U.S., Oregon mark milestone with sage grouse agreement
U.S., Oregon mark milestone with sage grouse agreement
A sage grouse conservation agreement favored by ranchers and other private landowners will be extended to cover more than 500,000 acres of state land in Eastern Oregon.

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U.S. honey production up in 2014, but colony losses continue
U.S. honey production up in 2014, but colony losses continue
Good conditions boosted U.S. honey production in 2014, but beekeepers are still experiencing high colony losses.
Appeals court sets hearing on Obama immigration injunction
The Justice Department earlier this month filed an emergency motion with the 5th Circuit, asking it to lift the preliminary injunction against the president's immigration actions.
Broth maker leaves San Diego for Medford
A business consultant said the Rogue Valley was a good fit for Bare Bones — which uses organic produce and bones from pastured and grass-fed animals.
N. Idaho county asks Congress to designate wilderness
The county resolution adopted Tuesday states that the area offers outstanding views, recreation opportunities, and contributes to the economic vitality of the region.
USDA wants to redefine farming, limit subsidies
USDA wants to redefine farming, limit subsidies
USDA proposes that farms must document that their managers put in 500 hours of substantial management work annually or 25 percent of the time necessary for the success of the farming operation to qualify.
Lawmakers to vote on $1B water plan amid drought
The $1 billion plan is labeled emergency legislation, but much of the funding has been available to the state for years and it could take years to make a difference in the water supply.
Appeals court hears arguments over license for orca ‘Lolita’
An attorney argued before a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the lower court should have considered whether the USDA’s decision to renew the Seaquarium’s license to display Lolita was “arbitrary and...
Bill would create organic-type labels for non-GMO foods
The proposed government-certified label would allow companies that want to advertise their foods as GMO-free to do so, but it would not be mandatory for others.
Idaho ag groups weigh in on transportation funding plans
Idaho farm groups are being asked to weigh in on the debate about increasing transportation funding, an issue that has recently heated up in the Idaho Legislature.
Oregon bill would regulate use of antibiotics in livestock
Oregon lawmakers are considering restricting antibiotics in livestock production.

State

U.S., Oregon mark milestone with sage grouse agreement
A sage grouse conservation agreement favored by ranchers and other private landowners will be extended to cover more than 500,000 acres of state land...
Idaho seed potato growers see opportunity in Algeria
A group of Idaho seed potato growers sees opportunity to establish a new market in Algeria, where the nation is working to become more...
Washington Ecology details drought relief budget
Broth maker leaves San Diego for Medford
N. Idaho county asks Congress to designate wilderness

Nation/World

Buffett-backed H.J. Heinz buys Kraft, creates $28B food giant
The combined comapny will own Kraft, Heinz, Oscar Mayer, Ore-Ida and large stable of other brands.
Idaho seed potato growers see opportunity in Algeria
A group of Idaho seed potato growers sees opportunity to establish a new market in Algeria, where the nation is working to become more...
U.S. honey production up in 2014, but colony losses continue
Appeals court sets hearing on Obama immigration injunction
Broth maker leaves San Diego for Medford

Ag Sectors

Washington Ecology details drought relief budget
Washington Department of Ecology's proposed drought budget calls for withholding $4 million until conditions worsen in the Yakima Basin.
U.S. honey production up in 2014, but colony losses continue
Good conditions boosted U.S. honey production in 2014, but beekeepers are still experiencing high colony losses.
Lawmakers to vote on $1B water plan amid drought
Klamath water transfer bill draws suspicion
Oregon’s changing FFA elects slate of state leaders

Opinion

Local food is everywhere
Local food is in the eye of the beholder.
A new approach for supporting agriculture, protecting natural resources
The Voluntary Stewardship Program adopted by Thurston County, Wash., offers many advantages and opportunities for farmers.
Honoring America’s farmers on National Ag Day
Proposed Oregon wage hike good for Idaho
Will Kitzhaber’s forestry legacy continue?

Special Sections

Family farmers keep up with latest innovations
The Taber family concentrates on quality at their Shoshone, Idaho, farm.
Potatoes are the stars at this farm
Rob Unruh has been growing potatoes in Malin, Ore., for 42 years.
Fewels keep changing to meet new challenges
Onions provide farm with steady income
Farm aims at creating community