The biotechnology industry wants to avoid repeating mistakes with gene editing that it made nearly three decades ago with transgenic crops.
As the agritourism coordinator for Oregon State University Extension Service in Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties, Audrey Comerford works with farms, county planners and local tourism organizations.
Blockchain, a shared digital ledger that tracks every transaction in a supply chain, is quickly proving to be an invaluable tool for farmers, processors, distributors and retailers.
Juliana Ranches returns to Burns to focus on cattle nutrition, work with producers
Ontario event aims to cover still-new crop's early lessons, expand knowledge base.
Equipment innovations, optimizing potato quality in range of growing conditions, among topics at major employer's expanded event
Washington researchers are seeking state funding to develop soil health study plans and actions. The researchers are asking for the chance to collect soil samples from at least two fields from…
WINDOM, Kan. (AP) — With a nudge toward the past, Kansas farms are using bees once again to increase crop health.
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — First came the flames, a raging firestorm propelled by 50 mph wind gusts that incinerated Kelsey Norton’s house and killed 85 people in her community.
Chumrau to assist in international market development
Disease problems fairly minimal in '19
Land-management cooperation across jurisdictions, input on federal policy emphasized
BULANCAK, TURKEY — Cavit Ozdemir and his wife, Rukiye, have colonies of some 300,000 honeybees near their home in a village near the Black Sea coast.
After a big year for its plant-based burger, Impossible Foods has something new on its plate.
Some higher prices, lower expenses provide boost
More advanced research brought Sunkesula to the U.S. from India.
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — This year was a dark one for Montana hunters and lovers of wild game meat with the announcement that, for the first time, a wild elk and a wild moose were found infecte…
The state Department of Fish and Game has signed voluntary conservation easements on two private properties to protect big-game migration areas on more than 1,800 acres in southeast Idaho.
About $2.9 million raised so far for $7 million project
Farmers can learn about ways to improve their soil at two upcoming Washington State University workshops.
FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — Coastal Maine has a lot of seaweed , and a fair number of cows. A group of scientists and farmers think that pairing the two could help unlock a way to cope with a warmi…
MOSES LAKE, Wash. — If Sarah Smith has her way, more ranchers will soon be using needleless syringes on their sheep, cattle and hogs.
PACIFIC, Mo. (AP) — It’s one of America’s most popular Christmas trees, grown by the millions at tree farms around the country and known for its scent, its long-lasting needles and branches th…
Chad Finn, who spent the last 26 years developing new blackberry, raspberry, blueberry and strawberry varieties for the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Corvallis, Ore., died Dec. 17 foll…
From wireworms to aphids, insects attack sugar beets from April to September.
Sample totals more than recover from recession lull; new hop tests show industry's rise
Vicki McCracken, the new director of Washington State University Extension, promises to improve the connection between the university and the farmers it serves.
Thomas DeLuca, who currently serves as dean of the University of Montana's College of Forestry and Conservation, has been named dean of the Oregon State University College of Forestry.
The Pacific Northwest will see slightly above normal temperatures and normal precipitation throughout the winter, a well-known weatherman predicts.
As hemp continues to gain ground across Oregon, scientists and regulators presented their latest findings about the versatile plant during a half-day seminar Dec. 4, covering everything from f…
Daniela Carrijo, a postdoctoral student and agronomist with Barley World — the barley breeding program at OSU — provided an update of research projects Dec. 5 at the 46th annual Hermiston Farm…
Chad Higgins, an associate professor of ecological and biological engineering at Oregon State University, has his sights set on establishing what he calls "the Disneyland of sustainable agriculture."
Stuart Reitz, director of the Oregon State University Malheur Experiment Station, discussed requirements and implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act at the 46th annual Hermiston Fa…
A California company fell behind goals but did its first commercial robotic harvest of Washington apples this fall. An Israeli competitor tested its machine. Both hope to provide orchard-ready…
Idaho-Eastern Oregon Seed Association speakers address growth, other issues
Test marks multiple traits that can enhance producers' decision making
Miller, university researchers, make advances on potato Pink Rot control
SPOKANE — If farmers continue their usual patterns of herbicide use, they'll increase the number of resistant weeds in their fields and burn through the remaining effective chemistries, Northw…
Adoption of breeding technologies and genetics will become increasingly important for success.
CORVALLIS, Ore. — As the dean of Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences, Alan Sams’ influence extends far beyond campus.
Would designate over 1.1 million acres in Malheur County as wilderness
Landowners in Washington are more OK with the farmers renting their property making conservation efforts than previously thought, the American Farmland Trust says.
As a social scientist, UI research associate Katie Dentzman is tackling the growing problem of herbicide resistance in weeds.
MOSCOW, Idaho — Some people blame farmers for weeds that have developed resistance to herbicides.
The Oregon Department of Agriculture and USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service released their annual brochure of facts and figures about Oregon agriculture on Oct. 31, including crop p…
Researchers want to hear from Northwest farmers about weeds that have become resistant to herbicides.
A national company has shared the results of a trial of its hay preservative, finding that it helps bales with higher moisture levels maintain their value.
Leader of Zamzows chain finds the answers in soil health
November-April effort often increases snowpack by double-digit percentages
When Isaac Madsen helped plant spring canola variety trials earlier this year, he had no idea he'd later be taking on a leadership role.
PULLMAN, Wash. — Most people take pictures of flowers, but not Michael Neff.
A $1 million donation has pushed the University of Idaho past the halfway point for funding its new $8 million meat science facility, slated to open in 2023.
University personnel and others collected 4,000 pounds of soil.
The USDA has announced $2.1 million in grants for 14 projects in Oregon to promote specialty crops statewide, including fruits, vegetables, tree nuts and nursery plants.
Spear’s work will focus on bringing viable varieties to market.