Rice growers wrap up drought-diminished harvest
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Rice growers wrap up drought-diminished harvest
California rice farmers are wrapping up their harvest of a crop that's expected to be 23 percent smaller than last year's. Good yields on many of the acres that were planted will help make up at least a small part of the loss of revenue, as will sales of...

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Idaho dry bean industry sets sights on Costa Rica
Idaho dry bean industry sets sights on Costa Rica
Idaho's dry bean industry sees Costa Rica as one of its best potential new markets and the Idaho Bean Commission will use a $18,000 specialty crop grant to try to make inroads into that Central American nation.
Yellow spud varieties make debut
Yellow spud varieties make debut
An Eastern Idaho company that deals in a wide variety of potato types says yellow spuds are trendy and unveiled two new yellow varieties during a recent produce trade show in Southern California.
Government Contractor Holds Listening Session on Federal Insurance for Specialty Crops from Food Safety and Contamination Issues.

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77,000-acre cattle operation changes hands
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WSU grad named Washington state veterinarian
Washington state names WSU graduate Joe Baker new state veterinarian.
Washington, Oregon potato farmers eye Southeast Asia
Oregon and Washington agricutural officials will leave this month for a trade mission to Southeast Asia to promote Northwest potatoes.
Mathisons renew effort to gain more cherry ground
Mathisons renew effort to gain more cherry ground
It seemed dead in February, but now the Mathison family is making a new attempt to get public lands for cherry orchard expansion in prime cherry and wildlife country south of Wenatchee.
Hal Salwasser, former OSU College of Forestry dean, dies at 69
Hal Salwasser, former OSU College of Forestry dean, dies at 69
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Rice growers wrap up drought-diminished harvest
California rice farmers are wrapping up their harvest of a crop that's expected to be 23 percent smaller than last year's. Good yields on many of the...
CPOW plans 10th annual meeting
The Cattle Producers of Washington hold their annual meeting Oct. 31 in Airway Heights, Wash.
Irrigation district to convert wells to surface water
Idaho dry bean industry sets sights on Costa Rica
Yellow spud varieties make debut

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Idaho dry bean industry sets sights on Costa Rica
Idaho's dry bean industry sees Costa Rica as one of its best potential new markets and the Idaho Bean Commission will use a $18,000 specialty crop...
Yellow spud varieties make debut
An Eastern Idaho company that deals in a wide variety of potato types says yellow spuds are trendy and unveiled two new yellow varieties during a...
Americold opens third Idaho cold-storage facility
Washington, Oregon potato farmers eye Southeast Asia
N.Y. grants $17.6 million to protect 21 farms

Ag Sectors

Rice growers wrap up drought-diminished harvest
California rice farmers are wrapping up their harvest of a crop that's expected to be 23 percent smaller than last year's. Good yields on many of the...
CPOW plans 10th annual meeting
The Cattle Producers of Washington hold their annual meeting Oct. 31 in Airway Heights, Wash.
Irrigation district to convert wells to surface water
Cash dairy markets cause head-scratching
77,000-acre cattle operation changes hands

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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
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Government agencies out of control
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Homegrown energy independence means more money for Washington farmers

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