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Water has been traded in the Western U.S. for decades, but as the region faces intensifying regulations, shifts in crops and drought concerns, water markets are evolving to reflect the changes.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Napa wineries and others hard-hit by massive wildfires in California's wine country and elsewhere will soon be able to tap into the state's insurance plan of last resort, …

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More snow and rain fell on California on Wednesday, causing travel disruptions on mountain routes. The Northstar resort at Lake Tahoe reported 135 inches of snow since Dec. 21.

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Last year, Sami Tellatin co-founded a startup company called FarmRaise, a web-based platform that assesses whether producers are eligible for state and federal funding, and provides teams of e…

MIDDLETOWN, Calif. — “Jamon Iberico” is a legend in Spain. In Madrid, there is even a museum dedicated to ham from the Iberico pig.

The two largest West Coast ports plan to charge a daily fee on incoming containers that aren't immediately picked up as a way to reduce congestion, a move opposed by a group of U.S. senators b…


Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials confirmed the three steers as wolf kills by the Rogue Pack.

SACRAMENTO — The Almond Alliance of California Nov. 22 named Aubrey Bettencourt, a longtime leader in California's agricultural sector, as its new president and CEO.

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Environmental groups asked U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White to restore federal protection to wolves along the West Coast, and in the central Rockies and Great Lakes states.

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The La Nina expected to shape the West's winter has strengthened in the past month and almost certainly will stay through at least March, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration sa…

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has struck down a rule issued in the final days of the Trump presidency that would have dramatically reduced critical habitat protections for the northern sp…

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The package, HR 3684, includes investments in dams, waterways, flood prevention efforts, drought resilience, groundwater storage and conveyance, aquifer recharge projects and other water works.

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To say Creekside Farms is a family business is an understatement. There are 17 family members involved — not only that but many employees also have family working in the business.

Idaho, Washington state and California will be three of the recipients of a $21 million investment by USDA to help farmers and ranchers conserve water and build drought resiliency in their com…

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The Oregon and Washington Farm Bureaus are among 82 organizations that signed comments to the EPA arguing to delay the ban until the agency responds to their concerns.

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The odds favor a wet and cool winter in Washington and most of Idaho and Oregon, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday.


The Biden administration continues to defend the Trump administration’s decision to remove wolves from the endangered species list, even as it evaluates whether hunting in Idaho and Montana ar…

Capay Mills, produces dozens of heritage and varietal wheat flours and mills corn for polenta, grits and cornmeal, along with non-wheat flours such as barley, millet, rye and buckwheat. All ar…

Although individual nuts are smaller due to widespread drought, this year's overall pistachio crop is the second-largest on record because of high acreage.

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