WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt says he has no plans for additional changes to national monuments as recommended by his predecessor, but says it's ultimately up to President Donald Trump.
Washington farmers have signed up to plant more than 6,000 acres of hemp this year, joining a national rush just as federal regulators ramp up scrutiny of health claims about the crop's most p…
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Environmental advocates in Oregon have criticized a state plan to kill more than 1,000 ravens to help save the greater sage grouse, officials said.
Two bills easing homebuilding and industrial development outside urban growth boundaries in parts of Eastern Oregon recently won approval in the House.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The gray wolf is on track for a remarkable comeback after being almost exterminated in the contiguous United States, but a Trump administration proposal to take the iconic s…
Robert Dent, a seed producer and seed company owner in Tasmania, Australia, said the International Herbage Seed Group Conference, held in Oregon, May 14-16, was an opportunity to pick up the l…
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is urging the federal government not to lift Endangered Species Act protections for wolves, contradicting an earlier position taken by state wildlife regulators.
Critics and proponents agree that recently passed legislation intended to shield Oregon from federal “rollbacks” of environmental regulations is meant to send a message.
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.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The director of Oregon's wildlife department has told the federal government the state agency supports the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's proposal to take the gray wolf of…
Nearly 937,000 acres in Oregon’s Willamette Valley would be off-limits to canola production to prevent cross-pollination with related crops under newly proposed regulations.
Three environmental groups are suing to block the renewal of a federal grazing permit for Dwight and Steven Hammond, the Eastern Oregon ranchers whose imprisonment inspired the 2016 occupation…
The former Hermiston Foods plant has a buyer.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife supports removing endangered species protections for gray wolves in the Lower 48 states.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Agriculture issued four dozen fines, citations and warnings to dairies and other confined animal feeding operations last year, many for unauthorized…
Fire destroyed a building housing vehicles, chemicals and equipment at a nursery in Canby, Ore., causing an estimated $450,000 in damage.
Oregon farmers and ranchers can expect mixed irrigation supplies heading into summer, after months of erratic and fast-changing weather.
Critics of a proposed ban on chlorpyrifos insecticides in Oregon argue the bill would not only harm farmers but also set a dangerous legislative precedent.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An herbicide that caused the death of more than 2,000 trees in Central Oregon is facing new regulations despite objections from agrichemical giant Bayer AG.
SALEM — A bill that would constrain certain new dwellings under Oregon’s “forest template” law is encountering resistance from landowners who argue it unfairly infringes on their property rights.
LA PINE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities have told some residents in central Oregon north of La Pine to leave their homes immediately because of a brush fire.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Legislature is considering a bill that would let farmers sue companies, such as Bayer and Syngenta, that hold patents on genetically engineered seeds if crops gro…
Female farmers in the Mid-Willamette Valley are taking part in the "Soil Your Undies" challenge through the Marion Soil & Water Conservation District to demonstrate soil health.
WINSTON, Ore. — Livestock owners who attended the recent Douglas County Livestock Association’s Spring Conference were in total agreement that wolves would have an impact on their operations s…
The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board awarded four grants to the Malheur and Owyhee watershed districts to improve grazing practices and improve local sage grouse habitat.
The Oregon Potato Commission has hired Gary Roth as CEO, replacing Bill Brewer who retired earlier this year.
The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled that dwellings on farmland can only be replaced if they were subject to property taxes within the past five years.
Students and faculty are speaking out to save the horticulture and crop production programs at Linn-Benton Community College, which were suspended in March due to budget cuts.
Farmers and foresters in Oregon’s Willamette Basin would be expected to reduce mercury pollution by 88% under proposed rules drafted by state environmental regulators.
Threemile Canyon Farms, Oregon's largest dairy producer, is planning to turn millions of gallons of cow manure into renewable natural gas, if state regulators approve a permit for the project.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Medford police shot and killed a cougar after he was spotted repeatedly in daylight hours in a developed area of the city.
Crop 90 percent planted as April concluded
A legislative proposal is gaining traction to add olive oil to the list of Oregon farm goods that can be sold directly to consumers without a food processing license.
SALEM, Ore. — Weather smiled on the 32nd annual Oregon Ag Fest last weekend and nearly 20,000 children and adults were there to enjoy it.
Can damage seedlings
The 2017 Census of Agriculture shows Oregon — like the U.S. as a whole — is losing farmland at a steady rate.
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.
SWEET HOME, Ore. — A new class of Oregon high school students recently completed the three-day Forestry Natural Resource Leader Wildfire School in Sweet Home.
The Oregon Orchard-grass Seed Producers Commission would be abolished because of the crop’s diminishing popularity under a bill approved 56-1 by the Oregon House on April 23.
Producers who depend on predator control from USDA Wildlife Services are lobbying the state legislature to keep funding for field agents in the budget for the next biennium.
Farmland houses could be replaced regardless of when they were demolished under legislation approved by the Oregon House that’s intended to resolve an ongoing legal controversy.
Authorities in Lane County say it is not clear whether two Rottweilers responsible for a sheep attack on April 17 are the same dogs that killed 44 sheep in the same area on April 2.
Productivity problems have receded into memory at the Port of Portland’s container terminal as it’s ramped up truck-to-rail operations for Oregon farm exports.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Four conservation groups have asked a judge to block a Trump administration plan allowing drilling, mining and other activities in seven Western states they say will harm s…
SALEM — A bill designed to protect Oregon wine from out-of-state imposters is fermenting discord within the industry.
PORTLAND — The U.S. Forest Service was recently joined by a timber company in defending the necessity of a 11,700-acre Oregon thinning project that environmentalists are seeking to block.
Environmentalists are continuing their legal battle against grazing in Oregon’s Fremont-Winema National Forest with a lawsuit over federal management of a 170,000-acre livestock allotment.
SALEM — Counties could require permits for outdoor mass gatherings to ensure they don’t interfere with agriculture under a bill unanimously passed April 16 by the Oregon House.
The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife has released its draft revision of the state's Wolf Conservation and Management Plan, and the Fish and Wildlife Commission is expected to vote at i…
A Baker County rancher was justified when he shot a juvenile wolf that was chasing his working dog March 12 near Halfway, according to authorities.
A panel of winemakers spoke April 16 at the 2019 Oregon Governor's Conference on Tourism in Eugene.
The Oregon House has approved a bill requiring notification of affected landowners when open range may be converted to a livestock district where farm animals can’t roam freely.
About 30 people attended a lunch and panel discussion about growing hemp on April 12 in Albany, Ore.
Marijuana’s alleged impact on property values cannot legally justify a racketeering lawsuit by Oregon landowners over the controversial crop, according to a federal judge.
MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. — Nathan Jackson’s term as president of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association has involved numerous natural resource issues.