DUNDEE, Ore. — Though the design of a wine label is considered a key element of its appeal to consumers, the Argyle winery doesn’t mind experimenting sometimes.
Formal rights-adjudication process likely for Bear River Basin
With chances of more apples into China looking bleak, the Washington Apple Commission is increasing promotions in Vietnam, India and Indonesia.
AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. — Washington's agriculture department is bird-dogging federal agencies as they write an environmental impact statement that could determine the fate of four dams on the l…
Cattlemen’s group says the U.S. has to show the world it will stand by the trade agreements it has negotiated.
Amanda Hoey will begin work as CEO of the Oregon Wheat Commission and Oregon Wheat Growers League beginning Jan. 2.
A Washington legislative bill is being introduced to create a state specialty apple license plate to benefit the Washington Apple Education Foundation. It’s the idea of the tree fruit cooperat…
Current cap lacks factor for home-value gains
From wireworms to aphids, insects attack sugar beets from April to September.
Sample totals more than recover from recession lull; new hop tests show industry's rise
PORTLAND — Farm entrepreneur Frank Tiegs has prevailed over the J.R. Simplot Co. in an auction to buy the bankrupt NORPAC cooperative’s processing plant in Quincy, Wash., for up to $107 million.
Upper Skagit Valley landowners in northwest Washington are harvesting elk at a faster pace than last year to reduce damage to farmland, according to a state Fish and Wildlife official.
A coalition of 13 states, including Idaho, on Monday joined the defense of the Trump administration’s revisions to the Endangered Species Act from an attack by 17 other states, including Orego…
Tree fruit growers in Washington state are happy with news that USMCA likely will pass the U.S. House next week. Growers discuss trade, labor, technology and research at their annual meeting.
Oregon fish and wildlife commissioners are reconsidering whether to grant endangered species protections for the marbled murrelet, a small seabird that nests in coastal old growth forests.
Annual convention action includes reiterated support for hemp
A former Trump administration market analyst tells tree fruit growers USMCA likely will pass, that Trump will be impeached but not removed from office and that slower economic growth is coming.
Vicki McCracken, the new director of Washington State University Extension, promises to improve the connection between the university and the farmers it serves.
Thomas DeLuca, who currently serves as dean of the University of Montana's College of Forestry and Conservation, has been named dean of the Oregon State University College of Forestry.
California-based Munger Bros., owners of a Western Washington blueberry farm, have agreed to a $3.5 million settlement with the U.S. Labor Department over allegations it poorly housed, unsafel…
The surge of enthusiasm that spurred a five-fold expansion of Oregon’s hemp acreage this year has been dampened by numerous problems that prevented many farmers from cashing in on the crop.
Exports are increasing but domestic sales are sluggish as Washington markets a large apple crop.
ROSEBURG, Ore. — For his years of sharing about the science of forages, soils and pastures, Woody Lane was recently presented with a Distinguished Service Award by the Douglas County Livestock…
PERRYDALE, Ore. — The Perrydale High School FFA chapter’s 2019 Food For All program collected over 350,000 pounds of food for distribution to over 8,000 needy families throughout the Willamett…
The Pacific Northwest will see slightly above normal temperatures and normal precipitation throughout the winter, a well-known weatherman predicts.
A hose split and spilled liquid manure that eventually drained into a creek, killing federally protected fish and leading to a $6,750 fine against a Whatcom County farmer in northwest Washingt…
A Washington tree fruit company, that stems back 107 years, has built the latest state-of-the-art apple packing plant not far from the company’s beginnings.
Member of House Ag Affairs, Resources and Conservation committees takes Boise Metro Chamber post
As hemp continues to gain ground across Oregon, scientists and regulators presented their latest findings about the versatile plant during a half-day seminar Dec. 4, covering everything from f…
NEWBERG, Ore. (AP) — Planning commissioners in Yamhill County, Oregon, have approved a controversial proposed hemp and marijuana processing facility.
Daniela Carrijo, a postdoctoral student and agronomist with Barley World — the barley breeding program at OSU — provided an update of research projects Dec. 5 at the 46th annual Hermiston Farm…
Wolf removals earlier in year among factors
Oregon’s hazelnut industry is looking to expand beyond its traditional export market in Northeast China and gain a better foothold in other Asian countries as well.
Chad Higgins, an associate professor of ecological and biological engineering at Oregon State University, has his sights set on establishing what he calls "the Disneyland of sustainable agriculture."
Washington's Department of Fish and Wildlife has promised Gov. Jay Inslee to try "previously unused tools" to protect cattle and avoid shooting wolves next year in the Kettle River Range.
The federal government probably will decide in the first quarter of 2020 whether to proceed with plans to bring grizzly bears into the North Cascade Mountains, a Washington congressman says.
SPOKANE — State Rep. Tom Dent remembers being 5 years old and watching water fill a newly finished canal in Othello, Wash., for the first time.
Stuart Reitz, director of the Oregon State University Malheur Experiment Station, discussed requirements and implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act at the 46th annual Hermiston Fa…
EUGENE, Ore. — As the operator of a small farm, Stephanie Schiffgens recognizes the importance of being a no-waste sheep operation.
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Steelhead outfitters and guides at an Idaho forum talked about solutions to the declining fish population that is hurting their businesses.
Idaho-Eastern Oregon Seed Association speakers address growth, other issues
Stakeholders need to begin talking about the possible impacts to Northwest communities if four dams on the Snake River are removed, says the leader of a group that advocates their removal.
Tight supplies are once again challenging Christmas tree vendors as the industry continues to recover from a massive glut of cheap trees in the mid-2000s that caused wholesale prices to crash,…
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A Bellingham farmer has agreed to pay $6,750 to settle a federal complaint that he discharged animal waste into a restored creek, killing about 300 fish — including th…
Washington state tree fruit growers will hear from a former Trump administration finance officer at their annual meeting, Dec. 9.
HERMISTON — Wednesday marks the beginning of the 46th annual Hermiston Farm Fair with over 50 vendors from across the Northwest ready to set up shop, and an assortment of agricultural seminars…
Toevs, Atchleys selected
The Washington state wine industry is accepting nominations for is top annual honor — the 2020 Inductee to the Washington Wine Hall of Fame.
Maia Bellon, the director of Washington’s Department of Ecology, has announced her plans to step down at the end of the year.
Washington Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz proposed Monday taxing insurance policies to raise $63 million a year to prevent and fight wildfires.
Northwest agricultural transportation advocates are backing a new advertising campaign to combat environmentalists’ “simplistic messages” about removing four dams on the Snake River.
Washington Fish and Wildlife commissioners plan to discuss wolves, cougars and other topics next month in committees that the department says aren’t subject to the state’s open-meetings law, e…
Test marks multiple traits that can enhance producers' decision making
All Washington conservation districts would elect supervisors during the same week in March under a proposal due to be presented Thursday to the state conservation commission.
Wolf packs have established themselves in all points of the compass from Central Oregon, and it’s probably only a matter of time before one settles in the Deschutes National Forest, according …