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Ranchers, environmentalists voice objections to Oregon Wolf Plan update

Ranchers, hunters and environmentalists all found things to dislike in the proposed update to the Oregon Wolf Plan. More

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Russet potato supplies are tight, boosting prices

With no slowdown in usage through November, the shortfall in this year’s russet potato production in the Pacific Northwest is going to lead to... More


Western Innovator: Dairyman overcomes challenges

Organic farmer built a catchment system to collect water from the roofs of his barns. More


Ag in ‘renaissance’ with tech advances, Forbes says

Media magnate and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes touted the future of agriculture because of technology and automation during the 2017... More

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Meetings to focus on rule changes for Walla Walla sub-basin groundwater

The Oregon Water Resources Department will host a pair of meetings Monday and Tuesday in Umatilla County to discuss new rules in the Walla Walla sub-basin. More

Fast-moving wildfire engulfs semi-rural San Diego area

Three people were burned while escaping the flames and at least 65 structures were destroyed, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. More

25 race horses killed by Southern California wildfire

The California Horse Racing Board says approximately 25 race horses were killed when a wildfire engulfed about eight barns at a training center in northeast San Diego County More

Report: Wolf population increase not hurting deer numbers

The first wolf pack was documented in Washington state in 2008. More

WDFW: No sign wolves diminishing deer, elk

No sign wolves are driving down elk and deer herds in Washington More

Members of ranch family sentenced to probation, fines on gun charges

Ranchers Terry and Mary Hunt and their sons Russell and Derek were sentenced to five years probation and fined after pleading guilty to federal charges related to illegally buying and selling firearms. More

Farm Bureau president addresses national issues at Pendleton meeting

American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall delivered the keynote address Thursday at the Oregon Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Pendleton. More

Oregon dairy changing hands after regulatory problems

Regulatory problems with wastewater have prompted the closure and anticipated sale of the Volbeda Farms dairy facility near Salem, Ore. More

Zinke recommends shrinking Nevada monument

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended scaling back the size of the Gold Butte National Monument in southern Nevada on Tuesday, drawing praise from Republican Sen. Dean Heller but sharp criticism from congressional Democrats and conservationists. More

Wildlife disease occurrences spread in Montana

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks department is seeking 1,000 special deer licenses to issue to hunters in an attempt to test 300 deer for chronic wasting disease More

Wildlife officials say white-tailed prairie dog in no danger

Tuesday’s announcement culminates a lengthy review of the squirrel-sized rodent’s legal status. More

County issues disaster declaration for town without water

Town officials say a cause has not been determined for why the wells suddenly quit functioning. More

Oregon sends strike teams, equipment to California wildfires

Oregon is sending 10 strike teams from all over the state to help California firefighters battle several massive blazes north of Los Angeles More

Los Angeles moves toward legal pot sales milestone

Industry experts say it’s not clear how many L.A. businesses will be ready to open their doors on Jan. 1. More

Where protected lands stand after national monument review

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke conducted a review of 27 monuments established by former presidents over more than two decades. More

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