Defining sustainable beef production
Defining sustainable beef production
Columnist Doug Warnock writes about the latest advances in grazing management and ranching.

Featured Stories

Farm Bureau leader recounts ‘whirlwind year’
Farm Bureau leader recounts ‘whirlwind year’
The Oregon Farm Bureau president recounts a whirlwind year and stormy challenges ahead.
Idaho unemployment insurance to drop
Idaho unemployment insurance rates will be dow in 2015.
University of Idaho, wheat growers work to renew agreement with Limagrain
A three-year partnership between the Idaho Wheat Commission, Limagrain Cereal Seeds and the University of Idaho is close to being renewed. Officials from all parties say they expect the agreement, which expires in June, to be renewed long before that...
Washington Parks proposes farmers pay to use trails
Washington Parks proposes farmers pay to use trails
The Washington Parks and Recreation Commission iis working on a policy setting fees and terms for when farmers can use long-distance trails otherwise off-limits to motorized vehicles.
Idaho’s federal lands panel stresses collaboration
Like many other Western states, Idaho’s Republican-dominated Legislature has repeatedly expressed frustration with federal management of public land.
Northern California braces for powerful storm
This storm is “expected to be one of the strongest storms in terms of wind and rain intensity” since storms in October 2009 and January 2008, respectively, said the National Weather Service in Monterey.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
As beef prices rise, cattle herds go missing in Idaho
The losses include a herd of 50 Black Angus consisting of 25 cows and 25 calves valued at $150,000. Another herd of 41 cow-calf pairs, meaning 82 animals total, plus 10 cow-calf pairs, or 20 animals, from another rancher are also reported missing. Those...
Steer wrestler KC Jones gets first NFR win
The Decatur, Texas, cowboy won round six in a time of 3.5 and improved to second in the NFR aggregate standings with a time of 28.30 on six head. It was Jones’ first top-six finish at the competition. He is also fifth in the world standings with...
Expiration of farm property tax exemptions proposed
Expiration of farm property tax exemptions proposed
An Oregon bill proposes ending property tax exemptions for farms in 2018.

State

Farm Bureau leader recounts ‘whirlwind year’
The Oregon Farm Bureau president recounts a whirlwind year and stormy challenges ahead.
Idaho unemployment insurance to drop
Idaho unemployment insurance rates will be dow in 2015.
University of Idaho, wheat growers work to renew agreement with Limagrain
Washington Parks proposes farmers pay to use trails
Idaho’s federal lands panel stresses collaboration

Nation/World

Port extends ocean carrier subsidies
The Port of Portland will continue paying subsidies to ocean carriers so they don't abandon its container terminal facility, which agricultural...
Spending bill would add spuds to WIC
Potatoes have been included in the WIC nutrition program in a new congressional spending bill.
B.C. restricts poultry movements to contain virus
Idaho’s federal lands panel stresses collaboration
As beef prices rise, cattle herds go missing in Idaho

Ag Sectors

Defining sustainable beef production
Columnist Doug Warnock writes about the latest advances in grazing management and ranching.
B.C. restricts poultry movements to contain virus
Canadian officials restrict movements of captive birds to contain highly contagious and lethal straing of avian influenza.
University of Idaho, wheat growers work to renew agreement with Limagrain
Washington Parks proposes farmers pay to use trails
As beef prices rise, cattle herds go missing in Idaho

Opinion

Bannock County must uphold private property rights
Commissioners in Bannock County, Idaho, must uphold the private property rights of farmers and ranchers.
EPA to farmers: ‘Trust us’
The Environmental Portection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers need to revisit their proposed "waters of the United States" rule in order to...
County’s GMO ban faces key legal test
Schools should serve whole milk
Cranberry farmers face hard times

Special Sections

Branding days busy — and important — for ranches
Branding is an important time of year for the sprawling ranches in eastern Oregon.
Santa Clara rancher turns back the clock
Multi-generation California ranch is self-sufficient, growing its own hay and cattle.
Fourth-generation ranch raises seed stock
Brothers run successful cattle, sheep ranch
Ranchers go against the grain