Washington Gov. Jay Inslee slightly modified COVID-19 safety rules for farms and packing warehouses Friday, but did not adopt any of the revisions sought by the Farm Bureau. The update clarified that rules for field workers do not apply to office workers and that farms do not have to retain …
LA GRANDE — Eastern Oregon University plans to resume on-campus, in-person activities and instruction this fall, the school announced earlier this week.
Last week, Wells Ashby, presiding judge of the Deschutes County Circuit Court, toured the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond alongside county officials to see if the site could…
Oregon State University’s new president can’t definitively say what college life will be like this fall at his school’s campuses in Bend and Corvallis — if the campuses are open at all. But F.…
A feral pig in Central Oregon has tested positive for a contagious viral disease that can spread to livestock and wildlife, causing neurological, respiratory and reproductive disorders.
The Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System wants to hear from Northwest farmers and ranchers about how drought is affecting crops and livestock.
After a five-year search with multimillion-dollar grants, scientists at the University of California-Riverside announced last week they have discovered a naturally-occurring treatment for a fa…
The Wedge wolf pack in northeast Washington has attacked seven more cattle, bringing the number of depredations by the pack to at least 11 since May 11.
Interior Secretary David Bernhardt spent the day in Klamath Falls Thursday to see for himself what could be done to help find a long- term solution to water disputes in the Klamath Basin.
With few frills and new COVID-19 precautions in place, Central Oregon farmers markets are open for business.
Almost two years after a fire destroyed a home east of Mt. Vernon, a suspect has been arrested on two counts of first-degree murder and arson.
National Potato Council welcomes new package, advocates for additional support.
Water Resource Board to consider rights modification proponents see as vital.
A Napa Valley winery is accused of misleading consumers about the origins of its Oregon-labeled wines in a proposed class action lawsuit filed June 18.
Melting mountain snow raised south-central Washington reservoirs in June, supplying enough water for irrigators in the fertile Yakima and Kittitas valleys to receive full allotments for the season.
The federal Climate Prediction Center issued a La Nina watch Thursday, indicating the odds favor the Pacific Ocean cooling in the next six months and enhancing the chances for a cold and wet u…
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon smashed its previous daily record for COVID-19 cases on Thursday with 389 new diagnoses and six deaths.
Bailey Vardanega couldn’t believe her eyes.
A steep drop in lottery funds due to the COVID-19 crisis has killed the sale of $273 million in state bonds to pay for major projects, state officials said Tuesday.
Bryan Harper is a fifth-generation farmer, vice chairman of the Oregon Board of Agriculture and former president of the Lane County Farm Bureau. He’s also a pilot, former sprinter for the Univ…
Potato psyllids are popping up earlier than normal in Washington fields, which could indicate a bigger population.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. appeals court said Wednesday that a federal judge was right to restore protections for about 700 grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region of the Rocky Mountains, a…
The Oregon Dairy Women — a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to promoting the dairy industry — is taking its famous "Red Barn ice cream" on the road.
GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — Authorities in Nevada's Douglas County have lifted evacuation notices that were prompted by a wildfire southeast of Lake Tahoe near the California line.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown last week declared a drought emergency in seven counties.
Two virtual course sessions offered in wake of COVID-19 event displacements.
Interior Secretary David Bernhardt personally delivered the news Tuesday at the Omak, Wash., Elks Lodge: The federal government won’t release grizzly bears into the North Cascades.
Hops strung for harvest this year across the Pacific Northwest are forecast at a record 59,174 acres, up 4.65% from last year.
The industry’s challenge is protecting workers inside facilities where hundreds of employees may work close together on packaging and inspection lines.
A fast-growing tree favored by a dangerous insect and a plant poisonous to livestock and humans are candidates to be banned from Washington.
The 2020 U.S. apple crop could be down 7% from last year’s, which could improve prices and market conditions for growers.
The federal government will scrap reintroducing grizzly bears into the North Cascades in Washington state, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said today.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A coronavirus outbreak is closing California’s Capitol and forcing the Assembly to put off its return to work as infection and hospitalization rates soar across the state.
The Trump administration on Monday formally authorized exports from a proposed Oregon natural-gas terminal, the first on the U.S. West Coast.
Lava Lake Land & Livestock of Hailey, Idaho, has permanently retired four of its sheep grazing allotments on more than 88,000 acres of U.S. Forest Service land north and northeast of Ketchum.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — At least eight people, including three children, were killed when two airplanes collided over a scenic mountain lake in northern Idaho, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Offi…
During the coronavirus pandemic, direct beef sales to consumers surged for a northeastern Nevada ranching family raising American Wagyu/Angus crosses.
Grazing, wildlife habitat among land uses
As severe drought grips the Klamath Basin, the U.S. Senate has passed a bill intended to help local farmers and ranchers hard-hit by water shortages.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee plans to amend COVID-19 safety rules for agriculture next week, according to his spokeswoman.
Treasure Valley Water Users Tour, for elected officials and media, set Aug. 19 if economic-reopening phase holds.
Hazelnut packers across Oregon are awaiting the results of an inventory audit that’s intended to verify the industry’s leftover crop before the next harvest.
Washington State University’s dryland research station in Lind received more than three times the average amount of rain in May, prompting a researcher there to predict higher yields for the r…
Washington State University entomologist Brandon Hopkins is tackling honey bee problems from the perspective of the beekeeper. Getting stung still hurts no matter how many times it happens, he says.
The terminal was closed the afternoon of June 26 after two workers tested positive for COVID-19.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It was a simple family get-together; a wedding gathering. About 30 people went out to dinner.
The Oregon Farmers Market Association is helping its members establish online ordering systems to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
Wildfire risk will be above average in much of the West, according to the National Interagency Fire Center's new forecast.
Boise-based Amalgamated Sugar will contribute $500,000 to support improvements to the University of Idaho’s Parma Research and Extension Center, UI announced July 1.
Potential changes to Oregon’s forestry laws will be negotiated over the next 18 months now that lawmakers have passed a compromise bill between timber and environmental interests.
A ranching couple in northeast Oregon says they are frustrated and heartbroken after struggling to protect their cattle from wolves earlier this spring.
CENTRALIA, Wash. (AP) — A southern Thurston County location is being considered for construction of another large airport in Washington state to meet the increasing need for aviation capacity …
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has extended the COVID-19 state of emergency for 60 days.
A federal judge has ruled that work can continue on a public trail on an easement crossing private land that connects the popular tourist destinations of Redfish Lake and Stanley in central Idaho.
U.S. potato growers planted nearly 5% fewer acres this year compared to 2019, according to June 30 USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service estimates.