Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz said Tuesday the risk of fires and danger to the public were too great to keep trails, campgrounds and other recreation sites open.
LOOKINGGLASS, Ore. — While working hard at bucking hay last summer, Lucas Saylor and Ryland O’Toole noticed a need in neighboring fields.
Farmers are among the occupations most likely to die by suicide. A lack of services in rural areas, stigma and chronic stress adds to the problem.
LINCOLN, Neb. — Football is king in Heppner when it comes to sports, but two high school rodeo athletes are helping put their small town on the map this week at the 73rd National High School F…
Idaho's Snake River Complex Fire and Oregon’s Bootleg Fire — the nation’s largest — have helped push U.S. acres burned more than one-third higher than the 2020 year-to-date total.
Pacific Gas & Electric equipment may have been involved in the start of the big Dixie Fire burning in the Sierra Nevada, the nation's largest utility reported to California regulators. In …
ENTERPRISE, Ore. — It’s almost as if Destiny Wecks was destined for this title.
A new book from an Eastern Washington rancher and photographer spotlights farm and ranch life as seen through the eyes of kids.
Pam Forrester, 79
Spending his own money, Norm Dick, a 65-year-old retired attorney, buys and gives away fir trees. In two years, he has organized the planting of 18,107 trees in southwest Washington.
Clad in spandex and yellow reflective sunglasses, the 26-year-old swept across the finish line ahead of her competitors, finishing first in the 1,500-meter run, with an Olympic-trial record ti…
ENTERPRISE — The Oregon State Grange is holding its 148th annual State Grange Convention in Enterprise from Saturday, June 19, through Thursday, June 24, according to a press release.
STANFIELD — One bad run during the Northwest Region regular season kept Josie Goodrich from possibly winning the barrel racing and all-around titles, but she and her horse Keeper still perform…
Event was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19. The festival, slated for June 16-19 typically draws 50,000-55,000 people over four days
The American Farm Bureau, National Cattlemen's Beef Association and other farm groups are waiting for a ruling on whether they can intervene in three suits filed in U.S. District Court for Nor…
Warm, dry conditions mean the potential for significant fires — burning acreage above long-term medians — this month is expected to increase to above normal for portions of southern and centra…
IGPA called the June 1-2 meeting, primarily in response to a February proposal by Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho. His Columbia Basin Initiative calls for breaching the dams.
PENDLETON — Pendleton Whisky Music Fest is ready to thrill again.
Mitch Greenlick may achieve in death what he was unable to do during his 17 years in the Oregon House.
House Bill 1355 clarifies that state agencies must pay weed-control assessments. The transportation department had declined, an example that farm groups worried would spread to other public la…
The Morgan Horse Association of Oregon is offering a $500 scholarship to members of the organization who are enrolled full-time in a professional trade school or college.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said she “would fully expect” for the Pendleton Round-Up to go forward as planned this year, with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention like mas…
Some 27 of Washington's 39 counties have opted into the Voluntary Stewardship Program, an alternative to Growth Management Act regulations.
The farm near Albany, Ore., raises seven different breeds of sheep with wool characteristics suitable for producing everything from clothing to rugs.
More than four years after voters in Halfway decided by a narrow margin that they don’t want a marijuana dispensary in their town in eastern Baker County, the topic has returned to their ballots.
If a deal is made to raise the gas tax, the cap-and-trade and low-carbon fuels bill would take effect in 2023.
Market watchers do see a positive impact from the trade deal, in effect since January of last year, but point out the COVID-19 pandemic has complicated matters.
LIND, Wash. — Organizers of a popular Eastern Washington combine demolition derby have canceled the event for a second straight year due to COVID-19 restrictions.
This year's drive-thru version was like starting over, with a fraction of the usual planning time, but the board, volunteers, sponsors and ag community pulled together and were pleased with th…
The Chobani Harvest Helpers project is a first-of-its-kind donation of fresh fruits and vegetables grown in the quarter-acre garden on the company’s Twin Falls plant.
Friendship and a public art project are the reasons there’s a colorful new bovine in front of the Baker Heritage Museum.
The Oregon House has unanimously voted to eliminate sunset dates from the landowner preference program, which provides hunting tags for elk, deer and antelope based on property acreage.
Gale Gingrich, a retired Oregon State University Extension agent who spent the last 15 years with Marion Ag Service, has died. He was 77.
House and Senate Democrats are considering cap-and-trade, low-carbon fuels and a gas tax increase, a trifecta that critics claim could push up gas prices by 65 cents a gallon by 2028.
A new warehouse starting construction in Hermiston is expected to hire 75 to 100 people once it is completed later this year.
The festival this year will take place at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds, 694 NE Fourth Ave. in Canby, where guests can drive through various educational farm exhibits.
Whether they are retiring or escaping high taxes in states such as California, the COVID-19 pandemic or just looking for a change of scenery, hundreds of thousands of Americans are choosing a …
Socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers may benefit from $2 million in USDA funding announced April 5 though the agency's newly established Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative.
A proposal to rezone six rural subdivisions that are zoned for farm and forestry is no longer on the table after years of debate.
A renewable energy developer says it will prepare an environmental impact statement for a large wind and solar power project in south-central Washington.
Residents of rural areas think working from home is temporary and as soon as the threat of the pandemic ends, everyone will return to the office.
COVE — The Cove Cherry Fair is being revived again, this time after a break of just one year, not 83.
The Canyon County commissioners on March 22 tabled an application to develop large home lots on agricultural ground northwest of Caldwell, Idaho.
Firarms would be barred from state buildings, and local governments would have the option of banning them from their own buildings, under a bill that is halfway through the Oregon Legislature.
UNION COUNTY — Union County’s second-oldest active rodeo is set to ride again, and the county’s annual Fourth of July fireworks show once more has sparks of life.
After a year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the High Desert Stampede rodeo makes its return to the Deschutes County fairgrounds’ First Interstate Bank Center in Redmond this week.
Japanese beetles multiply and spread rapidly. Unlike Asian giant hornets, the beetles directly attack crops such as grapes, apples and hops.
Oregon's new COVID-19 risk levels show improving conditions around the state as officials expect to pass the one million shot mark on vaccinations.
Scout Clean Energy of Boulder, Colo., would lease 72,295 acres. While 6,860 acres would be “permanently impacted,” the rest could remain in agricultural production, according to the company’s …
The organizer of the Baker City Bull and Bronc riding competition, one of the signature local summer events, has added the two-night contest to his list of rodeo events for 2021.
Social media giant Facebook announced Thursday that it will add two new buildings to its campus in Prineville that will make it the largest in its fleet of data centers in the United States.
OLYMPIA — All timber sales conducted by the Washington Department of Natural Resources would be subjected to an "environmental justice assessment" under the Healthy Environment for All Act, wh…
The fuzzy future of Oregon politics east of the Cascades went public last week: No diagrams, charts, data — really nothing tangible at all to show how new legislative and congressional distric…
Iverson Family Farms in Woodburn, Ore., announced Monday it will resume its annual Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival — one of Oregon's most popular agritourism events — this spring.
The Washington Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case brought by environmentalists challenging how the Department of Natural Resources manages about 2 million acres of forests.