State Home  »  State

Idaho vineyards producing large fruit loads
Sean Ellis/Capital Press
Idaho vineyards producing large fruit loads
With Idaho's wine grape harvest winding down, vintners say total production this year will be well above normal. Growers in both North and South Idaho are reporting huge crop loads.

Featured Stories

Ballot measure campaigns rack up donations
Contributions and spending on Oregon's ballot measures continue to increase in the final week of the election campaign.
Farmer seeks to add value to his poultry
Farmer seeks to add value to his poultry
With a $200,000 USDA grant in hand and "five years of ideas" in his head, an Oregon turkey and chicken egg producer intends to jump the urban-rural divide.
NW Red, Golden Delicious apples allowed back into China
NW Red, Golden Delicious apples allowed back into China
China has reopened its doors to Pacific Northwest Red and Golden Delicious apples just in time to help Washington sell its huge apple crop. Industry leaders hope to sell 500,000 to 1 million boxes of apple there over the next few months.
Amy’s Kitchen factory bodes well for Idaho organic ag
Amy’s Kitchen factory bodes well for Idaho organic ag
The arrival of a large manufacturer of organic convenience food in Pocatello, Idaho, could lead to considerable growth in the state's organic agriculture industry.
Removal of weed from Columbia requires review
Removal of weed from Columbia requires review
The federal government must review the removal of flowering rush, an invasive weed, under environmental laws before the plants can be yanked from new sites along the Columbia River in Oregon.
Forklift certification, CORE credits offered at 2014 Ag Expo
The Willamette Valley Ag Expo will offer a variety of classes again theis year, include a session on forklift safety and CORE pesticide classes.
Odessa irrigation update to be featured at CBDL meeting
The Columbia Basin Development League holds its annual meeting in Moses Lake, Wash. Nov. 6.
Major food processor coming to Pocatello
Amy's Kitchen, a major supplier of organic convenience food products, will open a 500,000-square-foot food-processing faciity in Pocatello in December.
Pacific Northwest pear crop estimate grows
Pacific Northwest pear crop estimate grows
The Pacific Northwest pear crop is larger than expected and off to a good start in sales and prices. Some growers likely will make more money on pears than apples this year.
Study shows potential for manure for beets, spuds
Study shows potential for manure for beets, spuds
Data shows mixed results for manure applications before potatoes and sugar beets in the second year of a long-term rotational study involving manure.

California

California drought takes bite out of rice harvest
This year rice farmers only planted 420,000 acres — 25 percent less than last year — because of water restrictions, according to the...
Periodic storms may continue in Northern Calif.
A persistent parade of storm clouds has spritzed Northern California while areas south of Sacramento remained dry. The pattern is expected to...
House Dems again seek vote on wildfire bill
California drought nourishes fake grass sales
Confusion over drought maps prompts UC workshop

Idaho

Idaho vineyards producing large fruit loads
With Idaho's wine grape harvest winding down, vintners say total production this year will be well above normal. Growers in both North and South...
Court expands Rangen call to whole aquifer
A district judge's recent ruling on an appeal in the Rangen water call case has broadened the call to include an additional 322,000...
Amy’s Kitchen factory bodes well for Idaho organic ag
Northern Idaho corn-maze attraction closes early
Major food processor coming to Pocatello

Oregon

Family farm operations win OSU awards
Family farm operations are among the 2014 award winners announced by Oregon State University's College of Business.
USDA officials tour Portland juniper wood business
An improved logging and milling infrastructure for western juniper may have surprising spinoff results.
Ballot measure campaigns rack up donations
Farmer seeks to add value to his poultry
Forklift certification, CORE credits offered at 2014 Ag Expo

Washington

NW Red, Golden Delicious apples allowed back into China
China has reopened its doors to Pacific Northwest Red and Golden Delicious apples just in time to help Washington sell its huge apple crop. Industry...
Odessa irrigation update to be featured at CBDL meeting
The Columbia Basin Development League holds its annual meeting in Moses Lake, Wash. Nov. 6.
Pacific Northwest pear crop estimate grows
Vets operate on spotted owl with broken wing
Tilth Producers of Washington marks 40th anniversary

Montana

Nevada

Feds to gather ‘nuisance’ mustangs in Nevada
Agency officials say they must haul away roaming bands of mustangs wreaking havoc on private property in Butte Valley, and get horses off U.S.