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Many industry leaders have expressed excitement about how the relief package will help agribusinesses. But some say CFAP's structure is flawed and excludes thousands of farmers and ranchers in crisis.

PHILOMATH, Ore. — Near Corvallis, Ore., health providers offer free services in a rural Grange hall to nearby farmworkers who otherwise couldn't afford medical care.

Four West Coast farms in California, Oregon and Washington were selected Wednesday among 15 recipients nationwide for a 2020 grant supporting small, independent farms.

Washington small farmers and bakers say they are looking for ways to further connect flour and grain buyers and sellers. Several shared ideas of what's already available, and what they're look…

Farmers in Green Bluff, a group of nearly 40 small family farms and fruit stands north of Spokane, say they're getting far less traffic than normal due to the COVID-19 shutdowns.


Farmers and agribusiness owners across the U.S. are racing to apply at banks, credit unions and agricultural lenders for small business loans that are part of a COVID-19 federal relief package…

The sizable southeastern Oregon-southwestern Idaho growing region is known for big onions, demand for which plunged after COVID-19 concerns largely shut down the foodservice sector.

Ten years ago, after being in the nursery business all his life, Gil Schieber established Skipley Farm near Snohomish, Wash.

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Across the U.S., people are buying record numbers of chicks. Industry leaders say people fearing food shortages are raising chickens to produce their own meat and eggs in the months to come.


The nursery industry, hit hard by the pandemic, offers drive-thrus and deliveries in an effort to make up lost ground

Industry leaders say more people are buying directly from farms to avoid grocery store crowds, shorten the supply chain and secure a reliable food source at a time when store shelves are often empty.

The creators of the local food-oriented smart phone app Share.Farm say they’ve taken a “good hit” in the midst of coronavirus-related business closures but hope to attract more individual cust…


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.

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

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