Rancher embraces buffaloes’ beauty, but not horns
Mike Marvin runs one of the northernmost buffalo ranches in the lower 48.

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Northern California’s wet pattern to continue in December
Northern California’s wet pattern to continue in December
A rainy pattern in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest could continue at least through mid-December, forecasters say.
Analyst: Export market key to growth of Oregon microbreweries
Analyst: Export market key to growth of Oregon microbreweries
An economic analyst says breweries should "reverse the Oregon Trail" and make more of a push to sell their craft beer out of state and overseas.
Weed, predator funding on chopping block at ODA
Weed, predator funding on chopping block at ODA
Weed biocontrol and predator control funding is on the chopping block at the Oregon Department of Agriculture.
BLM issues controversial new land-planning rule
BLM issues controversial new land-planning rule
The Bureau of Land Management has issued a final rule updating its land-use planning process, and advocates for rural counties and public lands grazing vow to fight it.
Walden chosen to chair House Energy and Commerce Committee
Walden chosen to chair House Energy and Commerce Committee
The appointment will give Walden oversight of federal departments in charge of consumer protections, food and drug safety, public health, environmental quality and energy policy.
California treasurer to study legal marijuana and banking
In general, the state will treat cannabis like alcohol. Taking effect in 2018, the law allows people 21 and older to legally possess up to an ounce of pot and grow six marijuana plants at home.
Kroger digs in with food prices tumbling
On Thursday, Kroger lowered its 2016 per-share profit expectations.
Idaho officials sell commercial properties for $17.3 million
The Idaho Department of Lands sold the properties on Thursday in an auction that officials say brought in $4.5 million more than the appraised value of the properties.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
2 Montana reservoirs with invasive mussels closed to boats
The team is contacting experts in other states to determine if lowering reservoir levels could help control the spread of the mussels.

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State

Battle lines drawn in Washington over new wells
Washington House committees drill deeper into whether lawmakers should intervene to blunt court ruling that could stop new wells from being drilled...
Northern California’s wet pattern to continue in December
A rainy pattern in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest could continue at least through mid-December, forecasters say.
Analyst: Export market key to growth of Oregon microbreweries
Weed, predator funding on chopping block at ODA
Walden chosen to chair House Energy and Commerce Committee

Nation/World

Industry seeks better malting barley varieties
The American Malting Barley Association is seeking improved varieties to bolster barley acres.
In farming, sustainability means loving it, sticking with it and passing it along
Women entering agriculture are urged to stick with it, learn from experienced farmers and pass the knowledge and love along to others.
BLM issues controversial new land-planning rule
Kroger digs in with food prices tumbling
Portland daily grain report

Ag Sectors

Rancher embraces buffaloes’ beauty, but not horns
Mike Marvin runs one of the northernmost buffalo ranches in the lower 48.
Battle lines drawn in Washington over new wells
Washington House committees drill deeper into whether lawmakers should intervene to blunt court ruling that could stop new wells from being drilled...
Industry seeks better malting barley varieties
Northern California’s wet pattern to continue in December
2 Montana reservoirs with invasive mussels closed to boats

Opinion

Stand by for What’s Upstream 2.0
Organizers of the suspended What's Upstream campaign say it could be brought back to life.
Our dams support us; it’s time to support them
The Army Corps of Engineers is undertaking a public “scoping” period through Jan. 17 providing an opportunity for Eastern Washington...
GMO election fines out of line
Snake River dams remain vital
A letter to President-elect Trump

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