The new executive director of the Tilth Alliance says she is "incredibly impressed" with the Washington farmers she's met.
Honorees span cross-section of production-agriculture categories
Bill described as an "attack" on Washington state farmers.
The organization will contribute $20,000 a year for five years to the research project.
Justin Webb, executive director of the Foundation for Wildlife Management in Ponderay, Idaho, will speak to the Spokane County Citizens Alliance for Property Rights at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the…
The Agri-Eco Tourism Conference, hosted by Oregon State University Extension Service, will be held March 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem.
U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., and Santiam Water Control District manager Brent Stevenson were keynote speakers at the 6th annual SEDCOR Ag Breakfast in Mt. Angel, Ore., where they discussed…
Demand returned to traditional levels after wet 2017
OLYMPIA — Two Thurston Conservation District supervisors accused of intimidating staff members and gumming up district finances were ousted from office Wednesday by the Washington State Conser…
The first of three new Oregon Solidarity wines, a rosé made with Rogue Valley grapes stranded just before last fall's harvest, is nearly ready to hit store shelves.
With hemp production zooming toward the top of the list of commodities grown in Oregon, lawmakers are again considering setting up a commission to raise money for research and promotions.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — February storms have almost eliminated drought conditions from California.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The troubled Lost Valley Farm in northern Oregon has sold to its only bidder, and its herd has been auctioned off.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A legislative committee on Wednesday sent a proposal to the full House to create a panel on federal lands issues.
Negotiations over canola restrictions in Oregon’s Willamette Valley have spilled into the legislative arena with the introduction of a bill limiting annual plantings to 500 acres.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation that will for the first time in 16 years raise the assessment private forest owners pay the state to make sure logging is done in a sustainable way and in compl…
The Cultivating Change Foundation held its third annual reception in Portland to support LGBT inclusion in agriculture.
RIMINI, Mont. (AP) — Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surr…
OLYMPIA — Under a bill introduced Tuesday, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife would have a little over a year to decide whether wolves are in the state to stay.
State Ag Dept. would administer law under federal guidelines
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation urging Congress to remove hundreds of thousands of acres from wilderness study area designation in Idaho advanced to the full House on Tuesday despite concerns …
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona won't have all the pieces of a Colorado River drought plan finished by the federal government's deadline to finalize protections for water used by millions across the U.…
Owners of 13 to 15 dairies near Sunnyside, Wash., deal with about $4 million in direct loss of dead cows from a blizzard, not counting lost milk production.
A recent wave of winter storms has increased Oregon's total snowpack across the state by 20 to 30 percent since the beginning of February.
OLYMPIA — Democrats are moving ahead with climate-change legislation championed by Gov. Jay Inslee. Meanwhile, two Republican-sponsored bills to prevent farmers and food processors from losing…
TILLAMOOK, Ore. — A Tillamook High School natural resources program is in the final stages of completing a harvest and replanting project coordinated with ag and forestry industry partners in…
Purchasing property is the first step in the larger plan for the Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation to keep operating an Idaho board that pays a federal agency to kill wolves that attack livestock and elk is on its way to Gov. Brad Little.
Congress passed a spending package on Feb. 14 to avert a second government shutdown, with Oregon Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley and Republican Rep. Greg Walden pointing to key funding provisions…
Would establish association-only negotiating period
Geared toward agricultural employers, farmworker-support organizations
Water delivery, supply issues assume higher profile as state grows
U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., and a Texas colleague joined several dreamer advocacy groups in a press conference, Feb. 13, pushing for legislative action to legalize people who came to the …
February tends to be slower month for movement
Having a physical site is expected to accelerate fundraising for the world-class research dairy.
OLYMPIA — A bill to compensate farmers for elk-damaged pastures only nibbles at the problems faced by eastern Skagit County, Wash., ranchers, the measure’s sponsor said Friday.
OLYMPIA — For at least three years, Washington farmers won’t pay new state fees to hire foreign farmworkers, but could be charged as much as $75 per H-2A worker beginning in 2022, under a plan…
Breweries would enjoy agritourism privileges similar to those of wineries and cideries on Oregon farmland under legislation that’s hit a snag over on-site hop acreage requirements.
U.S. blueberry growers have a new overseas market for their fresh product.
The University of Idaho announced long-awaited news to the state’s dairy industry Thursday afternoon that it will purchase land for a world-class research dairy near Rupert in south-central Idaho.
Irrigators more likely to have good year
A Washington tree fruit company sold for at least $288 million, maybe more, in a deal with a Canadian teacher’s pension fund.
WASHINGTON (AP) — An El Nino, which can alter weather worldwide, has formed but it's so weak and late that it shouldn't be a big deal, U.S. forecasters said.
The Oregon Legislature is considering a bill that would create a cap and trade program for statewide greenhouse gas emissions to combat the effects of climate change.
A bill aimed at prohibiting land use appeals by “bad actors” is being opposed by Oregon farm and conservation groups for potentially excluding affected people from development decisions.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials say a disease that afflicts elk and leaves the animal's hooves broken and deformed has been identified in Idaho for the first time.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation to compensate Idaho farmers and ranchers for damage caused by elk, deer, antelope and moose to irrigation equipment and ground planted with seeds has cleared th…
More than 1,600 dairy cows died in a blizzard in Eastern Washington, Feb. 9. The final tally is likely to top 1,700.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Another big snow storm with dangerous winds gusting in excess of 130 mph over the top of the Sierra is barreling down on the Lake Tahoe area.
A proposal to allow industrial development outside cities in 10 Eastern Oregon counties has passed a key legislative committee without encountering opposition from farm and conservation advocates.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gov. Brad Little has signed into law legislation to end years of litigation and help finalize a settlement agreement involving water rights in heavily populated southwester…
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom named new leaders Tuesday to top posts in water, transportation and education policy, his latest moves to set the state government on a f…
Sharon Waterman is state organization's first female president.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday approved a major public lands bill that revives a popular conservation program, adds 1.3 million acres of new wilderness, expands several national parks…
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