The program faces legal challenges and is dividing California’s dairy producers.
HEALDSBURG, Calif. (AP) — More than 97,000 gallons of red wine spilled from a tank at a vineyard in Sonoma County and eventually leaked into the Russian River, an accident officials said could…
The count of the orange-and-black insects recorded about 29,000 butterflies in its annual survey.
A new realization of cost and return is threatening the future of quota.
YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the theft of nearly 100 beehives from an orchard in northern California.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday threatened to force Pacific Gas & Electric to hire more tree trimmers to reduce the chances of its electrical grid igniting fires in Northe…
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor has restarted a project to build a giant, underground tunnel that would pump billions of gallons of water from the San Joaquin Delta to the sout…
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tensions between the U.S. government and Pacific Gas & Electric are boiling over as the two sides battle over whether a taxpayer-funded agency should be allowed to sta…
Federal wildlife officials are investigating the illegal poaching of an endangered gray wolf that crossed from Oregon into northern California in late 2018.
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — First came the flames, a raging firestorm propelled by 50 mph wind gusts that incinerated Kelsey Norton’s house and killed 85 people in her community.
PHILLIPS STATION, Calif. (AP) — December storms gave California a promising snowpack despite a slow start, state water authorities said Thursday after conducting measurements to determine how …
CORONA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California quarantine zone has been expanded in an effort to stop the spread of a disease that threatens the state’s multibillion-dollar citrus industry.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators said Tuesday that they have streamlined the state's permit process to make it faster to approve tree-thinning projects designed to slow massive …
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.
Imports of canned pears from China are damaging the Northwest canned pear industry and heightening competition between processors.
Removing four hydroelectric dams along the lower Klamath River in Southern Oregon and Northern California is expected to cost just under $434 million and could happen by 2022, according to a n…
In the woodlands of Northern California and Southern Oregon, a tree-killing disease called sudden oak death continues to spread. But new containment methods and community efforts are slowing t…
Wildfires in the western U.S. are burning tens of thousands of acres, impacting rural landowners, wildlife and the environment.
CDI promotes Brad Anderson top position.
DAVENPORT, Calif. — Jim Cochran, a farmer who believed farmworkers deserved an elevated status in the agricultural economy, made a milestone decision more than two decades ago.
MORO, Ore. — In Sherman County, Ore., every family gets a gift at Christmas time.
State, county Land In Farms numbers show sizable drop long-term
Less than ideal spring weather contributed to a lighter California almond crop than first expected. The forecast is down from last year and down from a May preliminary forecast.
The Washington Supreme Court may again be asked to intervene in a federal lawsuit against agricultural employers.
Always much smaller than the Pacific Northwest, California’s pear crop is forecast up 6.37% this year over last. Northwest competition can hurt California returns.
The program is geared for smaller producers but does offer some benefit for larger producers.
California wraps up a tough cherry season while the Pacific Northwest, led by Washington, just gets rolling on a crop that so far is excellent.
A drive through Oregon’s Willamette Valley will quickly convince any Midwesterner that agriculture in the Pacific Northwest is far different from the Corn Belt.
A record almond crop is forecast in California for the second year in a row. Most of it will not be affected by China’s latest tariffs.
Andrei Mikhalevsky, president and CEO of California Dairies Inc., has announced his intention to retire at the end of the year.
The Klamath River Renewal Corporation has chosen Kiewit Infrastructure West Co., of Fairfield, Calif., to remove four dams on the Klamath River in Oregon and California.