WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve cut its key interest rate Wednesday for the first time in a decade to try to counter the impact of President Donald Trump's trade wars, stubbornly low inflation and global weakness.
Instead of swinging ropes during roundup at Rana Ranch in southeastern Idaho, Steve Rivas and his family flick dip nets.
Market fundamentals are supportive of improved milk prices.
Farmer Milo Call has designed and built a system that remotely controls his irrigation pivot by using UHF radios.
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. — When Ken Armstrong was 42, he inherited some money. He had spent years observing his brother’s entrepreneurial spirit while working with him in pet shampoo manufacturin…
SUTHERLIN, Ore. — After about four decades of being in the cattle business, Tor-S Ranch now has hemp growing on some of its bottom land.
Retail demand up recently
Sited on sizable Hillside Ranch farm
Seed purity, crop drying paramount
An Eastern Washington straw plant has hired a general manager with more than 40 years of experience.
WESTLEY, Calif. — Fourth-generation farmer Bill Cox grew up driving tractors and working alongside his father in the fields and orchards of Stanislaus County.
KAHLOTUS, Wash. — Brian Cochrane is usually working in his wheat fields by mid-February.
PORTLAND — If it comes to pass, the “Green New Deal” talked about in Congress may find expression in food hubs such as The Redd in Portland.
Seed for a high-yielding new soft white spring wheat variety is in short supply this year, dealers say.
A Walla Walla, Wash., malting company has received a new industry accolade.
Instead of wincing at a problem with dread, welder and designer Leo Castagno confronts it with an inventor’s ingenuity and an educator’s enthusiasm at his businesses in eastern Idaho.
The petition offers several options for the transparent labeling of plant-based dairy alternatives and addresses the free-speech issue.
The Agri-Eco Tourism Conference, hosted by Oregon State University Extension Service, will be held March 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem.
Demand returned to traditional levels after wet 2017
Category to account for double-digit percentage of all U.S. food spending
Inputs, customers largely come from within state
CAPAY, Calif. — Thaddeus Barsotti, who received the Organic Farmer of the Year award last December from the California Certified Organic Farmers and the Organic Produce Network, says all farme…
Karen Sowers, who has been the interim executive director of the new Pacific Northwest Canola Association since its founding, is making the position permanent.
A projected 18 percent increase in spring canola acres could impact the availability of seed this year, the leader of the regional canola organization says.
Organizers studying the feasibility of a food hub in the Walla Walla area hope area farmers return a survey before a Feb. 12 meeting.
Noel and Jerome Stehly are not your stereotypical farmers, despite being third generation growers hailing from a family that has worked the land in southern California for decades.
SAGINAW, Ore. — In the age of corporate farming, Scott Byler said Delight Valley Farms is one example of how a small family farm can still be profitable.
SPOKANE, Wash. — Vince Peak and Eric Kobe are the innovators behind Share.Farm, a new smart phone application that helps local farmers find potential customers, and vice versa.
Northwest hemp farmers scored a major victory last week with the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized the crop and defined it as an “agricultural commodity.”
Tea another promising use for hops
Pulse growers will have to consider low prices and trade barriers as they decide how many acres to plant this spring, the leader of the USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council says.
SACRAMENTO — Ken LaGrande grew up in the Sacramento Valley’s “Rice Country.” In its fifth generation, the sprawling family operation continues to thrive today.
Idaho-Eastern Oregon Seed Association convention speaker offers best practices for managing pesticide drift.
A high-tech dairy system milks, monitors herd health and production automatically.
Robotic milkers in the U.S. have mostly been on small to medium-size dairies in the upper Midwest and the Northeast. But in the last couple of years, experimentation with robotics has become m…
Virulent Newcastle disease has been found 176 times since May in Southern California, almost entirely in what the USDA calls “backyard exhibition chickens.”
The Northwest is already seeing the effects of climate change, according to a new national climate assessment. The 1,600-page report outlines dire consequences across the country as global tem…
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Pinot noir is one of the finickiest grapes, but with proper nurturing it produces an amazing wine. Officials in Oregon and at a U.S. government agency are similarly finicky,…
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has recommended for a California winery to lose its licenses to distribute wine or do retail business within the state.
NEW YORK (AP) — A boost in construction equipment sales drove profit higher for Deere & Co. in the fourth quarter, but the results fell short of Wall Street expectations.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — People may need to trim back their Christmas tree expectations this year.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A major California wine producer must stop using labels that imply a connection to Oregon pinot noirs.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Cannabis Commission is recommending the state set up an independent agency to regulate legal marijuana rather than having three different agencies share the job, …
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Shares in Campbell Soup rose nearly 5 percent in midday trading after the company reported earnings and revenue that easily beat Wall Street expectations.
PORTLAND — Limagrain Cereal Seeds, an international agricultural cooperative and fourth-largest seed company in the world, will launch a new line of wheat varieties developed in partnership wi…
PORTLAND — With three times the fiber of oatmeal and a wide assortment of health benefits, barley has the potential to permanently change American food, says Bryce McKay with Highland Specialt…
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah brewers will have to specially test lower alcohol beer before it can go on the shelves of grocery and convenience stores, adding another hurdle to a list of the stat…
SALEM, Ore. — A hobby discovered late in life has provided the Schreiner family with a thriving niche business for the better part of a century.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California regulators recommended new restrictions Thursday on a widely used pesticide blamed for harming the brains of babies.
Washington would spend about $2 million a year to help poor people buy fruits and vegetables at farmers’ markets, roadside stands and stores under a proposal by the state Department of Health.
COLFAX, Wash. — Proprietary Variety Management, a Yakima company helping Washington State University with commercialization of the Cosmic Crisp apple, has been granted a temporary restraining …
OAKFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — Cows that can withstand hotter temperatures. Cows born without pesky horns. Pigs that never reach puberty.
Demand for healthy, natural food is extending from humans to their pets.
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Officials say farmers in Idaho and Washington saw above-average returns on wheat crop this year, but lentil prices are plunging.