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Low wheat prices to continue, economist says
Low wheat prices to continue, economist says
Washington State University small grains economist Randy Fortenbery says wheat and beef prices aren't likely to recover to higher levels in the next few years due to large global supplies. Farmers will have to be more conservative about what they...

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Vole control: Know your enemy, expert says
Vole control: Know your enemy, expert says
Voles are prolific procreators, and controlling them on cropland and pasture requires a combination of methods.
Blueberry exports to Japan decrease
Blueberry exports to Japan decrease
Exports of blueberries to Japan have dropped since the country's earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in 2011.
Author talks about how bacon became a superstar
Author talks about how bacon became a superstar
Food trends author David Sax delivered the keynote address at the Washington-Oregon Potato Conference in Kennewick, Wash.
ISU announces drone technology degree
Idaho State University has announced plans to start a two-year associates degree in drones, stemming from the university's multi-year crop research projects involving cameras mounted on drones.
Idaho sugar industry poised for success over the next several years
Idaho sugar industry poised for success over the next several years
Idaho's sugar beet industry is strong and poised for success over the next several years, Idaho lawmakers were told recently.
Grass-fed standard cancellation worries farm group
Grass-fed standard cancellation worries farm group
The revocation of the "grass-fed" standard by USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service has worried the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
Farms of the future use aquaponics
Aquaponics is an ecosystem where fish, plants and microbes work in symbiotic fashion.
Conference covers value, future of co-ops
The Northwest Cooperative Development Center's Cultivating Cooperative Roots Conference is Feb. 5-7 in Spokane. Keynote speaker David Thompson will talk about the future of cooperatives Feb. 6.
WSU pest, disease management system improved
A 9-year-old system to help Washington tree fruit growers optimize treatments for pests and diseases is being improved by Washington State University.
Report finds cost of raising Idaho spuds rose
Report finds cost of raising Idaho spuds rose
Working as a consultant for the Idaho Potato Commission, retired University of Idaho Extension economist Paul Patterson has presented his final report on the cost of producing potatoes in Idaho.

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