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Agency built pen for possible horse slaughter

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has built its first corral for wild horses, which could allow it to bypass federal restrictions a… Read more

Blizzard expected to hit Sierra, northern Nevada

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forecasters say a big winter storm is headed for the Sierra and much of northern Nevada, with snowfall possible on valle… Read more

California governor, lawmakers confront utility bankruptcy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The announcement by the nation's largest utility that it is filing for bankruptcy puts Pacific Gas & Electric… Read more

Facing massive liability, PG&E seeks bankruptcy protection

Pacific Gas and Electric said it plans to file for bankruptcy protection amid potentially massive liabilities resulting from the deadly Cal… Read more

Shasta Fair manager follows in father's footsteps

ANDERSON, Calif. — B.J. Macfarlane is following in his father’s footsteps in several different ways. Those include raising his children in … Read more

Nation & World

FSA partially reopens to assist producers

FSA employees are only allowed to provide limited services, with a priority on processing FSA loan payments made by Dec. 31 to provide important tax documents to producers. Read more

Ag labor bill needs guestworker reform, employers say

A new Democratic ag worker bill is a good start but needs a guestworker component, ag association leaders say. Read more

Government shutdown strains farm country

Government and commercial loans in limbo, a tethered safety net and a lapse in crucial data are putting farmers and ranchers at risk. Read more

Ag Sectors

River advocate: Removing dams won't help orcas, environment, economy

LEWISTON, Idaho — Removing four dams from the Snake River won't help orcas, salmon, the environment or the economy, the head of the Pacific… Read more

Chances of El Nino continue to fade

There is no "obvious indication" a long-anticipated El Nino will form this winter after all, according to a seasonal outlook issued Thursda… Read more

Large crop depresses pear prices

A much larger pear crop, more competition and loss of the China market have all caused Washington pear prices to drop significantly so far in this sales year. Read more


Editorial: Environmentalists follow playbook

We live in an era of black-and-white, of lines drawn in the sand, of non-negotiables. Read more

Editorial: A wall doesn't solve the illegal immigration issue

If you believe the headlines, the partial shutdown of the federal government is the result of a dispute between President Trump and congres… Read more

Letter: Carbon truths lost on many

In reading the article "Undies demonstrate a fun way to learn science," I just had to make a comment to those pushing cap and trade/climate… Read more

Upcoming Events

Northwest Grazing Conference

Keynote speakers will be animal behavior expert Temple Grandin and Gabe Brown, a leader in soil hea… Read more

Northwest Horse Fair and Expo

The Northwest Horse Fair & Expo has become an annual tradition for horse owners and horse lover… Read more

Healthy Soil, Healthy Region Workshop

The Healthy Soil, Healthy Region Workshop is a region-wide approach to bring together agricultural … Read more


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