State Home State

In ‘minor miracle,’ most cull onions in Idaho, Oregon disposed of
Sean Ellis/Capital Press
In ‘minor miracle,’ most cull onions in Idaho, Oregon disposed of
Most of the 100 million pounds of onions ruined in Idaho and Eastern Oregon this winter have been properly disposed of. Both states extended their normal deadline for cull onion disposal from March 15 to April 15 because of the logistical magnitude of...

Featured Stories

Award recognizes potato truck’s float around NYC
Award recognizes potato truck’s float around NYC
The Idaho Potato Commission has won an award recognizing the August 2016 float of its Great Big Idaho Potato Truck through New York City’s Hudson River.
ISDA delivers more flood-related violations
The Idaho State Department of Agriculture is still early in the enforcement process of wastewater issues related to winter weather and flooding.
Rail bill aided by Washington Farm Bureau passes
Rail bill aided by Washington Farm Bureau passes
Washington lawmakers pass bill to allow industrial development near short-line railroads in Eastern Washington and one Western Washington county
Congressman fends off criticism of USDA budget, Oroville Dam crisis
Congressman fends off criticism of USDA budget, Oroville Dam crisis
Rep. Doug LaMalfa of California, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, says lawmakers have voiced concerns to the Trump administration about the proposed 21 percent cut in the USDA’s budget.
Federal court kills wind project near Steens Mountain over sage grouse
A federal court has killed a large wind energy project in southeast Oregon after an appeals court found last year that the BLM had not properly assessed the winter population of greater sage grouse at the proposed facility near Steens Mountain
Jury resumes deliberations in Bundy ranch standoff trial
The jury deliberated about three hours last week, and spent full days together Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Portland students get first-hand look at possible wolf depredation
Portland students get first-hand look at possible wolf depredation
Two teens from the Sunnyside Environmental School witness field biologist investigate cow, calf killed in Wallowa County.
Nursery switches to white fiberglass stakes
Nursery switches to white fiberglass stakes
White fiberglass nursery tree stakes are an eye catcher near Quincy, Wash., and new to the area as other nurseries use bamboo and steel stakes.
WA lawmakers OK new way to deter wolves
WA lawmakers OK new way to deter wolves
Washington lawmakers thrust state Department of Agriculture into campaign to prevent conflicts between wolves and cattle
IGWA districts exceed 2016 settlement reductions
IGWA districts exceed 2016 settlement reductions
Idaho groundwater districts participating in water call settlement with the Surface Water Coalition have exceeded their goal of conserving 240,000 acre-feet of water in 2016.

Marketplace

Oregon

In ‘minor miracle,’ most cull onions in Idaho, Oregon disposed of
Most of the 100 million pounds of onions ruined in Idaho and Eastern Oregon this winter have been properly disposed of. Both states extended their...
Oregon drops several defenses in $1.4 billion timber lawsuit
Oregon’s government has agreed to drop several defenses against a class action lawsuit brought by counties that seeks $1.4 billion for...
Federal court kills wind project near Steens Mountain over sage grouse
Portland students get first-hand look at possible wolf depredation
Review of Oregon’s wolf management plan begins

Washington

Inslee stays out of rural well issue; special session at hand
With the regular session in its final days, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said he has not studied a Senate proposal to reopen rural Washington to well...
Rail bill aided by Washington Farm Bureau passes
Washington lawmakers pass bill to allow industrial development near short-line railroads in Eastern Washington and one Western Washington county
Nursery switches to white fiberglass stakes
WA lawmakers OK new way to deter wolves
Proposed state rules for restricted-use herbicides up for comment

Idaho

In ‘minor miracle,’ most cull onions in Idaho, Oregon disposed of
Most of the 100 million pounds of onions ruined in Idaho and Eastern Oregon this winter have been properly disposed of. Both states extended their...
Western Innovator: Building a better canal system
A hydrologist is developing a predictive model for the Aberdeen-Springfield Canal Co.’s system to improve its efficiency.
Award recognizes potato truck’s float around NYC
ISDA delivers more flood-related violations
IGWA districts exceed 2016 settlement reductions

California

Congressman fends off criticism of USDA budget, Oroville Dam crisis
Rep. Doug LaMalfa of California, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, says lawmakers have voiced concerns to the Trump administration about...
Dam managers made missteps in handling crisis
An Associated Press examination of state and federal documents, emails obtained under public records requests and numerous interviews reveal a...
Many areas struggling to set up groundwater agencies as deadline looms
Continuing storms led to increase in SWP allocations, official says
Biologists: Too soon to know if killing barred owls helps spotted owls

Montana

Lawsuit filed over Montana timber project
The 5,700-acre project includes logging and prescribed burning about 15 miles southwest of Helena.
Montana lawmakers act to combat invasive zebra mussels
Montana lawmakers have moved forward on two proposals aimed at combating the spread of zebra mussels
Montana officials search for owner of dead cows along river

Nevada

Jury resumes deliberations in Bundy ranch standoff trial
The jury deliberated about three hours last week, and spent full days together Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Jury back at work in Bundy ranch standoff trial in Vegas
Six defendants face 10 charges each, including threatening and assaulting a federal officer, extortion, obstruction, weapon violations and conspiracy.
Jury resumes work in Bundy ranch standoff case in Nevada
Jury in Las Vegas begins mulling Bundy ranch standoff case
Jury to hear more summations in Nevada ranch standoff case