Brown reverses course on Portland highway veto
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Brown reverses course on Portland highway veto
Oregon governor vetoes several other bills.

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Almond advocates seek farm bill funding boost
Almond advocates seek farm bill funding boost
Almond Alliance of California president Kelly Covello complains there hasn’t been an increase in recent Farm Bills for such initiatives as the Market Access Program and the Foreign Market Development Program.
Researchers hunt for cause of onion disease
Researchers hunt for cause of onion disease
A relatively new onion disease known as onion bulb rot, which was a major problem in the Treasure Valley region of Idaho and Oregon in 2014 and 2015, has not made an appearance so far this year and some people hope it was only a rare outbreak.
Hay export facility opens in Pocatello
Hay export facility opens in Pocatello
A new facility in Eastern Idaho will press hay and pack containers bound for overseas.
Dairy prices still riding roller coaster
Dairy prices still riding roller coaster
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week’s dairy industry news.
Feds award money to boost warnings for West Coast quakes
The ShakeAlert system could give people seconds or up to a minute of warning.
Proposed copper mine’s permit application is ‘complete’
After three requests for more information, state environmental regulators say Tintina Montana has submitted a complete application for its proposed copper mine near White Sulphur Springs
South Dakota farmers, ranchers get some drought relief
Rain has brought South Dakota farmers and ranchers some relief from the drought
Traps catch destructive female leaf-eating moths
State officials have collected actively reproducing female gypsy moths for the first time in four decades
Rental rates for Idaho farmland down in 2017
Rental rates for Idaho farmland down in 2017
The average cash rent for cropland in Idaho is estimated to be $160 an acre this year, down $8 an acre from last year.
Bison meat niche grows across the West
Bison meat niche grows across the West
Although most bison production is in the Midwest, 14 Oregon ranches are registered with the Northwest Bison Association.

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Caving in to unfounded opinions threatens tech advances, expert says
Agriculture needs to stand united in defending safe technologies and alter the discussion to focus on the problems the technology is trying to fix.
Settlement reached in Duarte Clean Water Act lawsuit
Farmer John Duarte has agreed to pay $330,000 in civil penalties and purchase $770,000 worth of mitigation credits to resolve a federal lawsuit after...
BYU students take home $10,000 in new dairy product competition
Almond advocates seek farm bill funding boost
Researchers hunt for cause of onion disease

Nation/World

Caving in to unfounded opinions threatens tech advances, expert says
Agriculture needs to stand united in defending safe technologies and alter the discussion to focus on the problems the technology is trying to fix.
Settlement reached in Duarte Clean Water Act lawsuit
Farmer John Duarte has agreed to pay $330,000 in civil penalties and purchase $770,000 worth of mitigation credits to resolve a federal lawsuit after...
Almond advocates seek farm bill funding boost
Hay export facility opens in Pocatello
Feds award money to boost warnings for West Coast quakes

Ag Sectors

Caving in to unfounded opinions threatens tech advances, expert says
Agriculture needs to stand united in defending safe technologies and alter the discussion to focus on the problems the technology is trying to fix.
Settlement reached in Duarte Clean Water Act lawsuit
Farmer John Duarte has agreed to pay $330,000 in civil penalties and purchase $770,000 worth of mitigation credits to resolve a federal lawsuit after...
BYU students take home $10,000 in new dairy product competition
Almond advocates seek farm bill funding boost
Researchers hunt for cause of onion disease

Opinion

We’re still waiting for those better trade deals
It’s fair to ask what happens next in negotiating new trade agreements, and when will it happen?
Oregon’s growing marijuana problem
Oregon’s marijuana law has created questions that have landed in the laps of the Legislature and the courts, which will be sorting through...
Renewable Fuel Standard should be protected
Backing agriculture and the rural economy
Lack of capital budget impacts conservation districts

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