DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The state of Iowa has been sued again in federal court by animal rights groups for passing a law last month designed to prosecute people who get hired at farms in order to work undercover to report on animal living conditions.
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.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Potato farmers are getting a late start on their crops because of a long winter and record snowfall in east Oregon and Washington.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Trade Organization handed the United States a win Thursday in a trade dispute with China, ruling that Beijing did not fairly administer quotas on U.S. wheat, rice a…
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.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge has awarded more than $181,000 in legal fees to seven lawyers who successfully fought a 2012 Iowa law that made it illegal to get a job at a livestock f…
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union approved Monday its terms for negotiating a new trade deal with the United States, but set up a possible show-down with Washington by refusing to include agr…
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.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The latest Census of Agriculture shows the number of farms and ranches in the U.S. has fallen but the remaining operations are larger and are responsible for a higher p…
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.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Against the hum of backhoes and bulldozers, a fortress of concrete and steel buildings gradually rises on the north end of Kansas State University's campus.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Legislature has endorsed a bill that would amend the state's Depression-era anti-corporate farming law by allowing second cousins in the mix of ownership.
A top USDA official says he’s encouraged by Canadian support for the new trade deal between the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's two U.S. senators are joining more than a third of their colleagues in the Senate to call for the government to implement provisions of the most recent farm bill…
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation to limit how much the Idaho Department of Fish and Game has to pay ranchers and farmers for damage to crops caused by elk, deer and other big game has been sign…
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Senate on Monday approved legislation to legalize hemp, although it appears to be in trouble in the House.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is calling for the breakup of what she says are unfair farming monopolies.
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.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation to legalize hemp in Idaho is headed to the Senate for potential amendments that Gov. Brad Little says could be enough to get his approval.
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.
NEW ORLEANS — The showdown over immigration and border security may have an upside if U.S. lawmakers reconsider improving the agricultural guestworker system, according to an attorney tracking…
This year marks the first time in more than 45 years that the show is being held in Salem, and a first for Capital Press and the EO Media Group.
While overall sentiment of the economic health of the agricultural economy is about where it was a year ago, producers’ perspective on current conditions has fallen significantly compared with…
Goals include improving knowledge base, coordination
Soil and water conservation districts in south-central Idaho will hold their 5th annual Soil Health Workshop on Feb. 6 in Burley.
A Washington apple farm is seeking about $3.7 million from an Oregon juice company for allegedly breaching contracts to pay for apples.
A major hop supplier has filed a lawsuit against one of its clients for allegedly refusing to honor contracts to buy hops amid dropping prices for the crop.
The question of whether “critical habitat” must actually be inhabitable by a threatened or endangered species has been partially answered by the U.S. Supreme Court.
During its meetings in Portland and other cities, the FDA hopes to solicit advice from the produce industry on how to make the guidance more clear and useful for growers.