The Washington Grain Commission has developed a "strong budget" for its priorities — marketing, research and education — its leaders say.
Trade disputes with Mexico and China are putting a drag on U.S. dairy exports.
BERLIN (AP) — The German government wants to relax rules against shooting wolves if the animals kill sheep or other livestock.
An Okanogan County rancher who shot and killed a wolf as it approached three newborn calves was promptly cleared by Washington Fish and Wildlife investigators, according to records released Tuesday.
California may have lost 30 to 40% of its cherry crop from rain in the last week, tightening supply for Memorial Day sales but still with nice cherries to come before an approximate June 18 finish.
While U.S. milk production last March fell below that of a year ago for the first time in six years, the USDA’s preliminary 50-state data put April output up 0.1%.
Cunningham Pastured Meats reports sales gain
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee declared a drought emergency Monday in 24 watersheds, making public agencies in about half the state eligible for drought-relief grants.
Tre Flowers talks to students about nutrition and exercise.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Two Republican members of Congress from eastern Washington are urging Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to veto funding to study the impacts if four dams on the Snake River are …
FRESNO, Calif. — On the 15-mile drive between his two Central Valley medical clinics, Dr. J. Luis Bautista often passes armies of farmworkers stooped over in the fields, picking onions, melons…
BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) — Federal, state and tribal water managers are marking completion of a long-negotiated plan for 40 million people and vast irrigated farms to share crucial Colorado Riv…
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has expanded a drought emergency to nearly half the state because of worsened, poor water supply conditions and warmer and drier weather predic…
A 20% tariff on U.S. apples into Mexico has ended probably boosting sales for the last three months of this season and help new crop sales starting this fall.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A dam that diverts river water to Washington state's Lake Whatcom will be removed next year as part of a project that aims to restore salmon habitat.
BOKOSHE, Okla. (AP) — Susan Holmes' home, corner store and roadside beef jerky stand are right off Oklahoma Highway 31, putting them in the path of trucks hauling ash and waste from a power pl…
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife wants public comment to develop a plan to manage pronghorn antelope reintroduced to Eastern Washington by Indian tribes in recent years.
Organic accounts for nearly 6% of all food sales in the U.S. and almost 15% of all produce sales.
BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong retiree Lee Wai-man loves pork fresh from the market but eats a lot less now that the price has jumped as China struggles with a deadly swine disease that has sent sho…
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal administrative law judge has rejected a plan for public land grazing allotments in south-central Idaho that would have destroyed re-emerging sagebrush in favor of…
Regarding the May 3, 2019, print edition story: GMO Arctic Fuji gains final U.S. approval. Packaging now includes information on the biotechnology.
Hop Growers of America has received $30,000 from Anheuser-Busch for education program for hop growers.
Washington Cattlemen’s Association is looking for a new executive vice president to succeed Sarah Ryan, who left after two years to take another job.
Jerry Brown completing second five-year term
Hay stocks are down 29% in the Pacific Northwest from a year ago mainly because livestock needed more hay than usual in February and March due to colder than normal weather. Now rain is hamper…
As drought spreads in Washington, the Department of Ecology is preparing to make $2 million available for drought-relief projects.
CORONA, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says a recent assessment has raised concern about the potential for failure of the spillway of a flood control dam on a Southern Californ…
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The gray wolf is on track for a remarkable comeback after being almost exterminated in the contiguous United States, but a Trump administration proposal to take the iconic s…
Robert Dent, a seed producer and seed company owner in Tasmania, Australia, said the International Herbage Seed Group Conference, held in Oregon, May 14-16, was an opportunity to pick up the l…
SPOKANE — Breeders from Syngenta, WestBred Bayer, Limagrain and Washington State University recently met to discuss ways to further assure the high quality of new wheat varieties before they’r…
A drive through Oregon’s Willamette Valley will quickly convince any Midwesterner that agriculture in the Pacific Northwest is far different from the Corn Belt.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Native American groups are pressing lawmakers in Congress to adopt permanent protections for grizzly bears, a species widely revered by tribes but that has been proposed…
Washington Fish and Wildlife officials are briefing county commissioners throughout the state about two studies that could change how the department manages wolves.
Seeking grant to bolster Farm to School program
Speculation of higher beef exports might have caused the run-up in futures prices on feeder cattle.
U.S. apples, pears and cherries are not hit by China’s latest round of tariffs. Economist says President Trump needs allies to fight China.
Wholesale apple prices in Washington are heading up slightly after months of being flat. Shipping pace is on schedule but exports are down.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho inspectors have already intercepted 14 boats carrying invasive mussels into the state nearly a month into inspection season, officials said.
The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed with the Washington Farm Bureau and other industry groups that the Obama EPA was wrong to reject water-quality standards developed by the state D…
The co-founder of one of the largest tree fruit marketing companies in Washington state, Robert “Bob” Kershaw, has died at 81.
Three workshops in Washington state next week will help farmers adhere to produce safety guidelines under the federal Food Safety Modernization Act.
Cash dairy prices saw some ups and downs the first full week of May but closed mostly higher.
Lawmakers have reintroduced the Resilient Federal Forests Act to increase the pace and scale of restoration on public lands and lower the risk of catastrophic wildfires.
Three environmental groups are suing to block the renewal of a federal grazing permit for Dwight and Steven Hammond, the Eastern Oregon ranchers whose imprisonment inspired the 2016 occupation…
An upcoming workshop will teach forestry professionals and family foresters how to restore the western white pine, the official state tree.
A record almond crop is forecast in California for the second year in a row. Most of it will not be affected by China’s latest tariffs.
To balance its budget, Washington Fish and Wildlife may cut back the division that responds to troublesome animals, such as cougars and black bears.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife supports removing endangered species protections for gray wolves in the Lower 48 states.
PULLMAN, Wash. — The new Washington FFA state officers say they hope to grow, lead, serve and inspire the organization’s members in the coming year.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials euthanized a young male grizzly bear after it repeatedly broke into a barn in the Blackfoot Valley to access grain.
TOKYO — Idaho "finger steaks" are going to be a big thing in Japan.
Plant pathologists, cropping systems specialists to present
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state investigator says cattle rustling is on the rise in Oklahoma.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Agriculture issued four dozen fines, citations and warnings to dairies and other confined animal feeding operations last year, many for unauthorized…
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has picked up his barbeque tongs to convey his message to Japan: Buy more American beef.