Marella’s affinity for dairy began in his childhood in India with his family’s dairy cows.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — More than a dozen wild bee species critical to pollinating everything from blueberries to apples in New England are on the decline, according to a new study.
Automated apple pickers lead the way as orchardists seek to alleviate labor shortages
Two leading universities in the state, University of Utah and Utah State University, are collaborating in legal hemp research.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge has awarded more than $181,000 in legal fees to seven lawyers who successfully fought a 2012 Iowa law that made it illegal to get a job at a livestock f…
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is planning to set a series of fires on about 16 square miles of national forest in Montana to reduce the risk of high intensity wildfires.
NEW YORK (AP) — Mainstream retailers are leaping into the world of products like skin creams and oils that tout such benefits as reducing anxiety and helping you sleep.
Growers should compare the value of what wheat straw does for their fields with the price they could sell it for, a USDA soil scientist says.
VANCOUVER, Wash. — Blue tomatoes! Mild habanero peppers! Never heard of such things? That’s the point, says Washington State University Extension agricultural specialist Justin O’Dea. They’re …
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The latest Census of Agriculture shows the number of farms and ranches in the U.S. has fallen but the remaining operations are larger and are responsible for a higher p…
SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A company that makes plant-based burgers, sausages and other vegetarian meat alternatives plans to build a $310 million production facility in central Indiana that wil…
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Researchers are working to better measure how much water is lost to evaporation at the nation's two largest reservoirs as part of effort they say could lead to new water manag…
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Against the hum of backhoes and bulldozers, a fortress of concrete and steel buildings gradually rises on the north end of Kansas State University's campus.
From soy-based sliders to ground lentil sausages, plant-based meat substitutes are surging in popularity. And carnivores — not vegans or vegetarians — are among the biggest consumers.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. regulators are planning a public hearing to collect more information on CBD in cosmetics, foods and other products as the cannabis compound spreads in popularity.
Seed researchers and production managers from around the globe will gather in Oregon this spring for the biennial International Herbage Seed Conference.
BEND, Ore. (AP) — A statewide rule that would limit the use of a weedkiller linked to thousands of dead trees outside Sisters, Oregon, won't be in place as early as state agriculture officials…
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More than 400 nutria have been captured in the first year of an effort to eradicate the invasive South American rodent from California.
Constructed wetlands project logs five years of sediment-removal results
Morishita’s extensive research on weed control, support of growers and amiable personality has garnered high praise from Idaho’s agricultural community.
Familiar surroundings inspire problem-solving
Washington State University received more USDA research and development funding than any other university for the second year in a row.
REARDAN, Wash. — More specialty crops have been finding their way into eastern Washington wheat rotations, in part because of the research Howard Nelson has done over the past two decades.
Output on track to double
Study finds greenhouse gases aren’t much of an issue but improvements could be made regarding water use and reactive nitrogen losses.
Group wants IR-4 program funding, independence, continued
Early in life, Surendra Dara decided that no matter which field he chose, he needed to make an impact on it. Always interested in science, he chose agriculture and specialized in entomology.
Researchers at Oregon State University are working on several studies to better predict the behavior and spread of wildfire on the landscape.
A new variety of wheat that would be safe for celiac patients to eat is under development, but researchers say years of testing remain before it could be commercially available.
The American Sheep Industry Association believes data from the study would support the necessity of livestock grazing for healthy rangeland and forests.
The organization will contribute $20,000 a year for five years to the research project.
Purchasing property is the first step in the larger plan for the Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment.
The former director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture is amping up his battle to halt the plan to move the USDA Economic Research Service and NIFA from Washington D.C.
CORVALLIS, Ore. — The first-ever Pacific Northwest Pollinator Summit and Conference, being held Feb. 14-15 on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, included presentations from farme…
David Granatstein has spent a career looking at alternative ways of farming always with the intent of lessening its impact on the environment. He says his greatest contribution has been helpin…
SPOKANE — The new wheat straw pulp plant in Eastern Washington is slated to open by April 1, a company official says.
A company in Bakersfield, Calif., says it has developed a new large-fruit cherry that would be excellent for replacing Chelan as an early variety in the Pacific Northwest.
Pesticide specialist says glyphosate is on everyone’s radar and has become an easy but unjustified target as a link to cancer.
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Washington's potato industry has raised $2 million toward creating an endowed professorship at Washington State University to study soil management.
Ranch study area, Research and Extension field stations receive investment
Scientists at Washington State University say woody plant cellulose nanocrystals look promising for protecting tree fruit buds from frost damage.
Includes updates on resistance to treatments
Chad Higgins, who runs the Nexus of Energy, Water and Agriculture Laboratory at Oregon State University, gave a presentation about agriculture technology and farms of the future on Jan. 17 dur…
Attendance keeps growing as interest in sustainability rises
The partial federal government shutdown could delay the hiring of a USDA researcher to lead the investigation into starch problems in wheat, an industry representative says.
New species for fish farms, regulatory compliance among current emphases
SPOKANE — Washington's wolf advisory group will look at increasing the populations of deer and elk to provide the predators with more food and reduce attacks on livestock.
A federal judge has dismissed a third lawsuit challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s experiment with killing barred owls to protect threatened spotted owls.
Essential oils from thyme and spearmint are proving lethal to crop-damaging slugs without the toxicity to humans, animals or the environment that chemical solutions can present.
Agriculture will remain a top priority at Washington State University after its provost, a former leader of the agricultural college, departs next spring, he says.
Team looking into why grain stems break before harvest
A recent survey has detected a sharp uptick in the percentage of Americans who consider foods with genetically engineered ingredients to be worse for their health.
The Northwest is already seeing the effects of climate change, according to a new national climate assessment. The 1,600-page report outlines dire consequences across the country as global tem…
LAKE PRESTON, Australia (AP) — Knickers the steer is huge on the internet — for being huge.
NEW YORK (AP) — It’s OK to eat some romaine lettuce again, U.S. health officials said. Just check the label.