OREGON City — Knowing that they are feeding people nutritious food that has been raised humanely is important to farmers Paul Chamlies and Jim Wilburn.
Dry farming is a low-input approach to farming. Some farmers draw a distinction between "dry farming" and "dryland farming," while others use the terms interchangeably.
Wilco's new farm store — and the co-op's continued expansion — illustrate several key trends in the broader farm economy.
BOISE — The Idaho Preferred website has gotten a makeover, and the state’s farmers are helping out by telling their stories.
The deadline to apply is Nov. 22
The department Aug. 31 submitted to USDA a hemp plan that includes the new statute, the proposed rule and protocols for testing, disposal and remediation.
The Chicory Week Rad Farm Tours — "rad" for "radicchio — will be 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Mount Vernon Wash., area. The tours include three farms.
Producers shifted strategy, prioritized crops after once-decent supply dwindled.
Farmers in a southwest Washington cooperative have finished their second year of growing barley for a Vancouver, Wash., malting company, nearly doubling production over the previous year despi…
CALDWELL, Idaho — The draft 2030 Comprehensive Plan for fast-growing Canyon County aims to preserve farmland in the best-suited locations while encouraging residential development in and aroun…
GLENOMA, Wash. — Dave Elliott, 63, says he's addicted to bees, and the addiction fuels his commercial enterprise. He and his fiancee, Kathy Blake, sell honey and make honey- and wax-infused goods.
PORTLAND — When Ramona Krueger was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, she was looking for something she could do with her property while staying at home recovering.
Several farmers who have received help from Lake County Resources Initiative say the nonprofit is an under-appreciated and important service for Oregon farmers.
International demand returned in 2021 after falling in 2020 on COVID-19 impacts, but shipping problems and tight U.S. supplies continued to limit exports.
The Zimmerman family farm has survived 149 years, but may soon close if it can't get the water right it applied for in 2009 from the Washington Department of Ecology.
Northwest Beneficials collects and sells beneficial insects such as ladybugs, praying mantises and earthworm eggs to commercial and retail businesses that use the bugs as natural pest control …
With dry farming, the plants are not irrigated. They get only the water that is available in the soil.
After a childhood on a dryland farm in Montana and earning his master's degree in dryland wheat production, Mylen Bohle’s professional career went in a different direction — irrigation research.
Annie Brown of Dolce Farm and Orchards likes to offer three categories of fruit preserves to her customers: what they know, what they should know and what they don’t know.
KALISPELL, Mont. — When Tami Riley decided to start raising cattle, she wanted a smaller breed to suit her 10 acres. She found it in Dexter cattle, which are native to Ireland.
ISDA could accept license applications from growers and handler-processors from mid-October through year’s end if USDA approval comes when anticipated.
CORRALITOS, Calif. — Lonely Mountain Farm was named after J.R.R. Tolkien’s "Hobbit" story. These days, the “riches” in the story have morphed into organic crops.
Shooting the two ads at the same time over three to four days, using local talent and facilities, could cost $250,000 to $290,000.
The absence of high-quality food and feeling a desire to “deeply root themselves to a place” led Quinn Richards and Theus Weiskopf to stop traveling and pursue their interest in growing food.
Wind delayed spraying. And in dry soil, an herbicide applied in the late pre-emergence stage did not get the moisture it needed to activate. Weeds in turn emerged.
Phase I of the Astoria Food Hub is expected to be completed by September or October this year, said Jared Gardner, owner of Nehalem River Ranch and a central partner in the project. His team c…
Independent farm specialists find niche.
No-till farming reduces soil erosion and improves soil, air and water quality compared to conventional farming, but advocates say the time and cost involved in switching are hurdles for grower…
Scientists say dung beetles are effective at suppressing human and livestock pathogens, promoting food safety, reducing fly populations and improving soil health.
Farmers market season kicked off in Bend on Wednesday with the opening of the downtown Bend Farmers Market.
Some 27 of Washington's 39 counties have opted into the Voluntary Stewardship Program, an alternative to Growth Management Act regulations.
Bees are expected to struggle most in California followed by Oregon, where meteorologists predict a hot, dry summer.
An April 24 event at his 32-acre Nyssa, Ore., asparagus field drew individuals and families as well as representatives of food banks, church groups, and organizations that advocate for older p…
Market watchers do see a positive impact from the trade deal, in effect since January of last year, but point out the COVID-19 pandemic has complicated matters.
Beginning next month, the 20,000-square-foot signature building of the Chemeketa Agriculture Complex is expected to be open for business.
The festival this year will take place at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds, 694 NE Fourth Ave. in Canby, where guests can drive through various educational farm exhibits.
Whether they are retiring or escaping high taxes in states such as California, the COVID-19 pandemic or just looking for a change of scenery, hundreds of thousands of Americans are choosing a …
Pacific Northwest radicchio growers asked themselves how forming a new association might help them harness growing enthusiasm for their crop, educate farmers and reach customers who don't yet …
The spread of COVID-19 forced the closure or curtailment of many sectors of the economy last spring and sent shockwaves through all facets of agriculture.
Water buffalo milk is richer in protein, higher in butterfat and lower in cholesterol than cow’s milk.
An article in the March 19 edition of the Capital Press included an incorrect figure for the increased cost of shipping per container for agricultural goods heading for Shibushi, Japan. The co…
WASHINGTON, D.C. — USDA on Wednesday announced it has a new plan — called Pandemic Assistance for Producers — to provide farmers with financial aid during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The first meeting to establish a Pacific Northwest Radicchio Association will be held via Zoom from 10 a.m. to noon on March 27.
Women farmers in Oregon and Washington will receive training and expertise delivering their products to market as part of a new business accelerator established by the National Association of …
The University of Idaho has the $7 million it needs to renovate and expand its agricultural research station near Parma.
Lil’ Starts first began in 2013. The farm sells at farmers markets, through their Community Supported Agriculture program and directly to restaurants.
Recess occurs amid COVID-19 outbreak. Lawmakers have substantial unfinished business.
Grains Week, May 3-7, is hosted by the Culinary Breeding Network, Washington State University's Food Systems Program, Oregon State University, Cornell University, University of Wisconsin-Madis…
EUGENE, Ore. — Starting April 3, the Lane County Farmers Market is moving to a temporary space a few blocks from its historic location while constructing a new long-term venue that will eventu…
A survey of conservation district managers and supervisors showed staunch opposition to giving the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife a vote on the state Conservation Commission.
Idaho is the only state that does not legalize hemp in some form. The Legislature in 2020 and ’19 considered but did not pass legalization bills.
Dave Holderread, 68, has bred and raised waterfowl for six decades in a lifelong game of duck, duck, goose.
A nexus for producers and consumers
Shirley Jolliff and Lee Peterman were recently named 2020 Linn County Tree Farmers of the Year by the Oregon Tree Farm System, which is administered by the Oregon Small Woodlands Association.
Deep Harvest Farm carries over 120 varieties of certified organic, open-pollinated and non-GMO vegetable and flower seed on its 10 acres spread across three isolation plots.