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Georgia chicken company Mar-Jac Poultry will pay $725,000 to settle claims by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson that it conspired with other poultry producers to fix prices.

Oregon apparently will have at least three women in the general election for governor on Nov. 8 — and two of them, Democrat Tina Kotek of Portland and Republican Christine Drazan of Canby, fac…

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Two generations of a California family grow blueberries for farmers markets. They talk about getting started in the 1990s, customers' favorite varieties and how they extend the season for the crop.

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While a cool and wet spring has aided in drought recovery across parts of the Northwest, climate experts in Oregon, Washington and Idaho say conditions remain critically dry in other areas wit…

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Washington State Veterinarian Amber Itle asked bird owners Thursday to not show at fairs and exhibitions or go to live poultry markets while avian influenza circulates in the state.

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A Canadian company has asked the state Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council to overrule a Central Washington county and allow a 470-megawatt solar-power plant on farmland. The project in Be…

BOISE — An online ordering platform to debut by the first week of June is expected to benefit farmers and their restaurant customers alike. FARE Idaho's new website will start with five farms …

The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Idaho is accepting National Water Quality Initiative project proposals through June 10. The program addresses water quality — and quantity — improvements.

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Former Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek has won the Democratic gubernatorial primary governor, beating state Treasurer Tobias Read in a victory for the party’s progressive wing. Current Gov. Ka…

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Idaho Gov. Brad Little has won the GOP gubernatorial primary, beating a Trump-backed challenger. Tuesday's intraparty contest between Little and Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin was an example of the…

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WALLOWA COUNTY, Ore. — More wolf attacks on livestock have been reported by producers and confirmed by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife over the past week, according to the agency’s …

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A rule sought by wolf advocates would invite lawsuits over the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s use of lethal control, Fish and Wildlife Commission Chairwoman Barbara Baker warned Friday.

BOISE — Recruiting Idaho wildland firefighters is getting easier. The Legislature in March raised starting firefighter pay from $12.55 to $15 an hour and instituted hazard pay that allows fire…

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Grant County, Wash., farmer Ron Fode has won a court victory in his five-year battle with the state Department of Ecology over water rights. The Court of Appeals in Spokane ruled that Fode was…

BOISE — The Idaho Farm Bureau Federation may redevelop its downtown Boise property as an "agriculture hub" with offices for other groups as well as public meeting and event spaces.

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The McDermitt Caldera on the Oregon-Nevada border used to be off-limits to mining claims to protect sage grouse, but it's laced with some of the highest concentrations of lithium in the United…

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Bird flu has struck more domestic and wild birds in Washington, state officials say. Among those killed are birds that are year-round residents, suggesting avian influenza could linger even af…

The wheat disease stripe rust has been found in "isolated hotspots" of UI Magic in Morrow and Gilliam counties in Oregon, and two commercial fields near Walla Walla, Wash.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Biden administration has tapped Oregon Department of Agriculture director Alexis Taylor to fill USDA's top agricultural trade role. In a statement, the White House named…

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Law enforcement officials in Oregon say foreign drug cartels that established illegal outdoor marijuana farms last year are adapting as pressure on them begins to mount. The new challenges for…

Wolves from the Cornucopia pack injured two calves north of Richland recently, the third attack on cattle in that area in the past few weeks, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wil…

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Washington farm groups suing to block the state's new capital gains tax responded this week to Attorney General Bob Ferguson's request that the state Supreme Court take up the case and bypass …

Oregon farmers have until June 3 to apply for bridge financing from the state Department of Agriculture to help cover damage caused by natural disasters in 2021. The newly established Oregon D…

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — For more than two decades, California's Orange County has debated whether to build a seaside plant to convert the Pacific Ocean's salt water into drinking water in h…

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