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Sheep rancher ponders future after wolf attacks
Sheep rancher ponders future after wolf attacks
Rancher Dave Dashiell moved his flock of sheep from near the Huckleberry wolf pack earlier this summer after dozens were killed and others went missing. Now he's uncertain what his next moves will be following the winter.

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Huge apple crop pushes bin production
Huge apple crop pushes bin production
With a huge Washington apple crop, producers of wood and plastic apple bins say they are making more but decline to reveal production levels. KapStone, the region's main cardboard box manufacturer, had no comment.
Stolen life-sized plastic horse recovered
The horse that’s been on the store’s roof in Twin Falls since 1962 vanished Monday night.
Feds to gather ‘nuisance’ mustangs in Nevada
Agency officials say they must haul away roaming bands of mustangs wreaking havoc on private property in Butte Valley, and get horses off U.S. Highway 93, where they pose a danger to motorists.
Oregon GMO task force drafts report
Oregon GMO task force agrees on need for regulatory clarity, disagree on exact scheme.
Sweetener users study: Mexico trade case costly
Sweetener users study: Mexico trade case costly
A white paper analyzing the economic impacts of imposing duties on Mexican sugar in response to a trade case filed by American sugar producers finds U.S. consumers and sweetened product manufacturers could pay $2.4 billion more for sugar in the coming...
Hunt underway for source of Washington gypsy moths
Hunt underway for source of Washington gypsy moths
The Washington Department of Agriculture is searching for gypsy moth eggs in a crowded Seattle neighborhood and in woods in Clark County.
Adverse weather hampers Calif. olive oil production
Adverse weather hampers Calif. olive oil production
California olive oil producers are hoping to match last year's mark of 3.5 million gallons after adverse weather affected crop development. Production had been increasing dramatically in recent years.
Stemilt picks a new apple
Stemilt picks a new apple
One of the nation's largest tree fruit companies, Stemilt Growers Inc., has hooked up with the University of Minnesota for rights to grow and manage a new apple variety it's sure will be a winner.
Princess in cockfighting case gets probation
The Walkers were arrested in 2013 after authorities said they staged at least 10 cockfighting derbies in a barn at their ranch in Irrigon, Ore., 175 miles east of Portland.
Record rain in Portland triggers sewer overflow
Wednesday’s sewage overflow is the third such event in 2014.

California

Tomato growers peg crop at record 14 million tons
California processing tomato growers expect to meet contracts for a record 14-million-ton crop. Good weather during crop development and having more...
Adverse weather hampers Calif. olive oil production
California olive oil producers are hoping to match last year's mark of 3.5 million gallons after adverse weather affected crop development.
Fire burns pallets, hay in Gilroy
Rice growers wrap up drought-diminished harvest
Rain damage, water shortage hamper pumpkin crop

Idaho

Stolen life-sized plastic horse recovered
The horse that’s been on the store’s roof in Twin Falls since 1962 vanished Monday night.
Idaho damaged barley still free of toxins
An Idaho cereals pathologist wants to research why Idaho barley was free of the toxin associated with Fusarium headblight this season despite samples...
Sweetener users study: Mexico trade case costly
Rain damage hits Idaho Barley Commission budget
Idaho apple growers report bumper crop

Oregon

Princess in cockfighting case gets probation
The Walkers were arrested in 2013 after authorities said they staged at least 10 cockfighting derbies in a barn at their ranch in Irrigon, Ore., 175...
Record rain in Portland triggers sewer overflow
Wednesday’s sewage overflow is the third such event in 2014.
Oregon food politics take the stage at Measure 92 forum
Oregon GMO task force drafts report
DOL seeks additional charges against growers

Washington

Sheep rancher ponders future after wolf attacks
Rancher Dave Dashiell moved his flock of sheep from near the Huckleberry wolf pack earlier this summer after dozens were killed and others went...
Washington’s red raspberry crop breaks record
The Washington Red Raspberry Commission reports a record crop this year.
Huge apple crop pushes bin production
Stemilt picks a new apple
Cranberry farmers struggle with high supply, low prices

Montana

Montana property tax appraisal reflects new trends
The market value of agricultural land will increase by 17 percent this cycle as a statewide average.

Nevada

Feds to gather ‘nuisance’ mustangs in Nevada
Agency officials say they must haul away roaming bands of mustangs wreaking havoc on private property in Butte Valley, and get horses off U.S.
West Nile diagnosed in Nevada horse
The horse had not been vaccinated in the past 12 to 18 months.