US forest
Firefighters in central Utah are making progress on a 100-acre wildfire that closed a mine in a national forest about 100 miles southeast of Provo
Wyoming plan to increase grizzly hunt quotas in dispute
Specialists evaluating slide risks in southwest Washington
Vote Expected Soon On Bill To Protect Snake River Dams

Research Center

Oregon marijuana: Lots of data, few to analyze and check it
Oregon is awash in data on its marijuana industry but has few workers to monitor and check what its legal businesses are doing
Officials say radioactive sludge barrel ruptures now total 4
Officials in Idaho now say a total of four barrels containing radioactive sludge at an eastern Idaho nuclear site were found to have ruptured after...
E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grows to 84 cases
For Trump lookalike, crops mean more than social media fame
Western Innovator: Unique Dorper sheep catching on

Rural Life

Officials say radioactive sludge barrel ruptures now total 4
Officials in Idaho now say a total of four barrels containing radioactive sludge at an eastern Idaho nuclear site were found to have ruptured after...
For Trump lookalike, crops mean more than social media fame
A woman in Spain has found unexpected fame on social media after many found she bore a striking resemblance to U.S. President Donald Trump
100-acre wildfire closes central Utah mine in US forest
Specialists evaluating slide risks in southwest Washington
Motorist who struck bulls while on meth must pay over $23K

Timber

Counties oppose appeal in $1 billion Oregon timber lawsuit
A class action lawsuit seeking $1 billion over Oregon’s timber practices should go straight to trial without an “interlocutory...
Audit faults Forest Service’s marijuana procedures
Unrehabilitated marijuana grow sites in national forests are prone to being reactivated by illicit producers, an audit found. Illicit marijuana...
New plan shrinks salvage logging on land charred by wildfire
OSU Extension gets go-ahead for education center
Unbearable damage: Foresters look to protect trees from black bears

Water

US House moves to block spill of dam water to aid salmon
The U.S. House approved a bill that would effectively stop the spilling of water from four Pacific Northwest dams to help migrating salmon reach the...
Officials say radioactive sludge barrel ruptures now total 4
Officials in Idaho now say a total of four barrels containing radioactive sludge at an eastern Idaho nuclear site were found to have ruptured after...
EPA chief signs proposal limiting science used in decisions
Drought, wildfires force ranchers to scramble for feed
OWRD to hold groundwater workshops in Klamath County