REEDLEY, Calif. — Nathan Pauls says his unique business began eight years ago when a student teacher in his wife’s first-grade class gave her a large, ugly, cucumber-shaped gourd.
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…
For the last 10 years, the grain elevator in Kettle Falls, Wash., has sat abandoned, a silent sentinel over the town of 1,500 just north of Spokane.
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…
House Bill 496 now before the Idaho Legislature would exempt certain custom meat-processing services from the state's 6% sales tax.
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.
When trespassers or their belongings are seen on private property, the landowner is advised to immediately call law enforcement.
Western Idaho Ag Expo participants cite trade-pact progress, some higher commodity prices, promising water supplies. Efficiency remains key.
Adelante Mujeres, a nonprofit based in Forest Grove, Ore. that provides education and support for Latina women and their families, has received a $400,000 USDA grant to expand its sustainable …
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.
Land-management cooperation across jurisdictions, input on federal policy emphasized
SALEM, Ore. — Oregon State University’s Extension Service urges farmers to take a brief agritourism survey to help researchers measure the industry’s nationwide impact, understand what makes a…
FSMA, farmers' desire to stay field-focused, among factors
Some higher prices, lower expenses provide boost
Farmers and ranchers have until Feb. 18 to provide feedback on proposed changes to one of the USDA's most widely accessed conservation programs.
A change in agricultural property tax law proposed by the Washington Association of County Officials would jeopardize farming, a Klickitat County farmer says.
EUGENE, Ore. — As the operator of a small farm, Stephanie Schiffgens recognizes the importance of being a no-waste sheep operation.
Idaho-Eastern Oregon Seed Association speakers address growth, other issues
Combines major providers of crop inputs, other services
OTIS ORCHARDS, Wash. — Fifty chicks, only three days old, huddled under the heat lamps on Paul and Sue Puhek’s farm.
Big D's diversified farm, warehousing operation thrive as houses sprout nearby
Late Thanksgiving among possible factors
Fletchers own Boise home, Vale, Ore., hemp farm
PHILOMATH, Ore. — Although he grew up on an Iowa soybean and seed farm, John Eveland never thought he’d be a farmer. It wasn’t until he started to work at a vegetarian restaurant in Corvallis,…
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.
Rogue River Blue, an artisan blue cheese made by Rogue Creamery in Central Point, Ore., was crowned the world's best cheese by a panel of 260 judges from 25 countries at the annual competition…
ROSEBURG, Ore. — The tradition of going to the pumpkin patch can be both an educational and a memory-making experience for kids and families. It also connects the public to farming and agricul…
Leader of Zamzows chain finds the answers in soil health
Impact of early cold in parts of Idaho, Oregon varied by crop, site
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.
JOSEPH – The life of a farmer isn’t easy and when you add organics into the mix, it becomes even more difficult.
SPOKANE, Wash. — The keynote speakers at the upcoming Farm and Food Expo know how to make the most of their land.
Artist, sound engineer and adventure traveler Blu Fortner is adding “farmer” to his resume with his first commercial crop of hemp seed.
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.”
Notus, other schools feature local foods
Process fixes pay off in first year
A chance meeting several years ago began a relationship between an African agricultural advocate and an Idaho ag leadership group.
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.
LACEY, Wash. — Stephen Bramwell’s grandfather, an Idaho sugar beet grower, invited him to farm, but that was far from Bramwell’s mind after graduating from high school in Eugene, Ore.
Oct. 5 gathering to celebrate farm, ranch land, encourage protection
UI's Ryu sees drones playing greater role in farm, water quality
Gov. Kate Brown selected Marty Myers, of Threemile Canyon Farms, to serve a second four-year term on the board, which makes policy recommendations for the Oregon Department of Agriculture.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) allocated more than $17.4 million for the National Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP) nationwide. Oregon was awarded $284,000 u…
Land squeeze: Accessing high-quality ground a top challenge for young producers
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…
FPI has honored 26 in south-central Idaho since 2015
OLYMPIA — New rules for selling cattle in Washington are scheduled to take effect in October, hiking fees and nudging producers into using USDA-approved radio-frequency identification tags.
Farmers sidestep irrigation
LANGLOIS, Ore. — Armed with years of sheep-raising experience, agriculture degrees from Oregon State University and a lot of support from fellow sheep growers, entrepreneurs Woody Babcock and …
SPOKANE — Share.Farm’s co-founders are working to provide more people with local food — and receive it right at their door.
No dairy has electronically reported small, private sales of cattle in the past two years, according to a Washington Department of Agriculture report, leaving a weakness in the state’s ability…