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Apple commission discusses GM position
With U.S. and Canadian approval of genetically-modified apples, the Washington Apple Commission is discussing it future position on the issue.

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Slugs remain a mystery, experts say
Slugs remain a mystery, experts say
Farmers and researchers recently discussed the mysteries surrounding slugs at Oregon State University's "Slug Summit," in Salem, Ore., on March 25.
BLM abandoning Nevada mustang roundup, at least for now
BLM lawyers said in papers filed in court they won’t move forward with the roundup in the Pine Nut Range southeast of Carson City until the agency completes another review of potential environmental impacts.
California Senate moves $1B water plan amid drought
A companion measure to authorize fines for illegal diversions of water drew criticism from Republicans for expanding government powers without traditional legislative scrutiny.
U.S., Oregon mark milestone with sage grouse agreement
U.S., Oregon mark milestone with sage grouse agreement
A sage grouse conservation agreement favored by ranchers and other private landowners will be extended to cover more than 500,000 acres of state land in Eastern Oregon.
Idaho seed potato growers see opportunity in Algeria
Idaho seed potato growers see opportunity in Algeria
A group of Idaho seed potato growers sees opportunity to establish a new market in Algeria, where the nation is working to become more self-sufficient with its food production.
Washington Ecology details drought relief budget
Washington Ecology details drought relief budget
Washington Department of Ecology's proposed drought budget calls for withholding $4 million until conditions worsen in the Yakima Basin.
Broth maker leaves San Diego for Medford
A business consultant said the Rogue Valley was a good fit for Bare Bones — which uses organic produce and bones from pastured and grass-fed animals.
N. Idaho county asks Congress to designate wilderness
The county resolution adopted Tuesday states that the area offers outstanding views, recreation opportunities, and contributes to the economic vitality of the region.
Lawmakers to vote on $1B water plan amid drought
The $1 billion plan is labeled emergency legislation, but much of the funding has been available to the state for years and it could take years to make a difference in the water supply.
Idaho ag groups weigh in on transportation funding plans
Idaho farm groups are being asked to weigh in on the debate about increasing transportation funding, an issue that has recently heated up in the Idaho Legislature.

California

California Senate moves $1B water plan amid drought
A companion measure to authorize fines for illegal diversions of water drew criticism from Republicans for expanding government powers without...
Lawmakers to vote on $1B water plan amid drought
The $1 billion plan is labeled emergency legislation, but much of the funding has been available to the state for years and it could take years to...
Bill touts workers’ rights in light of Gerawan dispute
California governor proposes $1 billion in drought spending
Napa winemaker was unraveling before he shot investor, self

Idaho

Bill grants livestock producers capital gains tax deduction
A bill that has passed the Idaho Legislature would ensure that partners in a livestock operation are treated the same as other industries when it...
Idaho seed potato growers see opportunity in Algeria
A group of Idaho seed potato growers sees opportunity to establish a new market in Algeria, where the nation is working to become more...
N. Idaho county asks Congress to designate wilderness
Idaho ag groups weigh in on transportation funding plans
Bill to help in Wood River Valley call

Oregon

Expert: Oregon neonic ban would be disruptive
Banning neonicotinoid pesticides could spur farmers to use more toxic chemicals, an expert testified before Oregon lawmakers.
Slugs remain a mystery, experts say
Farmers and researchers recently discussed the mysteries surrounding slugs at Oregon State University's "Slug Summit," in Salem, Ore., on March 25.
U.S., Oregon mark milestone with sage grouse agreement
Broth maker leaves San Diego for Medford
Klamath water transfer bill draws suspicion

Washington

Apple commission discusses GM position
With U.S. and Canadian approval of genetically-modified apples, the Washington Apple Commission is discussing it future position on the issue.
One Washington, two sides
Washington's east-west divide predates statehood and endures.
Washington Ecology details drought relief budget
Port’s food center installs solar panels
First Odessa water service contracts signed

Montana

Montana lawmakers consider bonds for rural broadband expansion
Of the 50 states, Montana provides the least access to standard broadband speeds.
U.S. housing uptick could help Montana timber industry
Though the national demand for lumber is gradually increasing the availability of logs continues to be a major challenge to Montana’s forest...

Nevada

BLM abandoning Nevada mustang roundup, at least for now
BLM lawyers said in papers filed in court they won’t move forward with the roundup in the Pine Nut Range southeast of Carson City until the...
Lawmaker introduces industrial hemp farming bill
19 states have pilot programs studying industrial hemp, and eight states including California actively promote industrial cannabis.
Bill would repeal Nevada’s constitutional minimum wage