Keeping family history alive after ‘librarian’ passes on
Keeping family history alive after ‘librarian’ passes on
Ryan Taylor writes about life in the country.

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Feds weigh moving grizzlies into Washington state
Federal authorities listed the grizzly bear as threatened in the lower 48 states in 1975 and ultimately designated five areas in Washington, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming to focus on boosting the population. A small population of grizzlies exists in...
Deere to lay off about 460 from Iowa tractor plant
The latest layoffs will happen at the company’s Waterloo, Iowa, operations. Last week’s announcement involved factories in East Moline and Moline, Illinois, as well as Ankeny, Iowa, and Coffeyville, Kansas.
GPS devices find huge water loss in western U.S.
The sensors show that the earth’s crust has risen an average of 4 millimeters in the western United States since last year and as much as 15 millimeters in the California mountains.
Higher prices prompt increase in milk production
Higher prices prompt increase in milk production
High milk prices and lower feed costs grew U.S. milk production 4 percent in July over year-ago levels. Continued favorable margins are expected to boost production the rest of the year.
Portland Daily Grain Report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Wildfire near Bakersfield nearly contained
Some 200 residents under evacuation orders have been allowed to return home, all road closures have been canceled and smoke is no longer affecting nearby communities.
Washington wildfire burn scars turn into mudslides
Sections of Highway 20 and Highway 153 near Twisp that were hit Thursday night remain closed Friday morning.
Scientists hope tiny robotic bee takes flight
The intention is for RoboBee, about the size of a penny, to pollinate crops and perform other tasks, from military surveillance to searches.
Police: thieves stole $50K in 4-H farm equipment
Thieves took a utility truck, compact tractor and a riding lawn mower.
New go-to career for New England’s young: Farming
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recent census found 95,000 fewer farms nationally in 2012 than in 2007. But New England saw a 5 percent increase to nearly 35,000 farms, many less than 50 acres.

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UI offers grass management clinic
Feds weigh moving grizzlies into Washington state
Wildfire near Bakersfield nearly contained
Washington wildfire burn scars turn into mudslides
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Nation/World

Regional Risk Management Agency office gets new director
Farm Rescue nonprofit nears another milestone
Deere to lay off about 460 from Iowa tractor plant
Higher prices prompt increase in milk production
Portland Daily Grain Report

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Keeping family history alive after ‘librarian’ passes on
Farm Rescue nonprofit nears another milestone
GPS devices find huge water loss in western U.S.
Higher prices prompt increase in milk production
Scientists hope tiny robotic bee takes flight

Opinion

Rail bottleneck continues for farmers
Renew efforts for Idaho’s water future
Farmers find neighborliness can have its costs
Putin makes mistake with food fight
Officials take gamble with wheat crop

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Topiary, sculpted plants shape up as theme for Farwest Trade Show
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Trade show offers networking opportunities
Q&A: Matt Gold, OAN’s outgoing president
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