APHIS, researchers continue GE wheat probe
APHIS, researchers continue GE wheat probe
The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service continues to analyze the recent discovery of genetically engineered wheat in a fallow field in Washington State.

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Idaho judge dismisses case against business tax credit
A tax reimbursement credit that was passed by the Idaho Legislature in 2014 with the support of farm groups has survived a court challenge by a company that claimed it harmed their business by helping a competitor.
Idaho growers pleased with spud yields, quality
Idaho growers pleased with spud yields, quality
Idaho growers are pleased by the size and quality of their spuds as harvest starts, but University of Idaho officials warn them not to stop spraying for potato psyllids until their vines are killed, based on the discovery of two fields that were hard-hit...
Researchers test tillage systems in dry beans
Researchers test tillage systems in dry beans
University of Idaho researchers are studying weed control and yield in conventiona tillage, strip tillage and direct seed in dry beans.
Cleanup company paying Ecology penalty after fire
Cleanup company paying Ecology penalty after fire
An environmental cleanup company is beginning penalty payments for hazardous waste violations in connection with cleanup from a fire at a farm chemical company.
Mint farm among recipients of Ecology fines
One of the largest mint producers in the nation has been fined again.
Seattle grain exporter to pay $699,000 to settle lawsuit
Seattle grain exporter to pay $699,000 to settle lawsuit
A Seattle grain terminal has agreed to pay $699,000 to settle a citizens lawsuit, alleging the company spilled grain into Elliott Bay.
Cheese prices up; butter slips
Cheese prices up; butter slips
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy industry news.
U.S. dairy herd largest since 2008
U.S. dairy herd largest since 2008
Dairy cow numbers are the highest in the U.S. since 2008, driven by economies of scale, record milk prices in 2014 and the availability of heifers.
Organic seed supply lags demand as industry grows
Organic seed supply lags demand as industry grows
A new report shows that the state of the nation's organic seed industry has improved in the last five years but it also says significant work still needs to be done to improve the quality and availability of organic seed.
Regulators prepare water diverters for stepped-up reporting rules
Regulators prepare water diverters for stepped-up reporting rules
Officials from the California Water Resources Control Board held a workshop and "information fair" to prepare landowners for new regulations for reporting diversions that could take effect as soon as Jan. 1, 2017, depending on the size of the diversion.

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APHIS, researchers continue GE wheat probe
The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service continues to analyze the recent discovery of genetically engineered wheat in a fallow field in...
Hood River basin’s water reservations renewed
Water reservations in Oregon's Hood River basin, which allow for new water rights development, have been renewed for 20 years.
Harvest links Oregon farmers to flour mills of Asia
Idaho judge dismisses case against business tax credit
Idaho growers pleased with spud yields, quality

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Seattle grain exporter to pay $699,000 to settle lawsuit
A Seattle grain terminal has agreed to pay $699,000 to settle a citizens lawsuit, alleging the company spilled grain into Elliott Bay.
Organic seed supply lags demand as industry grows
A new report shows that the state of the nation's organic seed industry has improved in the last five years but it also says significant work still...
Portland daily grain report
Trump vows ‘fair, but firm’ approach to illegal immigration
Storms damage trees in Mexican monarch butterfly reserve

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Hood River basin’s water reservations renewed
Water reservations in Oregon's Hood River basin, which allow for new water rights development, have been renewed for 20 years.
USDA to buy $20 million worth of surplus cheese
USDA's $20 million purchase of cheese to assistant dairy producers isn't expected to have much impact on milk prices.
Harvest links Oregon farmers to flour mills of Asia
Researchers test tillage systems in dry beans
Cheese prices up; butter slips

Opinion

Producers need tools to deal with eagle depredation
Sheep producers need an effective means of protecting their lambs from eagles.
Immigration reform will require courage
The time is now to fix the nation's immigation laws.
Studies show safety of GMOs
MPP works just as it was designed
Cougars, wolves and deer study out of touch

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J. Frank Schmidt & Son celebrates 70th anniversary
The 2,500-acre wholesale nursery in Boring, Ore., sells more than 500 varieties of trees and has become one of the nation’s largest wholesale...
Alpha Nursery treats employees like family
Alpha Nursery has grown from 3 acres to 150 and bases its success on innovation, diversification and employee empowerment.
Online system helps ‘consortium nursery’ thrive
Fessler Nursery branches out
Nursery thrives despite remote location