A slight increase in U.S. hop stocks is indicative, a leading producer says, of a relatively good balance between supply and demand.
A federal judge has overturned a 100-acre Oregon logging project because the U.S. Bureau of Land Management didn’t establish buffers around recreational trails or sufficiently evaluate fire risks.
THE DALLES, Ore. — Oregon transportation officials have authorized the first round of funding for two truck-to-rail intermodal facilities intended to boost the efficient shipping of farm products.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials have approved turning loose a non-native insect to feed on an invasive thistle that sprouts in everything from rangelands to vineyards to wilderness areas…
SALEM — A newly revived committee in the Oregon House is taking a deep dive into water issues, potentially creating opportunities and worries for the state’s irrigators.
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.
Momentum for Oregon's wine industry continued to build in 2018, with across-the-board growth in production, value and sales, according to a new industry report.
Recent trade disruptions have not only reduced exports of Oregon agricultural products but could stymie future growth opportunities, according to state officials and industry leaders.
Gov. Kate Brown selected Marty Myers, of Threemile Canyon Farms, to serve a second four-year term on the board, which makes policy recommendations for the Oregon Department of Agriculture.
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.
U.S. cranberry growers expect to reap another large crop and as an unwelcome result start rebuilding a price-depressing surplus the industry spent the past two years reducing.
Oregon FFA has hired Leila Graves as the association's first career development coordinator, working with both agriculture teachers and industry professionals to ensure career development even…
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) allocated more than $17.4 million for the National Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP) nationwide. Oregon was awarded $284,000 u…
The Wilco farmers’ cooperative has replaced its CEO, Tim Ramsey, less than two years after he was hired for the top job.
Weather-delayed planting leads to a late harvest.
The Bureau of Land Management Prineville district office is using aerial spraying to treat noxious weeds and invasive non-native weeds on BLM land affected by wildfires last year.
Barges loaded with wheat and other commodities must wait until a fix has been made.
PORTLAND — Concerns that an agricultural lender was pushing ahead of farmers to be repaid for loans to the bankrupt NORPAC cooperative were resolved during a Sept. 10 court hearing.
SALEM, Ore. — When the Eggert family-owned Keystone Pacific sold Pacific Foods and bought the Willamette Valley Cheese Co. last year, it vowed to take the award-winning cheese maker organic.
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is joining a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency challenging the use of chlorpyrifos, a widely used pesticide, on food crops.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A critical navigation lock at the mighty Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River has shut down because of cracked concrete, meaning huge barges that transport millions of to…
Comments on draft advocated more land protection, pondered grazing impact
Moran, a Portland attorney and president of the Oregon Industrial Hemp Farmers Association, has been at the forefront of creating new laws and regulations around hemp, bringing order to what i…
An farmland conservation group is appealing an Oregon land use ruling that determined commercial events at an on-farm brewery are an allowable “subordinate” activity to agriculture.
CORVALLIS, Ore. — Nutrien Ag Solutions will have a grand opening event Sept. 7 for a new dry fertilizer facility south of Corvallis.
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.
EUGENE, Ore. — Environmentalists want a 100-acre Oregon logging project overhauled to better accommodate recreational users, arguing that existing federal plans will degrade scenic qualities a…
A federal judge has ruled that an Oregon vineyard has plausibly alleged harm from a neighboring marijuana operation and may proceed with a racketeering lawsuit against it.
The Curry County Planning Commission has rejected a local rancher's proposal to remove 10,000 cubic yards of gravel from the lower Pistol River in southwest Oregon to stop flooding and erosion…
SALEM — Jolly old St. Nicholas doesn’t care much for the governor.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than 1,100 sea lions could be killed annually along a stretch of the Columbia River to boost faltering populations of salmon and steelhead.
Clive Kaiser, horticulture professor and Umatilla County extension agent for OSU in Milton-Freewater, will take over as interim director at HAREC beginning Sept. 3.
A plan to make rural housing development easier in Oregon’s Douglas County must be reconsidered because state land use adjudicators have determined it inadequately preserves farm and forest lands.
Nicole Harder of Kahlotus, Wash., is one of four national finalists for the FFA American Star Award in agricultural placement.
A leading produce association believes the new U.S.-Japan trade deal will help fruits, vegetables and nuts but details are not yet known.
A heightened emphasis on seed-free flowers in Oregon’s hemp industry, combined with booming crop acreage, is causing legal conflicts among growers over cross-pollination.
ROSEBURG, Ore. — Different management styles for the forest, pre- and post-catastrophic wildfires, were the key talking points during the Aug. 22 “Return to the Burn” tour of the Bland Mountai…
SALEM, Ore. — Twenty Oregon farms and ranches were honored for their longevity last weekend at the Oregon State Fair.
Portland-based Intel launched a pilot project last year with Curry & Co., a blueberry processor in Brooks, Ore., to demonstrate the value of blockchain technology for agricultural shipping.
Agribusiness entrepreneur Frank Tiegs is expanding his Northwest food processing empire with the planned purchase of most of the assets of the NORPAC farmers’ cooperative for about $155.5 million.
High domestic demand also a factor
Several Klamath Basin irrigators want the Oregon Court of Appeals to curtail water regulators’ authority to shut down groundwater pumping from aquifers that aren’t immediately next to surface waters.
The 2019 Oregon State Fair returns to Salem Aug. 23 through Sept. 2, bringing hundreds of volunteers, thousands of animals and millions of dollars in statewide economic impact.
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., addressed the state of the hemp industry as part of a panel discussion Aug. 19 at the Western U.S. Hemp Growers Conference & Expo in Portland, along with Court…
A 22-year-old Oregon man was sentenced Aug. 19 to 100 hours of community service and ordered to pay restitution of $2,500 in the 2016 poaching of an endangered gray wolf.
Researchers from three states aim to add tools for ranchers, land managers
McMINNVILLE, Ore. — McMinnville, 1971. When a handful of pioneering farmers bought land on the outskirts of this modest rural town and decided to plant wine grapes, people called them crazy. W…
The promotional arm of the Northwest fresh pear industry plans to spend $2 million in USDA tariff relief in the next two years for promotions in Mexico, Canada, India and the UAE.
Commercial egg farms in Oregon and Washington are primed to invest millions of dollars retrofitting chicken coops after each state passed laws requiring cage-free hens by 2024.
NEWPORT, Ore. — People in blazers and strapped-on booties waded through the dark intake tunnel of a dam, flashlights in hand, stirring rust-colored silt into the water. Spiders and large black…
It’s been a good season in the tricky business of growing Pacific Northwest sweet cherries. Chinese tariffs took less of a bite than expected. Weather, harvest timing, fruit quality, demand an…
Imports of canned pears from China are damaging the Northwest canned pear industry and heightening competition between processors.
Federal regulators appear to be taking longer to complete on-farm inspections in Oregon under the Food Safety Modernization Act than state inspectors elsewhere in the U.S.
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…
ROSEBURG, Ore. — Computer-controlled gardening and farming were on display at the recent Douglas County Fair.