WASHINGTON, D.C. — USDA and the Department of the Interior are gearing up for what's expected to be one of the most intense fire years in recent history.
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced Wednesday it is shutting down the Project's A Canal for the entire season, meaning farmers and ranchers will receive zero water supplies amid a crippli…
State fairs are making a comeback in 2021 across the Pacific Northwest, though they may look a bit different than years past.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday expanded a drought emergency to a large swath of the state while seeking more than $6 billion in multiyear water spending as one of the warmest, driest s…
Scientists say dung beetles are effective at suppressing human and livestock pathogens, promoting food safety, reducing fly populations and improving soil health.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A trust approved by a federal judge to help compensate victims of deadly California wildfires sparked by Pacific Gas & Electric equipment paid survivors just $7 millio…
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Incoming cargo volume remains above normal but the time ships spend waiting at the Port of Los Angeles is leveling off, a port official told harbor commissioners this week.
Some Northwest and California cities bucked the warming trend and became cooler in the past decade, according to new climate normals from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
TEHACHAPI, Calif. (AP) — Giant California condors are rare — but not at Cinda Mickols’ home.
A few days before Mother's Day, growers across California and Oregon said they were overwhelmed with orders. With COVID restrictions loosening, many anticipate big sales for events this summer.
Drought still a factor despite some recent precipitation.
The proposal would equal all of the state's combined spending during the previous drought, which lasted from 2012 to 2016, according to the Legislative Analyst’s Office.
The Biden administration announced Thursday it intends to revise or withdraw a Trump-era rule that would roll back 3.4 million acres of federally designated "critical habitat" for the northern…
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's gig economy law applies to some 70,000 truck drivers who can be classified as employees of companies that hire them instead of independent contractors, giving…
Bees are expected to struggle most in California followed by Oregon, where meteorologists predict a hot, dry summer.
The Klamath Water Users Association filed a motion April 19 to reopen a lawsuit against the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, seeking clarity on legal issues that will affect future irrigation water…
Kera and LeeAna Brichetto — who are also sisters-in-law — are raising the Scottish Highland cattle, aiming to fill a niche created by newcomers to the rural lifestyle.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Standing in the dry, cracked bottom of Lake Mendocino, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a drought emergency Wednesday in two Northern California counties where grape grower…
FOLSOM, Calif. — The California Walnut Commission will accept nominations for new members through the month of May. The commission will then mail election ballots in June and election results …
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation delivered a gut-punch to Klamath Project irrigators Wednesday, announcing a historically low water allocation as the basin struggles with extreme drought.
The pistachio, with a record-breaking crop last year, is now nearly tied with the walnut as California's second-biggest tree nut crop.
For the second year in a row, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has declared a drought emergency in Klamath County.
The highest Northwest risk during June and July likely will be in Central Oregon east of the Cascade Mountains and the Columbia Basin of Oregon and Washington.
Sierra Nevada snowpack at the end of March remains 39% below average – the same as when the month began – and California farmers fear a drier-than-usual summer.
The initiative allows California to ban the sale of pork and veal into the state from states that don’t meet California’s animal-confinement standards.
In a recent United Farm Workers Foundation survey of 10,149 farmworkers, 73% said they would get the vaccine as soon as possible, 22% said they were neutral and 5% said they would not get vaccinated.
Water buffalo milk is richer in protein, higher in butterfat and lower in cholesterol than cow’s milk.
Nine conservation groups are suing to reinstate "critical habitat" for the threatened species across nearly 3.5 million acres of old-growth forests in Oregon, Washington and Northern Californi…
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden locked up aid money for Grant County and others with similar economies tied to timber and natural resource on federal lands.
In January, Gov. Gavin Newsom introduced the pesticide fee hike as part of his proposed 2021-2022 state budget, approximately doubling fees for some pesticides.
With record-low inflows coming into Upper Klamath Lake, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation anticipates it will not have anywhere near enough water this summer to meet minimum requirements for enda…
The American Forest Resource Council, a timber industry group, along with counties in Oregon, Washington and California, are challenging the Biden administration's decision to delay removing m…
IRVINE, Calif. — A coalition of California agricultural groups and business employers say they are disappointed in the Superior Court’s decision not to grant them a preliminary injunction in a…
The California Wool Growers Association will host the 101st Annual California Ram Sale on April 10 at the International Agri-Center in Tulare, Calif.
Katie Ostrander is an active and vocal advocate for agriculture in the county and has dedicated countless hours of volunteer time organizing events, creating fundraisers and as a fundamental l…
The Capital Press is working on a story about rural restaurant closures across California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho during the pandemic.
The Biden administration has announced it will delay a controversial rollback of critical habitat protections for the northern spotted owl in Oregon, Washington and Northern California in orde…
DAVIS, Calif. — The University of California-Davis has released two new strawberry varieties.
Farm groups are pushing back against California Gov. Gavin Newsom's recent proposal to increase pesticide fees.
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The annual Klamath Bull Sale generally draws thousands of attendees, but not this year, and for organizers, that’s OK.
Organic avocado and citrus grower Will Brokaw says he is glad to see 2020 gone, but concerns remain.
Klamath Bull Sale organizers are anticipating a strong market and a consistent number of consignors from throughout the Pacific Northwest for next week's 61st annual event.
Researchers say the new variety, named UC Wolfskill, will enable growers to harvest earlier, lengthen the harvest season and improve efficiency.
Scientists are using the beneficial wasps, called Tamarixia radiata, to combat huanglongbing disease, or HLB, widely regarded as the world's most devastating citrus disease.
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has no legal right to curtail water deliveries for irrigators in the Klamath Project to protect endangered suckerfish and coho salmon, according to an analysis s…
New presidential administration's team targets issues including climate change.
The American Blueberry Growers Alliance blamed rising Latin American imports in the spring and fall, robbing farmers of lucrative early- and late-season sales.
Many parts of the U.S. are facing lumber shortages — and experts say the problem is acute in the West after 2020's devastating wildfires.
Timberland owners across the West are facing a hard winter as they struggle to replant millions of acres of burned trees after 2020's devastating fire season.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California is rolling out its COVID-19 vaccine plan, which includes details about when agricultural workers can expect to receive vaccinations.
A group of agricultural pilots in Napa Valley, Calif., met this week to start talks about how to partner with Cal Fire to put out wildfires.
Four western states have received nearly $24 million in USDA grants to target pests ranging from Asian giant hornets to potato cyst nematodes.
A federal judge in New York City has resurrected an Obama administration rule requiring farmers to enforce a 100-foot halo around pesticide applications, even if the halo extends outside the farm.
LOS ANGELES — A coalition of California agricultural groups and business employers has filed a lawsuit in the Los Angeles Superior Court challenging the state’s COVID-19 protocols.
Lynn W. Gallagher, who for 30 years was the barley breeder at the University of California-Davis, died Dec. 15, 2020. He was 77.