We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

featured

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…

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…

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.

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.

top story

OTIS ORCHARDS, Wash. — Fifty chicks, only three days old, huddled under the heat lamps on Paul and Sue Puhek’s farm.

top story

Big D's diversified farm, warehousing operation thrive as houses sprout nearby

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,…

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…

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.

featured

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.”

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.

featured

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…

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.

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 …

featured

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…