National Pork Producers Council is evaluating its next steps.
Pacific Gas & Electric will face criminal charges because its equipment sparked a wildfire last year that killed four people and destroyed hundreds of homes, a Northern California prosecut…
BOISE — Wildlife advocates on Thursday petitioned federal officials to restore federal protections for gray wolves throughout the West after Idaho and Montana passed laws intended to drastical…
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Australia has sent a jet air tanker to the United States to help fight wildfires.
Rural communities across the West are posing the same question to their utility companies: Since power lines are a fire hazard and cause other problems, why not bury them?
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The governors of California and Nevada on Wednesday planned to tour the state line area blackened by one of several massive wildfires that have destroyed dozens of hom…
Growers recycle whole orchards to increase long-term yields.
California-based Monarch Tractor will begin field trials in Oregon this year of its new electric, driver-optional "smart" tractor.
The invasive species, known as Lycorma delicatula is native to parts of Asia, and was first detected in the U.S in Pennsylvania in 2014.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — As drought- and wind-driven wildfires have become more dangerous across the American West in recent years, firefighters have tried to become smarter in how they prepare.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Young salmon are dying by the thousands in one California river, and an entire run of endangered salmon could be wiped out in another. Fishermen who make their living off …
The Bootleg Fire, which has destroyed an area half the size of Rhode Island, was 40% surrounded Friday after burning some 70 homes, mainly cabins, fire officials said.
While the tree may be handsome and provide shade in the summer heat, it is also highly invasive in urban, agricultural and forested regions and can create environmental impacts by blocking out…
Idaho's Snake River Complex Fire and Oregon’s Bootleg Fire — the nation’s largest — have helped push U.S. acres burned more than one-third higher than the 2020 year-to-date total.
Pacific Gas & Electric equipment may have been involved in the start of the big Dixie Fire burning in the Sierra Nevada, the nation's largest utility reported to California regulators. In …
Firefighters scrambled on Friday to control a raging inferno in southern Oregon.
CORRALITOS, Calif. — Lonely Mountain Farm was named after J.R.R. Tolkien’s "Hobbit" story. These days, the “riches” in the story have morphed into organic crops.
The Bootleg Fire — the largest in the U.S. — had scorched more than 227,200 acres by early Thursday after a day of extreme behavior and explosive growth.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Karuk tribal citizen Troy Hockaday Sr. watched helplessly last fall as a raging wildfire leveled the homes of five of his family members, swallowed acres of forest where …
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Lawsuits filed Monday in California seek potential class-action damages from Dow Chemical and its successor company over a widely used bug killer linked to brain dama…
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Airport officials facing jet fuel shortages are concerned they’ll have to wave off planes and helicopters that drop fire retardants during what could be a ferocious wildfir…
USDA on Monday reported the 2021 California almond crop is likely to be 10% smaller than last year during a severe statewide drought.
Firefighters were working in extreme temperatures across the U.S. West and struggling to contain wildfires, the largest burning in California and Oregon, as another heat wave baked the region,…
The good news for grape growers, wineries and wine lovers is the historic heat wave came during a narrow window when the fruit suffered little, if any, damage.
Forecasters are predicting that the odds favor a La Nina forming next fall, a climate phenomenon linked to large snowpacks and good irrigation seasons in most Northwest basins.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The number of wildfires and amount of land burned in parched California so far this year greatly exceed totals for the same period in disastrous 2020.
Of the 933 eligible producers, 733 or 78.56% voted in the referendum with 49.25% voting in favor of terminating quota, falling short of satisfying the 51% threshold.
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Containment of three big wildfires in Northern California has increased but potential for a new round of winds this week was a concern, authorities said Monday.
Prolonged extreme heat continues to bake built-up grasses and other fine fuels that dried early during an unusually warm spring. Some timber also dried early.
Once the machine identifies a weed, two knives close together on the row to kill it and then open again to make way for the crop.
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review a constitutional challenge against California’s livestock confinement law, which critics say unlawfully harms interstate commerce.
Across the water-starved West, sheep ranchers are making tough decisions.
Effective Jan. 1, 2022, employers will be required to pay herders at least 50% higher wages, which employers call "economically unsustainable" and "devastating."
Fuel moistures low at range of elevations. Drought impact expected to increase.
Far West Fungi production manager Kyle Garrone wants to clear up a couple of misconceptions the public has about exotic mushrooms.
Federal energy regulators have approved the transfer of operating licenses for four hydroelectric dams along the Klamath River in Southern Oregon and Northern California, officially passing ow…
Farms owned by Eastern Washington cattleman Cody Easterday will be sold Thursday at an auction expected to draw bids from firms associated with Bill Gates and the Church of Jesus Christ of Lat…
Despite the industry facing COVID-19 limitations, tariffs and port challenges over the past year, increased consumer demand for almonds has led to an all-time high volume of shipments.
As drought conditions deepen across the West, farmers and ranchers in four states can apply for $41.8 million in federal aid to preserve the health of their working lands.
Klamath Project irrigators Grant Knoll and Dan Nielsen bought property next to the headgates in April for $30,000 and have set up camp on the site.
Warm, dry conditions mean the potential for significant fires — burning acreage above long-term medians — this month is expected to increase to above normal for portions of southern and centra…
The new grass crop is spotty on the range after a mild winter, helping fast-burning fine fuels such as cheatgrass carry over from last year.
As Klamath Project irrigators brace for a year with little to no water, farm groups are calling for additional funding to help communities weather the extreme drought and avoid economic devastation.
Two Klamath Project irrigators with ties to activist Ammon Bundy have purchased property located next to the headgates of the “A” Canal in Klamath Falls, which would normally deliver water to …
Grass Farm’s product line consists of cool season turf varieties that follow the Turfgrass Water Conservation Alliance research and development guidelines.
Experts forecast a large California cherry crop and an about-average Pacific Northwest crop, according to the second round of industry estimates released this week. Demand looks strong.
Farmers across California and Oregon are making difficult decisions: tearing out acreage, replacing water-dependent crops with crops that can thrive on dryland and leaving land fallow.
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation shut down the Project's A Canal for the entire irrigation season May 12 in response to worsening conditions — allotting zero surface water from Upper Klamath Lak…
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.
Scientists say dung beetles are effective at suppressing human and livestock pathogens, promoting food safety, reducing fly populations and improving soil health.
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.
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.