Budget meter is running for Oregon wildfire costs
Budget meter is running for Oregon wildfire costs
The state of Oregon has budgeted $50 million annually to pay for fighting wildfires and has insurance to cover expenses above that.

Featured Stories

Zebra chip found in Idaho commercial field
Idaho has confirmed its first tuber from a commercial field infected with zebra chip disease in three years, crop researchers say.
Cooperative helps drought-stricken member dairies
Cooperative helps drought-stricken member dairies
The Organic Valley cooperative is giving dairy producers in drought-affected areas up to $2 per hundredweight extra for their milk to help them meet rising feed and other costs.
New water group comes out swinging over flood control releases
Treasure Valley water users will conduct a full-court press in their fight against the state's decision to count flood control releases in the Boise River system against reservoir storage rights.
Okanogan fire hits ranchers hard
Okanogan fire hits ranchers hard
Loss of grazing ground and hay stacks is hitting ranchers hard in the Okanogan fire. Firefighting continues in several areas.
Vilsack announces expanded sage grouse program
Vilsack announces expanded sage grouse program
The U.S. ag secretary will announce a new round of work to keep greater sage grouse off the endangered species list and visit the wildfire control center in Portland.
Forest management, firefighter funding both needed
Forest management, firefighter funding both needed
The Forest Service needs to manage the forest better, and more money to fight fires.
Incremental attacks on agriculture continue
Incremental demands made of the dairy industry threaten the well-being of farmers across the U.S.
Why initiatives should remain a power tool for citizens
Why initiatives should remain a power tool for citizens
The initiative process in Oregon played a key role in changing the U.S. Constitution.
Spotted, barred owls really one species
The writer says the spotted owl and barred owl should get a single species name and we should begin to manage our forests for their health and not the preservation of some subspecies.
Smoke grounds aircraft battling some Washington wildfires
A wildfire in Okanogan County — the largest blaze ever recorded in the state — grew to nearly 438 square miles and heavy smoke grounded air resources.

State

Budget meter is running for Oregon wildfire costs
The state of Oregon has budgeted $50 million annually to pay for fighting wildfires and has insurance to cover expenses above that.
Grant aims to improve Madison County soil
The Madison Soil & Water Conservation District is in the first year of a grant to quantify the economics of how various soil-health practices affect...
WSU ag college acting dean: ‘We’re going to stay the course’
Washington’s drought grows more ‘extreme’
Zebra chip found in Idaho commercial field

Nation/World

Vilsack announces expanded sage grouse program
The U.S. ag secretary will announce a new round of work to keep greater sage grouse off the endangered species list and visit the wildfire control...
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Aerial applicator plane crashes; pilot dies
Kraft Heinz recalls more than 2M pounds of turkey bacon
Standing Rock attorney wants to legalize hemp on reservation

Ag Sectors

Budget meter is running for Oregon wildfire costs
The state of Oregon has budgeted $50 million annually to pay for fighting wildfires and has insurance to cover expenses above that.
Cooperative helps drought-stricken member dairies
The Organic Valley cooperative is giving dairy producers in drought-affected areas up to $2 per hundredweight extra for their milk to help them meet...
New water group comes out swinging over flood control releases
Vilsack announces expanded sage grouse program
Oregon to hold first hearing in years for dairy expansion

Opinion

Forest management, firefighter funding both needed
The Forest Service needs to manage the forest better, and more money to fight fires.
Incremental attacks on agriculture continue
Incremental demands made of the dairy industry threaten the well-being of farmers across the U.S.
Why initiatives should remain a power tool for citizens
Spotted, barred owls really one species
Congress must pass PORTS bills

Special Sections

Nursery woman adds retail, mail order to wholesale business
Whitman Farms specializes in hard-to-find trees and shrubs, including many varieties of currants.
Nursery grows its own natural, edible plants
Owners of Rock Bottom Ranch Koi & Nursery in Bonanza, Ore., focus on hardy native plants for rugged Great Basin, high-desert conditions.
Nursery part of grower-owned cooperative
Nurseries offer drought-resistant alternatives
Employees own this unique operation