A bankruptcy judge in California has overruled objections by Oregon agencies over a proposed sale of Lost Valley Farm, allowing the auction to move forward as scheduled.
The estimated loss of Pacific Northwest cherry exports to China in 2018, due to Chinese tariffs, has been revised upward to $106 million. An industry leader fears more loss this year.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has built its first corral for wild horses, which could allow it to bypass federal restrictions and sell the animals for slaughter.
The second Global Dairy Trade auction of 2019 got another boost in its weighted average of products offered, jumping 4.2 percent Tuesday, following the Jan. 2 gain of 2.8 percent.
KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — A plan to spend $750,000 of state taxpayer money to study the impacts of tearing down four dams on the lower Snake River is not sitting well with Tri-Cities area suppor…
The partial federal government shutdown could delay the hiring of a USDA researcher to lead the investigation into starch problems in wheat, an industry representative says.
The weather has yet to be influenced this winter by a warmer Pacific Ocean and likely won't be impacted in a major way, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The announcement by the nation's largest utility that it is filing for bankruptcy puts Pacific Gas & Electric Co.'s problems squarely in the hands of Gov. Gavin N…
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Lawmakers have advanced legislation to help state officials cap what are thought to be hundreds of artesian wells across southern Idaho in a plan that could help irrigators…
Approval conditions include water-quality safeguard
PULLMAN, Wash. — The Washington Grain Commission board has two new members.
SALEM — Oregon lawmakers will consider several proposals during the 2019 Legislature to protect the state's $5.6 billion wine industry, including a measure aimed at preventing out-of-state win…
A U.S. District Court judge in Washington, D.C., has set Jan. 28 to hear arguments on a preliminary injunction to halt increases in the minimum wage for agricultural foreign guestworkers.
Pacific Gas and Electric said it plans to file for bankruptcy protection amid potentially massive liabilities resulting from the deadly California wildfires.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Four Montana ranches owned by billionaire Texas brothers Dan and Farris Wilks are being offered for sale.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming rancher has been re-appointed to the Cattlemen's Beef Promotion and Research Board.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump often points to farmers as among the biggest winners from the administration's proposed rollback of federal protections for wetlands and waterways acro…
A wolfpack in northeast Washington has killed two calves and a cow in Ferry County this month, bringing the number of attacks on cattle by the pack since early September to 19.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The public is unable to view final updates to a northwestern Montana forest management plan due to the federal government shutdown.
Maintenance, improvements work in high- and low-water years
Many farmers wouldn’t be thrilled about a beaver dam flooding a portion of their land, but George Kral doesn’t see it as a problem.
The Quincy FFA will host a Donkey Basketball game as a fundraiser.
Snowpack conditions are a mixed bag thus far in Oregon, with irrigation districts paying close attention to refilling depleted reservoirs.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's snowpack is below normal again and data shows the state is reaching historically normal levels less often.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard said Thursday she won't allow coyote killing contests on millions of acres of land managed by her agency.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon wildlife officials have started killing sea lions that threaten a fragile run of winter steelhead in the Willamette River.
While the cattle industry is improving beef quality with more marbling, it needs to put more focus on consistency and keep carcass sizes in check.
Washington apple crops sales and prices remain steady and good but would be better, one economist says, if exports were not hampered by tariffs.
U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., is starting over with his Kennewick irrigation transfer bill in the new Congress since it passed the House last month but was not voted on in the Senate.
Online auction showcases increasingly attainable genetics
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge has stuck down a 2012 Iowa law that made it illegal to get a job at a livestock farm to conduct an animal cruelty undercover investigation.
Four environmental groups are pulling out of a stakeholders group with hunters and cattlemen to review a proposed five-year update of the Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Plan.
A judge denied a temporary restraining order to stop huge increases in the minimum wage for agricultural foreign guestworkers but will consider a preliminary injunction to do the same.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening to withhold Federal Emergency Management Agency money to help California cope with wildfires if the state doesn't improve its forest man…
MEDFORD, Ore. — The federal government has been defending its management of six national wildlife refuges against legal challenges from both farmers and environmentalists.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington said Tuesday it opposes a federal proposal to reclassify as less dangerous some radioactive waste on a site in the state that contains the nation'…
Reducing stress on livestock during handling will help reduce sickness, minimize the time off feed and help maintain meat quality.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to get involved in a legal dispute in which 15 states are seeking to strike down laws in California and Massachusetts that requir…
The block Cheddar cheese price closed the first Friday of 2019 at $1.4175 per pound, down 1 1/4-cents on the New Year’s holiday-shortened week and 7 3/4-cents below that week a year ago.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If you're a lover of liver from duck or geese, your days of gorging on the delicacy are numbered in California.
COLFAX, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom plans to unveil new plans for dealing with wildfires and other emergencies.
Ag infrastructure, job base keep contributing despite on-farm challenges
Costs and competition continue to squeeze the Washington tree fruit industry. Companies are being sold or dissolved. One former company president predicts the state will have fewer than 10 pac…
Washington ports may have to spend hundreds of millions of dollars if the Port of Tacoma and a cargo-handling company lose a lawsuit alleging that letting rain that falls on a dock drain into …
A Washington apple processor is accused of violating the Clean Water Act by discharging stormwater with excess levels of pollutants into a Columbia River tributary.
A Washington rancher who wounded a Togo pack wolf last summer told investigators the growling male was charging downhill toward him when he fired, according to Fish and Wildlife reports releas…
The California State Water Resources Control Board has released its draft environmental impact report of a proposal to remove several hydroelectric dams on the lower Klamath River.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Environmental groups in Oregon announced Monday they have withdrawn from talks on how to manage the state's rebounding wolf population because of what they called a "brok…
Feedlot discipline, strong beef demand, a good economy and stalled expansion all bode well for cattle markets in 2019.
Wolves from the Rogue pack continue to prey on cattle at Mill-Mar Ranch in southwest Oregon, frustrating rancher Ted Birdseye and prompting him to get creative with ways to fend off the predators.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Crews are working to restore power to thousands of people after a winter storm swept through Northern California. The storm also prompted the temporary closure of a major …
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Idaho farm income fell for a second straight year in 2018 largely due to overproduction by dairy farmers, according to a recent economic report.
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — The calendar has turned over to a new year, but the agriculture industry in southwestern Arizona's Yuma area isn't forgetting an E. coli outbreak last April that dealt finan…
Brexit in the EU, economic instability in South America, trade wars in the U.S. and other economic factors are clouding recovery in dairy markets.
A worker-safety program pioneered by Idaho dairy farmers has earned national recognition with a U.S. Dairy Sustainability Honorable Mention Award from the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy.