Cereal Pest AID is a University of Idaho project that uses smart phones and artificial intelligence to automate identification of insect pests affecting wheat and common rotation crops such as peas, chickpeas, barley and oilseeds.
The drought this year meant an "unexpected swerve" for many farmers, who found themselves underinsured or discovered that their crop insurance program didn't work the way they thought.
Potatoes must be confirmed as free of the fungal disease Late Blight before they are allowed into Taiwan. The money is used to reimburse growers for disease tests.
Animal health officials are warning poultry farms to protect their flocks from bird flu, a virus striking Europe, Asia and Africa and that has the potential to hit the U.S.
An Idaho seed farm has almost completed its move from one of the fatest-growing regions of the state near Boise to one that's less prone to development.
For more than a century the Pilot Butte Canal, an open waterway that funnels irrigation water from Bend to Redmond, has been a regular feature of the High Desert landscape. President Joe Biden…
The former HR manager was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison for payroll and COVID-19 testing schemes.
With extreme drought affecting much of Central Oregon, farms and ranches are tightening the screws on their water systems, trying to save every drop. The High Desert Food & Farm Alliance w…
PENDLETON, Ore. — The two sons of Randy Severe led pallbearers as they loaded their father into the back of a horse-drawn carriage for the procession through Pendleton. Atop his casket, adorne…
The legal dispute centers on the management of Bussmann Cranberries LLC, a family farm and processing operation in Curry County operated by brothers James and George Bussmann.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is looking to rein in Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer, whose cougar-removal program has upset department administrators.
MIDDLETOWN, Calif. — “Jamon Iberico” is a legend in Spain. In Madrid, there is even a museum dedicated to ham from the Iberico pig.
Oregon State Police investigators are asking for the public's help identifying whoever is responsible for poisoning eight wolves earlier this year in Union County, including all five members o…
Farm groups are worried a lawsuit that demands higher overtime wages for Oregon agricultural workers will throw a wrench into negotiations over a potential legislative resolution.
Grain groups say farmers want a higher crop insurance reference price for wheat in the next Farm Bill, movement on the U.S. trade deal with China, lower tariffs on aluminum imports and more in…
Finding the perfect Christmas tree this year could be tricky after a brutal summer heat wave caused extensive crop damage across the Pacific Northwest.
The council has hired a brand consultancy and advertising agency in Boulder, Colo., to market and launch new products.
Researchers have set up about 300 owl nest boxes across 75 vineyards in the Napa Valley, a long-term experiment that started in 2015.
A Whatcom County, Wash., feed mill and rail line, both knocked out of service by recent floods, have reopened, helping restore the flow of feed to dairies.
Company veteran Hart joins senior leadership team
PORTLAND — Rep. Peter DeFazio, the longest serving U.S. House member in Oregon’s history and a staunch advocate for environmental issues, said Wednesday he is retiring and will not seek re-ele…
The Grain Shed is a co-op of bakers, brewers and farmers in Spokane's South Perry District neighborhood. It is moving its brewing operations to the Steam Plant, a Spokane restaurant and brew pub.
An influx of state funding will help to reimburse Oregon ranchers for dead and missing livestock caused by wolves in 2021 and 2022.
Crop held up despite high heat.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The Lummi Indian Business Council has passed a resolution declaring a disaster after more than 70,000 European green crab — an invasive species — were captured and rem…
The pending policy has alarmed farmers and ranchers, who accuse Ecology of attacking agriculture and rewriting water law without the public’s or Legislature’s involvement.
Employees of the SAGE Center and the Port of Morrow have been making a list and checking it twice since the end of October. They are preparing to illuminate the holiday season with around 500,…
The two largest West Coast ports plan to charge a daily fee on incoming containers that aren't immediately picked up as a way to reduce congestion, a move opposed by a group of U.S. senators b…
USDA has announced a $90.2 million investment in 203 projects nationwide. Across California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho, 21 projects received funding.
Oregon State University plans to strengthen its partnership with Eastern Oregon University and expand opportunities for rangeland research, classes and field studies.
SALEM — Oregon’s Environmental Quality Commission, a governor-appointed panel, has approved the Clean Trucks Rule, a mandate aimed at cutting emissions by requiring production of cleaner trucks.
No foul play was suspected in the death of the male wolf known as OR-93, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife said in a news release.
A record-shattering number of coho has made the long journey from their home streams to the ocean and back.A record-shattering number of coho has made the long journey from their home streams …
The Idaho Water Resource Board has approved a contract with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to complete the final design and construction of an expansion of Anderson Ranch Dam.
Localized flooding in Washington state from another in a series of rainstorms doesn't appear to be as severe as an extreme weather flooding event earlier in the month.
State legislation that created the fund limits its balance to $12 million. The balance was $11.7 million on Oct. 31 and is expected to reach the limit by year’s end.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials confirmed the three steers as wolf kills by the Rogue Pack.
The Washington Department Fish and Wildlife has drafted a rule to kill wolves in "chronic conflict zones" if ranchers follow predation-prevention plans written by wildlife managers.
Proseeds Marketing of Jefferson, Ore., must also serve a one-year term of probation under the sentence imposed by U.S. District Judge Karin Immergut in Portland on Nov. 29.
Noah Beckner barely had time to recognize the animal as a black bear before it was swatting a claw-tipped paw at his head.
An October report by the Oregon Employment Department found the share of aging workers age 55 and older has tripled across the state over the past three decades — while the total number of job…
The sheep and lamb industry has improved following early hard hit from COVID-19. Smaller, niche producers add diversity.
Rick Allen worked with the Idaho State Department of Water Resources to develop a model using satellite data.
After an “awful” year due to drought, Washington State University’s dryland research station is rebounding.
Untreated areas were incinerated. Areas that had been only thinned or treated with controlled fire survived relatively well. An area that received both thinning and prescribed fire survived best.
California will displace its West Coast neighbors as the state with the highest H-2A wage in the country at $17.51 an hour. The H-2A wage in Washington and Oregon will be $17.41.
SACRAMENTO — The Almond Alliance of California Nov. 22 named Aubrey Bettencourt, a longtime leader in California's agricultural sector, as its new president and CEO.
King County vegetable farmer Rosella Mosby was elected president of the Washington Farm Bureau at the group's annual meeting in Yakima.
When Logan Stanley moved to Seneca from Boise, she knew finding work would be a challenge. But with the arrival of the Cyber Mill, her options have expanded dramatically.
LOSTINE, Ore. — A mule deer buck and attacked three people at a Lostine home Nov. 9, injuring them before it was put down by Wallowa County Sheriff Joel Fish.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Damages from flooding last week in northwest Washington’s Whatcom County could reach as high as $50 million, officials said, as forecasters warn that multiple “atmosph…
Idaho agriculture officials and Gov. Brad Little on Nov. 23 toured a new Boise lab building that will help scientists and technicians keep up with higher testing volume.
In 2019, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determined it’s not warranted to list the red tree vole as threatened or endangered, which would have provided protections for the species and its h…
PORTLAND, Ore. — As COVID-19 cases in Oregon continue to decrease health officials announced Tuesday they are immediately lifting statewide mask requirements in crowded outdoor settings.
The $5 million grant pool, called the Farm to School Purchasing Grants program, was approved by the state Legislature as part of the 2021 to 2023 state budget.