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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.

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Automated apple pickers lead the way as orchardists seek to alleviate labor shortages

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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.

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 …

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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.

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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.

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Seed researchers and production managers from around the globe will gather in Oregon this spring for the biennial International Herbage Seed Conference.

Morishita’s extensive research on weed control, support of growers and amiable personality has garnered high praise from Idaho’s agricultural community.

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.

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.

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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.

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The American Sheep Industry Association believes data from the study would support the necessity of livestock grazing for healthy rangeland and forests.

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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…

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.

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Scientists at Washington State University say woody plant cellulose nanocrystals look promising for protecting tree fruit buds from frost damage.

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…

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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.

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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.