Bee studies give Nicholls student new insights
Through the summer Nicholls State University freshman Brook Hoover learned about the physiology of bees by helping extract DNA and inseminate the insects. She also learned about the potential effects of widespread colony collapse.

Featured Stories

Farmers, researchers testing microbials
Farmers, researchers testing microbials
Monsanto and biotech company Novozymes see a big future in microbials, the use of bacteria and fungi to protect crops from diseases and pests. Farmers are more inclined to use the products as they're proven, said Waterville, Wash., wheat farmer Kellen...
Ag groups, Ecology welcome conversation
Ag groups, Ecology welcome conversation
Washington Department of Ecology Director Maia Bellon says advisory committee meetings are helping the regulatory agency and agriculture industry members sort through feelings of distrust.
Idaho Dairy Council awards $71,000-plus to schools
Idaho dairymen have awarded more than $70,000 to 30 Idaho schools through the Idaho Dairy Council to support the Fuel Up To Play 60 program, which encourages healthful eating and physical activity.
Cedar City residents fighting prairie-dog rules
Cedar City residents fighting prairie-dog rules
The Utah prairie dog is classified as threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Illegal immigrant deportations down 20 percent
Over 10 months in 2012, Immigration and Customs Enforcement deported 344,624 people, some 25 percent more than this year.
Doctors: Finding source unlikely in E. coli deaths
Results have yet to come back on a kind of DNA fingerprinting test of the E. coli, which can then be compared to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s national database.
Mild Montana wildfire season spurs low spending
The 251 fires so far this year is close to the five-year average, but the 20 square miles of land burned is just 12 percent of the five-year average.
Wildfire weather west of Cascades, freezing east
The National Weather Service has a red flag warning in effect in the area from Seattle through Eugene because of the danger that any fire would rapidly spread in winds of 25 mph or stronger when the humidity is as low as 20 percent.
High prices slow U.S. dairy exports
U.S. dairy exports are slowing due to high U.S. prices that are discouraging buyers on the open market. Exports in July were down 9 percent from June on a volume basis and down 10 percent on a value basis.
Patriotic corn maze opening in Maryland
The corn maze at the Carroll County Agriculture Center includes the outlines of a flag, Fort McHenry, a ship and the words 200 years.

State

EPA approves new methyl bromide alternative
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced it is registering a new nematicide as a non-fumigant alternative to methyl bromide, which is...
Feed barley glut affects hay prices
Eastern Idaho growers say the quality of their third alfalfa cutting is strong, but yield and price of premium hay are both down.
Farmers, researchers testing microbials
Ag groups, Ecology welcome conversation
Idaho Dairy Council awards $71,000-plus to schools

Nation/World

Bee studies give Nicholls student new insights
Through the summer Nicholls State University freshman Brook Hoover learned about the physiology of bees by helping extract DNA and inseminate the...
Cedar City residents fighting prairie-dog rules
The Utah prairie dog is classified as threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Illegal immigrant deportations down 20 percent
Doctors: Finding source unlikely in E. coli deaths
High prices slow U.S. dairy exports

Ag Sectors

EPA approves new methyl bromide alternative
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced it is registering a new nematicide as a non-fumigant alternative to methyl bromide, which is...
Feed barley glut affects hay prices
Eastern Idaho growers say the quality of their third alfalfa cutting is strong, but yield and price of premium hay are both down.
Entries open for ag photo contest
Farmers, researchers testing microbials
Idaho Dairy Council awards $71,000-plus to schools

Opinion

Questions we have about wolves
As wolves spread across the West, what is there to protect?
Organic, non-GMO labels already inform consumers
We recommend Oregonians follow residents in California and Washington and vote down a ballot measure that would require the labeling of food...
Measure 92 would mandate labels that say nothing new
Water bond doesn’t do what its supporters say
Ross fumbles ball in Sacramento

Special Sections

Firesteed Winery fills marketing niche
Firesteed was started in 1993 when Howard Rossbach, a wine distributor at the time, noticed a shortage of value-based Pinot Noir.
Partners plan several wine-related businesses in downtown Roseburg
Paul O'Brien Winery plans to have several wine-related businesses nearby in Roseburg, Ore.
Winery owner takes road less traveled
Carmela Vineyards owners keep it in the family
3 Horse Ranch Vineyards has room to grow