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Mandatory riparian buffers sought by Gov. Jay Inslee could take up more than 11,000 acres of farmland in Skagit County and nearly 5,000 acres in Lewis County, according to the Washington State…

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A tariff hike on hazelnuts recently imposed by China is expected to reduce the bonuses Oregon farmers will receive for last year’s crop. Growers have already received 80-90 cents per pound for…

A federal judge has again halted logging on public land recreational trails near Springfield, Ore., and ordered the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to reconsider the plan.

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OLYMPIA — A bill to stop Klickitat County, Wash., Sheriff Bob Songer from deputizing hound handlers to chase and kill cougars has passed the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Hundreds of Oregon residents claimed government overreach on Thursday, as officials at the state’s health authority consider indefinitely extending the current indoor mask req…

Wolves from the Keating pack killed a working dog on a cattle ranch in Eastern Oregon, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed. An ODFW biologist said wolves were attracted to the …

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(THE CONVERSATION) The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines bioengineered food as food that “contains detectable genetic material that has been modified through certain lab techniques that c…

President Joe Biden has appointed fourth-generation farmer Matt Gellings to direct USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Idaho. His priorities are hiring staff and re-establishing the state FSA committee.

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McDonald’s is expanding sales of its meatless McPlant burger to hundreds of locations. The McPlant — which it co-developed with plant-based protein company Beyond Meat — will be sold at 600 st…

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OLYMPIA — A state House committee Wednesday opened hearings on Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's mandatory riparian buffers bill, but farmers and their representatives characterized the buffers as …

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OLYMPIA — Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer on Tuesday defended deputizing hound handlers to pursue cougars, telling a Senate committee that critics are wrong to accuse him of overreacting t…

ENTERPRISE, Ore. — Father and daughter Craig and Morgan Anderson are set for another run at the Eagle Cap Extreme Sled Dog Race, which returns at noon Jan. 20 after a year's hiatus due to COVID-19.

PORTLAND — A career spanning more than three decades at the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council has culminated in Anne Goetze leading the organization. The ODNC Board of Directors appointed her…

Monday’s Class III futures settlements portend a December price at $18.66, which would result in a 2021 average of $17.11, down from $18.16 in 2020 and compares to $16.96 in 2019.

OLYMPIA — Two Washington state senators Monday introduced a bill to make it clear that livestock are allowed to drink from creeks, seeking to rein in the Department of Ecology's interpretation…

The stage is set for strong milk prices in 2022, but that doesn’t guarantee healthy profit margins for dairy farmers, a top dairy economist says. High input costs will likely make for thin mar…

When it comes to this farmer's plans to start a dairy, bigger is not better. Farmer Wilder Jones will have a bull and five cows.

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The EPA’s Farm, Ranch and Rural Communities Advisory Committee has submitted its recommendations to administrator Michael Regan on the revision of the definition of Waters of the United States…

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Stripe rust is expected to be moderate this year, with a 20-40% yield loss in susceptible wheat varieties, according to a plant pathologist who tracks the disease.

Port congestion and shipping delays made dairy exports extremely challenging in 2021, and one industry insider anticipates those challenges will continue in 2022. Some of Leprino Foods’ shipme…

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