1. Lying flat on my back in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix at 2 a.m. I passed the carafe of Chablis to my reclining colleague who looked at me and said, “Pardner, I don’t think you’re executive material!”
MOSCOW — A program that teamed up three universities and three agricultural commissions in 1984 has recently experienced its fourth great success with a newly bred potato that seems to be superior in numerous ways to the old gold standard.
ABERDEEN — 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 declining monarch butterfly populations.
WILDER — When Mill 95, Idaho’s first hop pelletizing mill, opens next year, hop growers will no longer have to haul those flower cones that give beer its bitter and citrus tastes to processing plants in other states.