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Nevada county mulls commercial drone testing to help economy
The Northeastern Nevada Regional Development Authority and the Elko Regional Airport want to contract with the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems.

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Judge stays Idaho water curtailment on 474 junior users
After the Idaho Department of Water Resources mailed curtailment orders to 474 daires, cities and industrial water users in the Magic Valley drawing groundwaterfrom the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer, a district judge granted the users a two-week stay.
U.S. milk production up, prices down
U.S. milk production continues to increase, and milk prices continue a downward trend from record highs seen this fall. Analysts don't look for rmarket recovery until mid year but are forecasting continued moderate feed costs.
Farmed Smart certification offers regulatory ‘safe harbor,’ leader says
Farmed Smart certification offers regulatory ‘safe harbor,’ leader says
The Pacific Northwest Direct Seed Association is seeking farmers to serve as pilots for its new certification program, Farmed Smart. The certification would provide a "safe harbor" from regulatory agencies that support the program, says executive...
Psyllids decline, but overwintering concerns arise
Psyllids decline, but overwintering concerns arise
Levels of zebra chip, a crop disease in potatoes spread by potato psyllids and caused by the Liberibacter bacterium, were down signficiantly in the Pacific Northwest.
SE Asia worried about too many apples
Southeast Asia retailers are worried about having too many apples once the U.S. West Coast longshoremen's work slow down ends, says a Washington apple industry rep just back from the region.
Pasteurization expected to shield hazelnut farmers
Pasteurization expected to shield hazelnut farmers
Pasteurization equipment recently installed at the Hazelnut Growers of Oregon processing facility is expected to shield suppliers from on-farm food safety regulations.
Raisin ruling may impact crop volume controls
Raisin ruling may impact crop volume controls
A farmer's legal challenge to USDA's marketing order for raisins will be reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court and could have an impact on other volume controls for crops.
Lawmaker: Oregon farm industry vulnerable in 2015 legislature
Lawmaker: Oregon farm industry vulnerable in 2015 legislature
Speakers at the Dunn Carney law firm's annual Ag Summit provided an outlook for Oregon's upcoming legislative session.
$1.53 million in new funding would support Idaho ag research
$1.53 million in new funding would support Idaho ag research
Gov. Butch Otter has asked the Idaho Legislature to provide an additional $1.53 million in ongoing funding for University of Idaho's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. The money would be used to support 21.5 new or existing positions designed to...
Idaho has 1,000 wolves, including 22 breeding pairs
Idaho has 1,000 wolves, including 22 breeding pairs
The number of wolves in Idaho increased steadily since their reintroduction in 1995 and peaked in 2009 just before hunting and trapping began.

California

Bird flu found at Foster Farms turkey ranch in California
Routine food safety screening uncovered the flu outbreak at the Stanislaus County ranch.
U.S. milk production up, prices down
U.S. milk production continues to increase, and milk prices continue a downward trend from record highs seen this fall. Analysts don't look for...
Raisin ruling may impact crop volume controls
Cage law blamed for skyrocketing egg prices in Calif.
Calif. strawberry acreage to decline slightly in 2015

Idaho

2 farm reps added to Idaho ag dean search committee
University of Idaho has added two more representatives of the state's agricultural industry to a committee that is advising the university in its...
Judge stays Idaho water curtailment on 474 junior users
After the Idaho Department of Water Resources mailed curtailment orders to 474 daires, cities and industrial water users in the Magic Valley drawing...
U.S. milk production up, prices down
Farmed Smart certification offers regulatory ‘safe harbor,’ leader says
Psyllids decline, but overwintering concerns arise

Oregon

Oregon’s wine industry packs a surprising economic punch
A new study says Oregon's focus on high-quality wine has paid off in the form of a $3.3 billion economic impact.
Farmed Smart certification offers regulatory ‘safe harbor,’ leader says
The Pacific Northwest Direct Seed Association is seeking farmers to serve as pilots for its new certification program, Farmed Smart. The...
Psyllids decline, but overwintering concerns arise
Pasteurization expected to shield hazelnut farmers
Lawmaker: Oregon farm industry vulnerable in 2015 legislature

Washington

Farmed Smart certification offers regulatory ‘safe harbor,’ leader says
The Pacific Northwest Direct Seed Association is seeking farmers to serve as pilots for its new certification program, Farmed Smart. The...
Psyllids decline, but overwintering concerns arise
Levels of zebra chip, a crop disease in potatoes spread by potato psyllids and caused by the Liberibacter bacterium, were down signficiantly in the...
SE Asia worried about too many apples
Washington lawmakers poised to present $3.5 billion water bond
Rule would allow free movement of hops material among Idaho, Oregon, Washington

Montana

Timber county payments shrink after expiration of subsidy
Forest Service payments to Oregon counties drop from $67.9 million to $5.9 million; California, from $35.6 million to $8.7 million; Idaho, from $28.3...
Wildlife officials may destroy diseased bighorn sheep near Idaho
Getting rid of the remaining members of the Tendoy herd and bringing in new sheep might be a better choice than continuing to try and supplement a...

Nevada

Nevada county mulls commercial drone testing to help economy
The Northeastern Nevada Regional Development Authority and the Elko Regional Airport want to contract with the Nevada Institute for Autonomous...