Oregon regulators challenge county’s rural housing zone
Oregon regulators challenge county’s rural housing zone
A land use change in Oregon’s Douglas County allowing 20-acre home sites on 22,500 acres of farm and forestland has been appealed by state regulators and a conservation group.

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ODFW shoots two more Pine Creek wolves
ODFW shoots two more Pine Creek wolves
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has shot two more wolves from the Pine Creek pack after another attack on livestock in Baker County.
Trump tweet appears to back away from rejoining TPP
Trump tweet appears to back away from rejoining TPP
The president says he doesn’t like the deal and would prefer a bilateral agreement with Japan instead.
Deal approves $216 million for Idaho utility’s expenses
Idaho officials have approved an agreement allowing a utility company's $216.5 million in relicensing expenses for a three-dam hydroelectric project on the Snake River on the Idaho-Oregon border
Japan fiscal year trade surplus with US up nearly 6 percent
Trump said after meeting with Abe that the two leaders did not agree on a major pan-Pacific trade pact.
Producer targets big-ranch market by using genetics
Producer targets big-ranch market by using genetics
Widely available genetics data can benefit cattle producers large and small.
Snowmelt floods roads, fields along Montana Hi-Line
Snowmelt is washing out roads, flooding fields and spilling rivers and streams over their banks along Montana's Hi-Line.
Last call for Willamette Valley canola planting
Last call for Willamette Valley canola planting
Canola may be planted in Oregon’s Willamette Valley for the last time under a 500-acre legislative limit that expires next year. The legal territory for the crop remains uncharted in the region beyond 2019.
Retired rancher recalls clash with imported elk
Retired rancher recalls clash with imported elk
Retired California rancher recalls own high-profile battle against elk
OWRD approves emergency rules for Klamath Basin
OWRD approves emergency rules for Klamath Basin
The Oregon Water Resources Commission has approved emergency temporary rules granting preferences to water rights for human consumption in Klamath County, as well as livestock watering in the Williamson River Basin.
Trump’s farm aid idea gets thumbs-down from pro-trade group
Trump’s farm aid idea gets thumbs-down from pro-trade group
A farm aid package considered by the Trump administration is “an ineffective Band-Aid” on a “self-inflicted wound,” the Farmers For Free Trade coalition says.

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State

Oregon regulators challenge county’s rural housing zone
A land use change in Oregon’s Douglas County allowing 20-acre home sites on 22,500 acres of farm and forestland has been appealed by state...
Invasion of the power snatchers
Public utility districts that own five major hydroelectric dams in Washington’s Mid-Columbia region are coping with huge power demands from...
Snohomish Conservation District honors farmers
OSU names new extension cereals scientist
Deal approves $216 million for Idaho utility’s expenses

Nation/World

Trump tweet appears to back away from rejoining TPP
The president says he doesn’t like the deal and would prefer a bilateral agreement with Japan instead.
Deal approves $216 million for Idaho utility’s expenses
Idaho officials have approved an agreement allowing a utility company's $216.5 million in relicensing expenses for a three-dam hydroelectric project...
Japan fiscal year trade surplus with US up nearly 6 percent
Producer targets big-ranch market by using genetics
Snowmelt floods roads, fields along Montana Hi-Line

Ag Sectors

Invasion of the power snatchers
Public utility districts that own five major hydroelectric dams in Washington’s Mid-Columbia region are coping with huge power demands from...
Snohomish Conservation District honors farmers
Snohomish Conservation District hands out awards
OSU names new extension cereals scientist
ODFW shoots two more Pine Creek wolves
Deal approves $216 million for Idaho utility’s expenses

Opinion

Letter: Climate assertions questioned
We have very real man-caused environmental problems. We should concentrate on them instead of climate change.
Letter: Master hunters ready to help with elk
Oregon Master Hunters are given priority for emergency hunts in cases of animal damage.
Column: Why the ag industry should care about intellectual property
Editorial: Will ‘new’ NAFTA be better for ag?
Editorial: Food Producers of Idaho an effective voice for ag

Special Sections

Industry leader sees bright future for hazelnuts
Lance Kirk is a third-generation Oregon hazelnut grower who is seeing the industry blossom.
Vineyards track weather, soil differences
The study aims to make it easier for grape growers to determine which varietals to grow, and where.
Large Oregon hop grower adds on-farm brewery
Willamette Valley farmers make switch to hazelnuts
Hops compound may offset obesity’s risks