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NAFTA still worries apple industry
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NAFTA still worries apple industry
The Northwest Horticultural Council, representing Northwest tree fruit in NAFTA negotiations, is skeptical of an agreement being reached by the new goal of March.

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Washington state man accused of stealing dairy farm’s cows
A Washington state dairy farmer is accused of selling his employer's cows
Colossal California fire now 4th largest in state history
The so-called Thomas Fire straddling coastal Ventura and Santa Barbara counties covered 379 square miles and is likely to keep growing.
WAWG president follows family legacy of leadership
WAWG president follows family legacy of leadership
Fairfield, Wash., farmer Marci Green, president of the Washington Association of Wheat Growers, hopes to preserve tax incentives and crop insurance for farmers. She feels optimistic about the industry’s priorities, she said, noting the association...
Washington adopts pesticide safety rules
Washington adopts pesticide safety rules
New pesticide rules take effect Jan. 13 in Washington
Oregon wrestles with pesticide spray zone regulations
Oregon wrestles with pesticide spray zone regulations
Oregon regulators are working to finalize a proposal designed to protect farmworkers from drifting pesticides by allowing them to take shelter indoors.
Industry gears up to market Cosmic Crisp apples
Industry gears up to market Cosmic Crisp apples
With the first Cosmic Crisp apples reaching grocery stores in two years, the Washington apple industry is working toward a marketing plan for the new state apple.
Idaho on pace to set aquifer recharge record during 2017-18 season
Idaho on pace to set aquifer recharge record during 2017-18 season
Through the first part of December, the Idaho Department of Water Resources is on pace to recharge a record amount of water into the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer in Southern Idaho.
Washington AG: State not overreacting to culvert order
Washington AG: State not overreacting to culvert order
Washington AG says tribes and U.S. government wrong to downplay significance of culvert case
Ranchers buoyed by decision to delay grazing rate formula vote
After an executive session of more than an hour, the Idaho Land Board voted 5-0 to delay a decision on whether to revise the grazing rate formula on state endowment lands.
California comeback: Wine country rebuilds after wildfires
California comeback: Wine country rebuilds after wildfires
Wine country is recovering from wildfires, but rebuilding tourism remains a challenge.

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Oregon

Oregon wrestles with pesticide spray zone regulations
Oregon regulators are working to finalize a proposal designed to protect farmworkers from drifting pesticides by allowing them to take shelter...
Oregon’s Douglas County considers 35,000 acres for rural housing
Twenty-acre rural lifestyle home sites would be allowed on 35,000 acres in Oregon’s Douglas County under a proposal to be voted upon in...
New president takes reins at Oregon Cattlemen’s Association
Wolves kill alpaca in NE Oregon
OSU professor named dean at S. Dakota State University

Washington

NAFTA still worries apple industry
The Northwest Horticultural Council, representing Northwest tree fruit in NAFTA negotiations, is skeptical of an agreement being reached by the new...
Cooke fined $8K for violations at Bainbridge Island farm
Washington state regulators have fined Cooke Aquaculture $8,000 for water quality violations at its farmed salmon operations off Bainbridge Island
Washington state man accused of stealing dairy farm’s cows
WAWG president follows family legacy of leadership
Washington adopts pesticide safety rules

Idaho

Idaho on pace to set aquifer recharge record during 2017-18 season
Through the first part of December, the Idaho Department of Water Resources is on pace to recharge a record amount of water into the Eastern Snake...
Ranchers buoyed by decision to delay grazing rate formula vote
After an executive session of more than an hour, the Idaho Land Board voted 5-0 to delay a decision on whether to revise the grazing rate formula on...
Low milk prices depress Idaho hay market
Huge 2017 snowpack gives Idaho irrigators a boost
Recovery plans for Snake River salmon, steelhead released

California

California wildfires prompt talks on tougher utility rules
The rules would change utility company operations across wide swaths of the state deemed to have a higher risk for wildfires.
Colossal California fire now 4th largest in state history
The so-called Thomas Fire straddling coastal Ventura and Santa Barbara counties covered 379 square miles and is likely to keep growing.
California comeback: Wine country rebuilds after wildfires
Crews gain on huge California fire but wind threat remains
USDA reduces expectations for Florida’s citrus crop harvests

Montana

Montana wildlife officials ask Wyoming to stop feeding elk
Montana wildlife officials are asking their Wyoming counterparts to stop feeding elk after chronic wasting disease has appeared in the state
Massive Montana ranch owned by Mars candy heir is sold
One of the largest Montana ranches owned by the late Mars Inc. co-president has been sold
Senator proposes act to subtract from Wilderness Study Areas
Montana cherry growers vote to oversee research, development
Wildlife disease occurrences spread in Montana

Nevada

Nevada officials vote to transfer management of mustangs
The Nevada Board of Agriculture votes to transfer ownership of free range horses in northern Nevada from the state to a nonprofit organization...
Zinke recommends shrinking Nevada monument
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended scaling back the size of the Gold Butte National Monument in southern Nevada on Tuesday, drawing praise...
Where protected lands stand after national monument review
Oregonians Wait To Hear Fate Of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument
Trump to scale back 2 national monuments in trip to Utah