A proposal to raise much-needed research money for Oregon’s fast-growing hemp industry failed to pass muster during the legislative session that just ended, but supporters say it will likely return next year.
Two truck-to-rail intermodal projects aimed at improving agricultural shipping have won conditional approval for $51 million in grant funding from Oregon transportation officials.
A proposal to streamline ditch-cleaning regulations got in just under the wire to win approval from Oregon lawmakers, though farmers will likely wait another year to use the program.
Agricultural companies from Washington and Oregon participated in a “Made in America” event at the White House.
MORO, Ore. — In Sherman County, Ore., every family gets a gift at Christmas time.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge will allow eastern Oregon ranchers who were convicted of intentionally setting fires on public land to graze cattle on parts of a federal allotment this s…
Potato late blight has been found in one field north of Pasco, Wash., industry researchers say.
Replaces GSA disposition process that prioritized agencies
U.S. District Judge Michael Simon has ruled environmental groups are likely to prevail in their claim that former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke improperly renewed a grazing permit lost by Dwig…
A planned 937,000-acre exclusion zone for canola in Oregon’s Willamette Valley has been scrapped with the passage of a bill limiting the crop to 500 acres in the region.
Researchers at Oregon State University have determined a combination of factors — apart from pesticides — may be to blame in part of bumblebee deaths beneath linden trees.
CORVALLIS, Ore. — When Oregon State University cut the budget for the Sheep Center in 2012, many in the industry thought it would cease to exist.
The Grouse Flats wolfpack in southeast Washington killed a calf in a 160-acre fenced pasture, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife said today.
Agronomist to combine research, extension duties
A cattle rancher on the southern Oregon coast is asking to remove 10,000 cubic yards of gravel from the lower Pistol River to stop flooding and erosion of surrounding farmland.
Wheat harvest time has arrived, and farmers across much of the Pacific Northwest are beginning to get their equipment into the fields.
CANYONVILLE, Ore. — Paul Wolf is taking a proactive approach to the increasing presence of wolves in southwestern Oregon.
A federal judge has rejected a request by environmentalists to block grazing on 82,000 acres of Oregon’s Fremont-Winema National Forest, though cattle numbers will be sharply reduced.
MOUNT HOOD, Ore. (AP) — Officials say six wolf pups have been born this year to Oregon's White River wolf pack in the Mount Hood area.
A short spell of unseasonable rain in early July isn’t expected to diminish yields for Oregon seed farmers during this summer’s harvest — unless it persists.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two representatives of Oregon’s #TimberUnity movement were at the White House Monday, where they had been invited to hear President Donald Trump deliver remarks on “America’…
SILVERTON, Ore. — Morning sunlight spilled over bushes of ripe berries at Zurbrugg Blueberries in Silverton Tuesday as volunteers from a nonprofit harvested a sweet antidote to the hunger suff…
Easterday Farms, based in Pasco, Wash., has purchased the former Lost Valley Farm dairy and intends to reopen the facility with 28,300 total cattle.
State, county Land In Farms numbers show sizable drop long-term
Short-line OERR infrastructure underutilized
SALEM — A program designed to incubate new leaders in Oregon agriculture and natural resources management is seeking applications for its third class, scheduled to begin in November.
SALEM — The Oregon FFA, an agricultural education and leadership organization, will receive funding from the state this biennium for the first time in eight years.
SALEM — Two representatives of the #TimberUnity movement have been invited to the White House July 8 to hear President Trump deliver remarks on America’s environmental leadership.
The 2019 Oregon Legislature ended with pros and cons for agriculture, and culminated in a series of rallies outside the Capitol opposing a controversial climate change bill.
Insect pest started slowly on weather-delayed planting
State Dept. of Agriculture director to speak
U.S. hops are forecast to reach a new record high of 57,339 acres this season as slowed growth of craft breweries continues and larger brewers want greater certainty of hop supply.
Less than 24 hours after the 2019 Legislature closed, Gov. Kate Brown renewed the fight for a cap and trade program, saying Monday she might act with her executive authority to drive ahead wit…
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Minimum wage workers in Oregon have received a 50-cent raise as part of a phased-in series of annual increases.
Oregon's Farm-to-School and School Garden Network is poised to expand after state lawmakers approved a bill tripling the program's budget.
SALEM — The debate on climate change appears to have deepened the gap between the liberal politics of Portland and Eugene and the conservative politics of rural areas with natural resource and…
SALEM — The Oregon Legislature sprinted to finish its work Sunday, passing bills that require cleaner diesel engines in the Portland area, allow illegal immigrants to get driver's licenses and…
Fungus found in SE Oregon-SW Idaho border area
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon will become the 8th state in the nation to offer paid family and medical leave.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon will work to clean up diesel emissions from heavy-duty trucks in its most urban areas.
SALEM — Twenty-seven senators gathered at 9 a.m. Saturday to lay to rest House Bill 2020, the 2019 Legislature’s controversial attempt to address climate change.
PORTLAND — A federal judge on Friday extended a temporary restraining order against two Eastern Oregon ranchers, preventing them from grazing cattle on a pair of public allotments.
A federal judge has extended a temporary restraining order against two Eastern Oregon ranchers preventing them from grazing cows on a pair of public allotments.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republicans in the Oregon Senate said Friday that they will end a more than weeklong walkout over emissions-lowering climate legislation that ground the Legislature to a hal…
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — A Southern Oregon animal advocacy group has launched an online fundraising drive to help safely separate wolves and livestock.
HB 2020, the controversial cap-and-trade bill, is 'dead,' the Senate Republican leader says.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little told a salmon and steelhead recovery group Friday it should focus on achievable goals that can bolster the state's struggling fish populations.
SALEM — Oregonians brought more than 2,000 trucks, tractors and other vehicles to the state Capitol this morning to protest climate bills and other legislation they say will threaten their li…
The Oregon Raspberry and Blackberry Commission hosted the five-day trade mission June 24-28 with Japanese companies after receiving a Specialty Crop Block Grant of $81,290 from the Oregon Depa…
The USDA's Columbia Plateau Conservation Research Center in Pendleton, Ore. plans to hire three new positions after receiving an additional $2 million in funding through Congress.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife advocates are seeking a court order that would force U.S. officials to consider if grizzly bears should be restored to more Western states following the animals…
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Capitol was at a standstill Wednesday with only four days left in the legislative session, and it remains unclear when — or if— the Senate's 11 Republicans will r…
The Oregon Department of Agriculture is continuing its investigation into the apparent mislabeling of more than 7 million pounds of grass seed as the valuable tall fescue variety Kentucky 31, …
Dawn Alexander, a fifth grade teacher at Tom McCall Elementary School in Redmond, Ore., was one of eight teachers across the country to receive a 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award from Nationa…
A proposal to turn cow manure into natural gas at Oregon's largest dairy is moving forward after state regulators approved a key permit for the project.