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Small farmers may lose Oregon tax break
Small farmers may lose Oregon tax break
Opponents of the bill that would disqualify many Oregon small farms from tax breaks hope to defeat it in the Senate after it recently passed the House.

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SIPCO hires new executive director
SIPCO hires new executive director
A retired raw product procurement director from J.R. Simplot Co. is now working as executive director with Southern Idaho Potato Cooperative.
Feds to pay local governments $465 million for 2017 land use
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced the sum in Nevada on Monday.
Landowner battles South Dakota officials over bighorn sheep
Ranchers says the bighorn sheep take his cattle’s food and water, damage his fences and flatten his grass and alfalfa.
New pot rules protect kids; legal battle won’t stop sales

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A lengthy legal battle over the alcohol industry’s exclusive rights to distribute marijuana in Nevada won’t affect the state’s plans to begin recreational pot sales at medical dispensaries on Saturday,...

Ingredient in popular weed killer going on list as cancerous
Glyphosate will appear on a list California keeps of potentially cancerous chemicals.
World Food Prize goes to African Development Bank president
The World Food Prize was created by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Norman Borlaug in 1986 to recognize scientists and others who have improved the quality and availability of food.
Yellowstone wants brucellosis quarantine facility for bison
Male bison must be quarantined for a year before they can be deemed free of the disease.
WAFLA sues to end attorney general’s probe
WAFLA sues to end attorney general’s probe
A farm labor labor association is suing Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson to end his investigation of the association.
Colorado Company converts shredded trees to carbon product
Biochar Now products have won the acclaim of producers of specialty crops such as berries, vegetables, grapes and citrus.
National feeder and stocker cattle report
On Thursday it was announced that the U.S. would suspend beef imports from Brazil, mainly due to safety and health concerns.