Environmentalists sue over USDA’s authority to kill Oregon wolves
In 2014, the USDA’s analysis concluded its wolf control activities didn’t have significant environmental impacts, but five environmental groups challenged that finding in federal court.

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WSDA estimates ‘15 drought damage topped $700 million
WSDA estimates ‘15 drought damage topped $700 million
Washington Department of Agriculture estimates the 2015 drought caused between $633 million and $773 million in economic damages
‘Food system’ works just fine, thank you
‘Food system’ works just fine, thank you
No matter what this food system forum advocates, the real food system, which includes farmers, ranchers, processors, distributors and retailers, will continue to feed Washington’s 7.1 million people.
Managing Oregon’s water resources: Where do we go from here?
The OGWA would encourage Oregon’s water management to focus on long-term sustainability, considering all water uses and users equally.
Provide more balance in Trump coverage
So far, what Trump has presented agriculture with is anything but positive.
Maryland lawmakers seek to protect bee colonies from bears
Bees and bee colonies would be granted the same protection as other farm animals under bill.
Missouri will appeal California egg law ruling
The state’s attorney general says the law will cost Missouri jobs because of increased farming costs, drive up food costs and hurt the state’s hospitality and restaurant industries because of pricier food.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
New storms test California dam spillway repairs
New storms test California dam spillway repairs
Officials raced to drain more water from a lake behind battered Oroville Dam as new storms began rolling into Northern California on Wednesday and tested the quick repairs made to damaged spillways that raised flood fears
Jury of 7 women, 5 men seated for new Oregon refuge trial
This is the second trial in connection to the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Last fall, jurors acquitted Ammon Bundy and six others.
Mediation helps financially struggling farmers in Minnesota
Mediators require lenders to offer struggling farmers the chance to renegotiate debt terms before repossessing any property.

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Environmentalists sue over USDA’s authority to kill Oregon wolves
In 2014, the USDA’s analysis concluded its wolf control activities didn’t have significant environmental impacts, but five...
Study to focus on wolves’ effect on other predators, prey
Researchers will monitor deer, elk and cougars to study the effects wolves have on them in a new study by the Washington Department of Fish and...
Environmentalists challenge USDA’s authority to kill Oregon wolves
Legality of Cascade-Siskiyou expansion challenged
WSDA estimates ‘15 drought damage topped $700 million

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Maryland lawmakers seek to protect bee colonies from bears
Bees and bee colonies would be granted the same protection as other farm animals under bill.
Missouri will appeal California egg law ruling
The state’s attorney general says the law will cost Missouri jobs because of increased farming costs, drive up food costs and hurt the...
Portland daily grain report
Mediation helps financially struggling farmers in Minnesota
State offers 3,000-acre lease in Horse Heaven Hills

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Environmentalists sue over USDA’s authority to kill Oregon wolves
In 2014, the USDA’s analysis concluded its wolf control activities didn’t have significant environmental impacts, but five...
Study to focus on wolves’ effect on other predators, prey
Researchers will monitor deer, elk and cougars to study the effects wolves have on them in a new study by the Washington Department of Fish and...
Environmentalists challenge USDA’s authority to kill Oregon wolves
Legality of Cascade-Siskiyou expansion challenged
WSDA estimates ‘15 drought damage topped $700 million

Opinion

‘Food system’ works just fine, thank you
No matter what this food system forum advocates, the real food system, which includes farmers, ranchers, processors, distributors and retailers, will...
Managing Oregon’s water resources: Where do we go from here?
The OGWA would encourage Oregon’s water management to focus on long-term sustainability, considering all water uses and users equally.
Provide more balance in Trump coverage
Pre-emption of local GMO regulations must remain
Record snows devastate onion industry

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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