Monterey County in Northern California could be called lettuce central, since it supplies about 60 percent of the leaf lettuce and half of all the head lettuce grown in the U.S.

“We are constantly asking ourselves — how can we do our best?” says Jana McClelland. Constant evolution, learning, and care for the land are at the heart of success for McClelland Dairy. It is…

“When it comes to transferring a farm to the next generation, success is temporary, but failure is permanent,” says Ryan McCarthey of Dungeness Creamery. Their ongoing success is the result of…

In one version of the future, beef and dairy animals are disease-free, fruits and vegetables are resistant to viruses, potatoes taste better and last longer, and wheat has no gluten or allerge…

On Sept. 14, 1960, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation that created a new approach to income-producing real estate investment — a manner in which the best attributes of real esta…

In an irrigation trial that lasted several years, strawberry and blackberry crops in Northern California were given different amounts of water to determine how to maximize water use efficiency…

Our farms and ranches throughout the west are going to see a huge generational shift in the coming decade. U.S. farmland is overwhelmingly concentrated in the hands of older farmers--nearly tw…

STAYTON, Ore. — Rebecca McCoun, like most watershed council leaders, walks a thin line between environmental and agricultural concerns. In 2018, that walk became increasingly important as the …

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Todd Jarvis, director of Oregon State University’s Institute for Water and Watersheds, got his first introduction to water issues at 8 years old when he visited a hot springs.

As water costs keep going up, growers are learning to adapt by becoming much more efficient with water use, and working with ag scientists to come up with innovative irrigation methods, includ…

POLK COUNTY, Ore. — Since 1947, John Auer’s family has been farming the land along Jont Creek, a tributary of the Luckiamute River near the rural community of Airlie. Little did they know thei…

A Washington State Department of Agriculture representative will discuss the agricultural possibilities of hemp during the Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum.

“It’s the ultimate compliment to have your child take over the family farm,” says Warren Harper, of Harper Farms in Junction City, Ore., the heart of the Willamette Valley. Bryan Harper has do…