PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality says smoky skies and stagnant air are expected to hang around in Oregon and southwest Washington for another week.
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…
LAKEVIEW, Ore. — It’s back to normal in Lakeview after a weekend of capacity crowds at the Lake County Round-Up and Fair.
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…