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The Kennewick Irrigation District in Central Washington anticipates taking control soon of its conveyance system after the Bureau of Reclamation finalized rules for transferring ownership of w…

The creators of the local food-oriented smart phone app Share.Farm say they've taken a "good hit" in the midst of coronavirus-related business closures but hope to attract more individual cust…

Farmers Ending Hunger, a nonprofit organization that works directly with local farmers to secure donations to the Oregon Food Bank, plans to double its donations of farm fresh food during the …

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DUFUR, Ore. (AP) — The social distancing rules repeated like a mantra in America's urban centers, where the coronavirus is spreading exponentially, might seem silly in wide-open places where n…


Domestic apple sales are up because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the crisis also may hamper availability of foreign guestworkers to tend and harvest this year’s crop.

February milk output shot higher, thanks to an increased herd size and favorable weather. The Agriculture Department’s preliminary data in its Milk Production report shows output at 17.87 bill…

Several farmers have begun an effort to bolster research at Washington State University's Wilke Research and Extension Farm by increasing the farm's endowment fund.

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Hop stocks on March 1 were up 9% from a year ago, the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service reports.


China will purchase 340,000 metric tons of U.S. hard red winter wheat, the largest since implementing retaliatory tariffs on U.S. wheat in two years. U.S. wheat leaders hope it's the first of …

The U.S. State Department and USDA were quick to respond to the critical need for foreign agricultural guestworkers after the U.S. Embassy in Mexico announced on Monday it would suspend proces…


Millions of dollars of disaster aid is now available for Oregon hazelnut growers who suffered crop losses in February 2019 as a result of severe snowstorms that damaged up to 12% of mature orc…

Coronavirus concerns have led to "unprecedented" demand for flour in grocery stores. Tim O'Connor, president of the Wheat Foods Council, said some larger milling companies are adjusting produc…

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Opioids are found even in the smallest towns and the most rural settings, contributing to the climbing overdose death rates in rural areas, which first overtook urban areas in 2004.

Livestock auctions often mix business and pleasure, creating a conundrum when many social gatherings must be canceled to avoid spreading the coronavirus.


As coronavirus continues to spread rapidly across the Northwest, the pandemic is threatening to exacerbate an already critical labor shortage for farms and food processors.

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For the first time in 36 years, Iverson Family Farms in Woodburn, Ore. will not hold its annual Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival, a colorful rite of spring that draws thousands of visitors from all …

USDA will have 180 days to correct its economic analysis of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule, which was withdrawn in March 2018.

Going from a manufacturer of “commodity plywood” to “mass plywood panels” has forced the Freres Lumber Co. to alter its mindset.

Few effects are expected for wheat farmers in the wake of coronavirus concerns and restrictions. The Washington Grain Commission has postponed some trade team visits and travel.

Powder pulled Tuesday’s Global Dairy Trade lower again, as the world falls to its knees from coronavirus, COVID-19.


A cold snap following a warmer than normal winter is damaging Washington’s 2020 tree fruit crops, particularly cherries and apricots in the south central part of the state.

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The domestic dairy industry has in recent years been limping along with falling demand for fluid milk and depressed prices. To adapt, NDA has been changing its game plan, impacting farmers acr…


The beef market, beef prices, carbon emissions and wolves were the main subjects of a presentation given by Tom Sharp at the March 11 Douglas County Livestock Association’s Spring Conference.