ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Heavy rainfall in northeast Nevada set a record for the day in Elko with nearly twice as much precipitation in 24 hours as normally falls in the whole month of September.
Chobani employees volunteered to assemble and deliver the student food packages the company sponsored through the Idaho Foodbank’s Backpack Program.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Three hunters were injured in two separate grizzly bear attacks in the same area of southwestern Montana less than 12 hours apart, wildlife officials said.
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials are urging residents to pick the low-hanging fruit from their backyard trees to avoid attracting hungry bears.
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…
LAKEVIEW, Ore. — It’s back to normal in Lakeview after a weekend of capacity crowds at the Lake County Round-Up and Fair.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Government forecasters have issued warnings for dangerous fire weather across much of Montana and portions of Wyoming and Idaho, with gusting winds and temperatures appr…
The pavilion is full of educational displays, games and activities to educate fair visitors about agriculture.
The program is geared at instilling an awareness of the importance of farmers and ranchers.
FPI has honored 26 in south-central Idaho since 2015
Emotions are so intense that planned public meetings on wolves are too risky to hold and have been canceled, Washington Fish and Wildlife said Tuesday.
SALEM, Ore. — Twenty Oregon farms and ranches were honored for their longevity last weekend at the Oregon State Fair.
Virgil Lewis Choate, a long-time FFA teacher, banker and agriculture advocate in The Dalles, Ore., passed away peacefully at home on Aug. 14, 2019, after a short illness. He was 84.
HERMISTON — As Annikah Perez waited to sell her 147-pound lamb at the Umatilla County Fair’s youth livestock auction on Saturday, her voice wavered as she described the good times she had with Tulip.
OLYMPIA — A Washington judge Friday reinstated a Fish and Wildlife program that allows timberland owners to kill tree-damaging black bears.
SPOKANE — Veterans learning to farm through a Spokane Conservation District effort now have a refrigerated truck so they can deliver their produce to customers.
Most Washington residents disagree with shooting wolves that kill livestock, though support for lethal removal is high in counties with active wolfpacks, according to a new survey on attitudes…
After a year of dormancy, federal agencies are asking for new comments on plans to reintroduce grizzly bears to the North Cascades.
Local health and law enforcement officials would be obligated to enforce new manure-storage rules under a proposal circulated by the Washington State Board of Health.
A pet rabbit in Western Washington died of a highly contagious disease found only once before in the U.S., according to officials.
CHEHALIS, Wash. — State Sen. Rebecca Saldana, who has introduced bills reviled by farm groups, toured Lewis County farms July 17 and asked a dairyman what policymakers could do for him.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two representatives of Oregon’s #TimberUnity movement were at the White House Monday, where they had been invited to hear President Donald Trump deliver remarks on “America’…
SILVERTON, Ore. — Morning sunlight spilled over bushes of ripe berries at Zurbrugg Blueberries in Silverton Tuesday as volunteers from a nonprofit harvested a sweet antidote to the hunger suff…
The organization says the name evokes violent imagery of how animals are killed and abused.
AUBURN, Wash. — Driving 30 miles north or south from the Mosby farm can take a couple of hours if the traffic gets jammed.
Call them crop dusters or aerial applicators. By any name, they help America's farmers grow bountiful crops.
SALEM — The debate on climate change appears to have deepened the gap between the liberal politics of Portland and Eugene and the conservative politics of rural areas with natural resource and…
The students will each receive a $20,000 scholarship to the University of Idaho.
Dawn Alexander, a fifth grade teacher at Tom McCall Elementary School in Redmond, Ore., was one of eight teachers across the country to receive a 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award from Nationa…
OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Labor and Industries may reject a federal policy exempting extended family members from some workplace rules on handling pesticides.
Representatives from the Oregon Department of Agriculture, Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon Farm Bureau and Marion County Sheriff's Office held a joint press conference June 20 to p…
A cattlemen's group is urging Eastern Washington residents to report predator problems to their county sheriff rather than the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, a sign of rancher distrust…
Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife will pre-emptively issue farmers permits to kill elk damaging property in eastern Skagit County, rather than waiting for a complaint, according to …
A Washington State University Extension office has created a bilingual website mandated by state lawmakers and pushed forward by the belief that farmers have a high suicide rate.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will review the status of seven threatened or endangered species in Washington state, including four types of pocket gophers found in only two westside counties.
Oregon Congressman Greg Walden is urging lawmakers to pass the RURAL Act of 2019, allowing rural electric co-ops to receive government grants for disaster aid and broadband internet service wi…
A hiker armed with a shotgun killed a young female wolf May 26 near Mingo Mountain in Stevens County, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
ROSEBURG, Ore. — Houses that provide shelter for people usually get all the attention when it comes to fire prevention, but farmers and ranchers must also take measures to protect their livest…
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife wants public comment to develop a plan to manage pronghorn antelope reintroduced to Eastern Washington by Indian tribes in recent years.
Nathan Bengen and Chris Pruneda have always liked working on machinery.
A longtime Quincy, Wash., agricultural family is opening a new public market and community gathering spot with a restaurant, pub, brewery, bakery, coffee roaster and produce, meat and fish market.
MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. — Nick Sonka is back on his family’s sheep ranch and is following in his father’s footsteps, but with a sad heart.
OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife can’t act independently of Indian tribes to shoot elk on farmland in Skagit County, agency leaders said Saturday.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife should more freely issue kill permits to elk-bedeviled farmers and ranchers in eastern Skagit County, according to county commissioners.
The webinar will help people recognize the signs of stress, depression and suicidal thinking and what they can do to get help.
The elk damaging farms and ranches in eastern Skagit County also are trampling school grounds and potentially putting students in harm’s way, two school chiefs say.
Farmers opposed to a “rail to trail” project in Oregon’s Yamhill County cited trash, theft and trespass as potential hazards that warrant halting the proposal.
ENTERPRISE, Ore. — Six Eastern Oregon counties signed a petition last week asking the U.S. Forest Service to waive the agency’s travel management planning process for the Wallowa-Whitman and M…
The Cultivating Change Foundation held its third annual reception in Portland to support LGBT inclusion in agriculture.
OLYMPIA — Support was strong at a Senate hearing for spending public funds to spread the benefits of high-seed internet, but many questions remain such as how much money will be available and …
ENTERPRISE, Ore. — As the partial federal government shutdown continues into its fourth week some rural Northwest communities are feeling the pinch.