Cannabis conference opens in Portland this week
Talk about high expectations: An consulting group says the marijuana industry is a great investment opportunity.

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Oregon farm regulators overrule judge on pesticide finding
A dispute between Oregon farm regulators and a pesticide applicator may be headed for the Oregon Court of Appeals.
Ug99 battle progresses, wheat expert says
Ug99 battle progresses, wheat expert says
CIMMYT researcher Ravi Singh will be in the United States to be recognized as a Fellow by the American Association for the Advancedment of Science in Washington, D.C., for his work in wheat genetics, pathology and breeding.
Horse industry plans bill that would allow live racing to continue
Idaho horse groups are crafting legislation they hope will allow live horse racing in Idaho to continue. They say the state's repeal of instant horse racing last year jeopardizes the state's equine industry.
Pyle takes job at Portland lobbying firm
Pyle takes job at Portland lobbying firm
Pyle was grass-roots organizer for Oregonians for Food and Shelter for 35 years.
Officials, advocates promote coexistence of wolves, livestock
Officials, advocates promote coexistence of wolves, livestock
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife's third workshop on its proposed wolf management plan drew about 100 people in Sacramento. Many speakers said wolves should be able to coexist with livestock.
Washington crude oil rules spill over to vegetable oil
Washington crude oil rules spill over to vegetable oil
A move to regulate rail tankers hauling crude oil could mean more rules for transporting vegetable oil.
Rain threatens low-elevation snowpack
Rain threatens low-elevation snowpack
Washington's mountain snowpack is in relatively good shape but rain is saturating it at lower elevations which threatens its duration for early irrigation.
Hawaii beekeepers discuss keeping bees healthy at conference
Maui County has not been affected by varroa mites, which made their way to Oahu in 2007 and the Big Island in 2008.
2nd disastrous drought year for endangered California salmon
Just 318,000 juvenile winter-run salmon survived last year, or 3 percent of nearly 10 million eggs, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s fisheries agency said Monday. That compares to just 5 percent survival the previous year.
ADM misses 4Q profit forecasts
For the year, the company reported profit of $1.85 billion, or $2.98 per share.

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Cannabis conference opens in Portland this week
Talk about high expectations: An consulting group says the marijuana industry is a great investment opportunity.
Sustainability program boosts wheat yields
A sustainable production program run by Thresher Artisan Wheat and Syngenta continues to contribute to yield improvements among participants.
Cereal pathologist fears bad year with three diseases
Oregon farm regulators overrule judge on pesticide finding
Horse industry plans bill that would allow live racing to continue

Nation/World

Sustainability program boosts wheat yields
A sustainable production program run by Thresher Artisan Wheat and Syngenta continues to contribute to yield improvements among participants.
Pyle takes job at Portland lobbying firm
Pyle was grass-roots organizer for Oregonians for Food and Shelter for 35 years.
Hawaii beekeepers discuss keeping bees healthy at conference
ADM misses 4Q profit forecasts
Dow Chemical beats Street 4Q forecasts

Ag Sectors

Sustainability program boosts wheat yields
A sustainable production program run by Thresher Artisan Wheat and Syngenta continues to contribute to yield improvements among participants.
Cereal pathologist fears bad year with three diseases
A Univeristy of Idaho cereals pathologist anticipates challenges in Eastern Idaho grain crops with barley yellow dwarf virus, Fusarium headblight and...
Tiny spider mite can cause big yield loss in dry beans
Ug99 battle progresses, wheat expert says
Horse industry plans bill that would allow live racing to continue

Opinion

Land management issues remain
The standoff is over, but the anger and frustration of many farmers, ranchers and lumbermen in Harney County and throughout the West remains.
Government makes an example of Hammonds
Why is the federal government so insistent on making an example out of the Hammond family?
Higher minimum wages would hurt rural parts of the West
Foreign worker visas in need of revision
Saving Oregon spotted frogs will mean healthy rivers for fish, birds and people

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