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Two cereal companies are partnering to market a promising new University of Idaho hard white spring variety.
MOSCOW, Idaho — Officials with two collaborating grain companies say they’ve received strong interest in a University of Idaho hard white spring wheat variety they’ve rushed to commercialize through a unique public-private partnership.Limagrain Cereal Seeds and Lansing Trade Gro
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The Washington Growers League and others survey members on worker child care.
YAKIMA, Wash. — Growers of labor-intensive crops and farmworkers could greatly benefit by some sort of system providing child care for children of workers, say organizations that have been studying the issue.It could keep growers out of legal trouble, meet workers’ need for child care
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Legislation to raise fees that support the Washington Beef Commission has divided cattlemen.
OLYMPIA — Cattlemen hotly debated a bill Thursday to double the fees ranchers pay to support the Washington Beef Commission.The Washington Cattlemen’s Association and Washington Cattle Feeders Association support raising the per-head assessment that cattle sellers pay to the commission
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A bill has been printed in the Idaho Legislature that would toughen the state's animal cruelty law, and more legislation addressing the issue will be introduced soon.
BOISE — A battle is brewing in the Idaho Legislature over the most recent effort to toughen the state’s animal cruelty law.A bill that would amend the law has been printed, but it’s not clear whether it will be introduced to a committee or receive a hearing. Just in case, member
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A Washington lawmaker proposes that ranchers be free to decide for themselves whether it's worth the risk to rescue their livestock from wildfires.
OLYMPIA — A law enforcement association Wednesday said ranchers shouldn’t be allowed to risk their lives to rescue livestock from wildfires — to which a legislator responded, yes, they should.“Many times the rancher knows the country — knows the draws, knows the ra
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The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has invested, politically and financially, in its Wolf Advisory Group.
Washington state wildlife managers have committed nearly $1 million in the past year to tame the passions humans have about wolves.The investment reflects the Department of Fish and Wildlife’s position that when it comes to wolves, humans are the biggest challenge.Most of the money has been s
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Page looks like a parody aimed at Bundy followers, but message still disturbing to cattlemen.
A Facebook page that mockingly calls for shooting cattle that are illegally grazing on public land has riled producers and generated dozens of heated responses.But all indications are it’s fake, a parody intended to do make people angry in the wake of the Ammon Bundy group taking over the Mal
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Washington lawmakers have lots of ideas to combat wildfires, but little money.
OLYMPIA — Washington’s legislators are picking through scores of ideas for preventing and fighting wildfires, though many proposals face opposition and even modest policies are projected to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.The million-acre fire season in 2015 was Washington’
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Three brothers living on a Kansas family farm found an entertaining way to tell agriculture’s story using parodies of popular songs.
SPOKANE — Three brothers living on a Kansas family farm found an entertaining way to tell agriculture’s story using parodies of popular songs, and see it as an important way to bridge the urban-rural divide.The Peterson Farm Brothers — Kendal, 19; Nathan, 22 and Greg, 25 —
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Economist says it's time to re-evaluate definition of "good" wheat price.
SPOKANE — Northwest wheat farmers will have to rethink the definition of a “good” price during the next few years, a Washington State University economics professor says.Farmers were not happy with wheat priced at $5.99 per bushel last year, said Randy Fortenbery, professor and
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A private recharge organization is forming, aiming to provide a service to Idaho groundwater users seeking to reduce their consumption.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Past plans for a private organization devoted to managed aquifer recharge in the Eastern Snake River Plain have been resurrected, thanks to opportunities stemming from a recent water call settlement between groundwater irrigators and canal companies with the Surface Water
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Revision of last year's USDA cattle inventory changes picture.
USDA’s annual Jan. 1 cattle inventory report validates continued expansion in the U.S. beef herd in 2015, but significant revisions to last year’s tally shows growth in 2014 was not as aggressive as previously reported.The latest roll call of all beef and dairy cattle and calves, at ne
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