Impact of early cold in parts of Idaho, Oregon varied by crop, site
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.
SPOKANE, Wash. — The keynote speakers at the upcoming Farm and Food Expo know how to make the most of their land.
Artist, sound engineer and adventure traveler Blu Fortner is adding “farmer” to his resume with his first commercial crop of hemp seed.
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.”
Notus, other schools feature local foods
Process fixes pay off in first year
A chance meeting several years ago began a relationship between an African agricultural advocate and an Idaho ag leadership group.
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.
Oct. 5 gathering to celebrate farm, ranch land, encourage protection
UI's Ryu sees drones playing greater role in farm, water quality
Gov. Kate Brown selected Marty Myers, of Threemile Canyon Farms, to serve a second four-year term on the board, which makes policy recommendations for the Oregon Department of Agriculture.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) allocated more than $17.4 million for the National Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP) nationwide. Oregon was awarded $284,000 u…
Land squeeze: Accessing high-quality ground a top challenge for young producers
Another successful season of “New Cowgirl Camps” recently concluded, and more sessions are being planned.
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…
FPI has honored 26 in south-central Idaho since 2015
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.
Farmers sidestep irrigation
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 …
SPOKANE — Share.Farm’s co-founders are working to provide more people with local food — and receive it right at their door.
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…
OLYMPIA — A Washington judge Friday reinstated a Fish and Wildlife program that allows timberland owners to kill tree-damaging black bears.
It’s been 12 years since Northcentral Washington has had a livestock sale yard. A new owner of an old one is starting it up anew.
A young farmer near Corvallis, Ore. has found a niche raising yaks for meat and fiber.
Oregon State University is bringing back its mechanical cultivation field day for a second year, providing small-scale and mid-size farmers with the latest strategies for non-chemical weed control.
Teresa Retzlaff and Packy Coleman, owners of 46 North Farm in Olney, have provided plant starts and produce to the Astoria Co+op for the past seven years, becoming one of the first local produ…
Hemp has a long way to go before joining mainstream agriculture, a U.S. Senate committee was told Thursday, even as farmers in Oregon and Washington continue to embrace the plant's new legal status.
Local health and law enforcement officials would be obligated to enforce new manure-storage rules under a proposal circulated by the Washington State Board of Health.
Blueberry pickers had come to glean the berries left over after harvest and donate them to hungry families in Salem, Ore.
A pet rabbit in Western Washington died of a highly contagious disease found only once before in the U.S., according to officials.
People have been picking cherries at Rick and Janet Gifford’s cherry orchard on the edge of East Wenatchee, Wash., city limits for 20 years. He thinks the orchard is about 100 years old and th…
Adams visits SW Idaho to wrap up awareness week
A Washington State University Extension office has created a bilingual website mandated by state lawmakers and pushed forward by the belief that farmers have a high suicide rate.
Last year, Cascadia Grains Conference organizers held a pilot program to gauge interest in a conference in Eastern Washington and Idaho.
ROSEBURG, Ore. — Houses that provide shelter for people usually get all the attention when it comes to fire prevention, but farmers and ranchers must also take measures to protect their livest…
OLYMPIA — Organic strawberry farmer Jim Johnson says he feels duped by the Washington State Department of Agriculture.
Washington Fish and Wildlife proposes that farmers and ranchers on San Juan and Lopez islands voluntarily plant forage for a rare butterfly as a hedge against running afoul of the Endangered S…
It started with a dream for Miranda Rommel.
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A University of Idaho conference will bring together experts from around the region in an effort to revive heritage fruit varieties.
Students and faculty are speaking out to save the horticulture and crop production programs at Linn-Benton Community College, which were suspended in March due to budget cuts.
GALES CREEK VALLEY, Ore. — Growing up in post-World War II Germany, Elisabeth Bueschen-Monahan of Fraga Farmstead Creamery remembers cornering older family members to ask about their involveme…
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 …
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.”