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Blogriculture | A blog about agriculture in the West from capitalpress.com

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Views and commentary on agriculture, farming, ranching, agribusiness and agriculture media in the Western states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California from the staff of the Capital Press and capitalpress.com.

Farmers will be at the center of solutions to problems created by the growing world population, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture director Sonny Ramaswamy said during a lecture at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash. Click here for the full story

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Planted barley acres are down both in Idaho and nationally, according to a USDA report. Click here for the full story

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Access has been restored to fresh, U.S. potato exports to Mexico within 26 kilometers of the Mexico-U.S. border. Click here for the full story

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The USDA Agricultural Research Service is proposing the closure of the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station in Dubois, Idaho, and a reduction in the number of researchers in Prosser, Wash. USDA ARS Director of Information Sandy Miller Hays says the adjustments will address declining and flat budgets, but industry and researchers a

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When the temporary, global beef supply boost works its way through the system, limited supplies and strong demand are expected to result in strong prices in the third quarter of the year. Click here for the full story

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Rabobank's newest dairy report shows the anticipated drops in global dairy commodity prices in the second quarter of 2014 were more sever than anticipated. Click here for the full story

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Beef and pork prices are at record highs due to limited supplies. Economists see no indication of demand slowing. Producers and feedlots are reaping the benefits, while profits are more volatile at the packer level. Click here for the full story

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Capital City Public Market, Idaho's largest farmers market, and the new Boise Farmers Market, which was created by former CCPM vendors who wanted a more ag-centric market, are co-exisiting well and even feeding off each other. Click here for the full story

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Potato industry leaders are optimistic about the restoration of South Korean access for fresh potatoes from the Pacific Northwest after Korean delegates visited Idaho. Click here for the full story

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Idaho wine sales increased 32 percent during Idaho Wine Month last June and industry leaders expect to see another big gain this year. Click here for the full story

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Idaho Gov. Butch Otter takes USDA to task for ignoring an advisory vote by lawmakers supporting potatoes in the federal Women, Infants and Children nutrition program. Click here for the full story

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The University of Idaho is adding a wheat molecular geneticist with financial support from the Idaho Wheat Commission. The university and commission have also renewed their three-year agreement to support wheat research. Click here for the full story

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Total farming jobs in Idaho have barely budged in two decades while the number of total state jobs has increased significantly. But economists say that's a good thing and shows the industry has become more efficient. Click here for the full story

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Gowan Co. officials have told Idaho Bean Commission members the company will resume producing Eptam 20G if industry can prove there is sufficient demand for the product, which controls the nightshade weed. Gowan needs an answer by early July. Click here for the full story

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The U.S. wants European authorities to allow genetically modified crops and food processing techniques, including the use of chlorinated rinses to process poultry carcasses. Click here for the full story

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Many Western hay growers are off to a good start this season and getting top prices as California’s lingering drought eats into that state’s hay crop and exporters seek supplies for overseas customers.
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Hong Kong’s decision to fully reopen its market to U.S. beef shows the industry’s safeguards against disease are working to build international demand, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says. See more at CapitalPress.com.

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The nation's highest court has let stand a ruling that requires farmers who hire guest workers under the H-2A program to repay travel expenses within a week, rather than halfway through the employment contract. Click here for the full story

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Symptoms of iris yellow spot virus in onions have appeared earlier than normal in the Treasure Valley area this year and growers are being encouraged to be extra-vigilant in their thrips management programs. Click here for the full story

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Winter wheat production will be down in the Pacific Northwest and across the country, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. Click here for the full story

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Idaho and Oregon farmers have been alerted about a possible case of glyphosate-resistant kochia weeds in at least two Roundup Ready sugar beet fields in the Treasure Valley area. Click here for the full story

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Sixteen agricultural organizations in the U.S., Canada and Australia have pledged their support of biotechnology to improve wheat varieties. Click here for the full story

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A semi-annual survey of ag lenders shows less optimism than last fall due to an expected increase in ag loan interests rates. But the survey also showed an expected increase in loan volume and available money. Click here for the full story

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The state of Idaho is again fighting a proposal to list a native Idaho desert plant as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The state has developed a conservation plan for the plant and doesn't believe a listing is warranted. Click here for the full story

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Potato psyllids, which can spread zebra chip disease in potato fields, have arrived in the Pacific Northwest early this season, experts say. Click here for the full story

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U.S. Dairy Export Council and National Milk Producers Federation are urging negotiators to hold Japan and Canada to their pledges of comprehensive market access in the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. Click here for the full story

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The Idaho State Department of Agriculture is accepting more applications for its 2014 specialty crop block grant program. The department received twice as much money from the USDA this year for the program and will accept additional applications through June 20. Click here for the full story

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The second and final public comment period has commenced for J.R. Simplot's Innate line of genetically modified potatoes. Click here for the full story

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Stripe rust was detected May 29 in a soft white winter wheat field near Hazelton in southcentral Idaho. University of Idaho officials said the plant disease showed up much earlier than expected this year in southern Idaho. Click here for the full story

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Canada and the U.S. have relaxed potato cyst nematode testing requirements for seed potatoes traded between the two countries. Click here for the full story

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