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Advisor helps SJ Valley growers meet challenges, opportunities
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Advisor helps SJ Valley growers meet challenges, opportunities
Maxwell Norton, the retiring director of the University of California Cooperative Extension office in Merced County, was in early pioneer in research into many of the issues that growers currently face in the San Joaquin Valley, including the need for...

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Kids, cattle: Seeing the beauty in it all
Kids, cattle: Seeing the beauty in it all
Columnist Ryan Taylor writes about life in the country.
Idaho ranchers take ag concerns to Willie Nelson
Idaho ranchers take ag concerns to Willie Nelson
A Weiser, Idaho, ranching couple got to visit with musician Willie Nelson about agricultural issues as part of his Farm Aid program.
USDA educates library patrons about Idaho agriculture
USDA educates library patrons about Idaho agriculture
USDA's Idaho statistician has set up a display in the Boise Public Library that seeks to educate urban folks about the state's extensive agricultural production.
Portland’s Zenger Farm bridges urban, rural divide
Portland’s Zenger Farm bridges urban, rural divide
Portland non-profit opens the Urban Grange at the city-owned Zenger Farm property. The facility has 6,600 square feet of kitchen, classroom, meeting and office space that is intended to educate people about food and farming.
Children return to farm while father takes LDS mission
Children return to farm while father takes LDS mission
Southeast Idaho potato farmer Kevin Loveland will leave his farm in the control of his young daughter in order to spend the next three years serving a mission with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
FFA students build hog loading ramp for Shasta fair
FFA students build hog loading ramp for Shasta fair
FFA members from Cottonwood, Calif., made a hog loading ramp and donated it to the Shasta District Fair at the request of a fair supporters' group. The fair has had toe creative in raising money since most state funding for local fairs was cut several...
Washington ag non-profit seeks ‘founding members’
Washington ag non-profit seeks ‘founding members’
The non-profit Washington Grown seeks "founding members" to offer donations before June 30 in order to help fund activities to educate consumers about Washington agriculture.
Small farm does well with blueberries
Small farm does well with blueberries
A small farm make a business out of growing 200,000 pounds of blueberries annually along with other berries, apples and running a restaurant.
Woman bitten, knocked down in pig attack in Nampa
The animal’s head will be tested for rabies.
Man’s body found in silo on farm in Dane County
Investigators do not believe the man’s death is suspicious.