Legislation would give Oregon farm regulators the power to revoke nursery shipping permits.
Oregon's nurseries and forests share a common enemy, an invasive species specialist says.
Nurseries are increasingly recruiting predatory insects for biocontrol of pests due to public wariness of insecticides, increased regulatory scrutiny and the decreasing efficacy of some chemicals.
Large increases in the minimum wage for agricultural foreign guestworkers are not expected to slow their usage much in the West or Southeast.
The next few months could be key on the immigration issue in Washington, D.C., farm labor leaders say. They have mixed opinions on whether Congress and the president will reach a deal.
Oregon State University's Luisa Santamaria brings training to workers at the heart of the state's most valuable agricultural sector.
An Oregon bill proposes ending property tax exemptions for farms in 2018.
The USDA grant will help fund the work of six researchers.
Idaho's nursery industry will use two $24,000 grants to target consumers as well as businesses that purchase nursery crops directly from growers.
Use of H-2A visa foreign guestworkers continues to leap upward in Washington state, mainly driven by the state's tree fruit industry.