Velde joins Legacy Seeds’ Alfalfa Team
Velde joins Legacy Seeds’ Alfalfa Team
Mike Velde’s 35 years of experience in alfalfa breeding and world-wide sales adds to the wealth of experience on the Legacy Alfalfa team

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Almond board funds UC orchard recycling research
Almond board funds UC orchard recycling research
The Almond Board of California has given a $145,000 grant to the University of California to continue research on grounding up whole almond orchards and putting the material back into the ground to help soil quality.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Fire chief: Man saved from blaze by son’s cackling chickens
The chickens made “good smoke detectors,” Fire Chief Pete Yacovone said.
Brown not ready to take stance on business tax measure
The initiative would raise taxes on businesses with sales that exceed $25 million, generating a projected $3 billion dollars per year in tax revenue.
Little announces bid for Idaho governor
The Republican rancher — who has served as Gov. Butch Otter’s lieutenant since 2009 — is the first official candidate in the 2018 gubernatorial race.
Nestle taps new CEO with health care industry background
The appointment appears to reflect Nestle’s push into health and nutrition.
Sanders says he’ll try to block Senate GMO bill
Individual senators can put a hold on legislation, blocking it from coming up for debate unless backers can muster 60 votes.
Putin extends ban on imports of Western food through 2017
Russia retaliated to U.S. and EU sanctions by banning most Western food imports, badly hurting many EU nations.
Judge to farmer: Stop using crushed eggshells as fertilizer
The farmer has been applying crushed eggshells to his hay fields since his usual fertilizer of liquid duck manure was cut off.
Horse advocates oppose BLM horse spaying plans
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management Burns District says it plans to go forward with a research effort that involves three methods of surgically sterilizing wild mares

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Idaho revises proposed changes to field burning program
Idaho farm group representatives and public health advocates have one more negotiated rulemaking meeting to try to iron out their differences over...
Farm Bureau disputes WSU’s upbeat take on carbon tax
A Washington State University study concludes carbon tax will have a slight benefit for farmers; the Washington Farm Bureau doubts it
New chair: Washington potato industry reaches out to lawmakers
Almond board funds UC orchard recycling research
Brown not ready to take stance on business tax measure

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Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Fire chief: Man saved from blaze by son’s cackling chickens
The chickens made “good smoke detectors,” Fire Chief Pete Yacovone said.
Brown not ready to take stance on business tax measure
Nestle taps new CEO with health care industry background
Sanders says he’ll try to block Senate GMO bill

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Almond board funds UC orchard recycling research
The Almond Board of California has given a $145,000 grant to the University of California to continue research on grounding up whole almond orchards...
Fire chief: Man saved from blaze by son’s cackling chickens
The chickens made “good smoke detectors,” Fire Chief Pete Yacovone said.
Horse advocates oppose BLM horse spaying plans
New cameras keep electronic eye on Western wildfires
UI enters agreement to manage 10,400-acre Rock Creek Ranch

Opinion

International trade agreements will avert chaos
What would happen of every country started making up its own trade rules, based on the vagaries of local preferences?
Wyden-Merkley Amendment: The dog that ‘don’t hunt’
The Wyden- Merkley amendment needs new language before it is acceptable.
Washington CAFO plan offers silver lining
Opposing TPP: The half-truth and nothing else
Wolf regulations get reality check

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