Editorial: A salute to all who farm
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Editorial: A salute to all who farm
The future has never been brighter for those who choose to cultivate the land, and make a life from it.

Featured Stories

Idaho aquifer recharge headed for another big year
Idaho aquifer recharge headed for another big year
This year’s recharge efforts are expected to put 370,000 acre-feet into the aquifer, surpassing last year’s record of 317,000 acre-feet.
Networking, internships, education help farmers get started
Networking, internships, education help farmers get started
Shelley Bowerman and Dan Schuler tap a variety of sources of information on farming.
Ambrosia apples make their mark
Ambrosia apples make their mark
McDougall & Sons Inc., of Wenatchee, Wash., has developed Ambrosia apples into a leading managed variety and a profitable investment.
Small apple growers disappear as industry grows
Small apple growers disappear as industry grows
Costs, labor, regulations all increasingly take their toll on Washington’s small tree fruit growers who once ruled the industry. Only a handful of large companies may someday remain and some small guys think the big guys want that. Big guys say no...
EPA aims to avoid jury in Clean Water Act lawsuit
EPA aims to avoid jury in Clean Water Act lawsuit
Farmer Bill Case of Linn County, Ore., says the Corps of Engineers and the Oregon Department of State Lands told him the work was OK.
Selected western livestock auctions
Very light test of feeder cattle this week at the Woodburn, Ore., Livestock Exchange.
Column: The time has come for industrial hemp
Column: The time has come for industrial hemp
President Trump and Congress can lessen the burden of regulation that is stifling innovation, research and entrepreneurship in the emerging hemp industry.
Oregon officials struggle to ID which pot sites are legal
Oregon Liquor Control Commission has only 23 inspectors for more than 1,200 marijuana grows and retail outlets.
Some fear California drought cuts could erase water rights
Plan is part of an effort to make water conservation a way of life, with climate change expected to lead to longer, more severe droughts.
Yellowstone begins capturing bison to reduce population
At least 96 migrating bison from Yellowstone National Park have been captured for potential slaughter under a program meant to shield Montana livestock from disease.

Marketplace

State

Custom wine bottling plant conducts test runs
The largest custom wine bottling plant in Washington is testing ahead of its first commercial run with owners hopeful it will replace bulk wine sales.
Washington capital gains tax plan includes costly flaw, critics say
Washington House bill doesn't quite exempt farmers from proposed capital gains tax
Idaho aquifer recharge headed for another big year
Ambrosia apples make their mark
Small apple growers disappear as industry grows

Nation/World

Ambrosia apples make their mark
McDougall & Sons Inc., of Wenatchee, Wash., has developed Ambrosia apples into a leading managed variety and a profitable investment.
Selected western livestock auctions
Very light test of feeder cattle this week at the Woodburn, Ore., Livestock Exchange.
Oregon officials struggle to ID which pot sites are legal
Some fear California drought cuts could erase water rights
Yellowstone begins capturing bison to reduce population

Ag Sectors

Custom wine bottling plant conducts test runs
The largest custom wine bottling plant in Washington is testing ahead of its first commercial run with owners hopeful it will replace bulk wine sales.
Idaho aquifer recharge headed for another big year
This year’s recharge efforts are expected to put 370,000 acre-feet into the aquifer, surpassing last year’s record of 317,000 acre-feet.
Networking, internships, education help farmers get started
Ambrosia apples make their mark
Small apple growers disappear as industry grows

Opinion

Editorial: A salute to all who farm
The future has never been brighter for those who choose to cultivate the land, and make a life from it.
Editorial: Wolf transplant bill signals frustration among ranchers
Introducing an apex predator in their midst that they are powerless to control will certainly motivate westside livestock producers and rural...
Column: The time has come for industrial hemp
Letter: Blue Mountains Forest Plan revision restricts access
Letter: Washington SB 5689 only a ‘Band-Aid’

Special Sections

R&D: Building a better piece of equipment
Companies spend years and millions of dollars developing cutting-edge equipment that farmers can depend on.
CRISPR: The latest word in genetics
CRISPR allows scientists to slice DNA into pieces and insert them into other genetic sequences to edit the genes of plants and animals.
‘Food-first’ research results in new products
Discovering best alfalfa genetics for Northwest
Future of wood: Stronger than ever