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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

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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


Great Oregon Steam-Up puts history on display

The 46th annual Great Oregon Steam-Up is a volunteer-driven event that draws approximately 25,000 people to the Antique Powerland living museum to... More


North Idaho growers open flour mill

A North Idaho grain farmer and his wife, who recently retired from teaching, have opened a grain mill to directly market some of their crops. More

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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

WAFLA says 2016 wage survey better than last year’s

A Washington farm labor association praises the state Department of Employment Security’s efforts on an upcoming wage survey but says issues remain. More

Ecology may reconsider cost of Washington dairy rules

Farmers and environmentalists vent their frustrations over the Washington Department of Ecology's proposed rules for dairies. More

Researchers help nursery industry with native plant goals

Idaho's nursery industry will team up with University of Idaho researchers on a project designed to introduce new, aesthetically pleasing native plants to the market. More

Water Board approves $7.2 million for aquifer recharge

The Idaho Water Resource Board is investing in three aquifer recharge projects in south-central Idaho that would more than double current winter recharge capacity in those areas. More

House members eye red tape on using Vegas-area federal lands

Witnesses said streamlining the BLM’s processes could free up federal land — especially parcels that are located in or near urban areas — for economic development. More

Dark smoke hangs over scenic stretch of California coast

The blaze that has destroyed 20 homes was burning inland over a ridge from the Pacific Coast Highway. More

February start set for second trial in Oregon refuge case

U.S. District Judge Anna Brown said the date is firm and no delays will be granted without an extraordinary showing of good cause. More

Company’s gene-editing pipeline full of Northwest crops

Potato and wheat growers will be among the first to benefit from a new breeding technology that quickly and cheaply introduces desirable traits without being considered genetic modification. More

Agencies offer grants, loans for water projects

State and federal agencies have been offering a series of "funding fairs" in California to educate rural officials about the funding available for small-scale water projects. More

Profanity Peak pack reaches three confirmed kills, three probable

The Profanity Peak wolf pack in Eastern Washington is up to three confirmed livestock kills and three probable depredations. The state begins considering killing problem wolves in the pack at four confirmed kills. More

Farmer and his family growing Royal produce

Santos and Zenaida Guadarrama are closing in on 20 years of operating a 12-acre vegetable farm near Royal City, Wash., providing produce to farmers’ markets in Wenatchee and Moses Lake. More

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