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Effort to amend Idaho’s crop residue burning program advance
Idaho environmental regulators are working with farmers and public health advocates to amend the state's crop residue burning program to avoid a drastic reduction in the number of allowable burn days.

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Three-quarters of Idaho CRP applications rejected
Three-quarters of Idaho CRP applications rejected
Competition was stiff for Conservation Reserve Program contracts in Idaho during the recent general sign-up, leaving many growers to enroll in more rigorous continuous-enrollment programs land conservation programs.
Mechanical harvests of raisin grapes increase dramatically
Mechanical harvests of raisin grapes increase dramatically
About 28 percent of California's raisin grape acreage was harvested mechanically last season, up dramatically from two years ago, and experts think machine harvests will keep increasing as labor costs rise.
Apple Commission sets its annual budget
The Washington Apple Commission adopts a budget similar to last year's and based on estimating the fall crop at 135 million, 40-pound boxes.
Apple assessment voting method changes
State law has been amended to give the Washington Apple Commission the change it wanted in the method of voting on future changes to growers' assessment rates.
Apple commission chief pushes logo
Apple commission chief pushes logo
With the world apple export market expected to grow tougher, the Washington Apple Commission president says companies should use the state's generic apple logo more.
Elected officials learn water basics during inaugural Water College
Elected officials learn water basics during inaugural Water College
About 20 elected officials attended Southwester Idaho's first-ever Water College, where they learned about water rights and the importance of the Boise River reservoir system that delivers water to the Treasure Valey area.
Labor officials hand out back pay to blueberry workers
Earlier this year, some blueberry growers in Walla Walla County admitted in federal court that they violated the rights of their agricultural workers over a period of three years. That includes failing to pay the minimum wage and overtime in the 2011,...
Apple Commission to update export plan
Apple Commission to update export plan
Saying it wants to stay competitive globally, the Washington Apple Commission will look at industry production, export and sales data to update its strategic plan for export promotions.
Lawsuit challenges potential transfer of bison range
The suit alleges federal officials failed to conduct an environmental review before deciding to support the transfer of the bison range near Moiese to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.
Fire sweeps across Umatilla Depot in E. Oregon
Fire sweeps across Umatilla Depot in E. Oregon
Fire departments from around the region responded and worked into the afternoon to knock down the fire.

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California

Rice growers wrap up near-normal planting season
Northern California rice growers are wrapping up their planting season as spring rains enabled them to plant close to 500,000 acres, a significant...
Mechanical harvests of raisin grapes increase dramatically
About 28 percent of California's raisin grape acreage was harvested mechanically last season, up dramatically from two years ago, and experts think...
California ag groups give more than $746,000 in scholarships
Dairy lessons highlight annual ag awareness day
Judge: California delta land deal can move forward

Idaho

Effort to amend Idaho’s crop residue burning program advance
Idaho environmental regulators are working with farmers and public health advocates to amend the state's crop residue burning program to avoid a...
Three-quarters of Idaho CRP applications rejected
Competition was stiff for Conservation Reserve Program contracts in Idaho during the recent general sign-up, leaving many growers to enroll in more...
Elected officials learn water basics during inaugural Water College
Idaho funds Treasure Valley aquifer model
Protesters demand justice for Idaho rancher killed by deputies

Oregon

Mistrial declared in Oregon pesticide dispute
A lawsuit over off-target pesticide spraying in Oregon's Curry County was dismissed due to a mistrial.
Fire sweeps across Umatilla Depot in E. Oregon
Fire departments from around the region responded and worked into the afternoon to knock down the fire.
Oregon commits $8.9 million to dam raising, other projects
Lawyer seeks dismissal of conspiracy charges in refuge case
Oregon lawmakers hear arguments over Owyhee monument

Washington

Workers paid in blueberry wage case
The first workers are being paid in a court settlement in a Walla Walla County, Wash., blueberry wage case.
Apple Commission sets its annual budget
The Washington Apple Commission adopts a budget similar to last year's and based on estimating the fall crop at 135 million, 40-pound boxes.
Apple assessment voting method changes
Apple commission chief pushes logo
Labor officials hand out back pay to blueberry workers

Montana

Lawsuit challenges potential transfer of bison range
The suit alleges federal officials failed to conduct an environmental review before deciding to support the transfer of the bison range near Moiese...
Montana, Wyoming, Idaho prepare for return of grizzly hunts

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Hunters soon could be chasing grizzly bears across the ridges of the Rocky Mountains, leaving three states to drum up...

Panel rejects move to triple wolf harvest near Yellowstone
Montana proposes to triple wolf harvest near Yellowstone
Immigrant goes from boxing to picking fruit

Nevada

ISDA mussel program catches tainted boat

BOISE — Officials with the Idaho State Department of Agriculture said May 17 they detected and impounded an out-of-state boat harboring...

Inmates help grow sagebrush to restore grouse habitat

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Some 20 Northern Nevada Correctional Center inmates are planting thousands of sagebrush seeds in a program aimed...

Immigrant goes from boxing to picking fruit
Nevada reluctantly kills bighorn sheep to stop spread of disease