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OSU extension agronomist Don Horneck dies at 56
Don Horneck, an extension agronomist for Oregon State University at the Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center, has died at age 56.

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Six fields eligible for spud planting following clean testing
Six more Eastern Idaho farm fields that had been contaminated with pale cyst nematode are now eligible to be planted back in potatoes.
Allotment tour set to highlight regulatory issues
Allotment tour set to highlight regulatory issues
Ranchers in the Salmon-Challis National Forest and Idaho Farm Bureau Federation have scheduled a tour of an allotment that was closed a month early, hoping to start a dialogue about improving federal range management decisions.
Ag helps fuel Idaho’s economic growth
Ag helps fuel Idaho’s economic growth
Idaho's gross state product grew at one of the fastest rates in the nation last year and a strong performance by the state's agricultural sector helped fuel that growth. The growth was highest in the state's rural counties, which depend heavily on...
California’s water agencies look to budget water
Water agencies must be careful with tiered rates or they may violate Proposition 218, which allows water agencies to only charge for the cost of water service.
Idaho’s wildfire season ends after tame summer
None of the wildfires in Idaho grew to more than 156 square miles, which bucks a three-year trend the state held as having some of the nation’s largest and highest-priority wildfires since 2010.
Unauthorized GMO wheat in Montana
Unauthorized GMO wheat in Montana
USDA said more biotech wheat was found at a former field trial site in Montana but it's unrelated to a 2013 unauthorized release in Oregon. The agency has ended its investigation into the Oregon incident without firm conclusions as to its source.
Inslee adviser gets frosty reception from carbon tax skeptics
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's policy director outlined the potential benefits of a state carbon tax before a Senate committee, but senators said they were skeptical.
Farmers, schools taste potential partnerships
Farmers, schools taste potential partnerships
Farmers and school work together to showcase healthy eating and Washington agriculture on Taste Washington Day. But it's challenging to make the relationship last for more than a day.
Calif. strawberry crop on pace for record
Calif. strawberry crop on pace for record
With its peak season drawing to a close, strawberry production in California is still on a pace for its eighth record-setting year in the last nine seasons.
Onion quality above normal in Treasure Valley
Onion quality above normal in Treasure Valley
Onion harvest in Southwestern Idaho and Eastern Oregon is halfway done and farmers are reporting slightly lower yields but excellent quality.

California

California’s water agencies look to budget water
Water agencies must be careful with tiered rates or they may violate Proposition 218, which allows water agencies to only charge for the cost of...
Calif. strawberry crop on pace for record
With its peak season drawing to a close, strawberry production in California is still on a pace for its eighth record-setting year in the last nine...
UC-Davis to build solar plant to serve campus
California may restrict common pesticide
Rain helps reduce threat from California wildfire

Idaho

Study: $87 million in rain damage to Idaho alfalfa
A new University of Idaho Extension report suggests $87 million is a conservative estimate of Idaho's hay crop losses due to rain damage this season.
Six fields eligible for spud planting following clean testing
Six more Eastern Idaho farm fields that had been contaminated with pale cyst nematode are now eligible to be planted back in potatoes.
Allotment tour set to highlight regulatory issues
Ag helps fuel Idaho’s economic growth
Idaho’s wildfire season ends after tame summer

Oregon

OSU extension agronomist Don Horneck dies at 56
Don Horneck, an extension agronomist for Oregon State University at the Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center, has died at age 56.
‘Terroir’ matters in cheese, researcher finds
Lisbeth Goddik of Oregon State University helps the dairy industry resolve problems in milk and cheese production.
Unauthorized GMO wheat in Montana
Onion quality above normal in Treasure Valley
Umatilla, Morrow Co. spud growers happy with harvest

Washington

Fairs may be first to go if WSDA must cut budget
If the Washington Department of Agriculture must cut spending, it proposes to eliminate funding for fairs and cutting assistance to food banks.
Inslee adviser gets frosty reception from carbon tax skeptics
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's policy director outlined the potential benefits of a state carbon tax before a Senate committee, but senators said they...
Farmers, schools taste potential partnerships
Comments sought on plan to increase Cle Elum Reservoir
Rain helps bolster river flows

Montana

Trailer of rotten chicken towed to landfill
The trailer might have been sitting at the Flying J Truck Stop west of Missoula for a month before it was discovered.
Man charged with threatening to take over ranch
John Fesler Lance II was arrested at the ranch on Sept. 15 after Ravalli County deputies arrived to find him on the ground with owners Lee and...
Montana officials investigate wolf-kill brag
Decision on bison quarantine expected mid-2015
Montana wolf stamp decision postponed

Nevada

Barbed-wire fence cutting case prompts $5,000 reward
On Sept. 9 or Sept. 10, someone cut a large amount of barbed wire surrounding 80 acres of property in rural Nevada.