Fluid milk and cream review — West
Pacific Northwest milk production is steady and manufacturers report no problems getting the milk needed for processing.

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Citing impending ‘catastrophe,’ WAWG joins call for Trump to rejoin TPP
Citing impending ‘catastrophe,’ WAWG joins call for Trump to rejoin TPP
The Washington Association of Wheat Growers are urging President Donald Trump to re-enter the Trans-Pacific Partnership, saying the losses without being part of the trade deal would be “catastrophic.”
Ag coalition asks judge to halt Prop 65 glyphosate listing
Ag coalition asks judge to halt Prop 65 glyphosate listing
Proposition 65 listing is based on factually incorrect information, the plaintiffs argue.
State planning to reopen fishing on a river owned by a tribe
The U.S. Department of Interior ruled in 2016 that the river was part of its reservation.
Lawmakers battle over bill to prevent breaching of dams
Three Republican U.S. House members from Washington state are criticizing Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., for opposing their legislation that would prevent the breaching of four dams on the Snake River to protect endangered salmon runs
Lawsuit seeks to halt Yellowstone bison captures
Bison leaving the park are routinely captured and slaughtered by state and federal agencies to protect Montana livestock.
General Mills gets pet-friendly, buying Blue Buffalo for $8B
General Mills has suffered three consecutive years of declining revenue as it follows customers seeking more fresh food on the dinner table.
Interior boss alters overhaul after pushback
Interior boss alters overhaul after pushback
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has changed a proposed overhaul of his department with a new organizational map that more closely follows state lines instead of the natural boundaries he initially proposed
Perdue to food box critics: Give the idea a chance
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said the plan is a work in progress, but it is fundamentally rooted in the idea that new technology can create opportunities.
Washington carbon tax bill clears key fiscal committee
Aviation fuel and fossil fuels used in agriculture are among those that would be exempt from the tax.
Dean seeks input on future of Parma research center
Dean seeks input on future of Parma research center
Idaho farm industry members are being encouraged to attend a March 8 listening session to offer input on the future of University of Idaho’s Parma Agricultural Research and Extension Center. UI officials said they plan to expand investment in the...

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State

California officials charged with misspending public funds
Former officials at the Panoche Water District in central California misused more than $100,000 in public funds.
Citing impending ‘catastrophe,’ WAWG joins call for Trump to rejoin TPP
The Washington Association of Wheat Growers are urging President Donald Trump to re-enter the Trans-Pacific Partnership, saying the losses without...
Ag coalition asks judge to halt Prop 65 glyphosate listing
State planning to reopen fishing on a river owned by a tribe
Lawmakers battle over bill to prevent breaching of dams

Nation/World

Fluid milk and cream review — West
Pacific Northwest milk production is steady and manufacturers report no problems getting the milk needed for processing.
National feeder and stocker cattle report
On Wednesday at Bassett, Neb., a load of 719 lb replacement quality heifers sold at 183.50.
Western hay price report
California officials charged with misspending public funds
Citing impending ‘catastrophe,’ WAWG joins call for Trump to rejoin TPP

Ag Sectors

Fluid milk and cream review — West
Pacific Northwest milk production is steady and manufacturers report no problems getting the milk needed for processing.
National feeder and stocker cattle report
On Wednesday at Bassett, Neb., a load of 719 lb replacement quality heifers sold at 183.50.
Western hay price report
California officials charged with misspending public funds
State planning to reopen fishing on a river owned by a tribe

Opinion

Editorial: A salute to all who farm
The future has never been brighter for those who choose to cultivate the land, and make a life from it.
Letter: Census questions infringe on rights
It would behoove all of us to review and study the Constitution and Bill of Rights and be vocal.
Editorial: Wolf transplant bill signals frustration among ranchers
Column: The time has come for industrial hemp
Letter: Blue Mountains Forest Plan revision restricts access

Special Sections

R&D: Building a better piece of equipment
Companies spend years and millions of dollars developing cutting-edge equipment that farmers can depend on.
CRISPR: The latest word in genetics
CRISPR allows scientists to slice DNA into pieces and insert them into other genetic sequences to edit the genes of plants and animals.
‘Food-first’ research results in new products
Discovering best alfalfa genetics for Northwest
Future of wood: Stronger than ever