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Environmentalists oppose off-roaders' lawsuit over bird plan

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Conservationists want to join a legal battle in opposition to off-road vehicle users who are trying to overturn U.S. prot… Read more

7 states seek US support for Colorado River drought plan

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — States that rely on a major river in the U.S. West are pushing for federal legislation to implement a plan to prote… Read more

Disease may be killing California desert bighorn sheep

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A new survey has found a sharp decline in desert bighorn sheep in Southern California, and biologists suspect the … Read more

Monitor says California free of drought after wet winter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is free of drought and only a small amount of territory remains in the lesser condition of abnormal dryness a… Read more

Goat thefts plague California agricultural region

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A rash of goat thefts is plaguing California's San Joaquin Valley. Read more

Nation & World

BLM approves sage grouse plan amendments

The amendments came at the requests of western governors to better meet the needs of their states and to align federal conservation with state initiatives. Read more

Agriculture reacts to proposed USDA budget cuts

The president’s budget proposal would cut USDA funding by $61.3 billion by 2029, not counting the $219.8 billion slash to SNAP. Read more

Pass USMCA Coalition airs first TV ad

n an effort to build public support for passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, a coalition of supporters has launched an advertising campaign. Read more

Ag Sectors

Jury: Roundup weed killer is major factor in man's cancer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Roundup weed killer was a substantial factor in a California man's cancer, a jury determined Tuesday in the first phas… Read more

Alpenrose's future uncertain, could impact dairy industry

A lawsuit between family members has put the future of Alpenrose, a longtime Portland dairy company, in jeopardy. Read more

House panel OKs memorial involving Sawtooth Valley water

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A House panel has approved a joint memorial intervening in a fight over water in the Salmon River in central Idaho invo… Read more

Opinion

Commentary: Pinch me — this must be a nightmare

BOISE — St. Patrick’s Day bears some unique traditions. The idea that forgetting to wear green for the day could cause you to get pinched c… Read more

Editorial: Wolves won't be delisted without a fight

Cattlemen are cheering an announcement that the Department of the Interior will soon propose a plan to end federal protections on grey wolv… Read more

Editorial: Washington legislation reflects new agenda

The Washington state Senate is considering a piece of legislation that is so broad it might as well be called the “We Like Everything Excep… Read more

Upcoming Events

Ketchum Kalf Rodeo

This is the 84th annual edition of the NRPA-approved rodeo. Sponsored by the nonprofit Glenwood Rod… Read more

Washington State FFA Convention

The 88th Washington FFA Convention & Expo offers the opportunity for FFA members from across th… Read more

(Woodburn) 2 Day Consigned Machinery Auction

Saturday includes: Misc tools, Lawn & Garden Implements, Machine Tools, Cars & Trucks, Trac… Read more

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