Espalier is a way of training and pruning plants so their branches lie in an orderly and ornamental two-dimensional form. The beauty comes from the tracery of the branches. Espalier is a way to create a living border in a garden, or decorate a fence or wall.
The waiver now applies to new H-2A workers and returning workers whose visas expired in the past four years.
The Kennewick Irrigation District in Central Washington anticipates taking control soon of its conveyance system after the Bureau of Reclamation finalized rules for transferring ownership of w…
The bill provides funding for agriculture in general with some specified for dairy and three other sectors.
Staci Simonich, a professor of environmental and molecular toxicology and chemistry at Oregon State University, has been appointed executive associate dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences.
The creators of the local food-oriented smart phone app Share.Farm say they've taken a "good hit" in the midst of coronavirus-related business closures but hope to attract more individual cust…
Farmers Ending Hunger, a nonprofit organization that works directly with local farmers to secure donations to the Oregon Food Bank, plans to double its donations of farm fresh food during the …
If the bill passes in the Senate, it will move to the House for approval.
DUFUR, Ore. (AP) — The social distancing rules repeated like a mantra in America's urban centers, where the coronavirus is spreading exponentially, might seem silly in wide-open places where n…
NASA, Google, environmental groups to make water data more accessible in 2021
What was forecast as a recovery year for dairy farmers has turned sour with the coronavirus pandemic.
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SPOKANE — The Junior Livestock Show of Spokane will still be held this spring but its date has changed, organizers say.
Domestic apple sales are up because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the crisis also may hamper availability of foreign guestworkers to tend and harvest this year’s crop.
The Oregon FFA State Convention, originally scheduled for March 19-22 at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center in Bend, was instead held virtually via live streaming video in the face of t…
February milk output shot higher, thanks to an increased herd size and favorable weather. The Agriculture Department’s preliminary data in its Milk Production report shows output at 17.87 bill…
Several farmers have begun an effort to bolster research at Washington State University's Wilke Research and Extension Farm by increasing the farm's endowment fund.
A new Idaho law allowing bonded warehouses is expected to benefit the state’s growing wine industry.
Without adequate H-2A workers, many farmers would have to abandon their crops.
Between 2018 and 2019, the Oregon Wine Board spent roughly 12 months meeting with hundreds of producers across the state to develop a new strategic plan, outlining priorities for scientific re…
Certified nutrient management planners Megan Satterwhite and Tanya Oldham go to work each day with a mission — to help dairymen be the best environmental stewards.
Hop stocks on March 1 were up 9% from a year ago, the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service reports.
Like many businesses in the Pacific Northwest, we at the Capital Press are taking a few precautions to help slow the potential spread of COVID-19.
Farmers’ markets are known to cultivate a festive atmosphere that attracts crowds, which is exactly what people are supposed to avoid during the coronavirus outbreak.
An environmentalist lawsuit threatens to complicate a planned boost in the amount of irrigation water diverted from behind 13 dams in Oregon’s Willamette River Basin.
China will purchase 340,000 metric tons of U.S. hard red winter wheat, the largest since implementing retaliatory tariffs on U.S. wheat in two years. U.S. wheat leaders hope it's the first of …
The U.S. State Department and USDA were quick to respond to the critical need for foreign agricultural guestworkers after the U.S. Embassy in Mexico announced on Monday it would suspend proces…
Growers, co-ops and agencies are figuring out ways to keep farms running amid a wave of coronavirus concerns.
Millions of dollars of disaster aid is now available for Oregon hazelnut growers who suffered crop losses in February 2019 as a result of severe snowstorms that damaged up to 12% of mature orc…
The Pacific Northwest remains free of quagga, zebra mussels. Traffic outlook is uncertain in light of concerns about COVID-19, larger economy.
In her first six months as a conflict prevention specialist in Southwestern Oregon, Alyssa Mahaney contacted and advised 80 livestock owners.
The banquet has been tentatively rescheduled for June 16.
The main focus it to ensure an operational supply chain from gate to plate.
Coronavirus concerns have led to "unprecedented" demand for flour in grocery stores. Tim O'Connor, president of the Wheat Foods Council, said some larger milling companies are adjusting produc…
Opioids are found even in the smallest towns and the most rural settings, contributing to the climbing overdose death rates in rural areas, which first overtook urban areas in 2004.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation sending just under $400,000 to a state board to use to kill problem wolves in Idaho headed to the governor's desk on Wednesday.
A global recession would be a double-whammy on dairy and milk prices.
Low snowpack in Idaho’s central mountains has concerned hydrologists and irrigators since just after the start of the year.
Livestock auctions often mix business and pleasure, creating a conundrum when many social gatherings must be canceled to avoid spreading the coronavirus.
As coronavirus continues to spread rapidly across the Northwest, the pandemic is threatening to exacerbate an already critical labor shortage for farms and food processors.
For the first time in 36 years, Iverson Family Farms in Woodburn, Ore. will not hold its annual Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival, a colorful rite of spring that draws thousands of visitors from all …
THE EDGE OF THE GILA WILDERNESS, N.M. (AP) — A voice interrupted the crackle of the radio at basecamp: “Starting pursuit.”
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California mountains are blanketed in snow and much of the state has had plenty of rain in a remarkable March turnabout from the extremely dry first two months of the year.
Oregon’s water regulators exceeded their authority by shutting off wells within 500 feet of waterways in the Upper Klamath Basin last year, according to a judge.
Some groundwater users in south-central Idaho may face curtailment during the upcoming irrigation season if they are not covered by a state-approved mitigation plan.
USDA will have 180 days to correct its economic analysis of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule, which was withdrawn in March 2018.
Going from a manufacturer of “commodity plywood” to “mass plywood panels” has forced the Freres Lumber Co. to alter its mindset.
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is focused on ensuring the availability of beef.
Few effects are expected for wheat farmers in the wake of coronavirus concerns and restrictions. The Washington Grain Commission has postponed some trade team visits and travel.
Powder pulled Tuesday’s Global Dairy Trade lower again, as the world falls to its knees from coronavirus, COVID-19.
A cold snap following a warmer than normal winter is damaging Washington’s 2020 tree fruit crops, particularly cherries and apricots in the south central part of the state.
Washington FFA will postpone its state convention until August, the organization has announced.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management in early May aims to release its final plan for 4.6 million acres of BLM-managed land in Oregon.
The domestic dairy industry has in recent years been limping along with falling demand for fluid milk and depressed prices. To adapt, NDA has been changing its game plan, impacting farmers acr…
The beef market, beef prices, carbon emissions and wolves were the main subjects of a presentation given by Tom Sharp at the March 11 Douglas County Livestock Association’s Spring Conference.