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Federal center studying milkweed to help monarch butterflies

The USDA’s Aberdeen Plant Materials Center has started trials to determine the best planting methods for establishing stands of milkweed – a plant that fills a critical life-cycle niche for …


SEC awards $22 million to Monsanto whistleblower

A former Monsanto financial executive who blew the whistle on the company’s accounting practices has been awarded a $22.4 million share of the government’s settlement with Monsanto, according to his …


Corn, soybean farmers await EPA ruling on new herbicide use

WASHINGTON – Faced with tougher and more resistant weeds, corn and soybean farmers are anxiously awaiting government decisions on a new version of a popular herbicide – and on genetically …


Milfoil battle goes lakewide

An aluminum boat with orange hoses hanging off the stern slowly plied the waters of Newman Lake on Tuesday morning spreading liquid herbicide over invasive Eurasian milfoil. Ninety-one acres of …


Herbicides applied to Newman Lake milfoil

An aluminum boat with orange hoses hanging off the stern slowly plied the waters of Newman Lake on Tuesday morning spreading liquid herbicide over invasive Eurasian milfoil.


Workers fighting noxious weed

The effort continues to combat an aquatic weed infesting much of Eastern Washington and North Idaho’s waters. Treatment for Eurasian milfoil started Monday on about 217 acres of Hayden Lake …


Fungicide Found In Some Potatoes

The Idaho Potato Commission says routine tests have turned up tiny amounts of an unregistered fungicide on certain fresh Idaho potatoes. The amounts are far below food safety levels for …