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OLYMPIA — The overtime bill that's likely headed to Gov. Jay Inslee will protect farms from back-pay lawsuits and give farm groups more time to convince the Legislature that time-and-a-half pa…

Beef exports are expected to increase substantially this year, and pork exports are expected to slightly surpass the record set in 2020.

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Boston-based startup Guardian Agriculture has invented an autonomous crop-dusting drone intended to complement or replace crop dusting using low-flying planes.

SAUVIE ISLAND, Ore. — Marketing Director Sofia Kondilis describes Bella Organic as “the full package.” The 100-acre organic farm offers everything from U-pick, hay rides, events, food, and tas…

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A desert city built on a reputation for excess and indulgence wants to become a model for restraint and conservation with a first-in-the-nation policy banning grass that nobod…

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An adult wolf from the Cornucopia pack in eastern Baker County was hit and killed by a car on Highway 86 near Richland either late Wednesday night or early Thursday, April 8.

 The festival this year will take place at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds, 694 NE Fourth Ave. in Canby, where guests can drive through various educational farm exhibits.

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Washington's snowpack entered April at 131% of normal, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the fourth deepest in the past 30 years and a good omen for irrigators. 

Most Idaho reservoirs likely will fill despite a mostly dry end to winter, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service hydrologists say.

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MONMOUTH, Ore. (AP) — Western Oregon University, in the small Willamette Valley city of Monmouth, will cut multiple programs and the equivalent of over a dozen full-time faculty, hoping to get…

WALLOWA COUNTY— FFA students from all over Oregon participated in the 88th Oregon FFA State Convention, held virtually March 18-21, from Oregon State University in Corvallis. This year’s conve…

The Baker County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution April 7 declaring a drought disaster in the county and asking Gov. Kate Brown and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsa…

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As in the past, Fish and Wildlife will remove wolves as a last resort, Susewind told the department's Wolf Advisory Group. Delays making the decision, however, "limit the value" of lethal cont…

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Rainstorms grew more erratic and droughts much longer across most of the U.S. West over the past half-century as climate change warmed the planet, according to a sweepin…

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The Inslee administration has abused its powers by sticking with emergency farmworker housing rules, ignoring the fact that workers are being vaccinated for COVID, farm groups claim in a court…

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A cattle genetics company has filed a lawsuit accusing Washington State University of misappropriating its intellectual property for testing beef tenderness.

Dairy farmers will see a little more in their milk check. The Agriculture Department announced the March Federal order Class III price at $16.15 per hundredweight, up 40 cents from February, a…

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MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency Saturday after a significant leak at a large pond of wastewater threatened to flood roads and burst a system that stores po…

Dams were a big part of salmon decline, but not all of it, a NOAA Fisheries spokesman says. "So they must be part of the solution." NOAA has looked at salmon recovery and the effects of dam br…

The Leadpoint pack has a history of attacking calves on private land. The most recent depredation was the first since August but the 13th within the past 10 months. The department considers le…

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Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson has floated a $33.5 billion plan to boost salmon recovery, remove four dams on the lower Snake River and impose a 35-year moratorium on dam-related environmental litigation.

Sustainability is a word that can have a lot of different definitions, and it’s full of value judgments, said Sara Place, chief sustainability officer for Elanco Animal Health.

ITHACA, N.Y. — Cornell University researchers recently received a $299,000 USDA grant to study rapid apple decline, a little-understood phenomenon responsible for killing apple trees across Ca…

Pacific Northwest radicchio growers asked themselves how forming a new association might help them harness growing enthusiasm for their crop, educate farmers and reach customers who don't yet …

Grazing experts say Jon Bansen, an Oregon dairy farmer, is pushing the boundaries of pasture management — including harnessing natural medicinal properties of forages to boost animal and envir…

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The CFTC charges were filed in the U.S. District Court for Eastern Washington one day after Cody Easterday pleaded guilty in the same court to committing wire fraud against Tyson Foods and ano…