VANCOUVER, Wash. — Blue tomatoes! Mild habanero peppers! Never heard of such things? That’s the point, says Washington State University Extension agricultural specialist Justin O’Dea. They’re novel and just might fill a niche.
U.S. agriculture gained farmers in 2017, but lost farms, acres and income compared to five years earlier, according to the Census of Agriculture released April 11.
ROSEBURG, Ore. — After just two years, Amanda Pastoria’s impact on the Umpqua Valley Farmers’ Market in Roseburg as its manager has been recognized and honored at the state level.
Family farmers and local food supporters from around the state rallied at the Oregon State Capitol on March 27.
Ellen Polishuk, a farm consultant based in Washington, D.C., led a presentation titled "Learning from Failure" Feb.23 at the Oregon Small Farms Conference, hosted by Oregon State University.
More than 900 people attended the annual Oregon Small Farms Conference at Oregon State University in Corvallis on Feb. 23, featuring a full day of educational seminars and a trade show.
Cultivating the Harvest, the 20th annual Inland Northwest small farm conference, will be March 1-2 in Moscow, Idaho.
A University of Idaho Extension workshop will help new ranchers learn the basic of cattle ownership.
ROSEBURG, Ore. — Jon Riggs was a high school teacher who decided being a small acreage farmer would be a good summer job.
Virulent Newcastle disease has been found 176 times since May in Southern California, almost entirely in what the USDA calls “backyard exhibition chickens.”