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September 15, 2014

New irrigation method saves power, water

ARCO, Idaho—Irrigation experts from University of Idaho and Washington State University are testing a novel method of watering crops they’ve developed to save considerable water and power for Northwestern growers with appropriate field conditions.
September 14, 2014

Groups seek glyphosate limits to protect butterflies

Environmental groups seeking federal protection for monarch butterflies blame the use of genetically modified crops for the insect’s steep decline.
September 13, 2014

Oregon GMO labeling fight hinges on urban vote

The fate of Oregon’s genetically modified organism labeling initiative will hinge on whether heavy spending by opponents can overcome the liberal leanings of urban voters, experts say.
September 12, 2014

Officials ask federal board to help on rail delays

FARGO, N.D. (AP)—North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple opened a federal hearing in Fargo about rail service delays in the upper Plains by reading a letter from a grain elevator that said Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. was 525 cars behind in its service.
September 11, 2014

Feds slow to respond to Oregon GMO task force

SALEM—Federal authorities have been slow to answer questions about genetic engineering regulations asked by a state task force assembled by Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber.
September 10, 2014

Net Irrigate unveils WireRat 4.0 technology

Net Irrigate, a manufacturer of wireless agricultural irrigation monitoring (WAIM) technology, is excited to announce WireRat 4.0, an update to its WireRat technology that offers pivot owners new benefits like the ability to self-test the system and incre
September 10, 2014

Judge rules against county GMO regulations

A federal judge has invalidated a Hawaiian county’s regulations for genetically modified organisms, but has affirmed that states can require growers to disclose information about GMO crops without running afoul of federal laws.
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