Watchdog: What’s Upstream apparently spent too little
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Watchdog: What’s Upstream apparently spent too little
Updated story on PDC staff clearing of What's Upstream

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Idaho dairymen trying to mitigate flooding
Idaho dairymen trying to mitigate flooding
Unprecedented flooding in Southern Idaho raises concerns over regulatory compliance. State veterinarian says run-on and runoff of water in the current situation has been beyond producers’ control.
Oregon farm regulators may scale back federal inspections
Oregon farm regulators may scale back federal inspections
The Oregon Department of Agriculture may reduce the number of food safety inspections it conducts on behalf of federal authorities.
Food company incorporates crickets into products
The USDA awarded Bugeater $100,000 to find new ways to turn insects into safe, healthful staple food products that taste good.
Oregonian national Make it With Wool winner
Oregonian national Make it With Wool winner
Two other Oregon contestants competing at the national level were Oregon Senior first-place winner Kyra Forester of Corvallis and Oregon Junior first-place winner Hannah Palmer of Heppner.
International barley hub to benefit farmers, researchers
International barley hub to benefit farmers, researchers
A $60 million research center in Scotland is designed to benefit farmers worldwide.
Flooding raises Idaho crop disease concerns
Flooding raises Idaho crop disease concerns
Idaho crop experts caution waterlogged grain could be at a heightened risk of diseases, including pythium, which appears to be developing resistance to treatments in southeast Idaho.
Washington lawmaker’s wolf bill gets heard, but not passed
Washington lawmaker’s wolf bill gets heard, but not passed
A Washington legislator's proposal to de-list wolves in his district falls flat, but not before the issue gets raised
Vintners court Mexican buyers as U.S. wine export values soar
Vintners court Mexican buyers as U.S. wine export values soar
As the value of U.S. wine exports reached a record $1.62 billion in 2016, wine industry representatives are working to keep markets open in the wake of global uncertainty over U.S. trade policy.
Watchdog agency staff rejects farm group’s complaint against What’s Upstream
PDC-What's Upstream breaking news
Conservation district growing urban ag network
Conservation district growing urban ag network
The Spokane Conservation District wants to develop an urban agriculture network.

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Watchdog: What’s Upstream apparently spent too little
Updated story on PDC staff clearing of What's Upstream
Idaho bill puts court decision on stock watering rights into state law
Idaho lawmakers will consider legislation that would put into state law an Idaho Supreme Court decision on who owns in-stream stock watering rights...
Water managers lay out Idaho’s water issues
Idaho dairymen trying to mitigate flooding
Oregon farm regulators may scale back federal inspections

Nation/World

Food company incorporates crickets into products
The USDA awarded Bugeater $100,000 to find new ways to turn insects into safe, healthful staple food products that taste good.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Memo: Administration weighed using National Guard for immigration roundup
Kraft still hungry for Unilever after rejected offer
Maryland lawmakers seek to protect bee colonies from bears

Ag Sectors

Bill seeks to end ‘duplicative’ pesticide permits
Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo has introduced legislation to end a requirement that pesticide applications over or in waterways be permitted by the federal...
Idaho bill puts court decision on stock watering rights into state law
Idaho lawmakers will consider legislation that would put into state law an Idaho Supreme Court decision on who owns in-stream stock watering rights...
Water managers lay out Idaho’s water issues
Idaho dairymen trying to mitigate flooding
Oregonian national Make it With Wool winner

Opinion

‘Food system’ works just fine, thank you
No matter what this food system forum advocates, the real food system, which includes farmers, ranchers, processors, distributors and retailers, will...
Managing Oregon’s water resources: Where do we go from here?
The OGWA would encourage Oregon’s water management to focus on long-term sustainability, considering all water uses and users equally.
Provide more balance in Trump coverage
Pre-emption of local GMO regulations must remain
Record snows devastate onion industry

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Dairy farmers tackle water quality challenges
The Application Risk Management tool — known by the acronym ARM — developed by the Whatcom Conservation District determine whether the...
Grower turns to tank technology for irrigation
Bogdan Caceu looked for tanks in which to save his well water during the rainy season, so he could apply it in the dry summer.
Beavers be dammed, district cares for Napa watershed
Animal feeding operations get help keeping creeks clean
Excess electricity aids aquifer recharge