Serving replant disease a meal of mustard
Serving replant disease a meal of mustard
A research scientist says feeding orchard soil white and yellow mustard seed meal may be better than fumigation in fighting replant disease.

Featured Stories

Onion thrips reproducing early
Onion thrips reproducing early
Onion thrips, which spread iris yellow spot virus, are reproducing much earlier than usual in Malheur County, Ore., and Western Idaho, a crop expert says.
Idaho lawmakers OK $200,000 for sheep station
Idaho lawmakers OK $200,000 for sheep station
The USDA's sheep experiment station near Dubois, Idaho, which is targeted for closure, will receive $200,000 in ongoing state funding. Supporters say it's a message to the USDA that Idaho supports the continued operation of the station and "has skin in...
Action on wolves can’t wait until 2017, senator says
Action on wolves can’t wait until 2017, senator says
Washington senator pushes state wildlife managers to act now to curb wolves from killing livestock.
Fertilizer gets pushed onto oil train bill
Fertilizer gets pushed onto oil train bill
Senate bill to regulate rail shipments of crude oil broadened to cover fertilizer.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Idaho Senate approves spending $400,000 to kill wolves
The bill would give the Idaho Wolf Depredation Board the same funding it had during its first year of operation last year.
Judge: Sanctions possible in Obama immigration court case
The judge chided a Justice Department attorney for telling him at a January hearing before the injunction was issued that nothing would be happening with regard to one key part of Obama’s actions, an expansion of the 2012 Deferred Action for...
Colorado lawmaker pitching hike in minimum wage to $12.50
The proposal doesn’t have the votes to pass, but its sponsor said he hopes the debate will help jumpstart an effort outside the state Capitol for advocates to try to make the 2016 ballot.
FDA approves genetically modified potatoes, apples as safe
The approval covers six varieties of potatoes by Boise, Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. and two varieties of apples from the Canadian company Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc.
Bill to lighten Vermont raw milk regulations draws debate
The bill would allow raw milk to be sold at farmers’ markets, through community-supported agriculture programs and, with some additional regulation, at retail.

State

Washington ag groups sow interest at Capitol
Agricultural groups set up displays on Capitol Campus in Olympia to promote industry.
Idaho lawmakers OK $200,000 for sheep station
The USDA's sheep experiment station near Dubois, Idaho, which is targeted for closure, will receive $200,000 in ongoing state funding. Supporters say...
Action on wolves can’t wait until 2017, senator says
Fertilizer gets pushed onto oil train bill
California governor proposes $1 billion in drought spending

Nation/World

Rural county finds booming business in organic grains
Organic grain farmers turn to a rural elevator to store their wheat, barley, oats and corn harvested in northern Colorado, southeastern Wyoming and...
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Judge: Sanctions possible in Obama immigration court case
Colorado lawmaker pitching hike in minimum wage to $12.50
FDA approves genetically modified potatoes, apples as safe

Ag Sectors

Serving replant disease a meal of mustard
A research scientist says feeding orchard soil white and yellow mustard seed meal may be better than fumigation in fighting replant disease.
Rural county finds booming business in organic grains
Organic grain farmers turn to a rural elevator to store their wheat, barley, oats and corn harvested in northern Colorado, southeastern Wyoming and...
Washington ag groups sow interest at Capitol
Idaho lawmakers OK $200,000 for sheep station
Action on wolves can’t wait until 2017, senator says

Opinion

Local food is everywhere
Local food is in the eye of the beholder.
A new approach for supporting agriculture, protecting natural resources
The Voluntary Stewardship Program adopted by Thurston County, Wash., offers many advantages and opportunities for farmers.
Honoring America’s farmers on National Ag Day
Proposed Oregon wage hike good for Idaho
Will Kitzhaber’s forestry legacy continue?

Special Sections

Family farmers keep up with latest innovations
The Taber family concentrates on quality at their Shoshone, Idaho, farm.
Potatoes are the stars at this farm
Rob Unruh has been growing potatoes in Malin, Ore., for 42 years.
Fewels keep changing to meet new challenges
Onions provide farm with steady income
Farm aims at creating community