Simplot plans GMO-only seed potato farms
J.R. Simplot Co. hopes to work with farmers willing to raise no other potatoes aside from the company's Innate line of biotech seed on their seed farms.

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GMO spud sponsors Boise Olympic cyclist
GMO spud sponsors Boise Olympic cyclist
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong, of Boise, is likely the first athlete ever sponsored by a GMO crop.
Higher temperatures push dairy prices upward
Higher temperatures push dairy prices upward
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy industry news.
WSU shows off barley lines to farmers, maltsters
WSU shows off barley lines to farmers, maltsters
Washington State University field day brings farmers, brewers and maltsters together to learn about future malting barley varieties.
Oregon woman shows rural West on Instagram
Oregon woman shows rural West on Instagram
Camille Storch started posting pictures on Instagram about five years ago.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Prosecutor says Bundy brother hatched escape plan
Deputies searching Ryan Bundy’s cell in April found torn sheets braided together in a 12- to 15-foot rope, as well as extra towels, pillow cases and food.
Crews work to contain wildfire near I-80 in Nevada
About 270 firefighters were being aided by air tankers and helicopters fighting the fire in grass and pinyon juniper brush.
Crews attacking wildfire near Idaho City
About 50 firefighters are at the scene with more are being called in, including aircraft.
Sensor notifies farmers when cows go into labor
It alerts dairy managers by cellphone and email about an hour before a cow gives birth.
Sausage linked to political campaign
Students cannot sell the sausage with the label that promotes the passage of State Question 777, the “Right to Farm and Ranch Amendment.”

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Simplot plans GMO-only seed potato farms
J.R. Simplot Co. hopes to work with farmers willing to raise no other potatoes aside from the company's Innate line of biotech seed on their seed...
Time runs out for Oregon timber ballot initiatives
Time has run out for three ballot initiatives that would restrict Oregon forestry practices to qualify for the November general election.
Are pumpkin seeds a viable crop for the Treasure Valley?
Washington projects pollution-control costs for dairies
GMO spud sponsors Boise Olympic cyclist

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Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Sausage linked to political campaign
Students cannot sell the sausage with the label that promotes the passage of State Question 777, the “Right to Farm and Ranch...
South Dakota oat, winter wheat harvests ahead of normal
National wool and sheep report
Selected Western hay prices

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Simplot plans GMO-only seed potato farms
J.R. Simplot Co. hopes to work with farmers willing to raise no other potatoes aside from the company's Innate line of biotech seed on their seed...
Time runs out for Oregon timber ballot initiatives
Time has run out for three ballot initiatives that would restrict Oregon forestry practices to qualify for the November general election.
Are pumpkin seeds a viable crop for the Treasure Valley?
Washington projects pollution-control costs for dairies
Higher temperatures push dairy prices upward

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Congress will pass a carbon fee bill by the end of 2017
It’s time for Congress to pass the most efficient and effective solution to climate change — a steadily-rising, revenue-neutral fee on...
Onion growers face another food safety law challenge
Forcing onion producers to replace their wooden crates with plastic containers wouldn't make onions safer, but would put farmers out of business.
How to achieve profitable milk prices
What a federal GMO labeling law does
Doing good for Klamath Basin agriculture

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