Idaho ag fared well during 2015 legislative session
Idaho ag fared well during 2015 legislative session
The 2015 Idaho Legislature was a relatively quiet one for agriculture but the industry fared well on the issues that did surface, according to farm sector leaders.

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Klamath water transfer bill passes committee
A bill allowing water transfers in the Klamath Basin was approved by a key Oregon legislative committee.
Idaho well users owe large surface call obligation
Idaho well users owe large surface call obligation
Groundwater irrigators owe 89,000 acre feet of water by May 1 to satisfy the Surface Water Coalition's call this year.
Klamath ag businesses brace for drought
Klamath ag businesses brace for drought
With drought expected this season, Klamath Basin ag businesses lament that more hasn't been done to solve the area's water woes.
Producer-handlers raise concerns over Calif. FMMO
California producer-handlers of milk contend losing their long-time exemption from pooling some of their milk would put their businesess at risk. That risk lies in a proposal by co-ops to establish a federal milk marketing order for California.
UI Extension offers timber sale tips for beginners
University of Idaho Extension in Clearwater County is offering a workshop to help beginning timber landowners conduct timber sales.
Water supply shrinks again in Yakima Basin
Water supply shrinks again in Yakima Basin
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation forecasts that Yakima Basin growers with junior water rights will receive 54 percent of their normal supplies during the irrigation season.
Awards, scholarships given at California FFA conference
Dozens of awards and scholarships were handed out at the 87th annual California FFA Leadership Conference in Fresno.
Antibiotics bill stays alive, heads to Senate Rules panel
A bill limiting antibiotics in livestock has stayed alive in the Oregon legislature after moving to a new committee.
Industrial reserve bill falls short in committee
A proposal to designate large lot industrial reserves of up to 500 acres outside urban growth boundaries in three Oregon counties has failed.
Q&A: What is listeria?
A look at the bacteria that has caused the recall of all Blue Bell ice cream products.

State

Idaho ag fared well during 2015 legislative session
The 2015 Idaho Legislature was a relatively quiet one for agriculture but the industry fared well on the issues that did surface, according to farm...
Two-job scenario raises conflict concerns
The manager of a state tree fruit research commission pitches himself to faculty he would oversee if he becomes director of the Washington State...
Klamath water transfer bill passes committee
Idaho well users owe large surface call obligation
Klamath ag businesses brace for drought

Nation/World

Q&A: What is listeria?
A look at the bacteria that has caused the recall of all Blue Bell ice cream products.
Environmentalists contest wider use of herbicide
Dow AgroSciences, which manufactures Enlist, has said that the new version has been engineered to solve potential problems such as drift.
Portland daily grain report
U.S., Japan say no deal on farm trade but end in sight
Hormel says bird flu outbreak will reduce turkey sales

Ag Sectors

March milk production increases 1.1 percent
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy news.
Two-job scenario raises conflict concerns
The manager of a state tree fruit research commission pitches himself to faculty he would oversee if he becomes director of the Washington State...
Celiac disease, ALS-like symptoms subject of research
Klamath water transfer bill passes committee
Idaho well users owe large surface call obligation

Opinion

Mink industry inhumane
Letter writer opposes raising mink for its fur.
A flood of missed opportunities, misguided policies
Water that could have been conserved for us to use today was allowed to flow to the sea to benefit the delta smelt.
TPP trade agreements deserves our support
Communication helps avoid battles
Two Oregon ballot measures offer recipe for chaos

Special Sections

Orchard makes its own cider as a drawing card
Cabalo Orchard makes its own cider as a drawing card.
Science backgrounds help organic farmers
Sunnyslope Ranch is organic to make a statement, its owners say.
Brothers move from hop farming to distribution
Small apple orchard keeps owners busy
Orchardist uses unique tactics to overcome blight