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Demand solid after holiday season. Shipments lag totals from previous year's strong crop.

Adelante Mujeres, a nonprofit based in Forest Grove, Ore. that provides education and support for Latina women and their families, has received a $400,000 USDA grant to expand its sustainable …

Piping its canals will take seven years, but a Central Oregon irrigation district says the money and time needed to upgrade to 21st century technologies will save water and protect habitat.

While recent precipitation is “encouraging” to Klamath County, Ore., commissioners, it doesn't keep them from asking for drought funding.

As the agritourism coordinator for Oregon State University Extension Service in Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties, Audrey Comerford works with farms, county planners and local tourism organizations.


A union representing food processing workers has dropped its objection to the bankrupt NORPAC cooperative’s sale of three Oregon facilities.

Tim Newkirk of Canby, Ore., is considered one of the youngest farmers to win the prestigious title from the Nut Growers Society of Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.

Jaime Evers was chosen the 2020 Oregon Dairy Princess Ambassador at the program’s 61st annual coronation and banquet Saturday at the Salem Convention Center.

Legislation aimed at fixing some of agriculture's deepening labor woes would actually do little to benefit farms in the long term, according to attorney Leon Sequeira, a former assistant secre…

Tim Bernasek, an attorney who focuses on agriculture and natural resources law at the Portland firm Dunn Carney, discussed labor unrest with farmers at the Wafla H-2A Workforce Summit on Jan. …


While Oregon’s hazelnut industry stands to gain from the first phase of the Trump administration’s trade deal with China, the specifics remain shrouded in mystery.

SALEM — Oregon lawmakers will consider restricting a legal tool that allows farmers to prevent irrigation shutdowns, though the proposed bill is less drastic than legislation that failed last year.

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Angelita Sanchez’s message was loud and clear when she spoke about the renewed effort in the Oregon Legislature to pass a cap-and-trade bill. “We’re fed up,” she said.

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The 50th Northwest Agricultural Show opened for business today. Held at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem, the show will be open until 5 p.m. today. Thursday's hours are 9 a.m.- 7 p.m., an…


Snowpacks in Oregon and Washington have rebounded significantly over the last two weeks thanks to recent winter storms that have dumped several feet of fresh mountain snow.

SALEM — The Oregon state legislature’s short session begins Feb. 3, with lawmakers planning to resurrect climate legislation after last session’s controversial “cap-and-trade” proposal failed.

New Oregon dairies would need to pass muster with regulators before starting operations under a bill the state Legislature will  reconsider this session.


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hemp growers and entrepreneurs who were joyous a year ago after U.S. lawmakers reclassified the plant as a legal agricultural crop now are worried their businesses could …


The aim is to reduce the state’s overall emissions from electricity, fossil fuels like natural gas and diesel, and industrial processes like making cement, steel and semi-conductors.

2020 will be a "severe epidemic" year for stripe rust, based on current crop and weather conditions, says USDA Agricultural Research Service plant pathologist Xianming Chen. Farmers planting s…

LEBANON, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has issued a fine of $17,869 against a Willamette Valley ranch for a burn pile that included 40 dead animals, furniture and other…

River advocates say it is important for farmers, ranchers and other industry representatives to attend meetings about the Washington governor’s study on dams on the Lower Snake River.

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SALEM — Though Oregon’s upcoming legislative session will only last five weeks, lawmakers are expected to revive climate legislation in 2020 after the failure of last year’s controversial proposal.

McMINNVILLE, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has levied a fine of $26,574 against Organic Valley, a dairy cooperative, for spilling milk into a creek, polluting water and…

Early season snowfall is lagging again across Oregon heading into the new year, potentially foreshadowing another dry and difficult summer ahead for farmers and ranchers. But as 2019 proved, t…

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Burning issue: Growth in wildland-urban interface challenges fire managers, local planners