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Drone companies prepare to train pilots, expand opportunities
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Drone companies prepare to train pilots, expand opportunities
Western commercial drone companies say they’re preparing for growth, following a Federal Aviation Administration decision to relax remote-pilot standards.

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Gene lab will help researchers breed better crops
Gene lab will help researchers breed better crops
University of Idaho plans to open a new laboratory for genomic editing of crops, starting with wheat.
Researchers weigh solutions for acidic soil
Eastern Washington farmers are considering different options to deal with acidic soils.
Researchers track cows to determine riparian area impact
Researchers track cows to determine riparian area impact
Using GPS tracking technology, a five-year Oregon State University study shows grazing cows spend little time in streams.
Western Innovator: Researcher studies how fish digest
Western Innovator: Researcher studies how fish digest
The new director of the University of Idaho Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station is passionate about how living things work, and why.
Quinoa researchers to tackle economics, drought
Quinoa researchers to tackle economics, drought
A $2 million USDA grant will enable Washington State University’s quinoa breeding program to pursue specific questions about heat, drought and the economics of raising the crop, says breeder Kevin Murphy.
New wood technology has timber industry looking up
New wood technology has timber industry looking up
Cross-laminated timber, or CLT, is made like it sounds: rafts of 2-by-4 beams aligned in perpendicular layers, then glued — or laminated — together like a giant sandwich.

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