Ecology official accepts challenge of leading ag department
Ecology official accepts challenge of leading ag department
Incoming Washington State Department of Agriculture director Derek Sandison has worked with farmers in Central and Eastern Washington on water-supply projects.

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West Coast dockworkers union ratifies 5-year contract
Longshoremen have approved a deal with the association representing ports, ending a labor dispute that has hobbled operations at the ports.
Small farm grows larger with diversification
Small farm grows larger with diversification
John and Becky Klimes grew up on conventional farms but chose to go organic on their own operatino, which raises a wide varirty of vegetables as well as eggs, chickesn and livestock.
California OKs offer of voluntary water cuts by farmers
California OKs offer of voluntary water cuts by farmers
California water regulators on Friday accepted an offer from California farmers with the most senior water rights to reduce their consumption by 25 percent.
Governor declares drought in 8 Oregon counties
Gov. Kate Brown has taken steps to get aid to counties hit by drought.
Q&A: California farmers with oldest water rights face cuts
A look at the issues surrounding Friday's expected decision on senior riparian water rights.
Hands-on activities teach hydrology, math at ag ed day
Hands-on activities teach hydrology, math at ag ed day
Northern California fourth-graders learned about water runoff, math on the farm and other topics during the 22nd annual agricultural education day May 21 at the fairgrounds in Yreka, Calif.
Campbell Soup says 3Q profit and soup sales declined
The maker of canned soup, Pepperidge Farm cookies and V8 juice said the stronger dollar hurt its sales overseas, and sales of soup slumped in the U.S.
Parked grain cars annoy Montana man
Hundreds of empty rail cars began appearing on tracks near their home in late April.
Hispanic ranchers cite discrimination in grazing suit
The lawsuit centers on a 2010 decision to cut grazing by 18 percent on the Jarita Mesa and Alamosa grazing allotments.
Deere boosts guidance as construction offsets ag swoon
With less demand for large farm equipment, Deere is relying more on its backhoes, excavators and other construction equipment to grow sales.

State

Ecology official accepts challenge of leading ag department
Incoming Washington State Department of Agriculture director Derek Sandison has worked with farmers in Central and Eastern Washington on water-supply...
Apples to flow between U.S., China
It likely will take time to reach any volume, but greater trade of apples between the U.S. and China is being allowed after years of efforts.
High winds whip fires at ag byproducts plant
California OKs offer of voluntary water cuts by farmers
Governor declares drought in 8 Oregon counties

Nation/World

Senate clears White House-backed trade bill
A total of 48 Republicans supported the measure, but only 14 of the Senate’s 44 Democrats backed a president of their own party on legislation...
West Coast dockworkers union ratifies 5-year contract
Longshoremen have approved a deal with the association representing ports, ending a labor dispute that has hobbled operations at the ports.
Campbell Soup says 3Q profit and soup sales declined
Hispanic ranchers cite discrimination in grazing suit
Deere boosts guidance as construction offsets ag swoon

Ag Sectors

Apples to flow between U.S., China
It likely will take time to reach any volume, but greater trade of apples between the U.S. and China is being allowed after years of efforts.
California OKs offer of voluntary water cuts by farmers
California water regulators on Friday accepted an offer from California farmers with the most senior water rights to reduce their consumption by 25...
Governor declares drought in 8 Oregon counties
Q&A: California farmers with oldest water rights face cuts
Wal-Mart presses meat suppliers on antibiotics, treatment

Opinion

Students looking to expand job prospects should turn to ag
A new report from the USDA shows that the U.S. is producing more jobs in agriculture each year than graduates to fill them. In the report we see a...
Do the public’s business in public, every time
If a group is doing the public's business and spending the public's money, its meetings must be held in public.
Genetically engineered right-to-know act unneeded
Ranchers can’t wait for ‘thousands’ of wolves
Extension transforms itself for the 21st century

Special Sections

Blue Mountain Community College turns techies into aggies
Blue Mountain Community College offers instruction is precision agriculture, which all generations of agriculturalists are adopting across the...
At OSU, the world is your classroom
Oregon State University students study food and beverage technology, plant breeding, wildlife science, and molecular toxicology, among many other...
Precision ag takes off at Walla Walla Community College
Klamath Community College gives ag students a head start
Agricultural Education thrives at the University of Idaho