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USDA promised to invest in regional markets. Now, it's happening—but how?

USDA has announced a $90.2 million investment in 203 projects nationwide. Across California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho, 21 projects received funding.

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Idaho Wool Growers Association leader optimistic about new year

The sheep and lamb industry has improved following early hard hit from COVID-19. Smaller, niche producers add diversity. Read more


Montana livestock losses from predators outpace compensation in 2021

Montana won't have enough money to cover all the 2021 claims of livestock killed by predators, the State Livestock Loss Board is reporting. Read more


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Oregon grass seed company must pay $78,775 in restitution

PORTLAND — A federal judge has ordered an Oregon grass seed company to pay $78,775 in restitution and a $5,000 civil penalty for committing… Read more


Lee Mielke: Milk output down 0.5%

The report cited higher cow inventories for the gain in 2021 output and continued gains in milk per cow more than offsetting a slight reduction in the dairy cow herd for 2022. Read more


Western Innovator: Engineer pioneers ET mapping from space

Rick Allen worked with the Idaho State Department of Water Resources to develop a model using satellite data. Read more


Deere Q4 profit jumps 69% despite strike and supply problems

The Moline, Illinois-based company said Nov. 24 that it earned $1.28 billion, or $4.12 per share, in the quarter that ended Nov. 1. That's up from $757 million, or $2.39 per share, a year ago Read more