Irrigators and tribal members in northeast Oregon have signed an agreement to access $14 million in state funding for repairs to Wallowa Lake Dam, which will provide additional water storage for both agriculture and native fish.
Recent federal law streamlines process. Transfers seen as aiding local decision speed, flexibility, cooperative opportunities.
The University of Idaho Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program is offering 12 one-hour webinars for pesticide recertification credit, via Zoom video conferencing.
Trecia Ehrlich came on board as hemp manager for the Washington State Department of Agriculture in early August, just in time for harvest.
Another front expected Friday will bring needed rain to lingering fire areas in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s largest wildfire is threatening a marijuana-growing enclave, and authorities said many of the locals have refused to evacuate and abandon their maturing …
Estimates from ODA show greenhouse and nursery products brought in $955.1 million last year, compared to $995.9 million in 2018.
Program has honored 32 farm-and-ranch families since 2015. Criteria include innovation, stewardship, community involvement.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — As wildfires raged across Oregon, state officials sent out a statement saying 500,000 people had been evacuated to escape encroaching flames.
The assessment challenges some evidence cited by advocates of banning chlorpyrifos. "Despite several years of study, the science addressing neurodevelopmental effects remains unresolved," the …
Officials are hopeful that rain during the next three days will help in the fight against the remaining seven large blazes in Oregon.
Oregon state coffers saw personal and corporate income tax collections go up in the past few months, not down as had been forecast, after the initial shock of the coronavirus pandemic resulted…
PENDLETON — With wildfires decimating swaths of Western Oregon, the Umatilla County Board of Realtors delivered a load of donations to the United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley on Friday, Sept. 18.
Biochar is a special kind of charcoal known to improve soil health and sequester carbon.
Farmers need a license to make or supervise pesticide applications on their farms. Restricted-use pesticides cannot be purchased without an applicator's license.
Hemp researchers at Oregon State University are convening a new working group to study the effects of wildfire smoke on the versatile crop following another brutal wildfire season across the West.
The alleged fraud includes a COVID-19 testing scheme to test employees for the virus.
Artwork from 13 students ages 6-12 will be featured in this year's Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom calendar, with 7,000 copies to be distributed statewide.
Cause of accident remains under investigation.
Oregon wine industry researchers just uncorked a new annual report showing sales growth for the past year — and the glass looks half full.
U.S. cranberry growers, including in Oregon and Washington, are beginning to harvest what's expected to be strong crop, not entirely good news for an industry still shedding a surplus.
Fires have damaged university research facilities and COVID-19 has slowed ag studies, but research continues.
Farmers and ranchers affected by catastrophic wildfires burning across Oregon have resources available to help them shoulder the pain of sudden and devastating losses.
The Oregon Blueberry Commission has joined in an effort to slow a dramatic increase in U.S. blueberry imports from southern countries.
Canyon County planning staff, City of Caldwell, oppose Epic Holdings' plan. County P&Z endorses with conditions.
For Chinook salmon heading upstream in Whychus Creek in search of prime spawning grounds, the journey is about to become much easier.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The number of fatalities from Oregon’s recent wildfires has increased to nine people, the state's Office of Emergency Management confirmed Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A wildfire scorching its way through brush and timber from the mountains to the desert northeast of Los Angeles threatened more than 1,000 homes on Tuesday as crews across t…
A change in weather has slowed the pace of destructive wildfires still burning across Oregon, though forecasters say it will likely be weeks before the danger fully subsides.
Gap between March, September totals narrows over past 20 years
U-pick farms, Christmas tree lots and other agritourism operations in Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Franklin and Yakima counties will be under the same rules as farms in other counties, according t…
The family-owned operation, based in Stevens County, filed a motion Friday in U.S. District Court in Eastern Washington to take part in a lawsuit brought by three environmental organizations a…
REDMOND — Brian Frelich had a front row seat Friday to the generosity of Central Oregon.
REDMOND — About 200 Canadian firefighters gathered at the Deschutes County fairgrounds Saturday for an orientation and basic fire safety training before being deployed to help fight the wildfi…
The Lands Council, Western Watersheds Project and Kettle Range Conservation Group allege the agency’s 2019 management plan for the 1 million-acre forest violates federal environmental laws.
Idaho trappers will be able to harvest more wolves due to new or extended seasons that include much of October.
A signature-gathering campaign is underway that would allow Oregonians to donate all or part of their tax returns to volunteer firefighting groups across the state.
The Deschutes River Conservancy and the Central Oregon Irrigation District have announced a partnership to increase on-farm irrigation efficiency and water conservation efforts.
From the tragedy has emerged a special sort of person — a Hero. This is a person or organization that went the extra mile to help a neighbor, friend — or total stranger. We want to honor these…
Firefighters trying to contain the massive wildfires in Oregon, California and Washington state are constantly on the verge of exhaustion as they try to save houses, including some in their ow…
Pacific Northwest pear growers near the end of another harvest hopeful a moderate-size crop will bring good prices.
One winery was destroyed by the massive wildfires that are scorching the West Coast and covering the region in a thick blanket of smoke. Winegrowers and vintners are concerned about impacts th…
COVID-19 affected the market substantially. Shutdowns of restaurants and cruise lines initially eliminated more than half the market for U.S. lamb meat.
The state may adopt emergency rules, but may not have them in place "before the smoke is gone," he said.
Alice Williamson was hired in July as program director for the newly formed Oregon Agricultural Trust, working with landowners on keeping valuable farmland in production.
Washington Fish and Wildlife officially called off Thursday its effort to lethally remove wolves that attacked at least 13 calves on private land in Stevens County.
GLIDE, Ore. — In the midst of the devastation of the blacken hillside pastures from the Archie Creek Fire, there was a positive rescue story.
A $3 million gift will establish an endowed chair in plant pathology at Washington State University.
Uncertainties about shipping in-shell hazelnuts to China, their primary destination, has caused their initial minimum price to diverge from that of the kernel crop, which faces a more stable market.
A La Nina has formed and is expected to make winter in Washington and the Idaho panhandle wetter and colder than average, the federal Climate Prediction Center said Thursday.
ROSEBURG, Ore. — Even while the Archie Creek Fire continued to burn through pasture and timber, help arrived for displaced livestock.
Apples that Gov. Jay Inslee picked in Olympia and dropped off in three Eastern Washington towns were infested with apple maggots, a pest considered a severe threat to the state’s most-valuable crop.
No matter what time of year, the drive through the Santiam Pass was a slice of forested beauty, with unique rural towns and roadside landmarks.
SALEM — A fire incident report says downed power lines sparked at least 13 fires during a period of high winds last week between two Oregon communities that were devastated by flames.
Washington's two largest wildfires are burning near each other in Okanogan and Douglas counties. Combined, the Cold Springs and Pearl Hill fires surpass in size the 2014 Carlton Fire, a record…