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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.

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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.

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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…

Howard Ward worked in a body shop 43 years before deciding to change careers — he became a falconer.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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 …

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.

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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.

Wheat harvest time has arrived, and farmers across much of the Pacific Northwest are beginning to get their equipment into the fields.

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CANYONVILLE, Ore. — Paul Wolf is taking a proactive approach to the increasing presence of wolves in southwestern Oregon.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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…

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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…

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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…

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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.