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Industry seeks better malting barley varieties
The American Malting Barley Association is seeking improved varieties to bolster barley acres.

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Idaho ag seminars will focus on conserving farm resources
Idaho ag seminars will focus on conserving farm resources
The University of Idaho has scheduled seminars for Eastern Idaho and Magic Valley to offer producers outlooks for the coming year.
Thanksgiving shipments of Idaho potatoes up
Thanksgiving shipments of Idaho potatoes up
Idaho fresh potato shipments are up considerably for the Thanksgiving holiday, according to a new USDA report.
Wilco grows to keep pace with farm industry
Wilco grows to keep pace with farm industry
The Wilco farmers cooperative is expanding on several fronts.
Wet weather heralds busy season for slug researcher
Wet weather heralds busy season for slug researcher
Slug expert Rory McDonnell is looking for ways that Oregon farmers can eliminate the slimy pests.
Western Innovator: College farm helps pay its way
Western Innovator: College farm helps pay its way
Cattle producer B.J. Macfarlane brings industry knowledge and experience to his job as farm manager at Shasta College in Redding, Calif.
Study: Barriers between producers, buyers hinder local food movement
Study: Barriers between producers, buyers hinder local food movement
Northern California researchers have found that barriers between producers and buyers hinder the expansion of the local food movement despite consumers' desire to know the origin of their food.
West Coast H-2A minimum wage likely to increase
West Coast H-2A minimum wage likely to increase
USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has released data for the basis of increasing the minimum wage for H-2A workers by 5.44 percent in Washington and Oregon next year.
Experts: Growers should consider options, challenges when installing sensors
Experts: Growers should consider options, challenges when installing sensors
Experts say water-saving sensing technology is advancing rapidly and growers should consider their options and potential challenges before installing a system.
Western Innovator: Miniature crane solves problem
Western Innovator: Miniature crane solves problem
Brent Wing constructed a miniature crane mounted on a small tractor, outfitted with a winch capable of picking up objects weighing up to 2,000 pounds.
Grain company files tort claim against state agency over falling numbers
Grain company files tort claim against state agency over falling numbers
A Wilbur, Wash., farming operation has filed a claim against the state grain inspection service office in Spokane, protesting an altitude change in the falling number test.

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