A lawsuit between family members has put the future of Alpenrose, a longtime Portland dairy company, in jeopardy.
Oregon farm regulators are going back to the drawing board with rules for canola in the Willamette Valley after an earlier concept proved unworkable.
Environmentalists and logging companies have both failed in their legal attacks against the federal government’s plans for managing 2.5 million acres of Western Oregon forestland.
A bill prohibiting coyote-killing cyanide devices in Oregon was passed 25-3 by the Senate on March 18, about two years after lawmakers stopped them from being deployed with state funds.
An injunction against grazing on 68,000 acres in Oregon’s Fremont-Winema National Forest has been dissolved after federal officials determined cattle won’t impair a threatened frog’s viability.
ALBANY, Ore. — Students and staff found out last week that Linn-Benton Community College has plans to eliminate its Horticulture and Crop Production Department and major as part of a broader p…
Three bills propose to help beginning Oregon farmers overcome cash shortages by creating a new loan program, fixing an existing one and assisting with education costs.
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — The way dams and storage reservoirs on the Columbia River and its tributaries are managed could change dramatically in a short five years if negotiators from the United …
After 15 years of planning, studies and negotiating with Eastern Oregon communities, the U.S. Forest Service is scrapping three revised land management plans for the Umatilla, Wallowa-Whitman …
More outdoor festivals in Oregon could be subject to restrictions aimed at reducing farm impacts under a bill being considered by lawmakers.
A proposal aimed at monitoring and preventing “rollbacks” of environmental protections under the Trump administration passed the Oregon House 39-20 on March 14.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown endorsed a growing movement to make daylight saving time permanent.
Grass seed acreage is up 3% in Oregon, according to a recent USDA survey.
The Resource Education and Agricultural Leadership Program, or REAL Oregon, held a ceremony for Class 2 on March 13 in Salem, though members still have one more session to make up that was pre…
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Gray wolves in the U.S. would be stripped of federal protection and subject to hunting and trapping in more states under a proposal released Thursday that declares the p…
A controversy over an obscure Portland-area election has led to a proposal to change the necessary qualifications for some Oregon soil and water conservation district directors.
A proposed ban on clear-cutting, pesticide-spraying, road-building and fertilizing in Oregon’s forested watersheds is raising fears of severe disruptions to timber production.
Group wants IR-4 program funding, independence, continued
Four farmers from Oregon, Washington and Idaho placed in the top three in their respective categories in the National Corn Growers Association's National Corn Yield Contest for 2018.
Agritourism activities currently allowed on Oregon wineries and cideries would be extended to on-farm breweries under a bill approved unanimously by the Senate on March 12.
The Oregon Senate voted unanimously to repeal the crime of unlawfully hauling hay on March 7, largely because the misdemeanor is no longer feasible to commit.
SALEM — The legal question of whether a solar facility qualifies as a “rural industrial development” may decide the fate of an 80-acre project in Oregon’s Jackson County.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's snowpack — the amount of snow held by the mountains — was below normal in early February but a round of winter storms now has it above normal for much of the state…
A tentative agreement appears to be congealing over canola regulations in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, potentially resolving years of acrimony without the further intervention of lawmakers.
Snowpack in some basins totals 200 percent of normal
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service issued its monthly Oregon Water Supply Report for March, showing a dramatic turnaround in snowpack compared to the beginning of February.
Farmers opposed to a “rail to trail” project in Oregon’s Yamhill County cited trash, theft and trespass as potential hazards that warrant halting the proposal.
Wildlife officials say a lone wolf “probably” killed nearly two dozen sheep between Feb. 23 and March 4 at the Oregon Coast, and according to local ranchers, it might not be the first time.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's dam safety regulations could be getting an overhaul, for the first time in nearly a century.
Increasing demand for renewable energy in Oregon has spurred a proposal to exempt most such projects from compulsory review by a statewide siting panel.
MEDFORD, Ore. — Just as federal prisons and military bases can’t be designated as national monuments, Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument can’t spread onto land dedicated to logging, o…
Cyanide devices aimed at killing coyotes would be banned in Oregon under a bill that supporters claim is necessary to protect children, pets and non-target species.
ROSEBURG, Ore. — One farmer described the snap, crackle and pop he could hear from his house as being similar to a Fourth of July fireworks show.
ENTERPRISE, Ore. — The Wallowa County Planning Commission denied an application requesting a conditional use permit for a non-motorized trail between Joseph and Enterprise at its Feb. 26 meeting.
Small-scale processing on Oregon farmland would be subject to fewer county restrictions under legislation favored by both agriculture and property rights advocates.
PORTLAND — An excavator sits atop a large pile of crumbled drywall at a North Portland warehouse, where Casey Lane, president of Urban Gypsum, explains how the rubbish is actually a valuable c…
Negative impacts from non-farm developments can’t be offset by making payments to surrounding farmers, according to the Oregon Supreme Court.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — After a slow start, wintry weather has walloped Oregon, with the snowpack surpassing the norm by as much as 160 percent in some parts of the state and Gov. Kate Brown declar…
NORTH BEND, Ore. (AP) — The Coast Guard rescued a 73-old man stranded on a forest hill south of Eugene near Drain after a snowstorm blocked access to roads.
Ten counties in Eastern Oregon could authorize up to 50 acres of industrial development outside urban growth boundaries under a bill approved 26-2 by the Senate on Feb. 21.
Economic troubles in the cranberry industry have spurred a proposal to reduce the difficulty of building dwellings on Oregon farmland dedicated to the crop.
Oregon transportation officials are being urged to proceed cautiously with funding for intermodal facilities in the Willamette and Treasure valleys due to economic obstacles facing both projects.
Oregon farm regulators are exploring their authority over canola to see if they can impose restrictions aimed at avoiding cross-pollination with related crops.
Ellen Polishuk, a farm consultant based in Washington, D.C., led a presentation titled "Learning from Failure" Feb.23 at the Oregon Small Farms Conference, hosted by Oregon State University.
More than 900 people attended the annual Oregon Small Farms Conference at Oregon State University in Corvallis on Feb. 23, featuring a full day of educational seminars and a trade show.
Fourteen congressional staffers were in Oregon last week to get a better understanding of how decisions made in Washington, D.C., affect farmers.
BEND, Ore. (AP) — Charles Cook and Suezan Hill-Cook didn't think much of a medical marijuana growing operation when it set up shop next to their quiet home northeast of Redmond in 2015. Over t…
The Agri-Eco Tourism Conference, hosted by Oregon State University Extension Service, will be held March 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem.
U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., and Santiam Water Control District manager Brent Stevenson were keynote speakers at the 6th annual SEDCOR Ag Breakfast in Mt. Angel, Ore., where they discussed…
The first of three new Oregon Solidarity wines, a rosé made with Rogue Valley grapes stranded just before last fall's harvest, is nearly ready to hit store shelves.
With hemp production zooming toward the top of the list of commodities grown in Oregon, lawmakers are again considering setting up a commission to raise money for research and promotions.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The troubled Lost Valley Farm in northern Oregon has sold to its only bidder, and its herd has been auctioned off.
Negotiations over canola restrictions in Oregon’s Willamette Valley have spilled into the legislative arena with the introduction of a bill limiting annual plantings to 500 acres.
The Cultivating Change Foundation held its third annual reception in Portland to support LGBT inclusion in agriculture.
RIMINI, Mont. (AP) — Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surr…