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 leader and mentor for many young farmers and ranchers interested in livestock production
The Capital Press is working on a story about rural restaurant closures across California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho during the pandemic.
STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — Researchers at Lake Tahoe are using tiny bubbles to combat the spread of invasive weeds that rob the alpine lake of its clarity.
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.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A California man was arrested for allegedly stealing hundreds of heaters used to prevent citrus trees from freezing.
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — The coyote that bit a 3-year-old girl this week is the same animal that bit three other people last year in the San Francisco Bay Area and officials are searching for the…
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The earthquake early warning system known as ShakeAlert will be capable of delivering alerts directly to wireless devices in Oregon on March 11 and to Washington state in Ma…
Farm groups are pushing back against California Gov. Gavin Newsom's recent proposal to increase pesticide fees.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A pair of weekend storms are expected to follow across much of northern Nevada and the Sierra on the heels of one that dropped more than a foot of snow overnight at Lake Taho…
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The annual Klamath Bull Sale generally draws thousands of attendees, but not this year, and for organizers, that’s OK.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The powerful storm that drenched much of California last week eased drought conditions in some parts of the state, the U.S. Drought Monitor said Thursday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A male wolf collared by Oregon wildlife officials last year has been spotted in Northern California with another wolf, likely a female with whom he is likely to start a ne…
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Kroger Co. will close two Southern California supermarkets in response to a local ordinance requiring extra pay for certain grocery employees working during the pandemic.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An atmospheric river storm pumped drenching rains into the heart of California on Thursday as blizzard conditions buried the Sierra Nevada in snow.
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.
The Washington State Department of Agriculture has issued a rare statewide stop order for an organic soil amendment. "It is rare to find a material approved for organic use that contains ingr…
California and four other states are suing to block a Trump administration rule that will limit pesticide application exclusion zones.
Along with $900 billion in COVID-19 relief aid, the bill also includes a multi-billion-dollar spending package for Western U.S. water projects.
The intensive hunt for Asian giant hornets has inadvertently confirmed that a natural enemy of the destructive fruit fly spotted wing drosophila has come to northwest Washington.
ENTERPRISE, Ore. — The “Christmas Star” will appear for the first time in nearly 800 years and — hopefully — will be visible over Oregon on Dec. 21.
Proposal would allow promotion of events at stores, restaurants. Seen as adapting modern practices to longstanding "tied-house" restrictions.
Foodservice industry leaders and farm groups say farmers who supplied restaurants pre-pandemic should not expect a turnaround anytime soon.
USDA in a mid-December virtual meeting will seek input about water quantity in the West in the context of programs its Natural Resources Conservation Service offers.
More and more people understand organic farming and seek out flowers and other crops grown with organic practices.
California farmers have seen the good, the bad and the ugly of conservation programs.
The Sacramento County Superior Court ruled last month that the state lacks the authority to list four types of bumble bees as endangered species.
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 fin…
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…
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.