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Portland panelists back collaborative approach to forest policy
Portland panelists back collaborative approach to forest policy
Collaboration that kept a John Day, Ore., mill open may be a model as industry, agencies and environmental groups strive for a forest policy that everyone can live with.

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Idaho live animal exports soar during 2015 first quarter
Sudan went on a buying spree of Idaho dairy cattle during the first quarter of 2015, purchasing $5.5 million worth of animals from Idaho producers.
Inslee urges highway plan, but takes backseat on gas tax
Inslee urges highway plan, but takes backseat on gas tax
Farm exporters get behind raising Washington's gas tax to fund highway improvements to help goods get to Seattle and Tacoma ports.
Washington farmers dump unprofitable apples
Washington farmers dump unprofitable apples
The Washington State Tree Fruit Association estimated $95 million in lost sales because of apples that could not ship.
Feds distribute $20M to Oregon timber counties
The counties once received so much money as a share of logging on the so-called O&C lands that some didn’t have to levy taxes.
Two wolves poached in southwestern Montana
The penalty for killing a wolf out of season is a citation and $1,000 in restitution.
All of Idaho in drought conditions
Idaho isn’t in the same shape as California, but unless precipitation picks up this year, Idaho could be in a crisis in 2016.
Franklin County irrigators limit boat access over mussels
Franklin County irrigators limit boat access over mussels
Two Franklin County, Idaho, canal companies have implemented a multifaceted strategy to keep invasive mussels out of their reservoirs.
Growers cope with Roza shutdown
Growers cope with Roza shutdown
Growers in the Yakima Valley's Roza Irrigation District deal with a temporary water shutdown intended to save water for July and August.
California awards $250M to career prep programs
The state distributed nearly $250 million in grants Wednesday to dozens of programs that combine academic and technical coursework at the high school and community college level with hands-on training and work experience supplied by employers.
Government kills cormorants to protect Columbia River salmon
The goal is to reduce the colony from about 14,000 breeding pairs to 5,600 pairs by 2018.

California

Navel, Valencia orange harvests promise good summer fruit
Navel orange harvest in California is wrapping up, with fruit expected to appear in stores through the July 4 holiday, while the harvest of Valencies...
California awards $250M to career prep programs
The state distributed nearly $250 million in grants Wednesday to dozens of programs that combine academic and technical coursework at the high school...
Environmental group lauds farms’ water conservation, urges more
Rice, nuts fuel ag boom in N.E. California, study finds
Some fear SJ Valley ag could go the way of timber industry

Idaho

Idaho live animal exports soar during 2015 first quarter
Sudan went on a buying spree of Idaho dairy cattle during the first quarter of 2015, purchasing $5.5 million worth of animals from Idaho producers.
All of Idaho in drought conditions
Idaho isn’t in the same shape as California, but unless precipitation picks up this year, Idaho could be in a crisis in 2016.
Franklin County irrigators limit boat access over mussels
Welcome Idaho rains also raise crop disease risk
Iris yellow spot virus detected in volunteer onions

Oregon

Portland panelists back collaborative approach to forest policy
Collaboration that kept a John Day, Ore., mill open may be a model as industry, agencies and environmental groups strive for a forest policy that...
Judge upholds Jackson County GMO ban
A federal judge also found that lawmakers intended to permit the GMO ban when they excluded Jackson County from a 2013 bill that pre-empted other...
Farmland trails bill dies in committee
Feds distribute $20M to Oregon timber counties
Government kills cormorants to protect Columbia River salmon

Washington

Inslee urges highway plan, but takes backseat on gas tax
Farm exporters get behind raising Washington's gas tax to fund highway improvements to help goods get to Seattle and Tacoma ports.
Washington farmers dump unprofitable apples
The Washington State Tree Fruit Association estimated $95 million in lost sales because of apples that could not ship.
Growers cope with Roza shutdown
Obama immigration action may be dead, labor leader says
Seattle food truck thief likes chicken

Montana

Two wolves poached in southwestern Montana
The penalty for killing a wolf out of season is a citation and $1,000 in restitution.
Parked grain cars annoy Montana man
Hundreds of empty rail cars began appearing on tracks near their home in late April.
Montana officials want to keep wolf hunt rules
Montana to hire 5 employees to oversee sage grouse program

Nevada

Nevada county foots $250,000 legal bill in road fight
Environmental groups say the federal government has no authority to cede control of the road that runs along the Jarbidge River.
Threatened cutthroat trout makes a comeback in Nevada river
Officials say they’ve documented about 1,000 newly hatched baby cutthroats in the lower Truckee River.