The dean of Washington State University's agricultural college will take on a new role at the school for the coming year.
Beginning June 1, Dan Bernardo, vice president of agriculture and extension at WSU and dean of the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences, will serve for ...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 1:52 PM
SALEM -- The Oregon House on May 22 passed a bill creating a metric for determining wildfire damage on private and public forestland.
Senate Bill 709 is designed to prevent forestland owners from declaring exaggerated loss claims when their property is damaged by wildfire.
It protects both la ...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 12:11 PM
The Idaho Cattle Association has scheduled time at its June 27 summer meeting in McCall for members to debate a controversial proposal to expand state trichomoniasis testing requirements into the Northern Panhandle.
The ICA board came out last September in favor of making the testing requiremen ...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 11:51 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Wednesday rejected a Republican bid to turn the federal food stamp program over to the states.
The current program, known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, is administered by the Agriculture Department and federal dollars are unlimited ...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 11:01 AM
Two new Oregon State University soft white winter wheat varieties are being touted for their high yield potential and stripe rust resistance.
OSU wheat breeder Bob Zemetra said Bobtail and Rosalyn topped variety trials in Oregon -- and some in Washington.
Bobtail averaged 10 bushels more than th ...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 10:51 AM
OLYMPIA -- Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law a measure that compensates livestock owners for wolf-related losses.
The signing came on May 21, the final day for the governor to act on measures adopted during the regular session of the Legislature.
Sen. John Smith, R-Colville, introduced Sena ...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 10:31 AM
Dry pea acres in Idaho are expected to be up significantly from last year, as pea prices have reached levels not seen in 40 years.
That increase in pea acres will come at the expense of lentil acres, which are expected to be down from last year.
"We're seeing dry pea prices at their ...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 10:21 AM
The retrial of a Washington man accused of stealing more than $100,000 worth of wheat from a grain elevator has been rescheduled to this fall.
James William Hughes, 53, of Endicott, Wash., faces 21 counts of theft from Whitgro in Whitman County Superior Court in Colfax, Wash.
Hughes' first tr ...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 10:21 AM
Washington barley growers will have another new variety to consider next spring.
Muir is a spring, two-row feed barley developed by Washington State University barley breeder Kevin Murphy in Pullman, Wash.
Muir performs well in lower rainfall regions, complementing Lyon, another new barley re ...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 10:11 AM
A University of Idaho animal scientist will lead the UI's animal and veterinary science department.
Mark McGuire, who specializes in dairy cow physiology, has served as interim department head since 2012.
In a press release, John Foltz, interim dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Scien ...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 10:00 AM
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Legislation signed Tuesday by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee adds $10 to the cost of a personalized Washington license plate with the money going to help compensate livestock owners for wolf kills.
The legislation was requested by the state Fish and Wildlife Department to rei ...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 9:20 AM
United Farm Workers of America issued a statement praising Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and the Senate Judiciary Committee for passage of an immigration reform bill on May 21, but the union may be straining its relations with the agricultural industry.
UFW worked for amendments concerning wor ...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 8:50 AM