Wildfire smoke is a growing concern for winegrape growers and winemakers along the West Coast. Science has already shown that compounds in smoke can be absorbed by grapes and released into finished wine, causing an unpleasant burnt or cigar-like flavor.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California health officials have restricted overnight activities, though there are plenty of exceptions. They're calling it a limited stay-at-home order designed to s…
The Trump administration announced plans Thursday that ease protections for sage grouse in the West, prompting an outcry by critics who say the move paves the way for widespread mining and dri…
Americans are consuming four times as much fresh spinach now as they were four decades ago, and the change was propelled by technology.
California nut growers and processors worked with detectives to crack a recent case of cargo theft, which officials say is a remarkable success story of how stopping crime sometimes takes a community.
Researchers at the University of California-Davis are developing varieties of wheat with more dietary fiber in an effort to reduce health concerns such as colon cancer and heart disease.
Plans to remove four hydroelectric dams along the lower Klamath River in Southern Oregon and Northern California are back on track, with possible demolition happening by 2023.
American Pistachio Growers, a nonprofit trade group based in Fresno, Calif., is launching a bold new marketing campaign inviting celebrity chefs to appear via Zoom and promote the different wa…
SAN DIEGO (AP) — California voters rejected a proposal to partially dismantle the state’s 42-year-old cap on property taxes, a move that would have have raised taxes for many businesses in a p…
SEATTLE (AP) — A major storm carrying high winds, drenching rain and heavy snow is headed for the Pacific Northwest, according to weather experts.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — As the threat of wildfires has grown to a staggering level in California, so has its network of high-tech cameras watching the backcountry to spot the first outbreak of flames…
Alysha Stehly is one of the Stehlys of San Diego County, a large family of growers with deep roots in farming and diversified interests. She is the winemaker for her family’s vineyards.
Experts say the aftermath of wildfires is often overlooked. Loss of forage and rangeland is extensive, and many farmers are struggling to feed livestock.
Results Wednesday morning are still unclear on California's Proposition 15, a statewide ballot measure that would create up to a $12.5 billion-per-year property tax increase.
Fuel conditions, annual windy season, among challenges.
UNION COUNTY — Union County voters can decide whether they want their county commissioners to hold public meetings to discuss shifting the Idaho border to encompass most of Oregon and form the…
Washington State Department of Agriculture entomologists have located an Asian giant hornet nest on a property in Blaine — the first ever such nest found in the U.S.
The lawsuit is focused on pork and veal rules in California that affect out-of-state meat producers, but business groups fear it could set a broader legal precedent affecting agriculture and o…
A La Nina is expected to make winter in the Pacific Northwest wet and cold, relieving drought conditions in Oregon and Washington, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday.
University of California Cooperative Extension researchers have opened a new, free online platform, called Match.graze, to connect landowners with livestock graziers.
Loss of flowering plants and indiscriminate use of pesticides could seriously shrink mason bee and other wild bee populations, according to University of California-Davis researchers.
HAMILTON CITY, Calif. — Raquel Krach and Greg Massa have an organic farm near Chico, but most of the questions they get from visitors involve their rice straw bale home.
Forecast: California's risk of large wildfires to stretch toward year's end.
Family members recount their harrowing escape from California's Claremont Fire.
Papé Machinery Agriculture and Turf, a major farm equipment dealer, announced Friday it has purchased Washington Tractor, another dealer.
Members of Oregon's congressional delegation are touting a bill that would provide much-needed financial aid for farmers and ranchers affected by drought in the Klamath Basin.
Fires have damaged university research facilities and COVID-19 has slowed ag studies, but research continues.
The Oregon Blueberry Commission has joined in an effort to slow a dramatic increase in U.S. blueberry imports from southern countries.
REDMOND — About 200 Canadian firefighters gathered at the Deschutes County fairgrounds Saturday for an orientation and basic fire safety training before being deployed to help fight the wildfi…
From the tragedy has emerged a special sort of person — a Hero. This is a person or organization that went the extra mile to help a neighbor, friend — or total stranger. We want to honor these…
One winery was destroyed by the massive wildfires that are scorching the West Coast and covering the region in a thick blanket of smoke. Winegrowers and vintners are concerned about impacts th…
Smoke from five massive wildfires caused the worst air in the nation — likely in the world — to blanket Central Oregon.
The pivot grower Jimmy Ukegawa made as the coronavirus pandemic began and shelter-in-place restrictions were imposed in California has paid off in ways he never expected.
The virtual hearing is set for Sept 30 and Oct. 1.
Coast unlikely to get traditional relief-bringing wet flurry. Fire season could extend in interior areas thanks to persistently dry conditions.
Beekeepers across the region say the LNU Lightning Complex that struck in late August caused severe losses. The fires incinerated thousands of hives, destroyed bee habitats and forage and may …
Northwest cherry growers had a great season of high-quality fruit, strong demand and strong prices. A little over 20 million, 20-pound boxes of cherries were picked, packed and sold.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has finalized its decision to list the Humboldt marten as a threatened species, though it will exempt certain land management and firefighting activities fro…
When Ellise Sutherland was 19 months old, she loved helping her “Ampa” with the ranch chores. Now 10, she still likes to pitch in at the ranch of grandparents Tim and Kathy Cook near Petrolia,…
Fires are threatening livestock, burning homes and barns, damaging crops and scorching rangeland.
Odds increasingly favor a La Nina weather pattern taking hold by fall, upping the chances for a cold and wet Northwest winter, the National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center says.
The farm also grows organic peaches, nectarines, plums, pomegranates, figs, grapes squash, eggplants and Armenian cucumbers, according to its website.
The cow charged as the hikers tried to pass, causing them to fall and sustain minor injuries.
The USDA on Tuesday extended COVID-19 relief to nurseries, sheep ranchers and producers of dozens of other farm goods, while turning down aid to dozens of other commodities.
A Superior Court judge in California has shut down an effort to halt California’s quota program, which assesses all Grade A milk producers to pay a premium to quota holders.
A circuit court judge in Oregon has sided with Klamath Basin farmers in a water rights case that could have broad implications for local agriculture and the environment.
An environmental group should have won an injunction against a 4,700-acre roadside salvage logging project in California’s Mendocino National Forest, a federal appeals court has ruled.
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is taking a fresh look at how it manages water supplies for agriculture and native fish in the Klamath Basin.
Baseball is back. But during COVID-19, it looks different. And the pandemic has revealed how interwoven baseball is with agriculture.
Program aims to keep salvage vehicles on rangelands and available for immediate use.
The judge said the petition challenging California’s quota program is legally defective and should not move forward.
The pandemic is transforming the nation's hunger relief system – for better and for worse.
After a five-year search with multimillion-dollar grants, scientists at the University of California-Riverside announced last week they have discovered a naturally-occurring treatment for a fa…
Interior Secretary David Bernhardt spent the day in Klamath Falls Thursday to see for himself what could be done to help find a long- term solution to water disputes in the Klamath Basin.
A Napa Valley winery is accused of misleading consumers about the origins of its Oregon-labeled wines in a proposed class action lawsuit filed June 18.