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Yields vary as Calif. stone fruit harvests near end
Freshly picked peaches from Northern California are ready to be enjoyed. The harvests of stone fruit
Yields vary as Calif. stone fruit harvests near end
As the harvests of stone fruit in California are wrapping up, growers say the quality of the fruit is excellent but some varieties' yields are down. The picking of other summer fruit is ongoing.

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Giving triticale a chance
Giving triticale a chance
A handful of farmers in the Pacific Northwest are raising triticale for forage and for grain. If crop insurance were available for the blend between durum wheat and rye acreage would "skyrocket," says Howard Nelson with Central Washington Grain Growers.
Vast Northern California wildfire keeps surging
The lightning-sparked fire near the Oregon border had forced the evacuation of people in as many as 250 scattered rural homes and other buildings by late Thursday.
California counties ask to form separate state
Six counties have so far approved plans to pursue secession, either through elected officials or at the ballot box, and supporters plan to submit more petitions in the coming months.
Smoke lessens from wildfires in Oregon Cascades
The forecast calls for lower temperatures and higher humidity that should help firefighters.
Lawmaker criticizes how Carlton Complex fire was fought
Lawmaker criticizes how Carlton Complex fire was fought
Washington Rep. Joel Kretz, of Wauconda, would like to see the state Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee hold hearings to review the handling of the Carlton Complex fire.
WSU to discontinue annual Seattle football game
The Washington Beef Commission is evaluating future marketing relationships with Washington State University football as the university discontinues its annual game in Seattle. WSU Director of Athletics Bill Moos, a Valleyford, Wash., cattleman, says he...
Federal government lists Oregon spotted frog as threatened
Federal government lists Oregon spotted frog as threatened
Grazing occurs alongside Oregon spotted frog habitat, a federal biologist said that can actually benefit frogs if not over-done.
Utah State team wins new dairy product contest
Food science students at Utah State University have developed a a sourdough starter product using acid whey from Greek yogurt production. The product earned them top honors and $10,000 in Idaho Milk Processors' annual new product contest.
Grant allows Nyssa ag program to build greenhouse
Grant allows Nyssa ag program to build greenhouse
A $25,000 grant from Monsanto Corp. will allow the small farming community of Nyssa, Ore., to build a modern greenhouse that will include the advanced equipment necessary to allow the high school's ag education students to perform science-based...
Panel backs $1.25M for drone research in Nevada
Nevada was named last year as a national testing site for the new technology, known formally as unmanned aerial vehicles.

California

Yields vary as Calif. stone fruit harvests near end
California mushroom production in decline
Vast Northern California wildfire keeps surging
California counties ask to form separate state
California environmentalists decry feds’ fire plan

Idaho

Utah State team wins new dairy product contest
County fights lonely battle against pest
More than 100 attend onion variety trial
Late blight continues spread in Eastern Idaho
Idaho’s bean harvest off to good start

Oregon

OSU looks at possible remediation for water rule
Smoke lessens from wildfires in Oregon Cascades
Federal government lists Oregon spotted frog as threatened
Grant allows Nyssa ag program to build greenhouse
Iconic Klamath bucket moved from county building

Washington

Ranchers argue against moving flock off grazing lands
Giving triticale a chance
Lawmaker criticizes how Carlton Complex fire was fought
WSU to discontinue annual Seattle football game
Longshore workers OK Northwest grain deal

Montana

Arctic grayling fish won’t get federal protections
Timber industry calls for end to lawsuits
Yellowstone recommends removing about 900 bison

Nevada

Panel backs $1.25M for drone research in Nevada
Drought could reverse drop in Nevada tree beetles