100-plus temps to affect spring wheat crop
Temperatures of 100 degrees or more won't have a huge impact on the Washington wheat crop, industry members say, noting the impact will be greatest on spring crops. But they make a troubling picture for moisture levels beyond the harvest season.

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Writer says farmers should back carbon reductions.
Proposed law would improve forest management
Proposed law would improve forest management
HR 2647 would give the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management policy and legal tools to make federal forests less vulnerable to catastrophic wildfire, insects and disease.
Guestworker border snafu demonstrates need for reform
Guestworker border snafu demonstrates need for reform
Visa snafu demonstrates need for immigration reform.
Court ruling challenges New Deal paradigm
Supreme Court ruling is the latest challenge to programs that have their roots in the market conditions and politics of the Great Depression.
Expert: Approvals of antibiotics in feed won’t be automatic
A Kansas State University veterinary expert advises that ranchers shouldn't expect their veterinarians to automatically approve uses of medicially important antibiotics under new federal guidelines that fully take effect Jan. 1, 2017.
Hydropower challenge could impact irrigators
Hydropower challenge could impact irrigators
Irrigators could be affected by the latest legal challege against the Northwest's hydropower system.
Idaho spud projects receive specialty crop grants
The Idaho State Department of Agriculture has awarded more than $340,000 of roughly $1.74 million in available funding through the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program to research benefiting the state's potato industry.
WOW expands dairy storage, distribution in Idaho
WOW expands dairy storage, distribution in Idaho
WOW Logistics, a nationwide dairy storage, distribution and finance company based in Wisconsin, is expanding its facilities in Jerome, Idaho, to meet the growing needs of Idaho's booming dairy manufacturers.
Farmers consider high-residue equipment to preserve moisture
Farmers consider high-residue equipment to preserve moisture
The Palouse Rock Lake Conservation District held a demonstration of high-residue farming equipment June 23 near St. John, Wash. Growers saw various examples of direct-seed drills through high residue cut by farmer Tracy Eriksen's new stripper header.
Cash cheese slips, then rallies
Cash cheese slips, then rallies
Mielke report on milk.

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100-plus temps to affect spring wheat crop
Temperatures of 100 degrees or more won't have a huge impact on the Washington wheat crop, industry members say, noting the impact will be greatest...
Treasure Valley farmers brace for eight-day heat wave
Farmers in Southwestern Idaho and Eastern Oregon are bracing for an eight-day stretch of 100-plus temperatures.
Wash. ecology proposes rules for irrigating with reclaimed water
Capital Press print edition delayed by computer glitch
Hydropower challenge could impact irrigators

Nation/World

Warm temperatures a boon for stink bugs
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GOP leaders hustle Senate votes for trade package
At least 60 of the Senate’s 100 members must back the measure for it to clear a procedural hurdle Tuesday.
Idaho group sues predator-control agency for information
Potato growers reach $25 million antitrust settlement
High court strikes down raisin program as unconstitutional

Ag Sectors

Wash. ecology proposes rules for irrigating with reclaimed water
Washington Department of Ecology proposes rules for irrigating with water not clean enough to drink.
Expert: Approvals of antibiotics in feed won’t be automatic
A Kansas State University veterinary expert advises that ranchers shouldn't expect their veterinarians to automatically approve uses of medicially...
WOW expands dairy storage, distribution in Idaho
Farmers consider high-residue equipment to preserve moisture
Cash cheese slips, then rallies

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Writer says farmers should back carbon reductions.
Proposed law would improve forest management
HR 2647 would give the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management policy and legal tools to make federal forests less vulnerable to...
Guestworker border snafu demonstrates need for reform
Court ruling challenges New Deal paradigm
Farmers in the Northwest need access to affordable crop insurance

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