Chad Higgins, an Oregon State University agricultural engineering professor, stands beneath a 30-foot steel tower in the middle of a hazelnut orchard a few miles southwest of Amity, and points…

SALEM, Ore. — Over the past 70 years, fiber flax, once a major crop in the Willamette Valley, has virtually vanished from Oregon. But a new initiative called Fibrevolution aims to revive this …

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Jean Hall has experienced firsthand the impact that receiving a competitive grant from the Agricultural Research Foundation has had on her studies.

HARRISBURG, Ore. — Stephen Demergasso has plans for Detering Orchards. In his one year of ownership, Demergasso has added an agritainment aspect to the 120-acre orchard by bringing in a bar, t…

Corvallis, Ore. — Giant wood beams, hewn from ancient cedar, Douglas fir and pine, once braced Oregon’s largest homes and business buildings. But as the large trees disappeared from the market…

Farmers in Washington, Oregon and Idaho grow a lot of alfalfa hay for dairies and for export. Alfalfa is an important part of Washington state’s $539 million hay industry, grown on more than 4…

French oak and stainless steel have earned their place in the winery, but a growing number of Northwest winemakers are experimenting with a third maturation material: concrete.