USDA announces plans to reduce agricultural carbon emissions
Officials say they are targeting excessive use of fertilizer and methane emissions from livestock.

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Inslee signs farmworker training bill
Inslee signs farmworker training bill
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signs bill to set up a training program for farmworkers.
Dozens view first legal UAV ag flight in Southern Idaho
Dozens view first legal UAV ag flight in Southern Idaho
The first legal commercial flight of an unmanned aerial vehicle for agricultural purposes in Southern Idaho took place April 22 at Bitner Vineyards near Caldwell. Representatives of several Idaho farm commodities were on hand for the demonstration.
Questions persist on urban farm tax relief
Agricultural incentive zones, which provide tax relief for urban farmers in Oregon, have crossed a key legislative hurdle.
Free Washington program collects waste pesticides
Free Washington program collects waste pesticides
The Washington Department of Agriculture's program for collecting old agricultural chemicals marked its 3 millionth pound collected since the program started in 1988 last week. The free, non-regulatory program offers farmers an easy way to get rid of old...
Caterpillar’s First Quarter earnings jump 20 percent
The company also saw a nearly 6 percent drop in operating costs, to $11.18 billion.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group posts 1Q profit
The maker of beverages such as 7Up, Sunkist and Mott’s posted revenue of $1.45 billion in the period.
Union Pacific misses Street 1Q forecasts
The stock has increased 15 percent in the last 12 months.
Dunkin’ tops Street 1Q forecasts
The company reported a nearly 12 percent boost in net income to $25.6 million.
Agritourism bill overcomes trial lawyer opposition
Agritourism bill overcomes trial lawyer opposition
Legislation that would reduce the exposure of agritourism operators to lawsuits has passed a key legislative committee in Oregon.
California government says it’s meeting water-saving goal
Overall, water use fell from 19.4 billion gallons in 2013 to 14.9 billion gallons in 2014. Caltrans accounted for most of the savings.

State

Inslee signs farmworker training bill
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signs bill to set up a training program for farmworkers.
Dozens view first legal UAV ag flight in Southern Idaho
The first legal commercial flight of an unmanned aerial vehicle for agricultural purposes in Southern Idaho took place April 22 at Bitner Vineyards...
Questions persist on urban farm tax relief
Free Washington program collects waste pesticides
Agritourism bill overcomes trial lawyer opposition

Nation/World

USDA announces plans to reduce agricultural carbon emissions
Officials say they are targeting excessive use of fertilizer and methane emissions from livestock.
FDA hunts for cause of listeria outbreaks
Officials say the outbreaks are unusual because listeria is rarely found in ice cream. The pathogen can’t grow at freezing temperatures.
Caterpillar’s First Quarter earnings jump 20 percent
Dr Pepper Snapple Group posts 1Q profit
Union Pacific misses Street 1Q forecasts

Ag Sectors

Arizona expands quarantine area targeting citrus greening disease
Quarantine areas already included much of western Arizona as well as a small part of Santa Cruz County.
Dairy herd in Michigan tests positive for bovine TB
To prevent bovine TB from spreading to other farms, each herd must undergo annual testing and any additional movement off a farm must include a TB...
Dozens view first legal UAV ag flight in Southern Idaho
Agritourism bill overcomes trial lawyer opposition
California government says it’s meeting water-saving goal

Opinion

Ag employers between a rock and a harder place
ICE won't look the other way if employers find out workers are applying for president's deferred deportation programs.
Mink industry inhumane
Letter writer opposes raising mink for its fur.
A flood of missed opportunities, misguided policies
TPP trade agreements deserves our support
Communication helps avoid battles

Special Sections

Orchard makes its own cider as a drawing card
Cabalo Orchard makes its own cider as a drawing card.
Science backgrounds help organic farmers
Sunnyslope Ranch is organic to make a statement, its owners say.
Brothers move from hop farming to distribution
Small apple orchard keeps owners busy
Orchardist uses unique tactics to overcome blight