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New UC citrus-funded lab to tackle huanglongbing
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New UC citrus-funded lab to tackle huanglongbing
A new high-security laboratory funded by the citrus industry is being built near the University of California-Riverside to study the pathogen that causes the deadly tree disease huanglongbing.

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Flames roar through central California homes; thousands flee
“The forces of nature collided with a spark,” Kern County, Calif., Fire Chief Brian Marshall said.
Washington Ecology to write guide to ‘best’ ag practices
Washington Ecology to write guide to ‘best’ ag practices
Washington Department of Ecology will develop 'best-management practices' for agriculture, a response to complaints from the Environmental Protection Agency, environmentalists and tribes.
Researchers share latest findings at potato field day in Hermiston
Researchers share latest findings at potato field day in Hermiston
The Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center hosted its annual potato field day on Wednesday.
Agritourism: If you grow it, they will come
Agritourism: If you grow it, they will come
A workshop on agritourism was held Tuesday in Boardman.
Volume of dead trees could make removal difficult, company official says
Volume of dead trees could make removal difficult, company official says
U.S. Forest Service aerial surveys have identified a record 66 million dead trees in Southern Sierra Nevada forests. The sheer volume of dead and dying trees could make their removal difficult.
Difficult year for Washington apple exports
Difficult year for Washington apple exports
A strong dollar, small crop and high prices all contributed to a decline in Washington apple exports over the 2015 sales season that ends this fall.
Farmers worry who will control escaped genetically engineered bentgrass
Farmers worry who will control escaped genetically engineered bentgrass
Genetically engineered creeping bentgrass escaped from field trials near Malheur and Jefferson counties in 2003. Thirteen years later, some farmers in these areas are concerned that they will soon be left on the hook for controlling it.
Weyerhaeuser plans to close Montana lumber mill
The company will continue to operate three Montana mills — a medium-density fiberboard mill in Columbia Falls, a lumber mill in Kalispell and a plywood mill in Kalispell.
Another gray wolf may be roaming N. California
The animal is not a member of the Shasta Pack, the breeding pair and pups spotted in eastern Siskiyou County in 2015.
Sales figures might prove if marijuana is Oregon’s most valuable crop
Sales figures might prove if marijuana is Oregon’s most valuable crop
Backers have always maintained marijuana is Oregon's most valuable agricultural crop. Sales and tax figures collected this year may settle that question once and for all.

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California

New UC citrus-funded lab to tackle huanglongbing
A new high-security laboratory funded by the citrus industry is being built near the University of California-Riverside to study the pathogen that...
Flames roar through central California homes; thousands flee
“The forces of nature collided with a spark,” Kern County, Calif., Fire Chief Brian Marshall said.
Volume of dead trees could make removal difficult, company official says
Another gray wolf may be roaming N. California
Drought kills 66 million trees in California’s Sierra

Idaho

Boise Project Board of Control irrigators will have good water year
Irrigators in Southwestern Idaho and a small part of Eastern Oregon who get their water from the Boise Project Board of Control are looking at a good...
S. Idaho agribusiness success has deep roots
The Magic Valley of Southern Idaho is booming with new and expanding agribusinesses, due to a pro-business attitude and teamwork.
$10,000 reward offered involving killing of Idaho wolf pups
High court’s Rangen decision leaves uncertainty
Sustainability policy won’t threaten existing water rights, board member says

Oregon

FBI: Utah militia leader planned to bomb BLM cabin
An FBI agent said in charging documents that William Keebler, 57, was planning to retaliate against the federal government that he felt was harassing...
Researchers share latest findings at potato field day in Hermiston
The Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center hosted its annual potato field day on Wednesday.
Agritourism: If you grow it, they will come
Farmers worry who will control escaped genetically engineered bentgrass
Sales figures might prove if marijuana is Oregon’s most valuable crop

Washington

Big apple states expecting larger crops
Washington and Michigan eye larger fall apple crops and New York’s early forecast comes soon. Industry leaders expect strong prices to...
Washington Ecology to write guide to ‘best’ ag practices
Washington Department of Ecology will develop 'best-management practices' for agriculture, a response to complaints from the Environmental Protection...
Difficult year for Washington apple exports
After spraying, Washington, Oregon search for gypsy moths
Rain takes a bite out of Washington cherry crop

Montana

Weyerhaeuser plans to close Montana lumber mill
The company will continue to operate three Montana mills — a medium-density fiberboard mill in Columbia Falls, a lumber mill in Kalispell and...
NorthWestern Energy wants to pay less for solar power
Utility representatives told the Public Service Commission last week that the rate NorthWestern is obligated to pay the small projects is too high.
Earthquake shakes lightly populated area in Montana, Idaho
Montana agricultural retailers to merge

Nevada

Prosecutors oppose bids for separate trials in Cliven Bundy case
Prosecutors argue that it is more efficient for one trial with one jury that can see “the entire picture of an alleged crime.”