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Union, former H-2A workers sue Larson Orchards

A labor union is suing a fruit company, the WAFLA farm labor association and a recruiter alleging they blacklisted H-2A guestworkers, who went on strike last year, from being rehired at the same company this year. More

Featured Stories

Sheep shearing is for women, too

Katherine Ritchie has advanced to where she is not only a full-time shearer, but also an instructor. More


Washington dairy recalls raw goat’s milk

Monroe, Wash., dairy recalls raw goat milk More


Western Innovator: Rain garden becomes biofilter

Called swales, the plants and soil keep pollutants out of river, aquifer. More

The Latest

Tests confirm mystery animal shot in Montana was a wolf

Officials say the wolf was a 2- or 3-year-old female with unique physical features. More

California cow that vied for title of tallest bovine dies

A giant, 1-ton Holstein steer that loved to eat bread and received international attention when it competed for the title of tallest bovine in the world has died More

Bumblebee blues: Pacific Northwest pollinator in trouble

Researchers hope to accumulate enough information to recommend ways to conserve bumblebees and their habitat. More

Old farm warehouse may be saved as part of Hanford history

One of Washington state's most endangered historic places is located on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland More

Park superintendent shuffle shouldn’t slow bison quarantine

Officials say the impending change in Yellowstone National Park superintendents shouldn't disrupt the progress of a quarantine program created to produce brucellosis-free bison More

Send in the goats: Portugal goes low-tech to beat wildfires

Deploying goats as a way to prevent wildfires has been done for decades in the United States, especially in California and the Pacific Northwest. More

Judge temporarily halts certain bear hunts on timberland

The state had argued that issuing the injunction would lead to significant property damage. More

Idaho Supreme Court asked to delay water battle arguments

The state’s highest court has not yet responded to the motion as of Friday, according to the court clerk. More

New WSU ag dean: ‘I hope this is my forever home’

André-Denis Wright, new dean of Washington State University’s College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences, spoke to farmers during the Lind Field Day at WSU’s dryland research station. More

Kellogg recalls Honey Smacks because of salmonella potential

Consumers are advised to throw the cereal away and contact Kellogg for a refund. More

Marijuana growers in southern Oregon prevail in court

Members of the Josephine County commission have called pot farms a nuisance. More

Competition for water demands foresight, Idaho House speaker says

Idaho’s economic growth and expanding population are putting pressure on water supplies, demanding continued commitment from the state Legislature to properly plan for the future. More

Produce boxes bring the farm to your doorstep

CSA program now available to Hermiston residents More

Wallowa County’s Hawkins sisters fine with fowl

It’s successful in many ways but not necessarily financially, they contend. More

Ecology curtails water rights as Western Washington dries

Western Washington irrigators receive curtailment notices More

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