UI to test new water filtration system on dairies
Courtesy of Greg Moller
UI to test new water filtration system on dairies
A University of Idaho professor who developed technology that removes pollutants from water and saves the nutrients for fertilizer will soon start testing on dairy lagoons.

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Selected Western grain markets
Hard red winter wheat and dark northern spring wheat bids moved lower, while soft white wheat bids were mixed.
California shell egg prices
Retail demand is light with food service movement light to moderate.
National slaughter, feeder and stocker cattle report
Order buyers were extremely cautious after aggressive pressure from the stock market tumble and with very bearish outside markets keeping a strain on all commodity markets.
Selected Western livestock markets
Stocker and feeder cattle mostly $30 lower at the Toppenish, Wash., Livestock Auction. Trade slow with good demand and good buyer attendance. Best demand for all natural black hided steers and heifers.
FFA officers answer public’s questions at state fair
FFA officers answer public’s questions at state fair
About 330 exhibitors from the 35 to 40 FFA chapters are involved in the fair this year. They are showing an average of two to three animals each.
Oregon firefighters helped by lighter winds, cooler temperatures
The forecast calls for mild temperatures all week, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s Monday and Tuesday and then no more than 70 degrees through Saturday.
California takes new approach to regulate pot farms water use
The new compliance efforts are an ambitious experiment in a state with an estimated 50,000 marijuana gardens spanning Central Valley foothills, the Sierra Nevada and the North Coast.
Rain, humidity give firefighters a hand
A small amount of rain that fell on Sunday didn’t even reach the floor of the burning forests but raised humidity levels, which helped firefighters.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
General Mills sets ambitious goal for greenhouse gas cuts
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State

UI to test new water filtration system on dairies
A University of Idaho professor who developed technology that removes pollutants from water and saves the nutrients for fertilizer will soon start...
Sonoma wine grape growers voluntarily cut water use by 25 percent
Growers operating 68 properties with vineyards in the northern San Francisco Bay area are the latest to agree to voluntarily cut their water use by...
FFA officers answer public’s questions at state fair
Oregon firefighters helped by lighter winds, cooler temperatures
California takes new approach to regulate pot farms water use

Nation/World

National wool and sheep report
Heavy slaughter lambs were steady to $10 lower; light slaughter lambs were steady to $10 higher.
Selected Western hay prices
Trade slow with light demand as exporters slowed down this week in the Columbia Basin.
Selected Western grain markets
California shell egg prices
National slaughter, feeder and stocker cattle report

Ag Sectors

UI to test new water filtration system on dairies
A University of Idaho professor who developed technology that removes pollutants from water and saves the nutrients for fertilizer will soon start...
Sonoma wine grape growers voluntarily cut water use by 25 percent
Growers operating 68 properties with vineyards in the northern San Francisco Bay area are the latest to agree to voluntarily cut their water use by...
California takes new approach to regulate pot farms water use
Farmers, public gather at UI’s Fruit Field Day
EPA enforces new water rule in 37 states despite injunction

Opinion

Forest management, firefighter funding both needed
The Forest Service needs to manage the forest better, and more money to fight fires.
Incremental attacks on agriculture continue
Incremental demands made of the dairy industry threaten the well-being of farmers across the U.S.
Why initiatives should remain a power tool for citizens
Spotted, barred owls really one species
Congress must pass PORTS bills

Special Sections

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