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DOL seeks additional charges against growers
The U.S. Department of Labor wants to expand litigation against Oregon blueberry farmers accused of "hot goods" labor law violations.

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Idaho apple growers report bumper crop
Idaho apple growers report bumper crop
With Idaho's apple harvest winding down, orchardists are reporting a bumper crop this year.
Washington apple harvest starts final leg
Washington apple harvest starts final leg
Washington apple harvest enters the home stretch with more selective picking than normal because of a huge crop. Harvest started Aug. 1 and will finish about Nov. 15.
Rustlers grab 3 calves from Culver ranches
As many as 200 head of cattle are stolen each year in Oregon but many losses aren’t reported to law enforcement.
Woman killed in tractor accident
Sheriff Bruce Riley says the woman was working Tuesday afternoon with a 49-year-old man in an effort to remove an oak tree on private property.
Fire burns pallets, hay in Gilroy
Fire crews from San Jose, Gilroy and Morgan Hill as well as the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection were fighting the flames.
Americold opens third Idaho cold-storage facility
Americold opens a refrigerated warehouse in Heyburn, Idaho, anticipating exponential growth in the area's agriculture and dairy industries.
77,000-acre cattle operation changes hands
Another large property in Central Oregon recently changed hands.
Rice growers wrap up drought-diminished harvest
Rice growers wrap up drought-diminished harvest
California rice farmers are wrapping up their harvest of a crop that's expected to be 23 percent smaller than last year's. Good yields on many of the acres that were planted will help make up at least a small part of the loss of revenue, as will sales of...
CPOW plans 10th annual meeting
The Cattle Producers of Washington hold their annual meeting Oct. 31 in Airway Heights, Wash.
Irrigation district to convert wells to surface water
Irrigation district to convert wells to surface water
Irrigators with southcentral Idaho's A & B Irrigation District plan to build a new pipeline in order to provide supplemental surface water to irrigate about 1,500 acres of farm land where wells are declining.

California

Fire burns pallets, hay in Gilroy
Fire crews from San Jose, Gilroy and Morgan Hill as well as the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection were fighting the flames.
Rice growers wrap up drought-diminished harvest
California rice farmers are wrapping up their harvest of a crop that's expected to be 23 percent smaller than last year's. Good yields on many of the...
Rain damage, water shortage hamper pumpkin crop
New guidelines aim to prevent bee die-offs
Even normal rain won’t end Calif. drought, expert says

Idaho

Rain damage hits Idaho Barley Commission budget
The Idaho Barley Commission will cut deep into reserves this season due to widespread quality problems with the malt crop.
Idaho apple growers report bumper crop
With Idaho's apple harvest winding down, orchardists are reporting a bumper crop this year.
Americold opens third Idaho cold-storage facility
Irrigation district to convert wells to surface water
Idaho dry bean industry sets sights on Costa Rica

Oregon

DOL seeks additional charges against growers
The U.S. Department of Labor wants to expand litigation against Oregon blueberry farmers accused of "hot goods" labor law violations.
Economist doubts population projections
Projections of massive global population growth may be inflated, which casts doubt on the notion of long term upward pressure on commodity crop...
Rustlers grab 3 calves from Culver ranches
Woman killed in tractor accident
77,000-acre cattle operation changes hands

Washington

Groups seek foreign buyers for ethanol cereal byproduct
The U.S. Grains Council and Renewable Fuels Association hosted reprensentatives from 32 countries at an export conference Oct. 21-22 in Seattle.
Washington apple harvest starts final leg
Washington apple harvest enters the home stretch with more selective picking than normal because of a huge crop. Harvest started Aug. 1 and will...
CPOW plans 10th annual meeting
WSU grad named Washington state veterinarian
Mathisons renew effort to gain more cherry ground

Montana

Montana property tax appraisal reflects new trends
The market value of agricultural land will increase by 17 percent this cycle as a statewide average.

Nevada

West Nile diagnosed in Nevada horse
The horse had not been vaccinated in the past 12 to 18 months.