Espalier is a way of training and pruning plants so their branches lie in an orderly and ornamental two-dimensional form. The beauty comes from the tracery of the branches. Espalier is a way to create a living border in a garden, or decorate a fence or wall.
Farmers Ending Hunger, a nonprofit organization that works directly with local farmers to secure donations to the Oregon Food Bank, plans to double its donations of farm fresh food during the …
DUFUR, Ore. (AP) — The social distancing rules repeated like a mantra in America's urban centers, where the coronavirus is spreading exponentially, might seem silly in wide-open places where n…
Like many businesses in the Pacific Northwest, we at the Capital Press are taking a few precautions to help slow the potential spread of COVID-19.
Opioids are found even in the smallest towns and the most rural settings, contributing to the climbing overdose death rates in rural areas, which first overtook urban areas in 2004.
For the first time in 36 years, Iverson Family Farms in Woodburn, Ore. will not hold its annual Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival, a colorful rite of spring that draws thousands of visitors from all …
After record rainfall and snowmelt overfilled the web of rivers and creeks that cross southeastern Washington and northeastern Oregon, rural community members there have shown a resilience and…
THE DALLES, Ore. (AP) — A landowner fatally shot a cougar Monday that had killed several goats in a neighborhood near The Dalles along the Columbia River Gorge, state officials said.
LA GRANDE — The severe flooding that struck Umatilla County almost a month ago did more than leave many homeowners with devastating home and property damage. It also destroyed hay and pasturel…
Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom has kicked off its annual Agricultural Literacy Project with volunteers visiting hundreds of classrooms across the state.
The Washington State Board of Health is taking comments on a proposal that could lead to fines against ranchers, farmers and other animal owners for stockpiling manure too close to a well, dit…
The year 2020 gets an extra day. February 29 is leap day, that oddity that strides onto the calendar once (almost) every four years.
Lesley Kelly, a farmer and co-founder of the Canadian nonprofit Do More Agriculture Foundation, says she has been criticized for her efforts to address stress and other mental health issues in…
Bill would provide more flexibility in recovering additional costs incurred serving small-scale customers such as homebuyers.
UP to bring in-house engineers to guide truck-to-train shipping project slated north of Nyssa.
Formation occurs ahead of population counts, redistricting that could increase urban representation.
The best photo of a leaping animal will win the photographer a special gift from the Capital Press.
Started as smokejumper at National Interagency Fire Center 30 years ago. Brings in-house, international experience.
When trespassers or their belongings are seen on private property, the landowner is advised to immediately call law enforcement.
Cost of the four-day course is $100 per operation.
CHILOQUIN, Ore. — A Klamath County equine refuge has taken in 18 additional horses from a Klamath Falls horse sanctuary set to dissolve.
Tribal-treaty rights make salmon akin to a fourth branch of government in Washington, and fish recovery should guide farming near water, and rural and economic development, according to a bill…
Relationships, physical well-being and self affirmation are important components in reducing stress.
The mandate probably would inspire lawsuits, claiming cities and counties weren't making their residents release less greenhouse gas, the lobbyists said.
As the agritourism coordinator for Oregon State University Extension Service in Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties, Audrey Comerford works with farms, county planners and local tourism organizations.
Maria Schmidlkofer, an Oregon attorney with 13 years of experience with farm succession plans, gave a seminar Wednesday at the 50th annual Northwest Farm Show in Salem.
The conference will focus on personal resiliency for a healthy person and healthy farm.
Land-management cooperation across jurisdictions, input on federal policy emphasized
Upper Skagit Valley landowners in northwest Washington are harvesting elk at a faster pace than last year to reduce damage to farmland, according to a state Fish and Wildlife official.
A coalition of 13 states, including Idaho, on Monday joined the defense of the Trump administration’s revisions to the Endangered Species Act from an attack by 17 other states, including Orego…
The federal government probably will decide in the first quarter of 2020 whether to proceed with plans to bring grizzly bears into the North Cascade Mountains, a Washington congressman says.
Decade-old organization helps pain ease
Climate change imperils orcas in Puget Sound and to save them Washington should restructure its economy and eliminate carbon emissions by 2050, according to a task force report finalized Nov. …
For the second year in a row, a representative from Oregon will serve on the National FFA Officer Team.
PENDLETON — Pendleton High School agriculture teacher Kylee Hunt can share various chapters of her family’s stories with three buckets of dirt.
Southern Idaho’s roots are in the land and it has retained that connection through its decades of progress.
The Center for Biological Diversity has furthered its campaign against USDA’s Wildlife Services by suing to block the agency from killing mammals in Washington.
LOSTINE, Ore. — The Lostine Canyon neighborhood has become northeast Oregon’s first nationally recognized “Firewise” community, an event that could lead to more efforts to prevent or combat wi…
Matt Kloes is the new executive director of Washington state’s AgForestry Leadership program.
The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association says a federal plan to relocate grizzly bears into the North Cascade Mountains is a contradictory mistake that fails to adequately address environmental impact…
An aquatic plant that has invaded Northern California and has been found in a southwest Washington county is a candidate to be put on Washington’s banned weed list.
Long after harvest, no crop entertains in more ways than Atlantic Giant pumpkins.
A Washington health agency continues to craft new regulations for commercial farms by expanding an old rule that bars “stable manure” from fouling “populous districts.”
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking to fill four vacancies on its Wolf Advisory Group.
An overwhelming majority of people at an Oct. 7 meeting in Okanogan, Wash., are opposed to more grizzly bears in the North Cascades. An assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior h…
WALLA WALLA, Wash. — A Washington farm family every year raises money for a charity that helps rural families that are in need of a place to stay when their child is in the hospital.
Builds on 2018 pilot project
HERMISTON, Ore. — Clinton Patrick “Skip” Walchli was a humble man, but his watermelons spoke for themselves.
Oct. 5 gathering to celebrate farm, ranch land, encourage protection
Chobani employees volunteered to assemble and deliver the student food packages the company sponsored through the Idaho Foodbank’s Backpack Program.
How many opponents of North Cascades grizzly bear restoration attend an Oct. 7 public meeting could be key in deciding plan’s fate.
A Leavenworth, Wash., orchardist is accustom to black bears eating pears in his orchard, doesn’t mind if grizzlies proliferate on their own but opposes the government bringing them in.
Another successful season of “New Cowgirl Camps” recently concluded, and more sessions are being planned.
A Central Washington sheriff has sworn in hound handlers to pursue cougars and black bears, saying he expects his office to be quicker and more aggressive in responding to dangerous animals th…
The FCC has authorized $4.9 billion over the next 10 years to continue bridging the digital divide, with funding for smaller rural carriers to maintain, improve and expand affordable broadband…