Roughly a month after their grazing permit was restored, Oregon’s Hammond family has again lost access to four federal allotments totaling 26,400 acres.
Environmentalists have asked a federal judge to again cancel the grazing permit for Oregon’s Hammond family, claiming its restoration violated administrative, environmental and land management laws.
Herbicide-resistant variety expected to benefit wheat growers.
Eastern Oregon ranchers say they are wary of federal legislation that would add nearly 4,700 miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers statewide, despite assurances the proposal will not affect existing…
OLYMPIA — Exempting Washington farmers from paying overtime wages has a racist history and undoing its legacy won't be "easy or cheap," a Seattle senator said in an email to other senators Wednesday.
A one-day Republican walkout in the Oregon Senate on Thursday was sparked by Gov. Kate Brown's announcement that she will extend the COVID-19 state of emergency until May 2.
FFA members should devote one hour per week to advocating for agriculture as part of their college and business career path, a longtime forester says.
Workers could enforce regulations and recover fines on behalf of Oregon labor agencies under a bill that’s alarmed the agriculture and timber industries.
Oregon’s timber industry was already contending with the aftermath of last year's fires when forestland owners were recently hit with an ice storm that snapped and knocked over trees.
Three pups being trained as guard dogs were stolen from the Soulen Livestock Co. sheep ranch near Letha, Idaho, last December, and a felony warrant has been issued for a Washington state man i…
The Idaho House Agricultural Affairs Committee Feb. 24 delayed a vote on a bill that would legalize industrial hemp. Idaho only state not to allow hemp.
WALLOWA COUNTY — FFA students in Wallowa County are celebrating National FFA Week this week by sharing the successes of their chapters and modifying their activities to cope with the COVID-19 …
FLORENCE, Ore. (AP) — State officials have fined another Florence restaurant for several violations of guidelines meant to protect employees from COVID-19.
The Sisters-based Roundhouse Foundation is donating $6 million to the High Desert Museum, the largest single donation of its nearly 40-year history, according to Dana Whitelaw, executive direc…
Katie Ostrander is an active and vocal advocate for agriculture in the county and has dedicated countless hours of volunteer time organizing events, creating fundraisers and as a fundamental l…
Oregon taxpayers are on track to get a kicker tax rebate worth a combined $570.5 million next year, state economists told lawmakers in the latest quarterly forecast on Wednesday.
The Capital Press is working on a story about rural restaurant closures across California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho during the pandemic.
SALEM — Oregon legislators Tuesday introduced House Bill 3296, dubbed the Addiction Crisis Recovery Act, which would increase the state's beer tax by 2,800% and wine tax by 1,700%.
Wheat farmers this year won't have a clear-cut choice between which federal crop insurance program will work best for them in the 2021-2022 marketing year, a small grains economist at Washingt…
A case spawned by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's opposition to removing river gravel to protect farmland went to an appeals court Tuesday, one of two lawsuits alleging Inslee uses his veto pen t…
Critics of the tax credit claim it amounts to a subsidy for the largest “confined animal feeding operations,” or CAFOs, in the state.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A house panel on Tuesday introduced legislation allowing the use of snowmobiles, ATVs, powered parachutes and other methods to hunt and kill wolves year-round and with no l…
Wheat Commission plans event in Idaho Falls.
Therapy and exercise classes involving livestock could be permitted in Oregon’s exclusive farm use zones under a bill that’s drawn skepticism from agriculture and farmland protection groups.
A Walla Walla County blueberry farm has agreed to pay $350,000 to settle claims that it failed to stop a supervisor from sexually harassing and assaulting female farmworkers.
STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — Researchers at Lake Tahoe are using tiny bubbles to combat the spread of invasive weeds that rob the alpine lake of its clarity.
Ballot qualification would require more input from rural voters.
The Biden administration has announced it will delay a controversial rollback of critical habitat protections for the northern spotted owl in Oregon, Washington and Northern California in orde…
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
DAVIS, Calif. — The University of California-Davis has released two new strawberry varieties.
Opponents of a 300-mile transmission line in Eastern Oregon claim the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s approval of the route across its property violated federal laws.
The Senate Ways and Means Committee on Monday killed a proposal that would have penalized Washington farmers who hired foreign workers, passing instead a bill to encourage better housing for a…
OLYMPIA — The Senate budget committee Friday narrowly approved a bill to create an unelected council to advise seven state agencies, including the Department of Agriculture, on incorporating e…
Buildable, a software company in McMinnville, Ore. is now working with SEDCOR and other local economic development groups to create an open-source ERP platform, called OregonERP, allowing smal…
An Oregon blueberry grower is seeking $2 million in damages from alleged herbicide drift from a neighboring property owned by a major California-based agriculture company.
The Northwest Ag Show OSHA Pesticide Safety Training seminars have been rescheduled for the first week of March.
While Guntraders in Redmond sells mostly collectible guns, owner Jerry Koch said that isn’t stopping customers from flocking to his shop in search of a firearm. They’re coming out of fear, Koc…
Food processors stand to benefit.
A Washington nonprofit is forming a cooperative for Black, Indigenous and other farmers of color.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Three major mountain passes in Washington state were closed overnight due to avalanche dangers after heavy rain fell on a large snowpack from recent storms, state transpo…
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A California man was arrested for allegedly stealing hundreds of heaters used to prevent citrus trees from freezing.
Going from summer wildfires to winter ice storms, TimberUnity has again mobilized to offer public assistance, donating firewood for people who were left without power.
Post-treatment masses carry wildfire risk.
Behind the glass of beer, with its photogenic bubbles and foamy white head, there are Tom Hutchison and his bags of Eastern Oregon barley.
Members of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association elected Eastern Oregon rancher Skye Krebs to serve as regional vice president for policy.
Wickiup Reservoir, which holds back water for use by the North Unit Irrigation District, is at a record low level for this time of year, leading to renewed concerns that farmers in Jefferson C…
The Meat and Potato Company began operations in November and is already seeing high demand for its restaurant-grade products.
A cutline accompanying a photograph published on the front page of the Feb. 19 edition with a story about the Easterday Dairy incorrectly stated that the farm would soon be auctioned.
Water stored in Ririe Reservoir now reduced to half of capacity by Dec. 1.
An ongoing La Nina enhances chances that late winter and early spring in Washington will be cool and wet, the federal Climate Prediction Center forecasted Thursday.
Washington wheat growers will be monitoring their crops closely following a mid-February cold snap that brought low temperatures, wind and snow to the eastern portion of the state.
Officials from the state’s Water Resources Department reviewed 187 hemp farms in the region last year and determined nearly 33% ran afoul of water laws.
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — The coyote that bit a 3-year-old girl this week is the same animal that bit three other people last year in the San Francisco Bay Area and officials are searching for the…
Ongoing challenges include demand, port backlogs, glut of European product.
Washington House Democrats are again moving to adopt a low-carbon fuel standard, and farm groups continue to be among those pushing back.