CORVALLIS, Ore. — Farmers who grow specialty seeds in Oregon’s Willamette Valley have plenty of weeds but few herbicides to choose from.
The Bootleg Fire, which has destroyed an area half the size of Rhode Island, was 40% surrounded Friday after burning some 70 homes, mainly cabins, fire officials said.
Lawmakers should overhaul the Oregon Forest Resources Institute’s governing statute to improve the agency’s objectivity, according to state auditors.
Many more Snake River groundwater users face potential curtailment as drought impacts intensify throughout the region.
Washington outlaws adding hemp extracts, such as CBD, to food, but the Department of Agriculture is setting up a program to help residents in other states get the illicit ingredient.
The Willamette Valley became just the second American Viticultural Area — along with California's Napa Valley — to be granted "Protected Geographical Indication" status by the European Union, …
WALLOWA COUNTY — Firefighters have made gains on the Elbow Creek Fire, but a couple areas of the blaze have given them fits over the last few days.
While the tree may be handsome and provide shade in the summer heat, it is also highly invasive in urban, agricultural and forested regions and can create environmental impacts by blocking out…
The nation’s largest wildfire, Oregon’s Bootleg Fire, grew to 624 square miles overnight, but fire crews continue to make progress on controlling it.
ISDA could accept license applications from growers and handler-processors from mid-October through year’s end if USDA approval comes when anticipated.
Growers are now pushing for solutions that can help farms adapt to increasingly hot and dry conditions, while also tapping into financial incentives for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to cu…
Easterday Ranches has filed a motion asking bankruptcy Judge Whitman Holt in Yakima, Wash., to approve the sale unless someone comes in with a better offer at a hearing Aug. 10.
Nine confirmed attacks on lambs were attributed to the Ukiah Pack on private land eight miles south of Meacham — the first known report of this pack interacting with livestock.
Oregon is experiencing August-like fire danger conditions in mid-July, creating the likelihood of a historic fire season for the second year in a row.
Despite heavy damage from an April 20 fire, there are still signs of activity at the Organic Valley creamery in McMinnville.
Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz said Tuesday the risk of fires and danger to the public were too great to keep trails, campgrounds and other recreation sites open.
LOOKINGGLASS, Ore. — While working hard at bucking hay last summer, Lucas Saylor and Ryland O’Toole noticed a need in neighboring fields.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Grazing fees for cattle and sheep on state-owned land in Idaho could increase about 50% next year.
PORTLAND — The threat of thunderstorms and lightning has prompted officials in fire-ravaged Oregon to ask for help from outside the Pacific Northwest to prepare for additional blazes as many r…
LINCOLN, Neb. — Football is king in Heppner when it comes to sports, but two high school rodeo athletes are helping put their small town on the map this week at the 73rd National High School F…
The Leadership Idaho Agriculture Congressional Aides Fact Finding Tour will be Aug. 9-13 in the state’s south-central region.
Idaho's Snake River Complex Fire and Oregon’s Bootleg Fire — the nation’s largest — have helped push U.S. acres burned more than one-third higher than the 2020 year-to-date total.
Washington's pending capital gains tax will burden farmers and ranchers and influence investment decisions, eight agricultural groups assert in a court document.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is withdrawing a Trump-era rule that would have significantly rolled back critical habitat protections for the northern spotted owl in Oregon, Washington and…
The Washington Red Raspberry Commission will study a 314-page federal report, looking for grounds to pursue a trade complaint.
The record-shattering heat wave in the Pacific Northwest has prompted fishing and conservation groups to ask a federal court to order more spill from dams on the lower Snake and Columbia river…
Pacific Gas & Electric equipment may have been involved in the start of the big Dixie Fire burning in the Sierra Nevada, the nation's largest utility reported to California regulators. In …
WALLOWA — Firefighters have performed a successful burnout operation to the southeast of the Elbow Creek Fire, while at least two other places are giving them fits, staff working the fire said…
LA PINE — Even before he was allowed to return to his La Pine home, Mike Harper knew the damage from the Darlene Fire would be bad. The 72-year-old Harper returned to his 10-acres southeast of…
Washington farmworkers must be provided with smoke-filtering masks when the air quality reaches the threshold that federal regulators consider "unhealthy" for the public.
BOISE — Anti-government activist Ammon Bundy has asked a judge to throw out his conviction for trespassing at the Idaho Capitol.
A wildfire north of Wenatchee, Wash., has grown to 11,000 acres but a fire spokesman said the outlook is “positive” Friday morning as good progress has been made toward containment.
Firefighters scrambled on Friday to control a raging inferno in southern Oregon.
CORRALITOS, Calif. — Lonely Mountain Farm was named after J.R.R. Tolkien’s "Hobbit" story. These days, the “riches” in the story have morphed into organic crops.
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will resume work on the American Falls Dam’s concrete spillway on Aug. 1. The eastern Idaho dam is undergoing a three-year rehabilitation.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee declared a drought emergency Wednesday, though there appears to be little that can be done for the hardest-hit part of the state other than pray for rain.
The prospect of being appointed to the Oregon Legislature didn’t even cross Anna Scharf’s mind when she took an off-farm job last year.
SPOKANE, Wash. — Wildlife biologists have captured a female grizzly bear in Washington state for the first time in 40 years, fitting it with a radio collar so they can track its movements, off…
The Bootleg Fire — the largest in the U.S. — had scorched more than 227,200 acres by early Thursday after a day of extreme behavior and explosive growth.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Karuk tribal citizen Troy Hockaday Sr. watched helplessly last fall as a raging wildfire leveled the homes of five of his family members, swallowed acres of forest where …
Three homes, 11 structures and an RV were destroyed in the Darlene Fire, officials confirmed Wednesday, as crews battled two separate wildfires in Central Oregon.
Columbia County commissioners have approved rezoning 837 acres of high-value farmland for industrial use near Clatskanie in northwest Oregon, despite concerns over potential impacts to neighbo…
Producers throughout state are now eligible for USDA emergency loans due to drought.
Boise River dams just over half full.
As the number of wineries continues to grow, vineyards expand their offerings
Two major creditors Wednesday dropped their opposition to the sale of Easterday farms, clearing the way for the Mormon church to buy an Eastern Washington family farm brought down by debt and fraud.
ENTERPRISE, Ore. — It’s almost as if Destiny Wecks was destined for this title.
Japanese beetles are being caught by the "bagfuls" in parts of Central Washington.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — An extreme heat wave damaged cherries grown in the Yakima Valley and the Northwest in late June and early July. The high temperature reached 113 degrees Fahrenheit in Yaki…
The new chairman of the Idaho Wheat Commission looks ahead to lower yields as dry weather continues to grip the region.
A grass and brush fire spread north from Wenatchee, Wash., Wednesday morning after threatening homes the previous evening.
NESPELEM, Wash. (AP) — Several wildfires are burning in northcentral Washington state, prompting an evacuation order for the town of Nespelem on the Colville Indian Reservation.
Firefighters battle blazes across the West as drought sets the stage for record fire season.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Lawsuits filed Monday in California seek potential class-action damages from Dow Chemical and its successor company over a widely used bug killer linked to brain dama…
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Airport officials facing jet fuel shortages are concerned they’ll have to wave off planes and helicopters that drop fire retardants during what could be a ferocious wildfir…