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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…

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Pacific Northwest farmers are forming an association to promote the little-known vegetable.

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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.

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.

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.

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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 …

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.

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…

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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.

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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.

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Kristin Varela-Schild never planned to become an organic greenhouse farmer in southeastern Idaho. Last year, however, investors convinced her to expand her family business, Kristin’s Farm Stan…

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U-pick farms, Christmas tree lots and other agritourism operations in Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Franklin and Yakima counties will be under the same rules as farms in other counties, according t…

From the tragedy has emerged a special sort of person — a Hero. This is a person or organization that went the extra mile to help a neighbor, friend — or total stranger. We want to honor these…

The pivot grower Jimmy Ukegawa made as the coronavirus pandemic began and shelter-in-place restrictions were imposed in California has paid off in ways he never expected.

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Washington’s agritourism farms got a lift as Gov. Jay Inslee on Aug. 28 relaxed rules that would have prohibited hay rides, animal exhibits, playgrounds and other attractions.

LA GRANDE — La Grande residents Sally Snyder and Sandy Roth started the La Grande Farmers Market in 1980. In its beginnings it was the Blue Mountain Producers operating in a vacant lot at the …

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Much of Washington's agritourism industry will be sidelined this year under COVID-19 rules released Thursday by Gov. Jay Inslee.

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The farm also grows organic peaches, nectarines, plums, pomegranates, figs, grapes squash, eggplants and Armenian cucumbers, according to its website.