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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A critical navigation lock at the mighty Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River has shut down because of cracked concrete, meaning huge barges that transport millions of to…

The USDA Agricultural Research Service is advertising for a key researcher to help farmers address a starch problem that can develop in wheat, costing millions of dollars in lower prices.

A Washington State University agricultural weather service is reorganizing staff and expanding weather stations following a vacanies in staffing.

COLFAX, Wash. — The first time Bill Myers  celebrated the special barley variety he grows, it drew 20 people, including the crew.


Corn and wheat prices fell Aug. 12 after the USDA went against expectations and predicted supplies would increase, market watchers said.


SPOKANE — More work needs to be done to determine the cost and impact on the region’s power grid in the next 30 to 50 years if four dams on the Snake River are removed, experts say.

An alternate method for seeding annual ryegrass as a cover crop is drawing interest among Iowa corn growers and could reap dividends for the Oregon grass seed industry.

USDA announced another $100 million in Agricultural Trade Promotion funding on top of $200 million awarded last January as part of the administration’s tariff relief for agriculture.

More hard red winter and soft red winter wheat grown in the Midwest will be used for livestock feed as their prices become competitive with corn prices.

Wheat harvest time has arrived, and farmers across much of the Pacific Northwest are beginning to get their equipment into the fields.


An irrigation district serving farmland and residents in Kennewick and Richland, Wash., says the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is threatening its water supply. The bureau says it is working with …

PULLMAN, Wash. — A lot of bread has moved through the USDA’s Western Wheat Quality Lab in the last three decades, and food technologist Doug Engle has personally handled all of it.

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Call them crop dusters or aerial applicators. By any name, they help America's farmers grow bountiful crops.

Allocations for junior water right holders on the Yakima River dropped another 5% to 67% of full entitlement which will cause losses in apples and other crops.

The Anheuser-Busch Foundation has donated $100,000 to the University of Idaho and Montana State University for research aimed at helping barley farmers use less water and increase profitability.


USDA has confirmed the presence of Monsanto’s MON 71800 variety in the genetically modified volunteer wheat plants recently discovered in Eastern Washington.


The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife may have a pronghorn antelope management plan ready for public review by late fall or winter. Ranchers are wary of over population affecting fenc…


USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has confirmed that soft white wheat was harvested last year in the Washington state field where genetically modified wheat plants were found thi…

Irrigation districts and individual farmers who get water directly from rivers and are junior water right holders are planning for less water this summer. It shouldn’t be as bad as the drought…


The top executive of the Oregon wheat industry has announced his plans to retire next year.

National wheat organizations say they are “shocked and dismayed” by President Donald Trump’s plan to impose a 5% tariff on all Mexican goods imported by the U.S.

SPOKANE — Farmers will continue to receive reliable, unbiased data from Washington State University's cereal variety testing program, its new leader promises.

SPOKANE — Breeders from Syngenta, WestBred Bayer, Limagrain and Washington State University recently met to discuss ways to further assure the high quality of new wheat varieties before they’r…

Grain growers in North Dakota have withdrawn from the National Association of Wheat Growers, citing a decline in support for issues specifically affecting their state.

Herbicide resistance and seed emergence will be among the many traits farmers think about when they look over new wheat varieties during Washington State University’s upcoming crop tour season.


OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Friday loosening restrictions on growing and processing hemp, though farmers still will need to buy a license from the state and submit harve…

A World Trade Organization dispute settlement panel has found that China administered its tariff-rate quotas for wheat, corn and rice inconsistently with its WTO commitments.