Oregon's senators are among seven Western Democrats who say they are including steps to counter climate change in the federal budget resolution and other measures pending before Congress.

The final morning of summer comes cloudless to the Baker Valley, the brown sedimentary slopes of the nearby Elkhorns seemingly etched against the dark blue background, and below, at Blatchford…

Samuel Porgesz, the manager of a kosher bakery in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, said Hasidic Jews have meticulous requirements to make sure the wheat they use is kosher under Jewi…

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A federal judge in Yakima, Wash., on Wednesday blocked Tyson Fresh Meats from maneuvering in bankruptcy court to wrest the former Easterday cattle feedlot away from a competitor, Agri Beef.

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Agriculture has suffered from wildfires, ice storms, extreme heat and severe drought over the past year, exposing “gaps” in USDA assistance that’s generally designed for major commodity crops,…

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The cranberry committee projects that U.S. and foreign production combined with carry-over inventory will exceed demand by 30%. The surplus peaked in 2016 at roughly 100%.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Homeowners and renters in 22 Northern California counties are guaranteed not to lose their property insurance policies over the next year after the state announced a …

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Two major California water agencies have settled a lawsuit that once threatened to derail a multi-state agreement to protect a river that serves millions of people in the U.S. West amid grippi…

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An Oregon hemp company must stop using the “Grange” trademark and destroy advertisements and business cards using that name under a default judgment issued by a federal judge.

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In 2019, a fire caused extensive damage to buildings and machinery owned by Integrated Biomass Resources, a company in Wallowa, Ore., that makes heat logs, campfire wood, poles and electricity…

Hempitecture Inc., a Ketchum, Idaho, company that specializes in sustainable building materials, is expanding its operations and bringing a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility to Jerome, Idaho.

Developed by the Port of Morrow, the SAGE Center — Sustainable AGriculture & Energy — features interactive displays — including a corn planting simulator, a processing sculpture that shows…

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In a case to be heard Oct. 21, Conservation Northwest and other environmental groups contend DNR acts "like a private timber company," ignoring a constitutional duty to manage land for "all th…

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From dusty towns to forests in the U.S. West, illegal marijuana growers are taking water in uncontrolled amounts when there often isn't enough to go around for even licensed users.

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THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters wrapped the base of the world’s largest tree in a fire-resistant blanket as they tried to save a famous grove of gigantic old-growth sequoias from wild…

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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has authorized the killing most wolves from the Lookout Mountain pack, including its breeding male.

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The sentencing of Washington cattleman Cody Easterday for defrauding Tyson Fresh Meats out of $233 million has been delayed until early next year to give him time to help liquidate his family'…

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Growers are in the thick of hop harvest across the Pacific Northwest, where lower-than-average yields are predicted because of heat waves that scalded the region in June and July.

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The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has stopped searching for wolves attacking cattle in the Kettle River Range, the fourth time the department has failed to cull the Togo pack afte…

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A federal appeals court has overturned Idaho’s Clean Water Act permit for concentrated animal feeding operations because its requirements are “arbitrary, capricious and a violation of law.”

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PENDLETON, Ore. — Umatilla County has reported more than 400 COVID-19 cases for seven consecutive weeks during what many health care workers have called the largest surge since the pandemic started.

Seth Klann makes beer from scratch from his base of operations at Brad Klann Farm near Madras. That is, he actually grows the ingredients he uses to produce the beer sold at his tap house. Tha…