Vegetable oil bill barely clears low hurdle in Washington Senate
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Vegetable oil bill barely clears low hurdle in Washington Senate
A close Senate committee vote shows considerable support for applying new rules for moving crude oil by rail to vegetable oil.

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Turnbull refuge reopens after weekend closure
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ISDA: Plan ahead for pesticide spill
ISDA: Plan ahead for pesticide spill
ISDA program manager tells pesticide applicators to prepare for the worst in a pesticide spill and expect the best.
USDA surveying organic producers
A new NASS survey will update statistics on the organic industry.
No alternatives to chlorpyrifos for two key almond pests, study finds
No alternatives to chlorpyrifos for two key almond pests, study finds
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Remaining occupiers release defiant videos mocking FBI
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Glanbia names top-quality producers
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Organic seed usage grows
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Partnering grain companies expedite hard white variety’s commercialization
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Protecting pollinators demands diligence
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Vegetable oil bill barely clears low hurdle in Washington Senate
A close Senate committee vote shows considerable support for applying new rules for moving crude oil by rail to vegetable oil.
Turnbull refuge reopens after weekend closure
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service closed Turnbull National Refuge in Cheney, Wash., during the weekend of Feb. 6-7 out of "an abundance of caution."
ISDA: Plan ahead for pesticide spill
No alternatives to chlorpyrifos for two key almond pests, study finds
Remaining occupiers release defiant videos mocking FBI

Nation/World

U.S. surpasses Germany in hop production
Germany usually leads the United States as the world's top hop producer, but drought switch that around in 2015.
Obama reduces USDA budget in his proposal
Total spending: $155.4 billion, including spending already required by law for food stamps, other government nutrition programs and farm subsidies.
Welcome to the ‘agrihood:’ Homes are built around working farms
Official details storm’s lasting effects on New Mexico’s dairy industry
National wool and sheep report

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Official details storm’s lasting effects on New Mexico’s dairy industry
Dairy operations and ranchers on the eastern side of the state were ready for the snow but not the gusts that came along with it.
USDA surveying organic producers
A new NASS survey will update statistics on the organic industry.
Glanbia names top-quality producers
Organic seed usage grows
Partnering grain companies expedite hard white variety’s commercialization

Opinion

It’s time for Western politicians to speak up
Western politicians need to protect the rural West from from being turned into a playland for the rich.
‘Poverty Promoters’ taking over rural West
Environmental groups are imposing poverty on the rural West by cutting off economic development.
Letter missed point on civil disobedience
Out-of-control ‘authorities’ must be reined in
Land management issues remain

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