Protecting crops naturally
Protecting crops naturally
Dani Lightle, a University of California Cooperative Extension orchard crop adviser in Orland, was a science enthusiast as a youngster but far removed from agriculture. Now she's helping growers find natural means to ward off pests and disease.

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U.S. farms hiring more workers, survey shows
U.S. farms hiring more workers, survey shows
The first of two annual U.S. farm labor reports for the year by USDA shows a 2 percent increase in farm workers hired in April compared with a year earlier.
Ranchers say outgoing Idaho Cattle Association leader will be greatly missed
Ranchers say outgoing Idaho Cattle Association leader will be greatly missed
Wyatt Prescott, who has led the Idaho Cattle Association for the past six years, is leaving that position but still plans to be involved in policy development work for the state's cattle and farming industries
Oregon boarding school will host firefighters this summer
Oregon boarding school will host firefighters this summer
A boarding school in Southeast Oregon makes its facilities available for firefighting crews this summer.
Bastian new VP for industry relations at United Dairymen of Idaho
Bastian new VP for industry relations at United Dairymen of Idaho
Before joining UDI, Eric Bastian served as vice president of research and development for Glanbia Nutritionals and Glanbia Foods.
WSU crop tour reviews weed needs
A Washington State University field day in Pullman, Wash., covers weeds.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Nevada’s oldest known tree lives on in stories of its death
The tree turned out to be approximately 4,900 years old, making it the oldest known tree on Earth at the time.
Washington cherry growers have good export opportunities
Washington cherry growers have good export opportunities
Rain and strength of the U.S. dollar hindering overseas buying power cut California cherry exports by half leaving opportunity for Washington exporters.
Feds reject request to lift Snake River fall chinook ESA listing
The decision cites concerns Snake River fall chinook wouldn’t remain viable without continued protections.
Interstate highway becomes butterfly flyway
The agreement is meant to improve the habitat and develop a branding campaign to informally name the interstate the Monarch Highway.

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Protecting crops naturally
Dani Lightle, a University of California Cooperative Extension orchard crop adviser in Orland, was a science enthusiast as a youngster but far...
Recharging Idaho’s economic future
As Idaho's aquifer recharge coordinator, Wesley Hipke has the lofty task of helping the state be proactive to ensure an adequate groundwater supply...
Vinegar company fined for spill in Washington river
Ranchers say outgoing Idaho Cattle Association leader will be greatly missed
Oregon boarding school will host firefighters this summer

Nation/World

Vinegar company fined for spill in Washington river
The Washington Department of Ecology has fined Fleischmann's Vinegar Co. for spilling 10,000 gallons of concentrated vinegar into a river.
U.S. farms hiring more workers, survey shows
The first of two annual U.S. farm labor reports for the year by USDA shows a 2 percent increase in farm workers hired in April compared with a year...
Portland daily grain report
Feds reject request to lift Snake River fall chinook ESA listing
Interstate highway becomes butterfly flyway

Ag Sectors

Protecting crops naturally
Dani Lightle, a University of California Cooperative Extension orchard crop adviser in Orland, was a science enthusiast as a youngster but far...
Recharging Idaho’s economic future
As Idaho's aquifer recharge coordinator, Wesley Hipke has the lofty task of helping the state be proactive to ensure an adequate groundwater supply...
Researcher predicts cold hardiness zone shift
Ranchers say outgoing Idaho Cattle Association leader will be greatly missed
Bastian new VP for industry relations at United Dairymen of Idaho

Opinion

EPA-speak: ‘We have the power’
When words don't mean what the EPA wants them to, the agency redefines them.
Report says GMOs are safe for people, environment
Good news for farmers and consumers, bad news for opponents who have full faith in science only when science supports their bias.
Lawmakers need to make sure goods are in the arena
Feds’ permafrost land grab in Alaska has national implications
Research offers hope against citrus greening

Special Sections

Klamath Community College sets course for ag careers

Klamath Community College’s Department of Agriculture Science and Business is designed for students pursuing a career in the agriculture...

Walla Walla CC offers many options in agriculture

Agriculture education, at the community college level, is embracing new technologies and preparing students for careers in facets of agriculture...

University of Idaho produces agriculture teachers who make an impact
OXARC Welding Schools offer latest in technology
Montana State University-Northern: Education that works