Effort to amend Idaho’s crop residue burning program advance
Idaho environmental regulators are working with farmers and public health advocates to amend the state's crop residue burning program to avoid a drastic reduction in the number of allowable burn days.

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Three-quarters of Idaho CRP applications rejected
Three-quarters of Idaho CRP applications rejected
Competition was stiff for Conservation Reserve Program contracts in Idaho during the recent general sign-up, leaving many growers to enroll in more rigorous continuous-enrollment programs land conservation programs.
Mechanical harvests of raisin grapes increase dramatically
Mechanical harvests of raisin grapes increase dramatically
About 28 percent of California's raisin grape acreage was harvested mechanically last season, up dramatically from two years ago, and experts think machine harvests will keep increasing as labor costs rise.
Cheese strengthens; butter dip to come?
Cheese strengthens; butter dip to come?
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy industry news.
Apple Commission sets its annual budget
The Washington Apple Commission adopts a budget similar to last year's and based on estimating the fall crop at 135 million, 40-pound boxes.
Apple assessment voting method changes
State law has been amended to give the Washington Apple Commission the change it wanted in the method of voting on future changes to growers' assessment rates.
U.S. organic food, fiber sales booming
U.S. organic food, fiber sales booming
U.S. organic sales in the U.S. thrived in 2015 but could have been even more robust with sufficient supply, an issue the industry is addressing.
Apple commission chief pushes logo
Apple commission chief pushes logo
With the world apple export market expected to grow tougher, the Washington Apple Commission president says companies should use the state's generic apple logo more.
Risk Management Agency exec touts whole farm revenue protection
Risk Management Agency exec touts whole farm revenue protection
USDA Risk Management Agency Associate Administrator Tim Gannon visited the Pacific Northwest this week to talk about programs added by the 2014 Farm Bill.
Elected officials learn water basics during inaugural Water College
Elected officials learn water basics during inaugural Water College
About 20 elected officials attended Southwester Idaho's first-ever Water College, where they learned about water rights and the importance of the Boise River reservoir system that delivers water to the Treasure Valey area.
Labor officials hand out back pay to blueberry workers
Earlier this year, some blueberry growers in Walla Walla County admitted in federal court that they violated the rights of their agricultural workers over a period of three years. That includes failing to pay the minimum wage and overtime in the 2011,...

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Effort to amend Idaho’s crop residue burning program advance
Idaho environmental regulators are working with farmers and public health advocates to amend the state's crop residue burning program to avoid a...
Rice growers wrap up near-normal planting season
Northern California rice growers are wrapping up their planting season as spring rains enabled them to plant close to 500,000 acres, a significant...
Workers paid in blueberry wage case
Mistrial declared in Oregon pesticide dispute
Three-quarters of Idaho CRP applications rejected

Nation/World

Mechanical harvests of raisin grapes increase dramatically
About 28 percent of California's raisin grape acreage was harvested mechanically last season, up dramatically from two years ago, and experts think...
U.S. organic food, fiber sales booming
U.S. organic sales in the U.S. thrived in 2015 but could have been even more robust with sufficient supply, an issue the industry is addressing.
Apple commission chief pushes logo
Risk Management Agency exec touts whole farm revenue protection
Labor officials hand out back pay to blueberry workers

Ag Sectors

Workers paid in blueberry wage case
The first workers are being paid in a court settlement in a Walla Walla County, Wash., blueberry wage case.
Mistrial declared in Oregon pesticide dispute
A lawsuit over off-target pesticide spraying in Oregon's Curry County was dismissed due to a mistrial.
Cheese strengthens; butter dip to come?
Apple Commission sets its annual budget
Apple assessment voting method changes

Opinion

Research offers hope against citrus greening

Agriculture officials in California are strengthening their efforts to stop the spread of Asian citrus psyllids, the small insect responsible for...

Yogi Berra and the Endangered Species Act

Yogi Berra said it best. It’s like deja vu all over again.

For the fifth time, a federal judge has ruled that NOAA Fisheries and the...

Animal health top concern for farmers, veterinarians
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U.S. wheat industry listens to its customers around the globe

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Klamath Community College sets course for ag careers

Klamath Community College’s Department of Agriculture Science and Business is designed for students pursuing a career in the agriculture...

Walla Walla CC offers many options in agriculture

Agriculture education, at the community college level, is embracing new technologies and preparing students for careers in facets of agriculture...

University of Idaho produces agriculture teachers who make an impact
OXARC Welding Schools offer latest in technology
Montana State University-Northern: Education that works