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California fires cause $1B in damage, burn 7,000 buildings
Crews continue to assess areas scorched by the blazes that killed 42 people.

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Where’s the buzz? German study finds dramatic insect decline
Researchers recorded a 76 percent decline in bug volume from 1989 to 2016.
Otto top wheat variety in Washington survey
Otto top wheat variety in Washington survey
The survey helps identify what’s available for growers, the industry and overseas buyers.
Growing local in Central Oregon isn’t easy, but farmers are seeing success
In central Oregon’s high desert climate, farmers have to take extra measures to reap a harvest.
US agency withdraws rule aimed at protecting animal farmers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has killed a rule designed to protect the legal rights of farmers who raise chickens and hogs for the nation's largest meat processors
Up in smoke: Wildfires scorch California pot crop at harvest
At least 31 marijuana farms were destroyed and many more damaged, according to the pot industry’s California Growers Association.
Idaho’s biggest pumpkin weighs in at 1,400 pounds
Idaho’s biggest pumpkin weighs in at 1,400 pounds
The pumpkin is on display at a popular corn maze in Meridian.
USDA approves Washington’s picks for crop grants
USDA approves Washington’s picks for crop grants
USDA officially awards specialty crop grants to 20 Washington projects
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...

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
After punishing drought, Montana ranchers sell calves early
Stockyards have moved 6,000 animals more than they did during the same weeks in 2016.

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