CHILOQUIN, Ore. — A Klamath County equine refuge has taken in 18 additional horses from a Klamath Falls horse sanctuary set to dissolve.
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Even a little bit of potato virus Y can cost growers a lot of money, a potato expert says.
Demand solid after holiday season. Shipments lag totals from previous year's strong crop.
Relationships, physical well-being and self affirmation are important components in reducing stress.
Oregon Sen. Bill Hansell, R-Athena, recently introduced Senate Bill 1562, which calls for the state Department of Agriculture to form a new task force to address elevated levels of groundwater…
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 …
Industry leaders look at some of the challenges and opportunities facing potato growers and processors.
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.
A gray wolf was spotted on camera earlier this month roughly 10 miles northwest of Medford in Southern Oregon.
SAMS VALLEY, Ore. (AP) — A Jacksonville man has captured the first image of a confirmed gray wolf northwest of Medford.
A total of 108 students from five local high schools attended Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom's second annual STEM career fair on Jan. 17 at the Northwest Ag Show in Salem.
Grass Valley, Ore., farmer Darren Padget will assume duties as chairman of U.S. Wheat Associates in the summer.
The site west of Caldwell to handle more volume for dairy industry. Shipment of hops, onions are anticipated.
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.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Heavy snowfall in southwest Oregon has knocked out power to thousands of customers and Pacific Power says it could be several days until service is fully restored.
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. …
Juliana Ranches returns to Burns to focus on cattle nutrition, work with producers
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.
The most important asset farmers own is not the land, said Peter Mohr, a natural resources attorney. "It's the water right."
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.
Eight state and national health and environment groups are asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take emergency action because they say Oregon regulators have failed to curb nitra…
No matter what the weather was outside, it was always sunny and 70 at the Northwest Agricultural Show.
Ontario event aims to cover still-new crop's early lessons, expand knowledge base.
Jonathan Sandau, public policy specialist for the Oregon Farm Bureau, provided a legislative update Wednesday morning at the 50th annual Northwest Ag Show, including efforts to exempt agricult…
Maria Schmidlkofer, an Oregon attorney with 13 years of experience with farm succession plans, gave a seminar Wednesday at the 50th annual Northwest Farm Show in Salem.
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.
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.
A federal judge has approved the $49 million sale of the bankrupt NORPAC cooperative’s three Oregon food processing facilities, though a union’s objection to the deal must still be resolved.
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.
Oregon farm regulators have won approval from a key legislative committee to hire two specialists focused on hemp inspections and enforcement.
SALEM — Craig Gillison stood suspended 20 feet above the showroom floor in an Orbit Lift pruning tower Tuesday morning as he maneuvered the vehicle into place ahead of the opening of the 2020 …
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 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld an earlier ruling that determined the U.S. Forest Service complied with environmental laws in authorizing a forest thinning project along the L…
Federal wildlife officials are investigating the illegal poaching of an endangered gray wolf that crossed from Oregon into northern California in late 2018.
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…
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service released a draft watershed plan and environmental assessment for the East Fork Irrigation District modernization project on Jan. 8. A public mee…
The conference will focus on personal resiliency for a healthy person and healthy farm.
A 933-acre logging project on U.S. Bureau of Land Management property in Southern Oregon is accused of violating federal law by environmentalists who seek to overturn its authorization.
A new study finds that the costs to farmers and the region’s economy if the four dams on the lower Snake River were removed would average roughly $76 million a year.
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…
The Oregon Department of Agriculture issued a "letter of satisfaction" for the cleanup at Lost Valley Farm on Dec. 30. The defunct dairy near Boardman was previously approved for up to 30,000 cows.
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.
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.
December snow in the Cascades hasn't been enough to make up for a dry fall in Oregon and Washington, the U.S. Drought Monitor reported.
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…
Burning issue: Growth in wildland-urban interface challenges fire managers, local planners