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Wyden: Obama administration well aware of local opposition to national monument
Wyden: Obama administration well aware of local opposition to national monument
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., told Malheur County residents July 21 he has made it clear to President Barack Obama that there is strong local opposition to a proposed national monument in that county.

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Tax breaks for mint processors, tractor buyers under scrutiny
Tax breaks for mint processors, tractor buyers under scrutiny
Washington Lawmakers should end a tax break that benefits the mint oil industry and review one that lowers the cost of farm equipment, according to legislative auditors.
Washington slaughterhouse recalls hogs
Washington slaughterhouse recalls hogs
A Western Washington slaughterhouse has again recalled whole hogs because of salmonella.
Central Idaho wildfire grows to 2 square miles
About 300 firefighters supported by five helicopters are fighting the fire that is 20 percent contained.
California court denies push for payment during tunnel tests
The landowners in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta had demanded payment for thousands of acres sought by the state for testing.
Wheat industry expect average protein levels in this year’s crop
Wheat industry expect average protein levels in this year’s crop
As harvest continues, Pacific Northwest farmers are worried about price discounts for high protein soft white wheat.
No progress made on Idaho field burning changes
No progress made on Idaho field burning changes
Idaho farm and environmental groups left their third negotiated rulemaking meeting far apart on proposed changes to the state's field burning program.
New commissioner specializes in growing food barley
New commissioner specializes in growing food barley
The Idaho Barley Commission has appointed a new commissioner to represent Northern Idaho.
United Grain Corporation to invest millions in old PGG facilities
United Grain Corporation to invest millions in old PGG facilities
United Grain Corporation has stepped in after acquiring PGG's grain assets, and pledged to invest $9 million in upgrading facilities.
Vandals use fireworks to hassle goats
An Edwall, Wash., sheep rancher says vandals let 240 of his goats out in Issaquah, Wash.
‘Renaissance’ turns around fortunes of Oregon’s popular nut
‘Renaissance’ turns around fortunes of Oregon’s popular nut
Willamette Valley, Ore., growers have planted between 3,000 and 4,000 acres of hazelnuts a year since 2014, pushing the total acreage past 46,000.

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California

California court denies push for payment during tunnel tests
The landowners in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta had demanded payment for thousands of acres sought by the state for testing.
Beekeepers urged to enter honey in awards competition
Beekeepers are urged to enter their honeys in the annual Good Food Awards competition by July 31. The awards are meant to recognize good farming...
Calif. urged to delay cap-and-trade extension, changes
Range rider program seeks to avert wolf-livestock conflicts
Former Interior secretary Babbitt enlisted for California giant tunnels

Idaho

Rain, temperatures increase falling number concerns
Weather conditions have USDA Agricultural Research Service research plant molecular geneticist Camille Steber concerned about falling number...
Central Idaho wildfire grows to 2 square miles
About 300 firefighters supported by five helicopters are fighting the fire that is 20 percent contained.
No progress made on Idaho field burning changes
New commissioner specializes in growing food barley
Crews make progress on wildfire east of Boise

Oregon

Wyden: Obama administration well aware of local opposition to national monument
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., told Malheur County residents July 21 he has made it clear to President Barack Obama that there is strong local opposition to...
Extra-large steer named Buford stars at auction
Buford is not your average steer. Weighing in at 2,175 pounds, he brought 83 cents per pound at Cowart’s Lebanon Auction Yard on July 21.
Rain, temperatures increase falling number concerns
United Grain Corporation to invest millions in old PGG facilities
‘Renaissance’ turns around fortunes of Oregon’s popular nut

Washington

WDFW: Bald eagles soar, can come off state list
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reports that bald eagles are soaring and no longer need to be on the state-protected list.
Rain, temperatures increase falling number concerns
Weather conditions have USDA Agricultural Research Service research plant molecular geneticist Camille Steber concerned about falling number...
Tax breaks for mint processors, tractor buyers under scrutiny
Washington slaughterhouse recalls hogs
Wheat industry expect average protein levels in this year’s crop

Montana

Montana man sentenced for Clean Water Act violations
Joseph Robertson was charged with two counts of unauthorized discharge of pollutants into waters of the U.S. and one count of malicious mischief.
Montana signs forest management deal with federal government
The agreement will allow the state to work on behalf of the Forest Service on federal land, such as conducting environmental analyses for logging...

Nevada

Crews work to contain wildfire near I-80 in Nevada
About 270 firefighters were being aided by air tankers and helicopters fighting the fire in grass and pinyon juniper brush.
Big northern Nevada fire 40 percent contained
Authorities lifted a voluntary evacuation order earlier Tuesday for the small mining town of Midas 50 miles south of the Idaho line.