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SALEM, Ore. — When Chris Sarles joined Oregon Fruit Products as CEO five years ago, the longtime West Salem, Ore., company was already looking to leave its original facility and move into a ne…

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A small Washington tree fruit company, with a storied past and a rare business model, seeks to slowly expand its market niche while labor costs and other pressures have pushed companies of sim…

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Water managers from seven Southwestern states that depend on the Colorado River for drinking and irrigation water are getting closer to finalizing an unprecedented drought con…

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The recent killing of a Yellowstone National Park wolf outside the park has generated hundreds of emails and phone calls to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials su…

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A state board on Wednesday approved a contentious proposal to boost water flows through a Central California river, a move that would increase habitat for salmon but …

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State lawmakers lent their support to a potentially historic request to transfer water from the Treasure Valley to Elmore County on the final day of public testimony.

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The Washington Apple Commission is seeking $10.7 million in additional overseas apple promotion money due to estimated damage from retaliatory tariffs.

Essential oils from thyme and spearmint are proving lethal to crop-damaging slugs without the toxicity to humans, animals or the environment that chemical solutions can present.

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A coalition of environmental and community groups is challenging the USDA’s decision to exclude loans to medium-sized “concentrated animal feeding operations” from environmental analysis.

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The Middle East has been declining as a Washington apple export market and that’s accelerating because of increased competition from Europe and Turkey.

Cash dairy prices headed lower the first week of December. The Cheddar blocks closed at $1.35 per pound, down a penny and 12 1/2-cents below a year ago. The barrels finished at $1.2225, down 9…

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife commissioners adopted a grizzly bear conservation plan Monday that would maintain the largest population of the bruins in the Lower 48 at roughly curren…

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A plan by USDA to expand predator control activities in Idaho has been overturned by a federal judge who found it should undergo a more extensive environmental analysis.

The access expands U.S. beef trade in Africa and is expected to be an $80 million market for U.S. beef.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised to withdraw federal protections for countless waterways and wetlands across the country, making good on President Donald Trump's campaign p…

Delegates from county Farm Bureau organizations voted unanimously to support an Idaho Legislature mandate to state Fish and Game officials to allow USDA Wildlife Services to more aggressively …

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Oregon FFA is poised to hire its first chief executive officer in charge of overseeing staff and finances for three separate organizations, including the state FFA Association, Foundation and Alumni.

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TILLAMOOK, Ore. — An Oregon judge has refused to reconsider throwing out a “public nuisance” claim in a lawsuit filed by a Tillamook oysterman over alleged dairy pollution.

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Growers were excited about nematodes being used to attack tree fruit pests. It was one of many pest-related presentations at the Washington State Tree Fruit Association annual meeting.

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Though the U.S. Forest Service didn’t say so outright, Matt McElligott and other ranchers who graze cattle in Oregon’s Malheur National Forest believed they’d been given an ultimatum.

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More than 100 agricultural groups, farms and businesses and the National Council of Agricultural Employers are asking Congress to stop large increases in the minimum wage for H-2A-visa foreign…

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Ranchers in northeast Washington have identified what they call a "fatal flaw" in the Forest Service's plan to manage the Colville National Forest: No one can be expected to understand it.

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A bacteria, called fire blight, that kills apple and pear trees has been increasing the last three springs in Washington. Tree fruit growers spent a morning listening to experts on it. There a…

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Ranchers in Idaho have filed six lawsuits against the U.S. Forest Service seeking to confirm their rights to divert and convey water from federal property.

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The state government has been ordered to pay legal fees in a lawsuit it lost over what has been referred to as an ‘ag gag’ law.

CME cash cheese prices ended November strengthened but still in the cellar. Block Cheddar, after dropping 10 3/4-cents Thanksgiving week, finished last week and the month at $1.36 per pound, u…

The president of the Washington State Tree Fruit Association says the industry needs new tactics in dealing with more leftist Legislature.

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The National Council of Agricultural Employers and U.S. Apple Association are pursuing an appropriations amendment to stop large increases in the minimum wage for H-2A-visa foreign guestworker…