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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 …

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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…

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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.

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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 …

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…

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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…

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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…

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.

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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.

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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.

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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. …

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

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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.

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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.”

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The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking to fill four vacancies on its Wolf Advisory Group.

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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.

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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.

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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…