NASA, Google, environmental groups to make water data more accessible in 2021
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric said Monday it will plead guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the 2018 fire in Northern California that killed 84…
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric and California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a deal Friday that removes one of the last hurdles for the nation's largest utility to emerge fr…
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday ordered the state's 40 million residents to stay at home, restricting non-essential movements to control the spread of the co…
As coronavirus continues to spread rapidly across the Northwest, the pandemic is threatening to exacerbate an already critical labor shortage for farms and food processors.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California mountains are blanketed in snow and much of the state has had plenty of rain in a remarkable March turnabout from the extremely dry first two months of the year.
SBA is offering long-term loans to small business suffering economic injury from the coronavirus.
A cold snap following a warmer than normal winter is damaging Washington’s 2020 tree fruit crops, particularly cherries and apricots in the south central part of the state.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric on Monday won court approval to raise $23 billion to help pay its bills over destructive California wildfires after Gov. Gavin Newsom dropped…
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Heavy snowfall continued in California’s Sierra Nevada early Monday after a weekend of travel disruptions on major routes through the range.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday called for all bars, wineries, nightclubs and brewpubs to close and urged seniors and people with chronic health conditions to isolate…
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A low-pressure system moving inland through Southern California on Thursday was expected to draw subtropical moisture northwestward, bringing showers and a chance of thunder…
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric told a federal bankruptcy judge Tuesday that it has settled a dispute with disaster-relief agencies that threatened to siphon money away from a …
It appears an end to California’s long-standing quota program is just a matter of time. The question is whether it’ll be a sudden death or a gradual expiration.
On behalf of the Northwest wheat producing states, we strongly support the findings in the Columbia River System Operations Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), specifically the Preferr…
As Klamath County became the first in Oregon to officially declare drought in 2020, hundreds of local farmers and ranchers are bracing for what could be one of the most difficult water years i…
Tensions are running high in California’s dairy communities over quota, a state program that assesses all Grade A milk producers to pay some of them a premium on their milk.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Parched California will likely get a modest dose of rain and snow during the weekend but a much more potent storm is expected to follow, forecasters said Friday.
In a filing to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Feb. 28, the Klamath River Renewal Corp. estimates full dam removal will cost $446 million — within the project's $450 million budget.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lawyers for Pacific Gas & Electric said the utility can't commit to hiring hundreds more tree trimmers in the way that a federal judge wants to cut the risk of startin…
The California Department of Food and Agriculture has granted a petition from the Stop QIP Tax Coalition for a public hearing to consider terminating the state’s Quota Implementation Plan.
RUNNING SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Winter looked a lot more like itself in California’s mountains on Monday
U.S. wildlife managers proposed Thursday to set aside a vast area across seven Western states as habitat critical to the survival of a rare songbird that migrates each year from Central and So…
CARPINTERIA, Calif. (AP) — The smell of marijuana has driven some residents of the Southern California city of Carpinteria to sue local growers.
Nathan Pauls says his unique business began eight years ago when a student teacher in his wife’s first-grade class gave her a large, ugly, cucumber-shaped gourd.
Farmers and ranchers in the federally operated Klamath Project are struggling to plan for the upcoming irrigation season without knowing how much water will be allocated by the Bureau of Reclamation.
The proposal would sunset quota in five years, with the program continuing much the same in the interim.
The program faces legal challenges and is dividing California’s dairy producers.
A new realization of cost and return is threatening the future of quota.
Federal wildlife officials are investigating the illegal poaching of an endangered gray wolf that crossed from Oregon into northern California in late 2018.
Burning issue: Growth in wildland-urban interface challenges fire managers, local planners
California-based Munger Bros. has agreed to pay $3.75 million to settle claims it mistreated and illegally fired Mexican nationals in 2017 at its blueberry farm in northwest Washington.
A battle over the Endangered Species Act involving 32 states and groups such as the Washington Cattlemen’s Association and American Farm Bureau is shaping up in an Oakland, Calif., courtroom.
Washington growers are not happy with H-2A guestworker minimum wages going to $15.83 in Washington and Oregon, Jan. 2. It will be $13.62 in Idaho.
The California almond industry continues to grow and invests in research and sets goals for greater efficiencies in water, waste byproducts, pest management and harvest dust control.
Joe Fereira grew up ranching in the open grasslands of California’s Alameda County but today he is alarmed by encroaching urban development.
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…
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…
Growing up in the farming region of Brittany, France, where his father ran an engineering center, Olivier Jerphagnon experienced the dual cultures of ag and technology, which influenced his in…
Federal agencies are headed back to the drawing board on water management plans for the Klamath Project after the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says it received "erroneous data" from an outside source.
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has released two draft reports seeking to curb rising power costs for farmers and ranchers in the Klamath Project.
FRESNO, Calif. — Dairy farmer Lucy Areias has some good news about women in agriculture: their ranks are growing.
Sea-surface temperatures could bring warmer air through February
Japanese tariffs on U.S. apples, cherries and almonds decrease in a new trade agreement but trade will still be hampered by phytosanitary restrictions.
PORTLAND — Environmentalists want to reinstate an injunction against salvage logging on 1,800 acres in California’s Klamath National Forest while the federal government and a timber group argu…
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…
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.
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.
California’s almond growers have renewed a federal marketing order to keep their promotional organization for another five years.
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.
Turning a non-native weevil loose to feed on the invasive weed yellow starthistle likely won’t harm native plants or cause other environmental damage, the USDA said Tuesday.
A California nursery is again accused of selling the wrong variety of strawberries to an Oregon farm, which is the third such lawsuit filed against the company.
A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit that alleges tile drains in California’s Central Valley discharge pollutants in violation of the Clean Water Act.
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation expects to finish a report by Thanksgiving taking aim at skyrocketing power costs for farmers and ranchers in the Klamath Basin.
The switch to the federal system resolved the price discrepancy in milk used to manufacture cheese but also brought other changes to California’s industry.