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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.

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.


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.


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, …

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.

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…

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.


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.

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.