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SALEM, Ore. — When Chris Sarles joined Oregon Fruit Products as CEO five years ago, the longtime West Salem, Ore., company was already looking to leave its original facility and move into a ne…

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An Oregon hemp food company has made vegetable oil and protein powder from seeds grown by a Washington state tribe, a milestone for Washington's minuscule hemp industry.

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Water managers from seven Southwestern states that depend on the Colorado River for drinking and irrigation water are getting closer to finalizing an unprecedented drought con…

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The recent killing of a Yellowstone National Park wolf outside the park has generated hundreds of emails and phone calls to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials su…

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A state board on Wednesday approved a contentious proposal to boost water flows through a Central California river, a move that would increase habitat for salmon but …

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State lawmakers lent their support to a potentially historic request to transfer water from the Treasure Valley to Elmore County on the final day of public testimony.

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JOSEPH, Ore. — Wallowa County irrigators and fish managers got an early Christmas present when they learned Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s proposed budget includes $16 million to repair and replace …

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife commissioners adopted a grizzly bear conservation plan Monday that would maintain the largest population of the bruins in the Lower 48 at roughly curren…

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TUALATIN, Ore. (AP) — Rosa Villarreal's three young sons jumped and ran around the field of Christmas trees like jackrabbits, their excitement palpable as they raced from evergreen to evergree…

Delegates from county Farm Bureau organizations voted unanimously to support an Idaho Legislature mandate to state Fish and Game officials to allow USDA Wildlife Services to more aggressively …

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The Washington State Department of Agriculture plans to scrap paper tests and adopt online testing for pesticide applicators. The computer tests will be more convenient and prevent cheating, b…

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Just two months into the new water year, Oregon is already lagging behind in precipitation and snowpack across much of the state, deepening concerns about another difficult drought year in 2019.

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling and other activities across millions of acres in the Amer…

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Brown needs to find $2.6 billion more than is already being paid in state taxes to cover her proposals for the state’s next two-year budget.

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Oregon State Sen. Cliff Bentz, R-Ontario, is confident that proposed carbon cap and trade legislation will pass the Legislature in 2019.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — National climate experts have been watching and waiting but El Nino has only been teasing, leaving the American Southwest to hang on longer until the weather pattern d…

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A storm moving into California on Thursday brought rain that threatened to unleash debris flows in wildfire burn areas and snow that could cause travel problems in the Sie…

A federal judge in Idaho has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the family of Adams County rancher Jack Yantis, who was shot and killed by deputy sheriffs at his ranch on Nov. 1, 2015.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A massive wildfire that killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of homes in Northern California has been fully contained after burning for more than two weeks, autho…

EUGENE, Ore. — The need was ahead of the plan for David and Jane Kelly when they established Oregon Horse Rescue in 2013. They were in the midst of buying their horse sanctuary when they came …

ROCKVILLE, Ore. — When Mike Greeley was 12, he shot his first sage grouse on his father’s Malheur County cattle ranch near the Idaho border.

GEARHART, Ore. — Located just off Highway 101 near Gearhart, is an agricultural operation that many people might more closely associate with the state of Washington than Clatsop County. But cr…

PROSSER, Wash. — Per McCord was a bit of an innovator in expanding use of DNA markers to breed new sugarcane varieties in Florida. Now he plans to do the same sort of thing in sweet cherries i…

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Light rain falling Wednesday in some areas of Northern California could aid crews fighting a deadly wildfire while raising the risk of flash floods and complicating effort…

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson spearheads an 11-state coalition joining the fight to overturn President Donald Trump’s downsizing of two national monuments in Utah, a court battle th…