The Justice Department will instead focus on defending the merits of the executive action in an appeal that will be argued the week of July 6 before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Click here for full story.
Friday, May 29, 2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015
The fight over EPA's Clean Water Act rule is likely to heat up on the political and legal fronts now that the regulation is final, experts say. Click here for full story.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The rule has also drawn criticism from property rights groups and praise from environmentalists. Click here for full story.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Monday, May 25, 2015
Idaho set another record for total agricultural exports in 2014, despite a slowdown in sales of dairy products, which are the state's top farm export. Click here for full story.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has chosen a new agricuture director from the state Ecology Department. Click here for full story.
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Friday, May 22, 2015
Pacific Northwest cherry growers are just starting to harvest a lighter crop with more defects but are delighted by the prospect of record June volume and good prices. Click here for the full story.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
The Organic Trade Association has petitioned USDA for a checkoff program for organic after more than 5,000 organic farms and businesses weighed in on the proposal and supported it 2 to 1. Click here for the full story.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Members of an Idaho governor's trade mission to Mexico and Peru said they're hopeful more Idaho farm commodities will be sold in those countries as a result of the trip. For full Story Click here.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Monday, May 18, 2015
Since appearing in West Coast fruit fields and orchards several years ago, the spotted wing drosophila has forced growers to increase their chemical usage. For more information visit www.capitalpress.com
Friday, May 15, 2015
An analysis by university ag economists contracted by USDA has found that the economic benefits of mandatory country of origin labeling would be insufficient to offset the cost of the requirements. For more information visit www.capitalpress.com
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Grocers are expecting a disruption from online sales in coming years, but experts say the shift will likely profit farmers and food processors. For more information visit www.capitalpress.com
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The USDA study predicts nearly 58,000 job openings annually through 2020 in food, agriculture, natural resources and environmental fields – and not nearly enough college graduates to fill them. For more information visit www.capitalpress.com
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Washington state may escape its fire blight danger zone relatively unscathed, but growers in New York are on the bubble, a tree fruit specialist says. Click here for the full story
Monday, May 11, 2015
Pacific Northwest youths learn life lessons raising animals for the Junior Livestock Show of Spokane. Click here for the full story
Friday, May 08, 2015
In an attempt to attract younger shoppers, Whole Foods is planning to open a new chain of stores geared toward budget-conscious millennials. For more information visit www.capitalpress.com
Thursday, May 07, 2015
The USDA wants the public to weigh in on its authority to regulate biotech crops, possibly setting the stage for newly proposed genetic engineering rules. Click here for the full story
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
A bill introduced by Oregon, Washington and Utah congressional representatives would turn wolf management over to their states. Click here for the full story
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
The USDA is making its largest bonus buy of apples and processed apple products in history to help out with an oversupply of apples from the 2014 harvest. Click here for the full story
Monday, May 04, 2015
Bird flu appears to have subsided in the Pacific Northwest, but its most virulent form is ravaging chicken and turkey operations in parts of the Midwest, leading to the deaths of 13 million birds in Minnesota, Iowa, North and South Dakota and Wisconsin. For more information visit www.capitalpress.com
Friday, May 01, 2015
Tyson will also begin looking at ways to reduce antibiotic use in cattle, hogs and turkeys. Click here for the full story