PULLMAN, Wash. — USDA’s Agricultural Research Service has a new building on the drawing boards that will provide researchers with much-needed updated facilities.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lake Tahoe is the fullest it's been in nearly two decades.
DAVENPORT, Calif. — Jim Cochran, a farmer who believed farmworkers deserved an elevated status in the agricultural economy, made a milestone decision more than two decades ago.
A horticulturalist and apple breeder at the Washington State University Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center has been appointed its new interim director.
More hard red winter and soft red winter wheat grown in the Midwest will be used for livestock feed as their prices become competitive with corn prices.
CHEHALIS, Wash. — State Sen. Rebecca Saldana, who has introduced bills reviled by farm groups, toured Lewis County farms Wednesday and asked a dairyman what policymakers could do for him.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Reports of bears coming down from the mountains and rummaging through backyards and campgrounds in Utah have more than doubled from the same time last year following a we…
Succeeds Pella on four-member panel
Howard Ward worked in a body shop 43 years before deciding to change careers — he became a falconer.
A proposal to streamline ditch-cleaning regulations got in just under the wire to win approval from Oregon lawmakers, though farmers will likely wait another year to use the program.
Agricultural companies from Washington and Oregon participated in a “Made in America” event at the White House.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge will allow eastern Oregon ranchers who were convicted of intentionally setting fires on public land to graze cattle on parts of a federal allotment this s…
Boosts capability to handle dairy foods, other perishables
This summer, 36 FFA members have been selected to participate in the 2019 New Century Farmer conference in Indianapolis. This exclusive, highly competitive program develops young men and women…
The Washington State Commission on Hispanic Affairs has asked the state attorney general for an opinion on whether legal aid lawyers can contact workers in farm housing without permission or a…
Agricultural groups are reviewing U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed rule changes for the H-2A-visa foreign agricultural guestworker program including new ways to calculate minimum wages.
An adult male wolf in the OPT pack in northeastern Washington has been killed by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, which will now wait to see whether the pack’s eight surviving wolves…
Replaces GSA disposition process that prioritized agencies
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Department of Agriculture says fewer than 40% of the researchers whose jobs are being transferred from Washington, D.C., to Kansas City will make the move to the Midwest.
Powder and cheese lifted Tuesday’s Global Dairy Trade auction, ending four consecutive declines.
Researchers at Oregon State University have determined a combination of factors — apart from pesticides — may be to blame in part of bumblebee deaths beneath linden trees.
A wildfire, apparently ignited by an off-road motorcycle, burned 7,800 acres of grass and sagebrush northeast of Mattawa, Wash., on July 14. It scorched a few rows of a vineyard.
CORVALLIS, Ore. — When Oregon State University cut the budget for the Sheep Center in 2012, many in the industry thought it would cease to exist.
The Environmental Protection Agency has not answered U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse’s request to review a study that fingered dairies as the likely cause of an unhealthy level of nitrate in drinking w…
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s incremental approach to thinning a wolfpack in the Kettle River Range leads to a cycle of conflict between wolves and livestock, a cattlemen’s …
Malters work to reduce stored inventory
An environmentalist lawsuit aims to shut down a wildlife enhancement project in Idaho’s Caribou-Targhee National Forest because mechanized juniper removal would allegedly disturb sensitive habitat.
HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — Logging work has commenced in a project intended to thin wooded areas that could potentially provide fuel for wildfires.
The Grouse Flats wolfpack in southeast Washington killed a calf in a 160-acre fenced pasture, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife said today.
USDA investigators last week identified a second GMO wheat variety from samples found in a fallow farm field in Washington state.
UI Parma fruit field day set Sept. 6
Agronomist to combine research, extension duties
A cattle rancher on the southern Oregon coast is asking to remove 10,000 cubic yards of gravel from the lower Pistol River to stop flooding and erosion of surrounding farmland.
Instead of swinging ropes during roundup at Rana Ranch in southeastern Idaho, Steve Rivas and his family flick dip nets.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is allowing a once-prohibited farm pesticide back on the market over objections from beekeepers.
Wheat harvest time has arrived, and farmers across much of the Pacific Northwest are beginning to get their equipment into the fields.
CANYONVILLE, Ore. — Paul Wolf is taking a proactive approach to the increasing presence of wolves in southwestern Oregon.
Indemnity payments have already been determined for January through May at higher level of coverage.
A federal judge has rejected a request by environmentalists to block grazing on 82,000 acres of Oregon’s Fremont-Winema National Forest, though cattle numbers will be sharply reduced.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A project to pump billions of gallons of water out from under the Mojave Desert and sell it to people in Southern California could be slowed by a bill approved for th…
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Trump administration will not pursue lethal measures such as euthanasia or selling horses for slaughter to deal with what officials say is an ecological and fiscal cris…
The Pacific Ocean along the equator cooled in June and is expected to be at normal temperatures in a month or two, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Thursday.
Market fundamentals are supportive of improved milk prices.
The number of licensed hemp farmers in Washington has more than doubled since May, according to the state Department of Agriculture.
People have been picking cherries at Rick and Janet Gifford’s cherry orchard on the edge of East Wenatchee, Wash., city limits for 20 years. He thinks the orchard is about 100 years old and th…
EMERYVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Uma Valeti slices into a pan-fried chicken cutlet in the kitchen of his startup, Memphis Meats. He sniffs the tender morsel on his fork before taking a bite. He chews…
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming is warning livestock owners in the state to be on the lookout for an animal virus spreading in other states.
Night tracking via GPS, special fencing show promise
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Federal firefighters have contained the largest of more than two dozen wildfires that broke out in Nevada over the long Fourth of July holiday weekend.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal official says there are too many wild horses on public lands, and potential solutions include new sterilization methods, aggressive adoption efforts and holding m…
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Republican senators along the northern U.S. border are asking officials to address grain in the trade deal with Canada and Mexico.
Washington Fish and Wildlife will cull one or two wolves from the OPT pack in the Colville National Forest, the department announced Wednesday, restarting a lethal-removal operation that was s…
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The federal government is warning Americans to brace for a "floodier" future.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has authorized killing some members of a wolf pack that are preying on cattle in northeastern Washington state.
Limagrain Cereal Seeds is looking to test a new winter malting barley to see how it performs in the Pacific Northwest.