A lack of packing capacity in the U.S. is keeping high beef prices from filtering through to fed cattle prices.
Maintains working relationship, financial support ahead of new law allowing private contracting.
The dead Asian giant hornet found in Snohomish County, Wash., left no clue to its origin or whether there are survivors nearby, state Department of Agriculture entomologist Sven Spichiger said…
The company violated the Packers and Stockyards Act for failure to pay for purchased cattle in a timely manner.
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — A Utah teen who was stomped by a bull at the Idaho High School Rodeo Association State Finals over the weekend is recovering well, family members said.
UNION — It’s a long trip from Fruitland, Idaho, but horse racing trainer Scott Stewart has been participating in the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show for nearly 30 years.
Farms owned by Eastern Washington cattleman Cody Easterday will be sold Thursday at an auction expected to draw bids from firms associated with Bill Gates and the Church of Jesus Christ of Lat…
Despite the industry facing COVID-19 limitations, tariffs and port challenges over the past year, increased consumer demand for almonds has led to an all-time high volume of shipments.
Eighteen traps set in NW states.
U.S. dairy groups contend new costly and complicated certification requirements are meant to discourage trade.
The awards recognize exceptional dairy farms, businesses and partnerships.
The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking tips to identify the person who shot a wolf in northeast Washington last month.
Total hop acreage is up 4% in 2021 across Washington, Idaho and Oregon, according to a USDA report issued June 10.
Longtime soil researcher Rich Koenig is stepping in as interim dean of Washington State University's College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences, replacing Andre-Denis Wright,…
The report cited higher cow inventories for the gain in 2021 output and continued gains in milk per cow more than offsetting a slight reduction in the dairy cow herd for 2022.
Researchers are working to identify genes that boost heat tolerance in seeds.
With farmers across the West panicking, officials say it's important for irrigators to understand whose water will get cut and whose won't.
The June 10 shutoff came after midseason suspensions — and as the high-altitude region failed to get meaningful additional precipitation or runoff timed to extend the season slightly.
Idaho Cherry Commission Chairman Sally Symms said she expects production in the state to be about 40% higher than last year, when heavy frost in late spring damaged much of the crop.
Smaller snowpacks, retreating glaciers and higher temperatures will threaten the Mount Rainier white-tailed ptarmigan, USFWS said in a report Monday.
Prescribed fire, also known as "planned," "Rx" or "controlled" fire, is a fire set intentionally to limit hazardous fuels on the landscape.
The bill would establish a dedicated office at USDA’s to investigate anticompetitive practices in the meat and poultry industries.
One of the proposed rules will clarify parties do not need to demonstrate harm to competition to bring legal action against a meatpacker.
MEACHAM — Wolf numbers in the northern Blue Mountains continue to increase, as does the risk to livestock and the dogs that protect and herd them.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The federal government announced plans Friday to “repeal or replace” a decision by the Trump administration last fall to lift restrictions on logging and road building in…
CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Fellow wildland firefighters, U.S. Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen and Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon paid tribute during a weekend memorial for Tim Hart, a 36-year-old smo…
The Oregon State University Extension Service in Union County his warning cherry tree owners of the impending emergence of the first adult western cherry fruit flies in the county.
Washington State University researchers are hoping naturally-occurring yeasts on wine grapes can consume residual sugar without damaging the quality of the product.
Population growth compounds longstanding problem. The valley’s irrigation delivery entities operate about 1,500 miles of canals, laterals and ditches.
ENTERPRISE — The Oregon State Grange is holding its 148th annual State Grange Convention in Enterprise from Saturday, June 19, through Thursday, June 24, according to a press release.
In 127 years of record-keeping, only the spring of 1924 was drier statewide, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Most new wells in Oregon are drilled where groundwater is already at risk of depletion, potentially aggravating conflicts among irrigators, according to state water regulators.
As a youth development educator, Donna R. Gillespie made sure 4-H teens held the reins of leadership.
NORTH LAS VEGAS (AP) — Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm said the Biden administration wants to see lithium needed for electric cars to be mined “in a responsible way" that respects the en…
Possible wolf sightings around the area of China Hat Road southeast of Bend have been posted on social media sites this week, prompting the interest of residents wondering if a wolf has taken …
The soft white spring variety UI Cookie, from breeder Jianli Chen, based in Abderdeen, was 14 years in the making.
Northwest wheat industry leaders say Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson's plan to remove four dams on the lower Snake River has little support.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A pet dog who vanished for two days after being ejected from a vehicle during a car accident has been found apparently doing the job it was bred to do — herding sheep.
The world’s largest meat processing company says it paid the equivalent of $11 million to hackers who broke into its computer system late last month.
MERLIN, Ore. (AP) — A fire has destroyed much of a resort on the Rogue River in Southern Oregon, authorities said.
A key reservoir on the Colorado River has dipped to its record low in the latest showing of the drought's grip on the region.
STANFIELD — One bad run during the Northwest Region regular season kept Josie Goodrich from possibly winning the barrel racing and all-around titles, but she and her horse Keeper still perform…
The infestation marks the second discovery of sudden oak death outside Oregon’s 515-square-mile quarantine area this year, after an outbreak was confirmed in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National …
The Environmental Protection Agency said it won't return to the 2015 Obama administration's WOTUS definition, but will revert to the pre-Obama rule and then write a new one.
Both the Joseph Canyon and Dry Creek fires started sometime between June 3-4 in the area's rugged and remote terrain. Despite coming in early June, Matt Howard, Wallowa Unit forester for the O…
SEATTLE (AP) — Federal officials are proposing to curtail nontribal salmon fishing along the West Coast in especially bad years to help the Northwest’s endangered killer whales.
The absence of high-quality food and feeling a desire to “deeply root themselves to a place” led Quinn Richards and Theus Weiskopf to stop traveling and pursue their interest in growing food.
It would take every Senate Republican plus at least one Democratic lawmaker to block her nomination. So far no Democratic defectors have emerged.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado has its first litter of gray wolf pups since the 1940s years, state wildlife officials said Wednesday.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Wine grape growers in Texas and surrounding states filed a lawsuit last week against drug-maker Bayer-Monsanto and chemical giant BASF for the damage their cotton herbici…
Event was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19. The festival, slated for June 16-19 typically draws 50,000-55,000 people over four days
The investigation, which began in May 2020, is focused on whether anticompetitive practices have led to the disparity between the prices of live cattle and wholesale beef.
Spotty spring demand, earlier conservation measures are helping producers, managers navigate dry year.
The bill calls for mandatory minimums for negotiated trade by large meatpackers and other proposals to restore accountability.
The new, 3,000-square-foot dairy plant will be used as a research laboratory and hands-on classroom for students and faculty, an educational space for the community, an incubator for dairy sta…