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Oregon lawmakers consider banning livestock discrimination
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Oregon lawmakers consider banning livestock discrimination
A proposed bill would prohibit county ordinances that discriminate against specific species of livestock.

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Idaho Senate puts brakes on transportation bill
Lawmakers said they will not back a plan that primarily used bonds to pay for new road projects and repay it with future federal highway payments.
Irrigators criticize $100 water rights fee proposal
Irrigators criticize $100 water rights fee proposal
A proposed $100 water rights fee has drawn the ire of Oregon irrigators.
Farmworker housing operations tax credit progresses
A bill that would provide farmers with tax credits for half the operational cost of maintaining farmworker housing has moved out of the Senate Committee on Finance and Revenue.
San Joaquin growers to get 65 percent of requested CVP water
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced its remaining allocations of Central Valley Project water, providing 65 percent of requested supplies to growers on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley.
Owyhee Reservoir managers focus on preventing major flooding
Owyhee Reservoir managers focus on preventing major flooding
Water managers will increase the rate of releases below the Owyhee Reservoir Dam to prevent major flooding, but farmers will receive their full 4-acre-foot allotment.
East Idaho canal companies challenge water district accounting practice
Five Eastern Idaho canal companies have sent a letter to Water District 1 challenging its practice of deducting downstream river losses to seepage against upstream natural flow rights.
NRCS funding available to improve stream quality, reduce pollution
The conservation program is centered in Washington County, which retains a strong agricultural presence despite its high tech reputation.
New $700K system a boon to wheat breeders, researchers
New $700K system a boon to wheat breeders, researchers
The instrument helps researchers understand the metabolome of the plant so they can identify the bio markers that say whether a variety will possess attributes that are valuable to farmers.
Court upholds $1.5 million judgment in Oregon dairy lawsuit
Court upholds $1.5 million judgment in Oregon dairy lawsuit
The Oregon Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling that awarded a Tillamook dairy $1.5 million in damages and attorney fees.
Bill would help East Oregon better compete against Idaho
Bill would help East Oregon better compete against Idaho
A bill introduced in the Oregon Legislature seeks to help businesses in Eastern Oregon better compete with their counterparts across the Snake River in Idaho.

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Oregon

Oregon lawmakers consider banning livestock discrimination
A proposed bill would prohibit county ordinances that discriminate against specific species of livestock.
Irrigators criticize $100 water rights fee proposal
A proposed $100 water rights fee has drawn the ire of Oregon irrigators.
Farmworker housing operations tax credit progresses
Owyhee Reservoir managers focus on preventing major flooding
NRCS funding available to improve stream quality, reduce pollution

Washington

New $700K system a boon to wheat breeders, researchers
The instrument helps researchers understand the metabolome of the plant so they can identify the bio markers that say whether a variety will possess...
Trade groups pursue joint plan
Northwest Fruit Exporters and the Northwest Horticultural Council are working toward joint operations by fall. Both deal with foreign market issues...
Senate’s ‘use it or lose it’ water bill heads to House
WAFLA moves H-2A workers to PNW by air
Western Innovator: Guarding plants against sneak attacks

Idaho

Idaho Senate puts brakes on transportation bill
Lawmakers said they will not back a plan that primarily used bonds to pay for new road projects and repay it with future federal highway payments.
East Idaho canal companies challenge water district accounting practice
Five Eastern Idaho canal companies have sent a letter to Water District 1 challenging its practice of deducting downstream river losses to seepage...
Idaho-Oregon industry changes how it promotes its bulb onion
Idaho quinoa buyer outgrowing processing facility
East Idaho man dies in farm equipment accident

California

San Joaquin Valley’s CVP allocation likely to increase, officials say
Officials from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation say there’s sufficient snow in the Sierra Nevada and water in the San Luis Reservoir to...
California may face ‘significant risk’ from dam
Safety experts warn California would face a “very significant risk” if a damaged spillway is not in working order by fall, the start of...
San Joaquin growers to get 65 percent of requested CVP water
1 million chinook salmon rescued during dam crisis released
Snow returns to Sierra; melting may fuel future Nevada floods

Montana

More than 1,200 Yellowstone bison culled this winter
The total winter death toll marks the highest number of bison killed in the Yellowstone area since 2008.
Tester at town hall: Keep up federal land and water funds
Montana U.S. Sen. Jon Tester says democracy in the U.S. is being tested right now and constituents should contact elected officials on important...

Nevada

Snow returns to Sierra; melting may fuel future Nevada floods
As the first wet storm of the spring sweeps into the mountains around Lake Tahoe, wary water managers are watching the sky and already releasing...