Cash dairy market breaks volume records
Cash dairy market breaks volume records
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week’s dairy industry news.

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Tribes: Monument co-management proposal is slap in the face
Utah congressional leaders introduce legislation to create tribal co-management councils, a move touted by Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.
Crews protect hillside homes as California fire grows
Red Flag warnings for fire danger due to Santa Ana winds and a critical lack of moisture were extended into the week instead of expiring Monday.
Farmers in Washington and Idaho seek answer for acidic soil
Some farmers in northern Idaho and western Washington are looking for solutions after years of applying nitrogen-based fertilizer has left their land with acidic soil
US says WTO losing focus on trade, becoming litigation group
U.S. trade representative: Some member countries use their status as developing nations to obtain concessions and don’t follow WTO rules.
Selected Western livestock auctions
Auction results from around the West.
Washington apple crop estimate nears record
Washington apple crop estimate nears record
The estimated size of Washington’s 2017 apple crop grew for the second month in a row. Smaller crops in Europe and elsewhere could boost Washington exports and help grower returns.
U.S. beef supply growing, balanced by stronger demand
U.S. beef supply growing, balanced by stronger demand
U.S. cattle inventory and beef production are expected to continue to grow through 2019, and the outlook is promising for domestic consumption and exports.
WDFW probing killings of 2 wolves
WDFW probing killings of 2 wolves
Environmental groups offer in alleged wolf poachings
Idaho ranchers encouraged to claim stock watering rights on federal land
Idaho ranchers encouraged to claim stock watering rights on federal land
Idaho ranchers attending an Idaho Farm Bureau Federation conference were encouraged to file stock watering claims on federal grazing allotments. A bill passed by the legislature earlier this year provides them a great opportunity to prevail on those...
Pending manure rule poses murky math problem
Pending manure rule poses murky math problem
It's still unclear who will need to report manure emissions

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State

Recovery plans for Snake River salmon, steelhead released
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries plan include spring and summer chinook, fall chinook and steelhead.
Large stocks of wheat, corn keep prices down
Big supplies of corn and wheat around the world dampen the market outlook, but there could be upside if crops in the Southern Hemisphere are tight.
Oregon radish seed lawsuit stayed over farmer objections
Crews protect hillside homes as California fire grows
Farmers in Washington and Idaho seek answer for acidic soil

Nation/World

Recovery plans for Snake River salmon, steelhead released
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries plan include spring and summer chinook, fall chinook and steelhead.
Large stocks of wheat, corn keep prices down
Big supplies of corn and wheat around the world dampen the market outlook, but there could be upside if crops in the Southern Hemisphere are tight.
Tribes: Monument co-management proposal is slap in the face
Crews protect hillside homes as California fire grows
Farmers in Washington and Idaho seek answer for acidic soil

Ag Sectors

Cash dairy market breaks volume records
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week’s dairy industry news.
Recovery plans for Snake River salmon, steelhead released
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries plan include spring and summer chinook, fall chinook and steelhead.
Tribes: Monument co-management proposal is slap in the face
Crews protect hillside homes as California fire grows
Farmers in Washington and Idaho seek answer for acidic soil

Opinion

Tax reform for American farmers and agriculture
This legislation is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make real and long-lasting reforms for farmers, ranchers and every American working in our...
Tax reform key to preserving our family farm
Every time there is a change or delay in any part of the tax code it costs our family time and money.
Call the fire department — there’s manure on your farm
State must resolve conflicting solar, farmland policies
Column: Five common farm estate planning mistakes and how to avoid them

Special Sections

Good accountant keeps business fiscally fit
“They hand me a box filled with papers, and I make sense of it,” accountant Dot Belveal says.
Partners rely on banker to open new organic dairy
The new business, Nature Ridge Organic Dairy in Raft River, has 2,450 Holstein-Jersey cows and 30 full-time employees.
Financial planner helps sheep company owner diversify his investments
Maternal Plus helps improve ranch’s herd
Fall calving works best for Bar 6 Charolais