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WSDA asks to enforce federal food law
The Washington Department of Agriculture is willing to take on enforcing new federal food safey law if Congress funds it. A Washington state lawmaker says he doesn't want to go to the trouble of setting up a state enforcement program unless federal...

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Growers await methyl bromide alternative
Agricultural industry leaders are happy to see the development of fluensulfone, a non-fumigant alternative to methyl bromide approved for controlling nematodes. But it could be awhile before the product is used in the fields, they say.
Impact of labeling law on farmers debated
Impact of labeling law on farmers debated
Opponents of mandatory labeling for foods containing genetically modified organisms say an Oregon ballot initiative would create legal risks for growers.
Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire
Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire
Wind-driven flames destroyed or damaged 150 structures, a saw mill and a church in Weed, Calif. At times, the fire moved so fast that residents had only a few minutes to get out of the way.
Barbed-wire fence cutting case prompts $5,000 reward
On Sept. 9 or Sept. 10, someone cut a large amount of barbed wire surrounding 80 acres of property in rural Nevada.
Galloway project could help Idaho farmers
Galloway project could help Idaho farmers
Public comment during a Sept. 11 meeting on the proposed Galloway Dam project was decidedly against it, but farmers say it would greatly aid growers and other water users throughout the state.
Feds withdraw proposal to delist Calif. beetle
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Sept. 16 it is withdrawing its 2012 request to remove Endangered Species Act protections for the valley elderberry longhorn beetle. The agency is citing new scientific reviews that led to its decision.
Washington apple harvest in full swing
Washington apple harvest in full swing
Washington growers are nearing the half-way point of harvesting their largest apple crop in history. So far good weather has helped but most everyone could use more pickers.
Fire crews make progress against W. Oregon wildfire
The 36 Pit Fire has burned across about 5½ square miles near Estacada,Ore.
Add puffin, drop sea lion from protection list, state says
Add puffin, drop sea lion from protection list, state says
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife recommends the tufted puffin be put on the state's endangered species list and the Steller sea lion be dropped.
OSU, wheat commission reach royalty agreement
OSU, wheat commission reach royalty agreement
Oregon State University and the state's wheat commission have agreed on how royalties on OSU-developed wheat varieties will be split.

California

Growers await methyl bromide alternative
Agricultural industry leaders are happy to see the development of fluensulfone, a non-fumigant alternative to methyl bromide approved for controlling...
Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire
Wind-driven flames destroyed or damaged 150 structures, a saw mill and a church in Weed, Calif. At times, the fire moved so fast that residents had...
Feds withdraw proposal to delist Calif. beetle
NASS defends bullish Calif. crop estimates
Gov. Brown signs Calif. groundwater bills

Idaho

Idaho spud sizes down, yields average
Early in harvest, Idaho's potato yields appear to be average or slightly below average and spud sizes are down from last season.
IPC appoints youngest board member ever
The Idaho Potato Commission is adding its youngest board member ever.
Lawsuit could impact Idaho agriculture
Galloway project could help Idaho farmers
Idaho farm groups fund road safety PSA

Oregon

Impact of labeling law on farmers debated
Opponents of mandatory labeling for foods containing genetically modified organisms say an Oregon ballot initiative would create legal risks for...
Fire crews make progress against W. Oregon wildfire
The 36 Pit Fire has burned across about 5½ square miles near Estacada,Ore.
OSU, wheat commission reach royalty agreement
Oregon couple cited for weddings on ag land
Oregon governor OKs aid to fight new wildfire

Washington

WSDA asks to enforce federal food law
The Washington Department of Agriculture is willing to take on enforcing new federal food safey law if Congress funds it. A Washington state lawmaker...
Washington apple harvest in full swing
Washington growers are nearing the half-way point of harvesting their largest apple crop in history. So far good weather has helped but most everyone...
Add puffin, drop sea lion from protection list, state says
Wildlife managers seek help with elk disease
New wolf pack moves into Washington state

Montana

Montana wolf hunt begins; activists shadow hunters
Montana law prohibits harassment of hunters, punishable by a fine of up to $500 and 30 days in prison. But tracking hunters and their activities is...
Mild Montana wildfire season spurs low spending
The 251 fires so far this year is close to the five-year average, but the 20 square miles of land burned is just 12 percent of the five-year average.
Montana panel approves federal land report
Montana orders drilling limits to help sage grouse
Montana offers sage grouse plan as deadline looms

Nevada

Barbed-wire fence cutting case prompts $5,000 reward
On Sept. 9 or Sept. 10, someone cut a large amount of barbed wire surrounding 80 acres of property in rural Nevada.
Nevada biofuel plant touted at Vegas conference
Sierra BioFuels Plant in Storey County, Nev., will convert some 200,000 tons of trash from the Lockwood Regional Landfill in Sparks into more than 10...
Panel backs $1.25M for drone research in Nevada