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New California lab will work on huanglongbing.
The citrus industry and University of California-Riverside are teaming to build a top-notch laboratory that will enable researchers to tackle the deadly tree disease huanglongbing.The grower-funded California Citrus Research Foundation has raised $8 million to construct a biosecurity-level 3 buildin
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The Washington Department of Ecology will develop voluntary “best management practices” for agricultural activities, responding to what federal regulators say is a shortcoming in the state’s plan to protect waterways.
The Washington Department of Ecology will develop voluntary “best management practices” for agricultural activities, responding to what federal regulators say is a shortcoming in the state’s plan to protect waterways.The Environmental Protection Agency last year demanded Ecology
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Potato breeders at Oregon State University are hot on the tail of a microscopic parasite lurking in farms across the Columbia Basin.
Potato breeders at Oregon State University are hot on the tail of a microscopic parasite lurking in farms across the Columbia Basin.Columbia root-knot nematodes might be too small to see with the naked eye, but they can cause noticeable damage to spuds if left unchecked. The faculty at OSU’s
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The U.S. Supreme Court’s deadlock on President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration doesn’t alter the labor situation for agriculture and drew predictable reactions from various quarters.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s deadlock on President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration doesn’t alter the labor situation for agriculture and drew predictable reactions from various quarters. The 4-4 court deadlock announced June 23 lets lower court rulings stand striking d
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Irrigators in southwestern Idaho and a small part of Eastern Oregon who get their water from the Boise Project Board of Control are looking at a good water year.
ONTARIO, Ore. — Eastern Oregon farmer Jerry Erstrom scouts for patches of genetically engineered creeping bentgrass on the banks of an irrigation ditch June 14.It doesn’t take him long to find one. And then another, and another.The bentgrass was genetically engineered to withstand appl
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Supreme Court tie blocks Obama immigration plan.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A tie vote by the Supreme Court is blocking President Barack Obama’s immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation.The justices’ one-sentence opinion on Thursday effectively kills the plan for the duration of Obam
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Washington, Michigan and New York all expect bigger apple crops than last year.
WENATCHEE, Wash. — Apple growers in Washington, New York and Michigan are beginning to consider the size of this fall’s crops.Michigan growers at the Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association 61st annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate in Grand Rapids on June 22, forecast a 26.3 million, 42-poun
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Experts don't expect much impact on U.S. ag from Brexit.
With British voters deciding to leave the European Union, U.S. agriculture may experience a dent in commodity crop prices, experts say.Exactly how much impact a “Brexit” will have had on U.S. crop values is debatable, however.Any major unprecedented event in global financial markets ca
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It’s been a tough year for Washington state apple exports, with some large markets losing significant volume and some small markets disappearing altogether.
WENATCHEE, Wash. — It’s been a tough year for Washington state apple exports, with some large markets losing significant volume and some small markets disappearing altogether. A strong dollar devaluing the buying power of foreign currencies and a relatively small 2015 crop keeping pric
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Wandering pig rescued by Oregon troopers.
FOUND: A female piglet running southbound on Interstate 5 near Eugene, Ore. She answers to the name “Dahlia.”An Oregon State Police trooper, a Lane County sheriff’s deputy and a trainee corralled a female piglet that was found in the median of I-5 June 21 near Eugene, Ore.Accord
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A federal judge has rejected environmentalists’ arguments that grazing along Oregon’s Sprague and Sycan rivers unlawfully harms bull trout habitat where the fish doesn’t live.
A federal judge has rejected environmentalists’ arguments that grazing along Oregon’s Sprague and Sycan rivers unlawfully harms bull trout habitat where the fish doesn’t live.U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Clarke has held that grazing plans for 10 federal land allotments comply with
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A federal judge has thrown out a USDA policy that allowed organic farmers to fertilize crops with compost containing the residues of prohibited pesticides.
A federal judge has thrown out a USDA policy that allowed organic farmers to fertilize crops with compost containing the residues of prohibited pesticides.At this point, one certainty of the ruling is that organic farmers will not be allowed to use contaminated compost beginning on Aug. 22.The order
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