An aspiring hemp processor is accusing an Oregon farmer of ignoring an agreement to grow 2 million pounds of hemp on about 950 acres for $7.5 million.
Supporters of a national checkoff program aimed at promoting real Christmas trees have prevailed in another hard-fought referendum against opponents who believe it’s ineffectual.
NEW YORK (AP) — President Trump wants to make it easier for genetically engineered plants and animals to enter the food supply, and he signed an executive order Tuesday directing federal agenc…
A federal judge has agreed with an environmental group that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service must reconsider the “threatened” status of the streaked horned lark.
National wheat organizations say they are “shocked and dismayed” by President Donald Trump’s plan to impose a 5% tariff on all Mexican goods imported by the U.S.
Working off the farm can have many upsides but the underlying motivation is usually simple: Making ends meet.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Republican senator from North Dakota who heads the committee that funds farm programs is getting advice from his home state on the administration's $16 billion aid package…
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is delivering another $16 billion in aid to farmers hurt by his trade policies, an effort to relieve economic pain among his supporters in rural Americ…
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is providing another $16 billion in aid to U.S. farmers hurt by his trade policies.
Washington farmers have signed up to plant more than 6,000 acres of hemp this year, joining a national rush just as federal regulators ramp up scrutiny of health claims about the crop’s most p…
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California growers are frustrated by an unusually wet spring that has delayed the planting of some crops like rice and damaged others including strawberries and wine grapes.
Demand, small EU crop among factors
Robert Dent, a seed producer and seed company owner in Tasmania, Australia, said the International Herbage Seed Group Conference, held in Oregon, May 14-16, was an opportunity to pick up the l…
A drive through Oregon’s Willamette Valley will quickly convince any Midwesterner that agriculture in the Pacific Northwest is far different from the Corn Belt.
The think tanks contend farmers are being squeezed by concentration in both the input sector and output sector.
Female farmers in the Mid-Willamette Valley are taking part in the "Soil Your Undies" challenge through the Marion Soil & Water Conservation District to demonstrate soil health.
ISTANBUL — On a sunny Saturday afternoon, pairs of brides and grooms weighed down in finery trek up the tiered terrain of Emirgan Park to have their photos snapped against the resplendent back…
The U.S. International Trade Commission has begun an investigation into the alleged dumping of dried tart cherries from Turkey at less than fair market value.
The 2017 Census of Agriculture shows Oregon — like the U.S. as a whole — is losing farmland at a steady rate.
An environmental group plans to sue to expand federal grizzly bear recovery into many western states. Meanwhile, the federal government and states have appealed a court ruling of last fall re-…
Thieves in Eastern Washington stole about $90,000 worth of GPS units from farm equipment last month, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office says.
PULLMAN, Wash. — It takes a few ounces per acre of a herbicide containing glyphosate to kill the weed downy brome.
The El Nino that was too late and too weak to have much influence last winter may stick around and grow stronger by next winter, according to the Climate Prediction Center.
The Environmental Protection Agency has 90 days to decide whether to allow farmers to continue using the pesticide chlorpyrifos, a federal court ordered Friday.
The leader of an agricultural employer association says the new ag census shows an ag worker shortage. He’s optimistic an ag labor bill could pass this year.
The fate of a checkoff program that raises money to promote and research Christmas trees will again be put to a vote among farmers starting this month.
Delays not yet long enough to threaten yield
The Florida commissioner of agricultures says the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement doesn’t correct unfair seasonal produce exports by Mexico that are allowed under the North American Free Trade Agreement.
A top USDA official says he’s encouraged by Canadian support for the new trade deal between the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Potatoes USA, the Denver-based marketing and promotions board for the U.S. potato industry, elected a 2019-20 executive committee that includes strong representation from the West.
This year U.S. Wheat Associates will receive $10.6 million from USDA’s Market Access Program and Foreign Market Development Program under the new Farm Bill.
President Donald Trump’s proposed 2020 budget would increase crop insurance costs to the point that wheat growers could have trouble staying in business, the National Association of Wheat Grow…
Founded in part to fix the price of Texas cotton, the National Farmers Union predates the much bigger and more conservative American Farm Bureau Federation by a generation.
Study found that China paid $10 a bushel for wheat.
The court upheld the Organic Trade Association’s standing in the case and could not decide whether USDA was required to consult with the National Organics Standard Board before withdrawing a r…
Fourteen congressional staffers were in Oregon last week to get a better understanding of how decisions made in Washington, D.C., affect farmers.
Congress passed a spending package on Feb. 14 to avert a second government shutdown, with Oregon Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley and Republican Rep. Greg Walden pointing to key funding provisions…
U.S. blueberry growers have a new overseas market for their fresh product.
The slake test gives farmers a place to start in determining the health of their soil.
Summary: A bill to improve water management and supply in the Yakima Basin has been introduced in the U.S. House while a companion measure moves in the Senate.
SPOKANE — Grain prices are likely to be a little higher this year, but not enough to offset higher input costs, an expert says.
In October of 2016, presidential candidate Donald Trump told the American Farm Bureau Federation he would change or repeal unjustified regulations that are bad for American farmers and consumers.
ONTARIO, Ore. — Treasure Valley Reload Center could be operating within two years if work on the truck-to-rail shipping facility north of Nyssa, Ore., stays on track, Malheur County Economic D…
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Discussions between political leaders in Washington, D.C., on immigration and border security are as "petty" and "fruitless" as John Keeling has ever seen.
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Industry leaders say they hope to open new doors for exporting fresh U.S. potatoes to China.
Prominent growing region illustrates segment's rewards, complexities
Efficiency opportunities, slightly higher hay prices among positives
Chinese tariffs have caused major U.S. hay export losses but they’ve mostly been made up by more exports to Saudi Arabia.
Offices will be open Monday through Friday for the first full two weeks and be open three days a week if needed in subsequent weeks until the government reopens.
Many Farm Service Agency offices will reopen temporarily in the coming days to perform certain limited services for farmers and ranchers.
NEW ORLEANS — Shortly after taking the podium at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention, President Donald Trump asked the assembled farmers and ranchers to sit down. If they r…
NEW ORLEANS —The state delegates who set the American Farm Bureau Federation’s federal policies voted in favor of resolving trade disputes through negotiations, not tariffs, and ending the gov…
Government and commercial loans in limbo, a tethered safety net and a lapse in crucial data are putting farmers and ranchers at risk.
Federal ownership of vast acreage across the West is vulnerable to a constitutional challenge by affected state governments, according to a public lands attorney.
NEW ORLEANS — Though economic fundamentals don’t support a sharp surge in commodity crop prices, that doesn’t mean the outlook for U.S. farmers is entirely pessimistic, according to a market analyst.