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Fires scorch nearly 900,000 acres across Northwest
Fires scorch nearly 900,000 acres across Northwest
Wildfires have burned nearly 900,000 acres of forests and grasslands across the Pacific Northwest.

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Safflower researchers boost yields with dormant seeding
Safflower researchers boost yields with dormant seeding
Utah State University researchers have found yields increase by more than 20 percent when farmers plant dryland safflower in late November or December.
Calif. cattlemen turn up heat on rustlers
Calif. cattlemen turn up heat on rustlers
A bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown will bar those convicted of livestock theft from holding a registered brand in California for five years, and the person will face increased scrutiny after that. The bill was the second in two years to deal with cattle...
JUMP facility will house 52 antique tractors
A $70 million facility being constructed in downtown Boise will house 52 antique tractors that will help serve as a reminder of Idaho's farming roots. The building is being funded by the J.R. Simplot family.
Sheep industry relieved by experiment station’s rescue
Sheep industry relieved by experiment station’s rescue
The sheep industry is relieved by congressional action to keep the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station at Dubois, Idaho, open. USDA had requested reprogramming of funds for the station, which would have shuttered its doors.
Lightning kills 45 head of cattle
The cows, calves and a prize bull were crowded under some small crabapple trees on July 14 when the lighting struck.
Wildlife managers think like a wolf to trap one
Wildlife managers think like a wolf to trap one
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists track, trap and monitor wolves, the better to get a handle on populations and movement throughout the state. Documentation of wolf sightings will open the door to more management options, says wolf...
California firm issues nationwide fruit recall
Wawona Packing says on its website that no illnesses have been reported and the recall is a precautionary measure.
Cooler weather aids crews fighting Washington fire
The Carlton Complex of fires in north-central Washington had burned about 379 square miles, fire spokesman Andrew Sanbri said Monday. That would make it the largest wildfire in the state since record-keeping started.
Buzzard Complex Fire scorches 395,000 acres
The Buzzard Complex Fire is burning about 45 miles northeast of Burns, in Central Oregon.
Washington fires burn rangeland, singe orchards
Washington fires burn rangeland, singe orchards
Fires in Washington's Okanogan County have destroyed thousands of acres of rangeland, left ranches and orchards without power and killed livestock.

California

Calif. cattlemen turn up heat on rustlers
California firm issues nationwide fruit recall
Drought hinders California’s clean energy goals
Drought reports prompt farm groups to push state for solutions
Officials: Complacency drives hike in water use

Idaho

East Idaho growers see potential in peas
Safflower researchers boost yields with dormant seeding
JUMP facility will house 52 antique tractors
Sheep industry relieved by experiment station’s rescue
Growers slow to warm to frozen hops

Oregon

Fires scorch nearly 900,000 acres across Northwest
Judge lifts order against log exporter
Buzzard Complex Fire scorches 395,000 acres
Growers slow to warm to frozen hops
New powdery mildew strain appears in hops

Washington

Fires scorch nearly 900,000 acres across Northwest
‘Gut-wrenching’ losses in wildfire
Wildlife managers think like a wolf to trap one
Cooler weather aids crews fighting Washington fire
Washington fires burn rangeland, singe orchards

Montana

Lightning kills 45 head of cattle
Environmentalists say they’ll sue over bull trout
Study: Wolf attacks impact calf weight
Montana regulators hold hearing on $900M dam deal

Nevada

Crews containing Reno wildfire
Land may be listed as vital blue butterfly habitat
BLM: Budget constraints limits horse, burro removals
Rain helps quell east Nevada, west Utah wildfires