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…
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A $2.5 million grant program in Hawaii has assisted 105 small farms across Maui County with a wide range of equipment, supplies and website development support.
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.
At Siskiyou Seeds in Southern Oregon, owner Don Tipping said they don’t actually grow seeds, “We grow people.”
The farm dog, some say, is the “unsung hero,” “part of the family” and one of the most important parts of rural life.
A new collective for Black farmers and Washington State University are working to grow crops originally raised by Black, Asian and South American immigrants in their home countries.
ALBANY, Ore. — Virginia Herrera trudged downhill through muddy divots left by tractor tires. To her right, her husband, Zenon Ramirez, was perched atop a ladder covering a greenhouse frame wit…
Pacific Northwest farmers are forming an association to promote the little-known vegetable.
OLYMPIA — Several Washington farmers testified on Jan. 28 they could be bankrupted by lawsuits seeking back wages for workers after the state Supreme Court granted farmworkers overtime pay.
CORBETT, Ore. — Friends of Family Farmers has announced that its executive director, Shari Sirkin, no longer holds that position and the organization is seeking new leadership.
About 190 acres of agriculturally zoned land in southwest Idaho would be developed as large residential lots if Canyon County approves a request by Ridgeline Vistas LLC.
African refugees have started farm businesses near Portland in recent years that are growing in popularity and profit.
CORVALLIS, Ore. — Andony Melathopoulos says his work is pretty sweet.
A new survey found that COVID-19 dramatically altered how people in Oregon's Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties eat and think about food.
Gov. Brad Little on Jan. 11 will propose a plan to tap part of the state’s $630 million budget surplus for transportation projects.
Not only can visitors “attend” the show from the comfort of their computer, laptop or smart phone, they can do it anytime of the day or night — and it’s free of charge.
Bird flu outbreaks this winter in Asia and Europe resemble the global spread of avian influenza just before the disease appeared in Washington state six years ago, the harbinger of a disaster …
The Washington State Department of Agriculture has issued a rare statewide stop order for an organic soil amendment. "It is rare to find a material approved for organic use that contains ingr…
Work continues on building, to open next summer.
Aba Kiser knows food comes from farmers. But she wants to go the next step and organize events to help them form communities and support one another.
UI Extension economist sees some COVID-19 impacts continuing to impact costs.
The Port of Columbia County in northwest Oregon wants to rezone 837 acres of high-value farmland for industrial development. But first, it must prove compatibility with neighboring farms, fish…
Although COVID-19 has heavily impacted the floral industry, where large producers outside the country have no market, it has given local florists a chance to shine.
Idaho House of Representatives majority Republicans elected Filer-area farmer Clark Kauffman to chair the chamber’s Agricultural Affairs Committee in the 2021-22 legislative sessions.
A nine-week program celebrates winter vegetables that might need a little extra push, including brussels sprouts, cauliflower and winter squash. People might say, "I don't like radicchio," org…
More and more people understand organic farming and seek out flowers and other crops grown with organic practices.
Goose, though heralded in holiday songs and stories, isn’t popular in America anymore. Consumer polls show most people eat turkey at Thanksgiving, lamb or ham at Easter and at Christmas, roast…
It’s harvest time on Jason Dexter’s farm and his bumper crop seems destined to spill blood.
PORTLAND — The produce section at New Seasons Market in Portland was bustling on a weekday afternoon. Customers were filling carts and handbaskets with organic produce.
The survey found 18% of organic farms sold direct to consumers in 2019.
Organic crops again took the lion’s share of all organic sales in 2019. At $5.8 billion, those crop sales were 58% of the $9.9 billion in all organic sales, according to USDA’s latest organic survey.
The number of certified organic farms in the U.S. in 2019 was 16,585, up 17% from the last USDA organic survey in 2016.
The classic appeal, experts say, is that for urban dwellers, the greens are as local and fresh as it gets.
The Trump administration this month made several key changes to USDA's Conservation Stewardship Program rule in the Federal Register — changes some farmers like and others don't.
Loss of flowering plants and indiscriminate use of pesticides could seriously shrink mason bee and other wild bee populations, according to University of California-Davis researchers.
California researchers are asking for samples of fermented fruits and vegetables to study whether they can help fight disease.