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Washington's Profanity Peak pack credited with third livestock kill.
If wolves in the Profanity Peak pack are confirmed to kill livestock one more time, the state’s Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will begin considering killing problem wolves in the pack.The department investigated a calf carcass July 21 in the Profanity Peak pack area and classifie
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Company targets Pacific Northwest for line of gene-edited crop varieties.
Officials with a Minnesota start-up company that’s pioneering a promising gene-editing technology in crop breeding say their initial variety releases will include some of the major commodities raised in the Northwest, with traits aimed at improving sustainable production and consumer health.&
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Washington state reports first case of West Nile in mare in Yakima County.
A 2-year-old Andalusian mixed-breed mare in Grandview in Yakima County has been sickened by West Nile virus, the state Department of Agriculture announced Monday.The horse is the first infected by the virus this year in Washington, which last year had more equine cases of the disease than any other
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Festivals promote all things peachy as growers celebrate California's spot as Number 1 producer.
ELK GROVE, Calif. — Hundreds of people gathered on a warm Sunday morning recently to celebrate all things peach.At the first annual Peach Festival on July 24 in Elk Grove’s old town, people took part in games, a pie-eating contest, a chef’s demonstration and other activities and
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Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek says she supports efforts to help Malheur County’s economy, including improving the transportation infrastructure to reduce the cost of shipping agricultural products.
ONTARIO, Ore. — Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek says she supports efforts to help Malheur County’s economy, including improving the transportation infrastructure to reduce the cost of shipping agricultural products.The Portland Democrat visited the Eastern Oregon county last month at t
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A plant pathologist has advised the potato industry to prioritize research and testing to combat a new threat to U.S. spud production — the bacterial pathogen dickeya dianthicola.
PARK CITY, Utah — A plant pathologist has advised the potato industry to prioritize research and testing to combat a new threat to U.S. spud production — the bacterial pathogen dickeya dianthicola.University of Wisconsin associate professor Amy Charkowski, who also directs Wisconsin&#x
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Economic development officials in rural Adams County, Wash., want to increase their chances of recruiting food processing companies, exploring the viability of developing an industrial wastewater treatment facility at the Port of Othello.
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Russia has banned the cultivation and breeding of genetically engineered crops, which may have long-term consequences for biotechnology in global agriculture, experts say.
Russia has banned the cultivation and breeding of genetically engineered crops, which may have long-term consequences for biotechnology in global agriculture, experts say.Biotech critics and supporters agree that the prohibition won’t have an immediate impact on U.S. farmers, since Russia doe
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Judge dismisses lawsuit filed on behalf of former USDA researcher due to lack of legal standing.
A lawsuit that accused the USDA of censoring its scientists in violation of their free speech rights has been dismissed by a federal judge.Last year, the non-profit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, or PEER, filed a complaint claiming that USDA’s “scientific integrity
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Stripe rust pressure this year is “severe to extremely severe” in Pacific Northwest wheat, but most farmers have been able to control it by growing resistant varieties or by applying fungicides.
Stripe rust pressure this year is “severe to extremely severe” in Pacific Northwest wheat, but most farmers have been able to control it by growing resistant varieties or by applying fungicides.USDA Agricultural Research Service plant geneticist Xianming Chen blames the mild winter, wh
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Wyden tell Eastern Oregon that the Obama administration is well aware of the strong local opposition to a proposed national monument in Malheur County.
ONTARIO, Ore. — The Obama administration is well aware of the strong local opposition to a proposed national monument in Malheur County, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden told Eastern Oregon residents on July 21.Malheur County residents who asked Wyden during an annual town hall meeting whether he supports
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Buford is not your average steer. Weighing in at 2,175 pounds, he's nearly twice as heavy as the average.
LEBANON, Ore. — Coy Cowart and three friends joked about how many hamburgers his giant steer Buford would make.They decided the steer would produce 3,600 quarter-pounder hamburgers.Buford is not your average steer. Weighing in at 2,175 pounds, he brought 83 cents per pound at Cowart’s
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