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Washington snowpack lowest in 10 years
Washington snowpack lowest in 10 years
Washington state's mountain snowpack is 29 percent of normal, but rains should keep streams in good shape until mid-summer.

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Pesticide worker removals down by one
Washington state has been monitoring blood enzymes of agricultural pesticide applicators for 10 years. Problem levels have remained low.
Beaver problem in Beaverton in beaver state
Park and Recreation officials know better than to dismantle the dam, because the animals would just rebuild it.
Low snowpack threatens E. Oregon water supply
Forecasts call for more warm weather and about average precipitation over the next three months in Eastern Oregon.
This El Nino is weak, weird and late, scientists say
This El Nino is weak, weird and late, scientists say
Some experts were hoping that El Nino would help the southwestern droughts because moderate-to-strong events bring more winter rain and snow to California — even flooding and mudslides during 1998’s strong El Nino. But this El Nino arrived...
State yanks license of northern Idaho wolf exhibition
The yearlong suspension is because the company failed to comply with a 2012 agreement prohibiting visitors from having physical contact with the wolves.
Oregon’s wine industry emerges as an outsized ag force
Oregon’s wine industry emerges as an outsized ag force
Oregon's wine industry has become a major economic force not just in agriculture, but in multiple aspects of the state's economy.
Better Bean Co. gets boost from Whole Foods loan
Better Bean Co. gets boost from Whole Foods loan
A five-year-old Portland-area food manufacturer has scored a loan from Whole Foods to expand its kitchen and production.
Customers remain committed to Idaho wheat despite 2014 losses
Customers remain committed to Idaho wheat despite 2014 losses
The Idaho wheat industry's main customers have told Idaho Wheat Commission officials they remain committed to the state despite major losses in 2014 due to heavy August rains.
Expo examines precision farming tools
Expo examines precision farming tools
The possibility of using drones in conjunction with satellites to monitor crop health will be discussed during the upcoming Precision Farmig Expo in Salem, Ore.
Wolf report may be starting point for removal from endangered status
Wolf report may be starting point for removal from endangered status
The process to consider removing wolves from Oregon's endangered species list could begin later this spring.

California

This El Nino is weak, weird and late, scientists say
Some experts were hoping that El Nino would help the southwestern droughts because moderate-to-strong events bring more winter rain and snow to...
California shuts down oil wells to protect ground water
A review found more than 2,500 instances when the state authorized the injection of oilfield waste into protected water aquifers that could be used...
Calif. manual survey shows 5 percent of normal snowpack
Calif.’s State Water Project boosts allocation to 20 percent
Bill aims to speed completion of Sites Reservoir study

Idaho

Owyhee Project water supply outlook worsens
Hopes for a near-normal water season for farmers in Eastern Oregon who get their water from the Owyhee Project have all but faded.
Five honored for East Idaho ag contributions
Five new members have been selected for the Eastern Idaho Agricultural Hall of Fame.
State yanks license of northern Idaho wolf exhibition
Customers remain committed to Idaho wheat despite 2014 losses
Second ringtail captured and released with radio collar

Oregon

Owyhee Project water supply outlook worsens
Hopes for a near-normal water season for farmers in Eastern Oregon who get their water from the Owyhee Project have all but faded.
Beaver problem in Beaverton in beaver state
Park and Recreation officials know better than to dismantle the dam, because the animals would just rebuild it.
Low snowpack threatens E. Oregon water supply
Oregon’s wine industry emerges as an outsized ag force
Better Bean Co. gets boost from Whole Foods loan

Washington

Washington snowpack lowest in 10 years
Washington state's mountain snowpack is 29 percent of normal, but rains should keep streams in good shape until mid-summer.
Sakuma reaches outside family to replace retiring CEO
Sakuma Brothers CEO Steve Sakuma retires, and the family looks outward for a new company leader.
Pesticide worker removals down by one
Wash. House passes wage, paid leave bills to uninterested Senate
Early spring pushes crops, raises frost worries

Montana

Montana trappers take 77 wolves; rifle season ends March 15
To date, a total of 204 wolves have been killed by hunters and trappers this winter.

Nevada

Second golden eagle in 3 years killed at Nevada wind farm
Possible golden eagle fatalities were anticipated when the Fish and Wildlife Service granted the necessary permit to open the wind farm in 2012.
BLM to round up wild horses in central Utah
BLM authorities are removing the wild horses near Utah State Highway 21 that are causing concerns about public health and safety.