Interior bill lays groundwork for addressing Western issues
Agricultural interests representing key commodities across the Northwest say the Interior funding bill that recently passed the U.S. House has several provisions that they support.

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TV personality-avocado farmer speaks at GOP convention
Of the avocado-growing business, Kimberlin Brown said, “I’ve seen firsthand our domestic market flooded with imports that harmed local farmers and even drove some out of business.”
Crews bolster fire lines on blaze east of Boise
The fire that started Tuesday quickly ballooned to 5 square miles and destroyed a barn and two outbuildings.
S. Idaho woman pleads guilty to felony grand theft
Authorities say Zamora wrote a $6,500 check to state brand inspector Justin Archer earlier this year and that they split the money.
Beekeepers urged to enter honey in awards competition
Beekeepers urged to enter honey in awards competition
Beekeepers are urged to enter their honeys in the annual Good Food Awards competition by July 31. The awards are meant to recognize good farming practices, said a University of California-Davis researcher is coordinating the honey contest.
Washington tribe joins legal challenge over modified salmon
The tribe says it is worried the genetically modified salmon can escape and harm wild salmon runs.
Port of Morrow to expand land application for wastewater
Port of Morrow to expand land application for wastewater
Work will begin later this year to distribute a portion of wastewater from the Port of Morrow to Madison Ranches for irrigation.
Officials approve egg farm that will use cage-free barns
The company had initially proposed a 6 million-bird operation.
Group clones California giant trees to combat climate change
The arborists clipped off tips of young branches to be hand-delivered across the country, cloned in a lab and eventually planted in a forest in Oregon.
PNW cherry harvest enters final stretch
PNW cherry harvest enters final stretch
Cherry growers in the Pacific Northwest have enjoyed relatively good weather and fruit quality, but crop compression kept prices and grower returns low in mid-season.
Nebraska farmers nearly done harvesting winter wheat
At least 75 percent of the winter wheat crop has been harvested.

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Oregon farmer wins zoning dispute
An Albany, Ore., farmer has won a land-use dispute. The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled that his straw-compressing facility does not require a...
Onion growers confirm success of applying herbicide through drip system
Idaho and Oregon onion growers are reporting good results from applying a popular herbicide through drip irrigation systems. This is the first year...
Crews bolster fire lines on blaze east of Boise
S. Idaho woman pleads guilty to felony grand theft
Beekeepers urged to enter honey in awards competition

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Interior bill lays groundwork for addressing Western issues
Agricultural interests representing key commodities across the Northwest say the Interior funding bill that recently passed the U.S. House has...
Vilsack on Clinton’s list of potential running mates?
With his Midwestern ties, experience in elected office, policy record in Washington and strong links to rural America, Agriculture Secretary Tom...
TV personality-avocado farmer speaks at GOP convention
Washington tribe joins legal challenge over modified salmon
Officials approve egg farm that will use cage-free barns

Ag Sectors

Onion growers confirm success of applying herbicide through drip system
Idaho and Oregon onion growers are reporting good results from applying a popular herbicide through drip irrigation systems. This is the first year...
Beekeepers urged to enter honey in awards competition
Beekeepers are urged to enter their honeys in the annual Good Food Awards competition by July 31. The awards are meant to recognize good farming...
Port of Morrow to expand land application for wastewater
Group clones California giant trees to combat climate change
PNW cherry harvest enters final stretch

Opinion

Congress will pass a carbon fee bill by the end of 2017
It’s time for Congress to pass the most efficient and effective solution to climate change — a steadily-rising, revenue-neutral fee on...
Onion growers face another food safety law challenge
Forcing onion producers to replace their wooden crates with plastic containers wouldn't make onions safer, but would put farmers out of business.
How to achieve profitable milk prices
What a federal GMO labeling law does
Doing good for Klamath Basin agriculture

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