The donation by the J.R. Simplot Co. triggered the release of $10 million in state appropriated funding.
A record 257,667 H-2A-visa agricultural foreign guestworker positions were certified by the U.S. Department of Labor in 2019, but the rate of growth slowed to 6.1% after five years of more than 18%.
The October Federal order Class III benchmark milk price hit a five-year high at $18.72 per hundredweight, up 41 cents from September, $3.19 above October 2018, and the highest Class III since…
An organic dairy farmer from Oregon's Willamette Valley is pushing the USDA to finalize its proposed rule for transitioning livestock under the National Organic Program, saying inconsistent in…
Milk prices are finally profitable after a dismal five years.
A new farm labor bill appears to have widespread support on first blush, but the depth and extent of that support is questionable as organizatons say it doesn’t do enough to control labor and …
The bill would provide for a year-round, legal workforce.
Hundreds of agricultural groups and United Farm Workers of America are backing a new bipartisan bill seeking to ensure farmers with a legal, adequate and affordable workforce.
Chobani has announced the recipients of five grants in the Magic Valley of south-central Idaho totaling $200,000 through the company’s Community Impact Funds.
Traders appeared to ignore last week’s bearish September Milk Production and Cold Storage reports and took the Cheddar blocks to a Friday close at $2.1225 per pound, up 15.5 cents on the week …
SunRidge Dairy to increase waste-handling capacity, add some cattle
Rogue River Blue, an artisan blue cheese made by Rogue Creamery in Central Point, Ore., was crowned the world's best cheese by a panel of 260 judges from 25 countries at the annual competition…
OLYMPIA — A Washington Supreme Court judge depicted farmworkers as exploited as he challenged a lawyer Oct. 24 to justify exempting farmers from paying employees time-and-a-half for overtime hours.
Milk production per cow and large movements in cheese prices have caught the dairy economists off guard.
Some call it a September surprise. Others call it fodder for the bears.
Geopolitics, FARM updates, federal marketing order among topics
Participation nationwide is about 80% of operations with production history, with an expected payout of more than $305 million.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Thousands of Dutch farmers, many driving tractors, poured into The Hague on Wednesday to protest government moves to rein in carbon and nitrogen emissions to bett…
Loss of the pesticide chlorpyrifos next year in California will have a huge impact on integrated pest management in alfalfa production, UC-Davis scientists say.
Cash cheese prices shot higher the second week of October, though traders are skeptical. FC Stone stated in its Oct. 10 Early Morning Update, “Logic and reason do not drive these markets. Gree…
Apples, milk and wheat still lead Washington agricultural production, but overall production was down 2% in 2018 from the previous year.
Dairy farmers have until Dec. 13 to enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage program for 2020.
Higher commodity prices make up for lower export volume.
Oregon farm regulators are satisfied with the cleanup of a defunct Oregon dairy with a history of wastewater violations and are reviewing a proposal to restart its operations.
The company cites IDFA’s failure to take a stance against false labeling of plant-based dairy alternatives.
A portion of the proceeds will go to American Farmland, a nonprofit conservation organization focused on protecting farmland and keeping farmers on the land.
A Washington health agency continues to craft new regulations for commercial farms by expanding an old rule that bars “stable manure” from fouling “populous districts.”
University personnel and others collected 4,000 pounds of soil.
The Agriculture Department announced the September Federal order Class III benchmark milk price at $18.31 per hundredweight, up 71 cents from August, $2.22 above September 2018, and the highes…
A large hay fire that ignited Oct. 6 at an organic dairy in Oregon was likely caused by spontaneous combustion, according to officials.
The top priority is giving dairy farmers a voice and a vote in FMMO referendums by eliminating bloc voting by dairy cooperatives.
Notus, other schools feature local foods
Flat milk production, tight cheese supplies and upcoming holiday demand should bring higher milk prices.
Threemile Canyon Farms in Boardman, Ore., and many other farms are expanding their manure digesters to produce natural gas.
Following a legal tussle between family members, it appears the 128-year-old Alpenrose Dairy will indeed be changing hands.
A former Bush administration assistant secretary of Labor assesses pros and cons of proposed agricultural foreign guestworker rule changes.
The U.S. Department of Labor should consider setting minimum wages for foreign guestworkers at a flat percentage over minimum wage, says the National Council of Agricultural Employers.
Hemorrhaging in the cash cheese market came to an end Friday. You’ll recall that block Cheddar peaked Sept. 16 at $2.2375 per pound, highest CME price since Oct. 22, 2014.
New spending urged for emergencies only amid slowing growth
The companies selected for the fall residency program have connections to the dairy industry.
Proposed changes to the H-2A-visa foreign guestworker program don’t incentivize use of E-verify, don’t meet administration goals and violate federal law, a farm labor association says.
OLYMPIA — The drought this year was a lucky break for Whatcom County dairyman Hans Wolfisberg.
A Washington milk bottler has been fined more than $1.8 million for violations found by safety inspectors investigating why a worker’s hand was crushed, the state Department of Labor and Indus…
The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Council of Agricultural Employers say proposed changes to the H-2A-visa agricultural guestworker program could increase, not decrease, labor costs.
Most dairy product prices plummeted last week after the 40-pound Cheddar blocks shot up to $2.2375 per pound on Monday, the highest CME price since Oct. 22, 2014.
The expansion included a pilot plant for research and development.
USDA on Thursday extended the deadline for dairy producers to enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage program for 2019 to Sept. 27.
People not involved in the hay business probably never think much about what goes into tarping hay stacks to protect them from weather. But it’s an industry that has grown from nothing to a vi…
Chobani employees volunteered to assemble and deliver the student food packages the company sponsored through the Idaho Foodbank’s Backpack Program.
Milk prices in two proposed programs were significantly higher than the baseline comparison.
Block Cheddar cheese has hit the highest price in five years and is the highest priced cheese in the world. It closed “Friday the 13th” at $2.2050 per pound, up an astounding 20 3/4-cents on t…
Gov. Kate Brown selected Marty Myers, of Threemile Canyon Farms, to serve a second four-year term on the board, which makes policy recommendations for the Oregon Department of Agriculture.
Time is running out for dairy farmers to sign up for Dairy Margin Coverage insurance, which is already assured to bring a positive return in 2019.
SALEM, Ore. — When the Eggert family-owned Keystone Pacific sold Pacific Foods and bought the Willamette Valley Cheese Co. last year, it vowed to take the award-winning cheese maker organic.
Partnerships between dairy entities and nonprofit food assistance organizations must submit a plan and be approved by USDA.