SALEM — A newly revived committee in the Oregon House is taking a deep dive into water issues, potentially creating opportunities and worries for the state’s irrigators.
Turning a non-native weevil loose to feed on the invasive weed yellow starthistle likely won't harm native plants or cause other environmental damage, the USDA said Tuesday.
The state’s plan to manage and stabilize the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer is ahead of schedule, but more recharge capacity is needed.
Momentum for Oregon's wine industry continued to build in 2018, with across-the-board growth in production, value and sales, according to a new industry report.
Milk prices in two proposed programs were significantly higher than the baseline comparison.
Block Cheddar cheese has hit the highest price in five years and is the highest priced cheese in the world. It closed “Friday the 13th” at $2.2050 per pound, up an astounding 20 3/4-cents on t…
Walla Walla River Basin farmers and other stakeholders will meet next month to create a new plan for the watershed.
USMCA passage is critical to maintaining U.S. positions in global markets, U.S. Apple Association warns.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The partially melted reactor core from the worst nuclear accident in U.S. history could remain in Idaho for another 20 years if regulators finalize a license extension soug…
Gov. Kate Brown selected Marty Myers, of Threemile Canyon Farms, to serve a second four-year term on the board, which makes policy recommendations for the Oregon Department of Agriculture.
Three Washington tree fruit companies are seeking a preliminary injunction to halt a federally-mandated wage increase from the same judge who granted one in a blueberry case.
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials are urging residents to pick the low-hanging fruit from their backyard trees to avoid attracting hungry bears.
Sixteen individuals, including two from the Pacific Northwest, will be inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame during a special ceremony on Friday, Oct. 11, at the National 4-H Youth Confe…
Groundwater transfers from 2012 to 2018 have had a negligible cumulative effect on the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer and Snake River reaches.
How many opponents of North Cascades grizzly bear restoration attend an Oct. 7 public meeting could be key in deciding plan’s fate.
A Leavenworth, Wash., orchardist is accustom to black bears eating pears in his orchard, doesn’t mind if grizzlies proliferate on their own but opposes the government bringing them in.
Comment taken through Oct. 15 on environmental statement's scope
Former barley breeder Kevin Murphy isn't leaving the grain completely behind in his new job.
Purchase agreement expected
Oregon FFA has hired Leila Graves as the association's first career development coordinator, working with both agriculture teachers and industry professionals to ensure career development even…
The tropical Pacific Ocean probably won't be particularly warm or cool this winter, climatologists said Thursday, depriving forecasters of their best clue to how much snow will pile up in the …
Wheat growers are seeing "mild to moderate" problems with low falling number test results in pockets of Central Washington.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) allocated more than $17.4 million for the National Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP) nationwide. Oregon was awarded $284,000 u…
For the first time, a cattlemen’s group will receive state money to help ranchers avoid conflicts with wolves in four northeast Washington counties.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Trump administration says revoking an Obama-era rule on Waters of the U.S. would provide "much-needed regulatory certainty" for farmers, homebuilders and landowners.
Time is running out for dairy farmers to sign up for Dairy Margin Coverage insurance, which is already assured to bring a positive return in 2019.
INDIANAPOLIS — The National FFA Organization today announced a record-high student membership of 700,170, up from 669,989 in 2018.
LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — For more than 20 years, the eastern Michigan town of Lapeer sent leftover sludge from its sewage treatment plant to area farms, supplying them with high-quality, free fert…
Officials see crop diversity, processing up close; McIntyre Farms honored
Land squeeze: Accessing high-quality ground a top challenge for young producers
Barges loaded with wheat and other commodities must wait until a fix has been made.
SALEM, Ore. — When the Eggert family-owned Keystone Pacific sold Pacific Foods and bought the Willamette Valley Cheese Co. last year, it vowed to take the award-winning cheese maker organic.
Washington was lucky to have a less intense fire season this summer due to cooler, wetter conditions, the state’s commissioner of public lands said.
BEIJING (AP) — China is launching a nationwide initiative to boost pork production following a price spike blamed on a devastating outbreak of African swine fever.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will host three online forums on wolves to substitute for 14 open houses the department canceled because it feared they would be disrupted.
Partnerships between dairy entities and nonprofit food assistance organizations must submit a plan and be approved by USDA.
A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit that alleges tile drains in California’s Central Valley discharge pollutants in violation of the Clean Water Act.
CME block cheese climbed to its highest price since November 2014 in the Labor Day holiday-shortened week, closing Friday at $1.9975 per pound, up 6 3/4-cents on the week and 33 1/2-cents abov…
The Innovation Center is seeking nominations that demonstrate resourceful leadership and positive impact.
Another successful season of “New Cowgirl Camps” recently concluded, and more sessions are being planned.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A critical navigation lock at the mighty Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River has shut down because of cracked concrete, meaning huge barges that transport millions of to…
Comments on draft advocated more land protection, pondered grazing impact
Dormant-season grazing research, landscape-scale impacts, addressed
A new poll shows U.S. consumers overwhelmingly prefer fuller-fat milk.
A Central Washington sheriff has sworn in hound handlers to pursue cougars and black bears, saying he expects his office to be quicker and more aggressive in responding to dangerous animals th…
The Grouse Flats wolfpack killed a calf in Garfield County, Washington Fish and Wildlife said Monday, becoming the first pack in southeast Washington to attack enough livestock to be a candida…
Population growth, water supply among issues
CRESWELL, Ore. — Dairy farming never stops, according to Bobbi Frost of Harrold’s Dairy.
USDEC wants to make sure U.S. dairy is in a good position to take advantage of opportunities.
The USDA Agricultural Research Service is advertising for a key researcher to help farmers address a starch problem that can develop in wheat, costing millions of dollars in lower prices.
The FCC has authorized $4.9 billion over the next 10 years to continue bridging the digital divide, with funding for smaller rural carriers to maintain, improve and expand affordable broadband…
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation expects to finish a report by Thanksgiving taking aim at skyrocketing power costs for farmers and ranchers in the Klamath Basin.
SHEPTON MALLET, England (AP) — On the dairy farm of the future, the cows are going wireless.
VALLEYFORD, Wash. — Mary Palmer Sullivan calls herself the “Barley Babe.”
The Togo wolfpack has attacked another calf in the Kettle River Range, the fifth confirmed depredation on cattle since the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced plans nearly a m…