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Genetically engineered wheat plants discovered in fallow Washington field

USDA is investigating the discovery of genetically engineered wheat in a fallow Eastern Washington field. More

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Study says cougars, wolves save human lives

A study by university researchers seeks to foster rural acceptance of large carnivores by showing that cougars prevent fatal vehicle collisions by... More


Surplus drives down processing tomato prices, acreage

Processing tomato growers in California are proceeding through their harvest as contracted acreage is down because of global market conditions. More


No charges in shooting of Idaho rancher

The U.S. attorney's office in Idaho and the state attorney general announced today there is not enough evidence to charge the Adams County deputies... More

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East Idaho grower finds niche with spelt

A Rexburg, Idaho, grower raises spelt in his unique rotation. More

Changing industry complicates hazelnut forecast

Crews hired by USDA are being extra careful in collecting hazelnut data to ensure an accurate crop forecast. More

TV ad encourages Oregonians to oppose Malheur County monument

A group formed by East Oregon ranchers to oppose a proposed national monument in Malheur County is using a TV ad to spread its message to people in the Portland area. More

Lawsuit accused environmental group of discrimination

Western Watersheds Project was accused of age discrimination by an ex-employee in a lawsuit that was dismissed shortly after it was filed. More

Grower pushes premium sweet corn

Mark Kallstrom is finding a niche with his sweet corn, which he sells wholesale and to local markets and in direct retail at his own stands. More

SW Idaho wildfire crosses state highway

The 20-square-mile blaze burning west to east crossed State Highway 21 about 5 miles south of Lowman. More

Organic farmer seeks $210,000 after cows get into crops

According to court documents, cows froma dairy escaped from their gated enclosure in April 2014 and got into the neighboring organic vegetable farm. More

New psyllid quarantine plans advance as research intensifies

As new research faciities come online to tackle the Asian citrus psyllid and huanglongbing, the deadly tree disease spread by the pest, California officials are still considering strengthening the quarantine for the psyllid. More

Lost Valley Ranch dairy to locate on former tree farm in E. Oregon

If permitted, the dairy — renamed Lost Valley Ranch — would house 30,000 cows, making it the second-largest in the state behind only Threemile Canyon. More

Stinkbugs’ natural predator has arrived in the Pacific Northwest

Researchers report a possible breakthrough in using a parasitic wasp to control crop-damaging brown marmorated stinkbugs. More

Idaho growers reporting strong wheat harvest

Idaho wheat farmers say they're harvesting a decent crop near the start of the 2016 winter wheat harvest. More

Angry cow killed after running over police officer

The cow got out of the Cowlitz County Fairgrounds Tuesday afternoon and strode through Longview before running over a police officer and injuring him. More

Cities pan county’s bid to change zoning of ag land

Saying it will need more land for jobs and development, Oregon's Clackamas County wants to review how some farmland is designated. More

Oregon farmer challenging order to confine hogs

An hog farmer is opposing the Oregon Department of Agriculture's order to build a swine confinement facility to correct water problems. More

Portland students to learn about ag, rangeland at rural school

Burnt River School, in rural Eastern Oregon, extended an invitation to Portland high school students to attend for a semester. More

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