Potato growers adjust to changing conditions
Idaho potato growers see evidence that spuds may be sensitive to climate change.

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Managing the people, not the wolves
Managing the people, not the wolves
We're not managing wolves; we're managing people for the sake of wolves.
Another ‘ag-gag’ law won’t help farmers
A Washington state legislator has proposed legislation similar to Idaho's "ag-gag" law. We think such measures, though well meaning, are a mistake.
DOL complicates minimum wage enforcement, attorney says
The U.S. Department of Labor plans to change its enforcement of minimum wage law for piece rate workers, potentially complicating record keeping for farmers.
Ex-postal worker says he ‘got lazy,’ failed to deliver mail
Court documents say he told investigators that he “just got lazy” and had failed to make his rounds on multiple occasions.
House heads to vote on border security bill
Democrats said the bill is filled with unrealistic mandates that would make it harder for border agents to do their jobs while spending $10 billion on drones, surveillance systems, radar, fencing and other technologies that might do little real good.
Senate says climate change real, but doesn’t agree on cause
The votes were held during debate over a bill on the Keystone XL pipeline.
Judge: Brothers can avoid some queries in labor probe
Prosecutors say church leaders left phone messages telling members’ children to take days off school and work the pecan harvest without pay.
Wyoming hunters, fowl owners urged to avoid bird flu spread
No commercial poultry operations have been affected and so far there is no threat to humans.
New federal standards target pathogens in poultry products
The proposal asks poultry producers to reduce the rates of salmonella in raw chicken parts from 24 percent now to less than 16 percent, and campylobacter rates in raw chicken parts from 22 percent to 8 percent.
Case could impact dairies, livestock operations nationwide
A district court ruling this week applying RCRA regulations to manure for the first time in history has serious implications for livestock producers nationwide.

State

Potato growers adjust to changing conditions
Idaho potato growers see evidence that spuds may be sensitive to climate change.
Case could impact dairies, livestock operations nationwide
A district court ruling this week applying RCRA regulations to manure for the first time in history has serious implications for livestock producers...
Cage law blamed for skyrocketing egg prices in Calif.
Potato virus Y incidences on the rise
Rule would allow free movement of hops material among Idaho, Oregon, Washington

Nation/World

Climate debate warms up
Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA have concluded 2014 was the warmest year globally since 1880, when the...
DOL complicates minimum wage enforcement, attorney says
The U.S. Department of Labor plans to change its enforcement of minimum wage law for piece rate workers, potentially complicating record keeping for...
Ex-postal worker says he ‘got lazy,’ failed to deliver mail
Senate says climate change real, but doesn’t agree on cause
Wyoming hunters, fowl owners urged to avoid bird flu spread

Ag Sectors

Climate debate warms up
Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA have concluded 2014 was the warmest year globally since 1880, when the...
Case could impact dairies, livestock operations nationwide
A district court ruling this week applying RCRA regulations to manure for the first time in history has serious implications for livestock producers...
Cage law blamed for skyrocketing egg prices in Calif.
Rule would allow free movement of hops material among Idaho, Oregon, Washington
National pro rodeo leaders listed

Opinion

Most Americans support mandatory labels on foods containing DNA
Scientific and political ignorance lead to poor public policy.
Opposition to terminal expansions harms agriculture, trade
The private investment in Washington’s port and rail infrastructure that will come through proposed export terminals in the Northwest is...
Managing the people, not the wolves
Another ‘ag-gag’ law won’t help farmers
Coexistence possible for all crops

Special Sections

Something for everyone at Northwest Ag Show
The 46th Northwest Agricultural Show features something for every farmer and rancher.
Northwest Ag Show grows in the rain
For 46 years, the Northwest Agricultural Show has grown into the second-largest show on the West Coast.
FFA an integral part of Northwest Ag Show
Hort seminar focuses on orchard training
Seminar to aid small-farm operators