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.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Zombie deer may sound like something in a bad B-movie, but wildlife regulators say they're real and officials are working to keep them out of Nevada.
CANBY, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon creamery is working with a distiller to turn whey into vodka.
A chance meeting several years ago began a relationship between an African agricultural advocate and an Idaho ag leadership group.
A Seattle distillery is funding a new fellowship at Washington State University's Bread Lab in Mount Vernon to study barley varieties most suitable for making whiskey.
Oregon State University has received a $1 million donation from a Willamette Valley hemp seed company to study hemp genetics that could unlock new markets for the versatile crop.
CORVALIS, Ore. (AP) — The Global Hemp Innovation Center at Oregon State University has received a $1 million gift to explore hemp genomics, research that can grow understanding of how hemp may…
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Washington is known for apples, but researchers at Washington State University — along with colleagues at the University of Florida — may have discovered a long-sought…
LACEY, Wash. — Stephen Bramwell’s grandfather, an Idaho sugar beet grower, invited him to farm, but that was far from Bramwell’s mind after graduating from high school in Eugene, Ore.
Researchers have identified and cloned a gene that could fend off stripe rust in wheat and barley.
PROSSER, Wash. — Drive through the Yakima Valley and you’ll see many of Washington’s crops at their best.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The University of Nevada, Reno has completed the $18 million sale of about one-tenth of its half-century-old research farm for commercial development on one of the last big, …
Looks at cows' ability to keep grazing at elevation when conditions toughen
The expansion included a pilot plant for research and development.
UI's Ryu sees drones playing greater role in farm, water quality
Former barley breeder Kevin Murphy isn't leaving the grain completely behind in his new job.
Dormant-season grazing research, landscape-scale impacts, addressed
Population growth, water supply among issues
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.
Three more months may pass before researchers can report whether wolves occupy the South Cascades, a University of Washington scientist said Wednesday.
Sindhuja Sankaran develops an early warning system for plant diseases
Clive Kaiser, horticulture professor and Umatilla County extension agent for OSU in Milton-Freewater, will take over as interim director at HAREC beginning Sept. 3.
Pole-and-willow structures help keep stream flowing longer
Crop quality looks good in wetter, cooler year
Instrumental in UI pomology, viticulture program
Washington’s besieged dairies are testing several promising systems for recycling cow manure, turning it into fertilizer and clean water.
Natural methods of combating pear psylla was among topics discussed at the Washington State University Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center’s field day.
Uri Shani invents option for farmers who use flood irrigation
APHIS spokesman: 291 interviews were conducted during the 2013 investigation of GMO discovery.
Processors sponsor the new products competition to attract up-and-coming food scientist to Idaho.
Researchers from three states aim to add tools for ranchers, land managers
The new innovation and community center also houses Chobani’s global research and development center.
Coleman Agriculture, one of the largest growers of hops in Oregon, is working with researchers at Oregon State University to learn how terroir affects sensory qualities of hops.
Grazing practices employed this fall greatly affect the grass growth next spring. The hot temperatures will soon be over and fall weather will be here. It’s time to be thinking about fall gras…
Washington State University will honor supporters and others past and present who have aided the study of insects.
The USDA disagrees with the finding of its Office of the Inspector General that the department may have violated federal law when it used funding without the approval of congressional committe…
Samples from food-processing steps important in EPA process
Onion Variety Day set Aug. 27 near Ontario
An educational arm of the Northwest cherry industry, Cherry Institute, is warning cherry growers to move aggressively to combat a disease that a scientist warns could be as devastating to Nort…
Oregon State University is preparing for a hiring spree in its Extension service, agricultural experiment stations and forest research lab due to a funding boost from lawmakers.
He has a love for specialty crop research and has spent a career elevating its importance and its private and public funding.
A South African company that recently opened operations in the U.S. is touting its pest, disease, irrigation, tree health and yield monitoring for tree fruits, nuts and vineyards.
Gene-edited tomatoes that are resistant to common viruses can be introduced into the U.S. without coming under federal regulations for genetically engineered plants.
Grazing, well to south, so far not affected
Drones have been used in war, espionage, research, videography — and farming. Now, drones are being adapted for blueberry crops.
Seed Piece Decay seen in some spots during otherwise low-pressure year
PULLMAN, Wash. — USDA’s Agricultural Research Service has a new building on the drawing boards that will provide researchers with much-needed updated facilities.
A horticulturalist and apple breeder at the Washington State University Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center has been appointed its new interim director.
Researchers at Oregon State University have determined a combination of factors — apart from pesticides — may be to blame in part of bumblebee deaths beneath linden trees.