Research clears bulb onions of E. coli risk
Research clears bulb onions of E. coli risk
Oregon State University researchers in Ontario have found that bulb onions pose no risk of E. coli contamination from irrigation water regardless of how they are irrigated and regarless of how much bacteria is present in the water.

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Development puts squeeze on Indiana farmers
Many farmers who are facing retirement and have no family members willing to take over their operations understandably sell to developers, especially when developers offer them $30,000 to $35,000 an acre. The going price for farmland, depending on the...
Elk ranch dream continues to evolve
Elk ranch dream continues to evolve
After finally buying a farm in 2002, Calvin and Gail Ansley got into the elk business. The evolving operation haschanged its sout-central Idaho location and now set its sights on agritourism.
A new star may be rising in Oregon’s blackberry fields
A new star may be rising in Oregon’s blackberry fields
Marion blackberries have dominated for 50 years, but a new thornless variety may eventually replace it.
Madison County, Idaho, in drought emergency
Madison County, Idaho, has been added to a drought emergency list.
Drought reports prompt farm groups to push state for solutions
New reports from Fresno County and the University of California paint a bleak picture of the future of agriculture in the Central Valley, prompting farm groups to call for more solutions from state leaders.
Capital Press calendar of events
Events that are of interest to Capital Press readers.
Houses, orchards damaged by Washington state fires
Houses, orchards damaged by Washington state fires
The Carlton Complex Fire in Washington's Okanogan County spread rapidly July 17, destroying homes, damaging orchards and causing hundreds of people to flee as it reached the towns of Pateros and Brewster on the Columbia River. Firefighters continue to...
Spud leaders give GMO guarded endorsement
Leaders with the National Potato Council have taken a stance in favor of biotechnology, and U.S. Potato Board leaders are scheduled to vote on the issue soon.
Calf’s death may be the work of a new Oregon wolf pack
New wolf pack may be responsible for killing a calf in Northeastern Oregon.
Growing wildfire empties Washington town
Growing wildfire empties Washington town
Perhaps 15-20 homes have burned in Pateros and 20 homes in the Twisp-Winthrop area.

State

UI president addresses ag funding, partnerships
Elk ranch dream continues to evolve
Madison County, Idaho, in drought emergency
Drought reports prompt farm groups to push state for solutions
Houses, orchards damaged by Washington state fires

Nation/World

New conservation funding program favors Pacific Northwest, California
Development puts squeeze on Indiana farmers
Elk ranch dream continues to evolve
Capital Press calendar of events
Spud leaders give GMO guarded endorsement

Ag Sectors

Research clears bulb onions of E. coli risk
UI president addresses ag funding, partnerships
Margin protection program workshops planned
A new star may be rising in Oregon’s blackberry fields
Dramatic fire badly damages plywood mill

Opinion

Harming the environment in order to ‘help’ it
Ignorance isn’t bliss in agriculture
Immigration reform gains added urgency
U.S. food aid program germinated in Kansas
Why we’re singing ‘That’s Enough’ on EPA’s water rule

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