Study, planned draft impact statement contemplate raising dam. Officials assessing viable alternatives, possible flow-augmentation needs under Endangered Species Act.
The program faces legal challenges and is dividing California’s dairy producers.
Rancher Carson Kelly has become a trendsetter in central Idaho, flying a drone to help raise breeds of cattle originating in Scotland.
Adelante Mujeres, a nonprofit based in Forest Grove, Ore. that provides education and support for Latina women and their families, has received a $400,000 USDA grant to expand its sustainable …
HEALDSBURG, Calif. (AP) — More than 97,000 gallons of red wine spilled from a tank at a vineyard in Sonoma County and eventually leaked into the Russian River, an accident officials said could…
Presenters at Feb. 6 soil-health workshop to share lessons learned on sizable beet, potato farm.
Washington State University potato agronomist Rick Knowles will retire in February after 20 years.
Legislation in Washington state would require makers of veggie burgers and other meat substitutes to label packages with a disclaimer that they have no meat.
Industry leaders look at some of the challenges and opportunities facing potato growers and processors.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The director of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game on Thursday said there are an estimated 1,000 wolves in Idaho.
Piping its canals will take seven years, but a Central Oregon irrigation district says the money and time needed to upgrade to 21st century technologies will save water and protect habitat.
While recent precipitation is “encouraging” to Klamath County, Ore., commissioners, it doesn't keep them from asking for drought funding.
The bill's sponsor says more wolf-hunting opportunities would reduce attacks on livestock and keep the predators from spreading into southern Idaho.
House Bill 2498 sets out a formula for paying producers whose leases are terminated early.
The count of the orange-and-black insects recorded about 29,000 butterflies in its annual survey.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Some areas in Idaho would be declared wolf-free zones, and other areas where the animals have killed livestock would have increased wolf-killing opportunities under legisla…
A gray wolf was spotted on camera earlier this month roughly 10 miles northwest of Medford in Southern Oregon.
SAMS VALLEY, Ore. (AP) — A Jacksonville man has captured the first image of a confirmed gray wolf northwest of Medford.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho residents would get a break on property taxes and grocery sales taxes under proposed legislation introduced Wednesday.
A new realization of cost and return is threatening the future of quota.
Building is completed in Salmon, while CAFE plans and Parma fundraising are making progress.
The mandate probably would inspire lawsuits, claiming cities and counties weren't making their residents release less greenhouse gas, the lobbyists said.
The legislation aims to align state law with federal law contained in the 2018 Farm Bill.
A total of 108 students from five local high schools attended Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom's second annual STEM career fair on Jan. 17 at the Northwest Ag Show in Salem.
Grass Valley, Ore., farmer Darren Padget will assume duties as chairman of U.S. Wheat Associates in the summer.
The site west of Caldwell to handle more volume for dairy industry. Shipment of hops, onions are anticipated.
The pesticide chlorpyrifos would be banned in Washington except for use on three crops under a bill introduced Monday in the state Senate.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A lawmaker said Monday that Chicken Dinner Road in southwestern Idaho is a historic name and is opposed to an animal protection group's request to rename it.
As the agritourism coordinator for Oregon State University Extension Service in Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties, Audrey Comerford works with farms, county planners and local tourism organizations.
YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the theft of nearly 100 beehives from an orchard in northern California.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation granting an emergency water right when crews are trying to clean up spills in Idaho waterways headed to lawmakers in the House on Monday.
Tim Newkirk of Canby, Ore., is considered one of the youngest farmers to win the prestigious title from the Nut Growers Society of Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.
An apple processor in Washington has agreed to pay nearly $200,000 in addition to upgrading its stormwater treatment protocols to settle an environmentalist lawsuit.
A union representing food processing workers has dropped its objection to the bankrupt NORPAC cooperative’s sale of three Oregon facilities.
No further hay arsons have occurred since a Washington county sheriff's office offered a reward and increased public attention.
Jaime Evers was chosen the 2020 Oregon Dairy Princess Ambassador at the program’s 61st annual coronation and banquet Saturday at the Salem Convention Center.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Heavy snowfall in southwest Oregon has knocked out power to thousands of customers and Pacific Power says it could be several days until service is fully restored.
SKYKOMISH, Wash. (AP) — Rural mountain communities outside Seattle that have been without power for days and cut off from the outside world by a series of winter storms saw some relief as conv…
Several Washington farmers told legislators Thursday that lowering the fossil-fuel content in gasoline and diesel will raise their transportation, equipment and labor costs.
Legislation aimed at fixing some of agriculture's deepening labor woes would actually do little to benefit farms in the long term, according to attorney Leon Sequeira, a former assistant secre…
Tim Bernasek, an attorney who focuses on agriculture and natural resources law at the Portland firm Dunn Carney, discussed labor unrest with farmers at the Wafla H-2A Workforce Summit on Jan. …
Juliana Ranches returns to Burns to focus on cattle nutrition, work with producers
While Oregon’s hazelnut industry stands to gain from the first phase of the Trump administration’s trade deal with China, the specifics remain shrouded in mystery.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday threatened to force Pacific Gas & Electric to hire more tree trimmers to reduce the chances of its electrical grid igniting fires in Northe…
The most important asset farmers own is not the land, said Peter Mohr, a natural resources attorney. "It's the water right."
OLYMPIA — The Washington Senate on Jan. 15 passed legislation to pay producers to reduce the greenhouse gases coming from their farms and ranches.
SALEM — Oregon lawmakers will consider restricting a legal tool that allows farmers to prevent irrigation shutdowns, though the proposed bill is less drastic than legislation that failed last year.
Eight state and national health and environment groups are asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take emergency action because they say Oregon regulators have failed to curb nitra…
No matter what the weather was outside, it was always sunny and 70 at the Northwest Agricultural Show.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor has restarted a project to build a giant, underground tunnel that would pump billions of gallons of water from the San Joaquin Delta to the sout…
Ontario event aims to cover still-new crop's early lessons, expand knowledge base.
Jonathan Sandau, public policy specialist for the Oregon Farm Bureau, provided a legislative update Wednesday morning at the 50th annual Northwest Ag Show, including efforts to exempt agricult…
Maria Schmidlkofer, an Oregon attorney with 13 years of experience with farm succession plans, gave a seminar Wednesday at the 50th annual Northwest Farm Show in Salem.
Southwestern Idaho's snowpack is near normal after a 30 percentage-point boost. Many other basins are also in good shape.
Angelita Sanchez’s message was loud and clear when she spoke about the renewed effort in the Oregon Legislature to pass a cap-and-trade bill. “We’re fed up,” she said.