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PENDLETON — Pendleton High School agriculture teacher Kylee Hunt can share various chapters of her family’s stories with three buckets of dirt.


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.


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.

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.


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…

The pavilion is full of educational displays, games and activities to educate fair visitors about agriculture.

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.

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…


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.

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’…

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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…

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…

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…