WSDA works to eliminate invading snails
Courtesy Washington State Department of Agriculture
WSDA works to eliminate invading snails
The Washington Department of Agriculture's been working for several years to eradicate Mediterranean snails that have entered the country on cargo near the Port of Tacoma, and keep snails from infesting wheat, as they have in Australia.

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Tart cherry production drops
Tart cherries are fewer to be be found this year mainly due to a late May freeze in Michigan.
Ecology restricts irrigation in parts of north-central, Eastern Washington
Washington Department of Ecology restricts irrigation in north-central and Eastern Washington because of low river flows.
Idaho ranchers take ag concerns to Willie Nelson
Idaho ranchers take ag concerns to Willie Nelson
A Weiser, Idaho, ranching couple got to visit with musician Willie Nelson about agricultural issues as part of his Farm Aid program.
Drought conditions take hold in Western Washington
Drought conditions take hold in Western Washington
Five Western Washington counties are in a "severe drought," according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, putting boths sides of the Cascades on course to become federal disaster areas.
PerforMix expands production to Magic Valley
PerforMix expands production to Magic Valley
Animal-nutrition company PerforMix, a subsidiary of AgriBeef Co. in Boise, broke ground on a liquid-supplement production facility in Rupert in a continued celebration of the Magic Valley's burgeoining ag processing industry.
Idaho wheat growers experience chloride deficiency
Idaho wheat growers experience chloride deficiency
A University of Idaho cereals pathologist has seen crop damage in wheat due to chloride deficiency.
Treasure Valley farmers brace for eight-day heat wave
Treasure Valley farmers brace for eight-day heat wave
Farmers in Southwestern Idaho and Eastern Oregon are bracing for an eight-day stretch of 100-plus temperatures.
100-plus temps to affect spring wheat crop
Temperatures of 100 degrees or more won't have a huge impact on the Washington wheat crop, industry members say, noting the impact will be greatest on spring crops. But they make a troubling picture for moisture levels beyond the harvest season.
Wash. ecology proposes rules for irrigating with reclaimed water
Wash. ecology proposes rules for irrigating with reclaimed water
Washington Department of Ecology proposes rules for irrigating with water not clean enough to drink.
Capital Press print edition delayed by computer glitch
Computer difficulties have delayed printing of the Capital Press.

State

Intern, retired professor gathering data for Idaho’s 200 Bushel Club
An informal Eastern Idaho organization aimed at improving wheat yields, called the 200 Bushel Club, has hired an intern and is seeking to start...
WSU dryland station reports zero rainfall in June
This is the driest June on record at Washington State University's dryland research station in Lind, Wash., director Bill Schillinger says.
Smaller U.S. apple crop foreseen
Ecology restricts irrigation in parts of north-central, Eastern Washington
Idaho ranchers take ag concerns to Willie Nelson

Nation/World

Smaller U.S. apple crop foreseen
A slightly smaller U.S. apple crop in 2015 should help wholesale apple prices and grower returns improve. Heat damage is a growing concern for the...
Warm temperatures a boon for stink bugs
Marmorated stink bugs pose threat to vineyards and orchards in the Northwest.
GOP leaders hustle Senate votes for trade package
Idaho group sues predator-control agency for information
Potato growers reach $25 million antitrust settlement

Ag Sectors

Intern, retired professor gathering data for Idaho’s 200 Bushel Club
An informal Eastern Idaho organization aimed at improving wheat yields, called the 200 Bushel Club, has hired an intern and is seeking to start...
WSU dryland station reports zero rainfall in June
This is the driest June on record at Washington State University's dryland research station in Lind, Wash., director Bill Schillinger says.
Smaller U.S. apple crop foreseen
Tart cherry production drops
Ecology restricts irrigation in parts of north-central, Eastern Washington

Opinion

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Writer says farmers should back carbon reductions.
Proposed law would improve forest management
HR 2647 would give the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management policy and legal tools to make federal forests less vulnerable to...
Guestworker border snafu demonstrates need for reform
Court ruling challenges New Deal paradigm
Farmers in the Northwest need access to affordable crop insurance

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