Odds modestly favor above-average temperatures in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Northern California this winter, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center said Thursday.
Impact of early cold in parts of Idaho, Oregon varied by crop, site
A hard freeze and rain-caused rot and disease have bitten this year’s Central Washington wine grape harvest, but there’s still been a lot of good grapes harvested.
Though his cattle are safely back where they belong, Oregon farmer Bryan Schmidt is still disturbed by the reason for their escape.
Matt Kloes is the new executive director of Washington state's AgForestry Leadership program.
The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association says a federal plan to relocate grizzly bears into the North Cascade Mountains is a contradictory mistake that fails to adequately address environmental impact…
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington state's wine industry reached a major milestone when it surpassed 1,000 active winery licenses recently.
Management alternatives under review for wildfire, habitat protection
Western Growers, a leading farm advocacy association, has chosen a new president and chief executive officer to succeed Tom Nassif who is retiring after 18 years.
The explosion in Oregon hemp acreage could push the crop past $1 billion this year.
JOSEPH, Ore. — A fix for the aging Wallowa Lake Dam is on the horizon with $14 million from the state of Oregon and a series of stakeholder meetings on the calendar.
Federal agencies want to require seed imports to first be quarantined at centralized exam stations before being delivered to Oregon warehouses, alarming the state’s seed industry.
Pesticide levels in some key Oregon waterways have dropped to a fraction of their former concentrations due to changes voluntarily adopted by farmers, according to environmental regulators.
Big Idaho Potato Harvest Meeting expected to draw hundreds to Fort Hall
An aquatic plant that has invaded Northern California and has been found in a southwest Washington county is a candidate to be put on Washington's banned weed list.
Loss of the pesticide chlorpyrifos next year in California will have a huge impact on integrated pest management in alfalfa production, UC-Davis scientists say.
ROSEBURG, Ore. — The impact of the heavy, wet snow that fell back at the end of February in central Douglas County and southern Lane County is being felt again by hazelnut growers, this time d…
OSU celebrated the grand opening of the A.A. "Red" Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Laboratory on Oct. 10 at the main campus in Corvallis. The 17,500-square-foot lab is part of the College of F…
Apples, milk and wheat still lead Washington agricultural production, but overall production was down 2% in 2018 from the previous year.
OLYMPIA — The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission Friday will consider the purchase of 900 acres in Yakima County and 560 acres in Grays Harbor County.
SPOKANE, Wash. — The keynote speakers at the upcoming Farm and Food Expo know how to make the most of their land.
A controversial rails-to-trails project in Oregon’s Yamhill County must be reconsidered due to potential farm impacts from pesticide restrictions, increased trespassing and food safety problems.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Backers of rejected ballot measures proposed by environmentalists to tighten Oregon's forestry have filed a lawsuit, saying Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno broke with l…
When Isaac Madsen helped plant spring canola variety trials earlier this year, he had no idea he'd later be taking on a leadership role.
An apple industry leader says producers need to listen to retailers who say too many apple varieties, volume and competitors cause consumption to drop.
Meeting set Nov. 4 in SE Idaho
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities have released plans to stop devastating wildfires in southwestern Idaho, southeastern Oregon and northern Nevada with one option creating 1,500 miles of fuel br…
California’s almond growers have renewed a federal marketing order to keep their promotional organization for another five years.
SPOKANE — Passage of the USMCA trade agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico may be getting closer, says the head of the U.S. wheat industry's overseas marketing arm.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Expect more preventative power blackouts in California as the climate gets hotter and drier and the wildfire season gets nastier and longer, scientists say.
Oregon farm regulators are satisfied with the cleanup of a defunct Oregon dairy with a history of wastewater violations and are reviewing a proposal to restart its operations.
Experts differ on whether Washington’s large and growing 2019 apple crop means a rough marketing season ahead as growers race cold weather to finish the last 30% of harvest.
SPOKANE — The world is watching the U.S. as it negotiates new trade deals for agriculture.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — If Idaho spent the remaining $150 million of the estimated $240 million it's getting from the sale of residential and commercial real estate, it could buy another 130,000 a…
Four subcommittee meetings will precede the next Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting, as members increasingly talk about hot-button topics such as wolves and cougars in undocumente…
Attorneys show a federally-ordered tree fruit wage increase is faulty and argue it was arbitrary and capricious in an attempt to halt it.
PULLMAN, Wash. — Most people take pictures of flowers, but not Michael Neff.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An early deep freeze has Idaho potato and onion farmers rushing to harvest crops or hoping the buried vegetables will survive the frozen nights this week.
ROSEBURG, Ore. — Western Oregon’s few hardy kiwi berry growers have raised a bumper crop of the fruit this year. The 2019 volume is three to four times greater than the past couple of years.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The cold weather that struck eastern Washington this week is causing worries for growers of Washington apples.
Washington farm labor associations open new farmworker housing facilities and plan for more even though winter occupancy is low.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A widely used agricultural pesticide that California environmental officials have said has been linked to brain damage in children will be banned after next year under an ag…
A $1 million donation has pushed the University of Idaho past the halfway point for funding its new $8 million meat science facility, slated to open in 2023.
A Washington health agency continues to craft new regulations for commercial farms by expanding an old rule that bars “stable manure” from fouling “populous districts.”
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The forest in and around one of the nation's top ski destinations is in trouble from an ongoing combination of unusually warm temperatures, drought, wildfires, insect invad…
University personnel and others collected 4,000 pounds of soil.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A fall snowstorm is snarling traffic and causing power outages in the Rocky Mountains as it slowly moves across the northern U.S. toward the Great Plains.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Federal and state wildlife officials have started a search in northern Idaho for a cougar that killed multiple livestock.
Chris Simons comes from Cargill
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's biggest utility shut off electricity to more than a million people Wednesday for what could be days on end, in the most sweeping effort in state history to pr…
REAL Oregon, which stands for Resource Education and Agricultural Leadership, announced its latest class for 2019-20, including professionals in farming, forestry, agribusiness and state government.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking to fill four vacancies on its Wolf Advisory Group.
A wild-growing field of hemp is causing a headache for Jon Auw and other neighboring hemp growers in Oregon’s Malheur County.
An overwhelming majority of people at an Oct. 7 meeting in Okanogan, Wash., are opposed to more grizzly bears in the North Cascades. An assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior h…