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Ross withdraws controversial Calif. milk marketing bill
Ross withdraws controversial Calif. milk marketing bill
Following criticism and lack of support from California dairymen, California ag secretary has withdrawn her legislative proposal for sweeping reform to the state's milk marketing requirements for Class 4 milk.

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Late blight continues spread in Eastern Idaho
More cases of late blight have been reported in Southern Idaho.
Idaho’s bean harvest off to good start
Idaho’s bean harvest off to good start
With harvest under way, Idaho farmers say this year's bean crop looks good but there are concerns about possible mold issues in the Magic Valley area because of heavy August rains.
Groups shun lawsuit despite own Hetch Hetchy concerns
Groups shun lawsuit despite own Hetch Hetchy concerns
Environmentalists mostly pan a group's lawsuit claiming San Francisco is given a pass by resource agencies in its operation of Hetch Hetchy reservoir in Yosemite National Park. But green groups themselves have no love for the project that provides water...
Dairy group clarifies stand on media access
Late Tuesday, the United Dairymen of Idaho's CEO Karianne Fallow issued a prepared statement saying the group wasn’t trying to stop media access.
Grant winners use USDA funding to jumpstart businesses
Grant winners use USDA funding to jumpstart businesses
The grants to farms and ranches are intended to spur economic development in rural areas.
Brown signs pair of forestry bills
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed bills that allow foresters to replant their land based on the landscape and extend the filing period for renewing timber harvest plans.
Review panel vote shows close race on Measure 92
The Citizens' Initiative Review panel on Sunday narrowly voted against recommending passage of Measure 92, an initiative that that would require labeling of foods with genetically modified organisms.
Longshormen lose refer container work
The longshoremen's union has lost two jobs plugging and unplugging refrigerated containers at the Port of Portland due to lagging productivity.
Amalgamated expects strong beet crop
Amalgamated expects strong beet crop
Amalgamated Sugar Co. predicts strong yields and high sugar content from this season's sugar beet crop.
Prolonged bloom leads to varied prune yields
Prolonged bloom leads to varied prune yields
The harvest of plums for prunes is under way in California. Growers anticipate a larger crop than last year, but a prolonged blossom this spring has apparently led to varied yields.

California

Ross withdraws controversial Calif. milk marketing bill
Forest Service to release Rim Fire recovery plan
Groups shun lawsuit despite own Hetch Hetchy concerns
Brown signs pair of forestry bills
Prolonged bloom leads to varied prune yields

Idaho

More than 100 attend onion variety trial
Late blight continues spread in Eastern Idaho
Idaho’s bean harvest off to good start
Dairy group clarifies stand on media access
Amalgamated expects strong beet crop

Oregon

More than 100 attend onion variety trial
NASS forecasts Oregon hazelnut crop drop
Grant winners use USDA funding to jumpstart businesses
Review panel vote shows close race on Measure 92
Longshormen lose refer container work

Washington

Longshore workers OK Northwest grain deal
Vegetable processor needs workers
Company recalls pesto pasta in small tubs
Spring worries yield to solid raspberry crop
Feds weigh moving grizzlies into Washington state

Montana

Arctic grayling fish won’t get federal protections
Timber industry calls for end to lawsuits
Yellowstone recommends removing about 900 bison

Nevada

Drought could reverse drop in Nevada tree beetles