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‘Zero’ chance of Colorado River water shortage in 2018
January water levels at Lake Mead are expected to be 8 feet above the point that triggers a drought-shortage declaration

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Rental rates for Idaho farmland down in 2017
Rental rates for Idaho farmland down in 2017
The average cash rent for cropland in Idaho is estimated to be $160 an acre this year, down $8 an acre from last year.
U.S. cranberry growers to seek volume control
U.S. cranberry growers to seek volume control
Northwest cranberry production expected to be higher than last year
Dry bean industry excited about new yellow variety: Patron
Dry bean industry excited about new yellow variety: Patron
Idaho’s dry bean industry has high hopes for Patron, a new yellow bean variety developed by an Oregon State University researcher. Only about 2 percent of the dry beans grown in Idaho are yellows but industry leaders believe that could change with...
Ecology: No threat in biosolid use on ag lands
Ecology: No threat in biosolid use on ag lands
An Onalaska, Wash., company wants to apply biosolids from city waste water treatment plants to farmland near Davenport.
Timber sale nets Idaho Department of Fish and Game $900,000
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will receive about $907,000 in a northern Idaho timber sale
Marijuana states try to curb smuggling, avert US crackdown
Tracking legal weed from the fields and greenhouses where it’s grown to the shops where it’s sold is their main protective measure so far.
Are luxury resort ranches the future of Eastern Oregon?
Plans for Silvies Valley Ranch, 40,000 acres of sagebrush, wetlands and timberland that stretch into both Harney and Grant counties, include a high-end resort.
Heatwave stresses spring wheat, boosting protein
Heatwave stresses spring wheat, boosting protein
Spring wheat is likely to suffer from heat stress the later it was planted, Washington State University researchers say.
BLM expects large rangeland seed buy
BLM expects large rangeland seed buy
A farmer says raising grass seed for dryland range is risky, and the market is volatile, but the Bureau of Land Management has depleted its seed inventories and is planning a significant buy.
Postal Service may get more freedom to raise stamp prices
After a 10-year review, the Postal Regulatory Commission could make its decision next month.

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