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Idaho wary of Obama ‘leftovers’ working on sage grouse plan
The Interior Department last week opened a public comment period to amend the plan concerning the chicken-size bird.

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GMO Answers website attracts more than 2 million visits a year
GMO Answers website attracts more than 2 million visits a year
The seed companies that fund the website believe they are helping change the online conversation about the technology.
Canadian firm plans Oregon mushroom farm; 200 jobs projected

VALE, Ore. (AP) — Officials of Farmers Fresh Mushrooms were not looking to expand beyond Canada, but as the saying goes, one thing led to another, and now they are looking to start up a farm outside of Vale, projecting employment of around 200...

USDA temporarily suspends new CRP applications
Rod Hamilton, farm programs chief for the USDA Farm Service Agency office in Spokane, said discussions about how to proceed are ongoing at the national level.
Project saved homes from fires, but can it be duplicated?
Project saved homes from fires, but can it be duplicated?
Thinning of forests in central Oregon, where towns and subdivisions sit in a green ocean of Ponderosa and lodgepole pines, has saved homes amid one of the most devastating wildfire seasons in the American West
California fire victims return home as crews gain ground
Fire crews battling wildfires in California's wine country are gaining ground and thousands of residents have gotten the OK to return home
After punishing drought, Montana ranchers sell calves early
Stockyards have moved 6,000 animals more than they did during the same weeks in 2016.
Brewery’s beer name challenged by West Coast brewery
An Oregon brewery is demanding that a Maine beer maker change the name of its signature India pale ale
Montana officials fear seaplanes transfer invasive mussels
The Flathead Basin Commission and seaplane pilots’ groups are figuring out how they can perform inspections on the planes.
Northwestern Montana wood products company plans expansion
A northwestern Montana wood products company says it plans to move its operation, increase its production and hire more than 75 new employees by the end of 2019
Birds gone wild: Resurgent turkeys spar with human neighbors
Birds gone wild: Resurgent turkeys spar with human neighbors
Wild turkeys are increasingly clashing with their human neighbors as they spread out into urban areas

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