Cattle ranch keeps family busy
Cattle ranch keeps family busy
Maggie Justice of John Day, Ore., writes about her grandfather's ranch.

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Irrigators, state launch water improvements
Irrigators, state launch water improvements
The Methow Valley Irrigation District and Washington Department of Ecology are improving river flows for fish and the district and town of Twisp are more certain of water with a project that ends years of disputes.
Pipeline part of latest Rangen water mitigation plan
Members of Idaho Ground Water Appropriators have developed a new mitigation plan to satisfy a water call by the Rangen, Inc., trout farm. The irrigators say the state has received the plan favorably.
Conference focuses on small farms
Spokane's small farms conference returns, called Farm-A-Palouse-A, Nov. 1. The annual event doubled its offerings in effort to convey information to small farmers, says Spokane Conservation District outreach specialist Erica VanNatta
EPA, Jerome Cheese reach settlement
EPA, Jerome Cheese reach settlement
Jerome Cheese has settled with EPA over alleged Clean Air Act violations at its Jerome, Idaho, plant. The company has agreed to pay an $88,000 penalty but admits no wrongdoing.
FSA helps farmers understand new risk management tools
FSA helps farmers understand new risk management tools
Farmers will want to learn more about new USDA Farm Service Agency insurance programs in the weeks ahead, says Judy Olson, executive director of the Washington office.
Trading company sues Smithfield after Russia trade ban
A legal dispute has erupted between a major pork producer and a trading company due to a Russian ban on U.S. farm products.
Wanted: People to advise Washington on wolves
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife seeks members for its panel to advise the agency on wolf recovery.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Monsanto gives $2.5 million against GMO labeling
The anti-labeling camp has so far raised $10 million, compared to $5.4 million for the pro-labeling side.
New guidelines aim to prevent bee die-offs
New guidelines aim to prevent bee die-offs
An industry group has suggested best-management practices to protect bees from pesticides during the almond blossom. Bee experts are lauding the effort, which follows a massive bee die-off at the end of the bloom earlier this year.

State

Crisis group addresses Idaho grain losses
A crisis response group convened by Idaho's Speaker of the House is trying to find ways to help growers in Southern Idaho deal with the huge losses...
Irrigators, state launch water improvements
The Methow Valley Irrigation District and Washington Department of Ecology are improving river flows for fish and the district and town of Twisp are...
Pipeline part of latest Rangen water mitigation plan
Conference focuses on small farms
EPA, Jerome Cheese reach settlement

Nation/World

NCBA says generic checkoff would fall short
NCBA and state cattle associations contend a supplemental beef checkoff proposed by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack would be detrimental to the beef...
Crisis group addresses Idaho grain losses
A crisis response group convened by Idaho's Speaker of the House is trying to find ways to help growers in Southern Idaho deal with the huge losses...
Conference focuses on small farms
FSA helps farmers understand new risk management tools
Trading company sues Smithfield after Russia trade ban

Ag Sectors

Cattle ranch keeps family busy
Maggie Justice of John Day, Ore., writes about her grandfather's ranch.
Favorite boots get new lease on life
Columnist Ryan Taylor writes about life in the country.
NCBA says generic checkoff would fall short
Irrigators, state launch water improvements
Pipeline part of latest Rangen water mitigation plan

Opinion

Proposition 1: Christmas in November
Proposition 1, the $7.5 billion bond that would pay for a vast array of water-related projects, brings a festive atmopshere to California's general...
Idaho voters should reaffirm regulation reviews
Idaho voters should pass a contitutional amendment that will affirm the Legislature's ability to review administrative regulations.
Government agencies out of control
Election concerns trump Clean Water Act rule comments
Homegrown energy independence means more money for Washington farmers

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