Westerners back bill to legalize DACA expansion
Washington Republican Reps. Dan Newhouse and Dave Reichert are among 15 co-sponsors of legislation to protect illegal aliens from deportation who were brought to the U.S. as children.

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McClintock: Congress can use funding authority to curb bureaucracy
McClintock: Congress can use funding authority to curb bureaucracy
Rep. Tom McClintock, who chairs the House subcommittee on federal lands, says Congress should use the program reauthorization process to push back against administrative overreach. He also lays out a legislative agenda for 2017.
Severe flooding hits Southern Idaho hard
Severe flooding hits Southern Idaho hard
Widespread flooding is damaging crops and fields and stressing livestock.
Q&A: Falling numbers
Answers to some frequently asked questions about falling numbers.
Brown, Otter touring Treasure Valley damage
Damage to the local onion industry could total as much as $100 million.
Wheat prices to remain low, economist predicts
Wheat prices to remain low, economist predicts
Record global wheat production and “huge” world stocks that are growing faster than demand will continue to depress commodity prices, Washington State University economist Randy Fortenbery says.
Idaho cattle grant helps Mackay school start ranch
Idaho cattle grant helps Mackay school start ranch
Students at Mackay Junior-Senior High School in Idaho have started their own ranch to learn about animal husbandry.
Idaho Grain Producers offering discount to build membership
Idaho Grain Producers offering discount to build membership
The Idaho Grain Producers Association is offering a discounted membership rate to attract new members so more of the industry will understand its efforts on behalf of growers.
Coca-Cola trying to slim down business, not just drinks
The Atlanta-based company said its profit fell 55 percent as global sales volume dipped and it booked charges related to getting out of the manufacturing and distribution of its drinks.
Monarch butterfly numbers drop by 27 percent in Mexico
Monarch butterfly numbers drop by 27 percent in Mexico
Officials estimate the storms in March killed about 6.2 million butterflies, almost 7.4 percent of the estimated 84 million that wintered in Mexico.
Icy roads lead to brief emergency travel order in Helena
The BSNF Railway line and U.S. Highway 2 remained closed Friday after an avalanche left debris on the tracks and the road on the southern edge of Glacier National Park.

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Inslee: Suppression, carbon fuel catastrophic wildfires
Inslee on forests: too much fire suppression and climate change
Oregon, Idaho governors view snow damage in Treasure Valley
The Idaho and Oregon governors pledged to do everything they can to assist with recovery efforts.
Diversification reduces falling number risk, expert says
McClintock: Congress can use funding authority to curb bureaucracy
Severe flooding hits Southern Idaho hard

Nation/World

Westerners back bill to legalize DACA expansion
Washington Republican Reps. Dan Newhouse and Dave Reichert are among 15 co-sponsors of legislation to protect illegal aliens from deportation who...
Diversification reduces falling number risk, expert says
The long-term goal is to develop a whole-grain analyzer to test wheat at grain elevators.
McClintock: Congress can use funding authority to curb bureaucracy
Q&A: Falling numbers
Wheat prices to remain low, economist predicts

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Inslee: Suppression, carbon fuel catastrophic wildfires
Inslee on forests: too much fire suppression and climate change
Severe flooding hits Southern Idaho hard
Widespread flooding is damaging crops and fields and stressing livestock.
Idaho cattle grant helps Mackay school start ranch
Apple truck plunges into Columbia River
Amish Classic Colby cheese recalled in Tennessee

Opinion

Record snows devastate onion industry
A little bit of math can show why the buildings collapsed.
Congress must act to fix immigration laws
Only Congress can change the law. And it’s time it did.
Release Dwight and Steven Hammond
Studies cast doubt on GMO food
Checkoff debate exposes organic split

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Dairy farmers tackle water quality challenges
The Application Risk Management tool — known by the acronym ARM — developed by the Whatcom Conservation District determine whether the...
Grower turns to tank technology for irrigation
Bogdan Caceu looked for tanks in which to save his well water during the rainy season, so he could apply it in the dry summer.
Beavers be dammed, district cares for Napa watershed
Animal feeding operations get help keeping creeks clean
Excess electricity aids aquifer recharge