Three-tier wage plan set for Senate vote
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Three-tier wage plan set for Senate vote
A bill to set a three-tier minimum wage for Oregon goes to the Senate next week.

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ISDA: Keep pesticide applicator license current
ISDA: Keep pesticide applicator license current
Penalties for licensing violations are $100 for each day of operating without a license. Violators are also subject to license suspension, denial or revocation.
Senate resolutions would bless Idaho water agreement, direct recharge
Three senate resolutions that would allow lawmakers to give their blessing to last year's agreement between surface and ground water users in the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer have been introduced in the Idaho Legislature.
Idaho Legislature set to battle over animal cruelty law again
Idaho Legislature set to battle over animal cruelty law again
A bill has been printed in the Idaho Legislature that would toughen the state's animal cruelty law, and more legislation addressing the issue will be introduced soon.
Oregon bill would increase scrutiny of wetland conversions
Wetland conversions of farms would be subject to local government approval under a proposed bill in Oregon.
Washington cattlemen in beef over promotion fees
Washington cattlemen in beef over promotion fees
Legislation to raise fees that support the Washington Beef Commission has divided cattlemen.
Peterson Brothers offer ag advocacy farmer-style
Peterson Brothers offer ag advocacy farmer-style
The Peterson Farm Brothers spoke and performed at the Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum Feb. 3-4. The brothers post agriculture-themed parodies of popular songs.
Utah sues federal government over sage grouse plan
State officials argue that the guidelines announced in September impose unnecessary restrictions for activities on and near sage grouse habitat.
Obama seeks $10-per-barrel oil tax
House Speaker Paul Ryan called the plan “dead on arrival” and “an election-year distraction.”
Man charged in Oregon standoff wins jail release
U.S. Magistrate Judge Janice Stewart determined that Ehmer wasn’t a flight risk and appeared to have joined rather than incited the standoff.
Washington lawmaker: Let ranchers save their animals from fires
Washington lawmaker: Let ranchers save their animals from fires
A Washington lawmaker proposes that ranchers be free to decide for themselves whether it's worth the risk to rescue their livestock from wildfires.

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State

Three-tier wage plan set for Senate vote
A bill to set a three-tier minimum wage for Oregon goes to the Senate next week.
Bill amends Idaho production exemption for farming operations
A bill introduced in the Idaho Legislature would ensure equipment used to remove agricultural commodities from storage isn't subject to the state's...
FFA members focus on future at career fair
ISDA: Keep pesticide applicator license current
Senate resolutions would bless Idaho water agreement, direct recharge

Nation/World

Utah sues federal government over sage grouse plan
State officials argue that the guidelines announced in September impose unnecessary restrictions for activities on and near sage grouse habitat.
Obama seeks $10-per-barrel oil tax
House Speaker Paul Ryan called the plan “dead on arrival” and “an election-year distraction.”
Low wheat prices to continue, economist says
Yum’s sales mixed in China, climb in U.S.
Food industry looks to Congress as Vermont’s GMO labeling law nears

Ag Sectors

FFA members focus on future at career fair
Washington FFA members check out possible career options during the Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum.
Senate resolutions would bless Idaho water agreement, direct recharge
Three senate resolutions that would allow lawmakers to give their blessing to last year's agreement between surface and ground water users in the...
Idaho Legislature set to battle over animal cruelty law again
Washington cattlemen in beef over promotion fees
Peterson Brothers offer ag advocacy farmer-style

Opinion

It’s time for Western politicians to speak up
Western politicians need to protect the rural West from from being turned into a playland for the rich.
‘Poverty Promoters’ taking over rural West
Environmental groups are imposing poverty on the rural West by cutting off economic development.
Letter missed point on civil disobedience
Out-of-control ‘authorities’ must be reined in
Land management issues remain

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Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum at a Glance
The 2016 Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum at a glance.
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Career fair spotlights ag opportunities for youth