Stories tagged: u.s. department of agriculture
Sat., May 4, 2019, 5 a.m.
Idaho’s retiring water specialist Ron Abramovich reflects on 29 years of snowpack.
Thu., April 25, 2019, 12:28 p.m.
As recent illnesses tied to raw turkey, ground beef, cut melon and romaine lettuce suggest, U.S. food poisoning cases don’t appear to be going away anytime soon.
Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 2:19 p.m.
State and federal officials signed an agreement Tuesday that will help protect Idaho’s national forest lands, which they said are at risk of insect infestations and destructive wildfires.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 2:37 p.m.
The U.S. government says it doesn’t have to release information to an environmental group concerning investigations into livestock deaths in Idaho that can result in wolves being killed for preying …
UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018, 10:30 p.m.
Congress is preparing to reconcile two versions of the farm bill, a sweeping piece of legislation renewed every five years that governs an array of agricultural and food assistance programs, …
UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018, 10:19 p.m.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue sought to assure Eastern Washington agriculture and forestry leaders on Monday that American farmers will not bear the brunt of an international trade war. But …
UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 5:33 p.m.
An Idaho couple has sued the U.S. government, saying their teenage son still suffers headaches after a predator-killing trap that federal workers mistakenly placed near their home
Thu., June 7, 2018
Federal judge in Spokane dismisses suit seeking to reinstate country-of-origin labels on imported meat
Where’s the beef from? It will remain a mystery. A federal judge in Spokane this week dismissed a lawsuit filed by domestic livestock producers who were attempting to erase a …
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
Federal government regulators proposed changes Friday in the way most hogs slaughtered for meat in the United States are processed in a series of new rules that officials say improve …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 4:45 p.m.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says farmers have harvested record crops for soybeans, peanuts, canola, rapeseed and hops.
Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 4 p.m.
What consumers may assume about organic egg farming and the reality are two separate things. In early November, the USDA quietly shelved a rule that would have given consumers a …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 7:19 p.m.
The Washington State University regents were expected to take action Wednesday on a $15.3 million real estate deal, but their vote was postponed because it wasn’t clear whether WSU actually …
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 7:52 p.m.
Progress is being made eradicating a microscopic pest that has been threatening Idaho’s $900 million potato industry the last decade, federal officials say.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 9:43 a.m.
The hummus craze is hitting the heartland, with U.S. farmers preparing to sow more chickpeas than ever before.
Wed., July 27, 2016, 10:55 a.m.
In the face of industry pressure, the federal government is spending up to $4.4 million to complete a plan to help Maine’s blueberry industry by buying surplus crop.
Thu., April 21, 2016, 3:28 p.m.
Federal officials are taking public comments on possible methods to deal with a microscopic pest that has infested potato fields in southeastern Idaho.
Thu., July 2, 2015
Seventy acres of poplars on the Rathdrum Prairie rustled in a hot, summer breeze, flashing silvery-green leaves. Someday, cars and trucks could be running on fuel made from the trees.
Thu., Aug. 15, 2013
Kids these days: more expensive than ever. That’s the word from a new federal study that pins a $241,080 price tag to raising a child born in 2012.
Sat., Aug. 3, 2013
Encounters with things that sting are a part of living in the Inland Northwest. The searing pain of a wasp attack can make grown-ups scream, jump about and pull clothes …
Fri., Dec. 21, 2012
Christmas trees are rotting in the ground across the Pacific Northwest because of a Grinch-like fungal disease that researchers from WSU and other universities will begin trying to combat. Gary …
Sat., Oct. 1, 2011
A federal program to boost camelina crops in Eastern Washington failed to attract any takers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture invited farmers to sign up for a test program that …
Fri., Sept. 30, 2011, 1:44 p.m.
A federal program to boost camelina crops in Eastern Washington failed to attract any takers.
Wed., Sept. 28, 2011, 9:41 a.m.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding $80 million in grants to consortiums led by Washington state’s two largest universities to research the conversion of Pacific Northwest wood and forest …
Wed., Aug. 24, 2011
Eastern Washington farmers can line up over the next three weeks for a federal program that pays them to grow camelina, a seed crop that some researchers consider a potentially …
Fri., June 17, 2011
Nutrition is vital to sustain a child’s growth and learning, and for some children school is the only place where they can get a balanced meal. The summer meals program …
Fri., March 25, 2011
Bark beetles have ravaged hundreds of thousands of acres of Colorado’s forests, yet that state has only one large sawmill left to bid on federal timber sales. That’s a problem …
Thu., Oct. 28, 2010, 11:06 a.m.
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and the state’s congressional delegation have contacted federal authorities to try to get some $10 million in disaster relief money for northern Idaho farmers possibly lost …
Wed., Sept. 15, 2010
A $20.4 million grant announced by the federal government will make available fast wireless broadband to more than 68,000 residents in rural Stevens, Spokane and Ferry counties – areas underserved …
Thu., Sept. 9, 2010
A Spokane County company has been awarded a $90,000 grant to continue developing a process that converts bluegrass straw into biofuels. Farm Power, based in Rockford, will use the U.S. …
Tue., Aug. 24, 2010, 10:30 a.m.
Roast beef and ham that was distributed to Walmart delicatessens nationwide and sold in sandwiches has been recalled because it might be tainted with potentially harmful bacteria, the U.S. Department …