Final analysis recommends deregulation of GE bentgrass
Final analysis recommends deregulation of GE bentgrass
USDA has released a final environmental impact statement that recommends deregulation of a genetically engineered creeping bentgrass that escaped field trials in 2003 and has taken root in two Oregon counties.

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Final analysis recommends deregulation of GE bentgrass
USDA has released a final environmental impact statement that recommends deregulation of a genetically engineered creeping bentgrass that escaped...
Small grains researchers offer email update service
Farmers can sign up for the Washington State University small grains email update service for news and updates on research.
Idaho hay glut weighs down prices
Wage laws will prompt farmers to cut laborers’ hours, survey finds
Apple industry giant Bill Evans dies at 87

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Ranchers seek exemption to electronic device trucking rule
The cattle industry says changes to commercial trucking regulations will damage ranchers' business.
Idaho hay glut weighs down prices
Alfalfa hay prices are bound to dip below breakeven,which is running about $80 a ton in southern Idaho, before they turn around.
Simplot accuses business partner of mismanagement
Portland daily grain report
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Small grains researchers offer email update service
Farmers can sign up for the Washington State University small grains email update service for news and updates on research.
Ranchers seek exemption to electronic device trucking rule
The cattle industry says changes to commercial trucking regulations will damage ranchers' business.
Apple industry giant Bill Evans dies at 87
Site of former Tacoma sawmill sold
Authorities probe cow releases at farms in Maine

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Speaking a little louder to food companies
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A ‘probable’ suggestion for Washington’s wolf plan
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