SALEM — For the second time this year, Senate Republicans have thrown the legislative session into disarray by refusing to come to work Thursday.
A cattlemen's group is urging Eastern Washington residents to report predator problems to their county sheriff rather than the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, a sign of rancher distrust…
Members of multi-stakeholder panel announced
The Oregon Legislature has passed a bill to protect farmers and ranchers from liability while fighting dangerous wildfires, such as the 2018 Substation fire in Wasco and Sherman counties.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. officials said Wednesday its workers discovered more than 1,000 high-priority safety risks on its transmission lines and distribution…
Nearly 90 acres of farmland in Oregon’s Yamhill County cannot be subdivided into home sites under ballot initiatives that eased land use restrictions, according to the Oregon Court of Appeals.
DINUBA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say some 60 farmworkers have been treated for possible exposure to toxic chemicals at a California Central Valley vineyard.
SALEM, Ore. — Timber families, truckers and others representing rural industries — more than 300 in all — assembled at the Oregon Capitol Wednesday to protest House Bill 2020, also known as ca…
The Oregon Court of Appeals has upheld the approval of a 9-mile transmission line across farms and forest land in Tillamook County without explaining its legal reasoning.
SALEM — Over 300 loggers, truckers, agricultural workers and their families joined together on the Oregon Capitol steps Wednesday to protest House Bill 2020, also known as cap and trade, which…
The Food and Drug Administration has revised nutrition label guidance for honey, maple syrup and cranberry juice, responding to complaints that a previous proposal would sour consumers on thos…
LIND, Wash. — Weed researcher Ian Burke has been named Washington State University's R. James Cook Endowed Chair in Wheat Research.
Summer drought could “get bad” in Washington’s Okanogan Valley, but one irrigation district has some water rights to lease.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California utility has agreed to pay $1 billion to 14 local governments to cover damages from several wildfires caused by the company's downed power lines.
Wildfires also burn in California, Oregon
Opposition from multiple environmental groups has failed to stop the Oregon House from approving a bill aimed at simplifying the state’s ditch-cleaning regulations.
State features varied soil types, crop needs
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Forest Service to consult with other federal agencies about nearly two dozen water diversion projects in central Idaho's Sawtooth Valle…
Oregon is one vote away from becoming the second state after California to implement a cap and trade program for greenhouse gas emissions.
An aspiring hemp processor is accusing an Oregon farmer of ignoring an agreement to grow 2 million pounds of hemp on about 950 acres for $7.5 million.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal wildfire forecaster says Idaho's wet spring and below-average temperatures the last three months will likely mean a later start to forest fires, but rangeland fir…
A northeast Washington wolfpack killed a cow last week in northern Stevens County, the first confirmed wolf attack on livestock in Washington since early January.
A thinning project in Oregon’s Mt. Hood National Forest can proceed while environmentalists try to convince a federal appeals court that old growth habitat would be logged unlawfully.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon House has approved an economywide cap-and trade-program.
Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife will pre-emptively issue farmers permits to kill elk damaging property in eastern Skagit County, rather than waiting for a complaint, according to …
Nic Usabel taught at Marsing, Jordan Valley high schools
SAN JACINTO, Calif. (AP) — Animal control officers are considering whether to suggest criminal charges after about 40 retired racehorses were removed from a Southern California sanctuary that …
A new study by Oregon State University describes how farmers can integrate the samurai wasp as part of an overall pest management strategy for controlling the brown marmorated stinkbug.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Frozen red raspberries from a Washington state farm are being recalled across the western U.S.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions b…
Oregon State University announced the launch of the Global Hemp Innovation Center on June 13 during an event at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center south of Portland.
Supporters of a national checkoff program aimed at promoting real Christmas trees have prevailed in another hard-fought referendum against opponents who believe it’s ineffectual.
A Washington State University Extension office has created a bilingual website mandated by state lawmakers and pushed forward by the belief that farmers have a high suicide rate.
HERMISTON — More french fries than ever will come out of Hermiston after Lamb Weston cut the ribbon on a $250 million expansion of its processing plant.
Adds habitat, preserves migration area
California wraps up a tough cherry season while the Pacific Northwest, led by Washington, just gets rolling on a crop that so far is excellent.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will review the status of seven threatened or endangered species in Washington state, including four types of pocket gophers found in only two westside counties.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The director of the Idaho Department of Water Resources is exercising new authority given to him by lawmakers earlier this year by issuing an order potentially cutting off …
Prime potatoes: UI's Olsen prominent in quality, virus research
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife may have a pronghorn antelope management plan ready for public review by late fall or winter. Ranchers are wary of over population affecting fenc…
SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. — Vegetable grower Tony Wisdom figures that several years ago his farm walked away from a quarter-million-dollar investment, plus future earnings, because elk were uprooti…
Chemeketa Community College hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the college's new agriculture complex on June 11 at the Salem campus.
SALEM, Ore. — A fleet of about three dozen logging trucks converged on the state fairgrounds at 8 a.m. Wednesday as part of a demonstration by dozens of loggers, millers, truckers and their fa…
Projects range from promotion to research
The company’s use of Idaho milk powder is expected to increase demand for Idaho milk.
A Washington wheat farmer goes before the state Department of Fish and Wildlife this week to ask for more money to pay for wildlife damage to his crop.
A proposed 500-acre limit on canola production in Oregon’s Willamette Valley would expire in four years under a revised bill making headway in the Legislature.
A northwest Washington dairy will test whether cow manure can be economically purified into water clean enough to put into a river to help salmon.
Above-normal precipitation in May across southern Idaho added to an already good water year.
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson sued the Trump administration for the 39th time last week, in this case to retain water-quality standards that the Washington Farm Bureau and other tra…
A Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission subcommittee will meet privately Thursday in Port Angeles with no agenda and, according to the commissioner who called the meeting, no particular purpose.
Cosmic Crisp, Washington State University’s new apple variety, will be sold for the first time in grocery stores in December and will also be offered in fresh-sliced snack packages by Crunch P…
While parts of western Washington are already grappling with severe drought heading into the summer, Oregon appears to be in better shape — for now.
A federal judge has agreed with an environmental group that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service must reconsider the “threatened” status of the streaked horned lark.
A wildfire the burned most of a state wildlife area but did minimal agricultural damage was four times larger than once reported.