Rick Allen worked with the Idaho State Department of Water Resources to develop a model using satellite data.
After an "awful" year due to drought, Washington State University's dryland research station is rebounding.
Untreated areas were incinerated. Areas that had been only thinned or treated with controlled fire survived relatively well. An area that received both thinning and prescribed fire survived best.
USDA has announced a $90.2 million investment in 203 projects nationwide. Across California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho, 21 projects received funding.
California will displace its West Coast neighbors as the state with the highest H-2A wage in the country at $17.51 an hour. The H-2A wage in Washington and Oregon will be $17.41.
King County vegetable farmer Rosella Mosby was elected president of the Washington Farm Bureau at the group's annual meeting in Yakima.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Damages from flooding last week in northwest Washington’s Whatcom County could reach as high as $50 million, officials said, as forecasters warn that multiple “atmosph…
The $5 million grant pool, called the Farm to School Purchasing Grants program, was approved by the state Legislature as part of the 2021 to 2023 state budget.
The grant program was authorized by Congress in 2021 and was designed to help custom-exempt and similar processors achieve federal inspection status or the ability to operate under a state's i…
In previous rulings, the state Supreme Court has recognized tribes had little choice but to accept money for land, but had not before equated settlement of the West with "stealing."
Northwest Washington dairies are facing a feed crisis as grain supplies remain disrupted a week after flooding closed a mill and rail line in Whatcom County, according to the dairy industry’s …
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife killed a wolf in southeast Washington on Friday and will leave it to ranchers to kill a second wolf if they see one on their land.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday waived motor carrier rules to allow truckers to drive longer hours to deliver feed to dairies, which have had grain supplies disrupted by floods this week …
The Washington State Department of Agriculture plans to spread a granular insecticide on about 7,000 properties in Grandview, a Yakima County town, in an effort to kill Japanese beetles.
Washington State University recently released a "road map" for learning more about soil health in different types of agriculture across the state.
Roughly 90% of the soil in the Pacific Northwest does not have an optimum pH level, longtime Washington State University researcher Paul Carter says.
Desperate Canadian farmers were using boats to rescue animals, and officials were starting to use helicopters to drop in fresh water and feed.
Soft white wheat ranged from $10.75 to $11.50 per bushel in Portland. Customers in Japan bought more than 1 million bushels of soft white wheat two weeks in a row, the most they've bought in a…
High school seniors Tate Nonnemacher and Cadence Zellmer are the new Washington Wheat Ambassadors.
Cody Easterday's bankrupt operations will pay the Commodity Futures Trading Commission $30 million, but only after other creditors are paid, according to an order approved Wednesday by a feder…
Wolves in a southeast Washington pack have attacked another calf, leading the state Department of Fish and Wildlife to announce Thursday it will try to kill one or two wolves.
With floodwaters receding in parts of Washington state damage assessments are beginning and Gov. Jay Inslee is promising he’ll aggressively seek federal money.
Federal money, via the recently passed infrastructure package and other legislation, will soon be on its way to fund irrigation modernization projects nationwide.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. — As many parts of western Washington began drying out after a storm that dumped rain for days, waters in some areas continued rising, more people were urged to evacuate and …
A Washington agriculture department entomologist said Tuesday he was hopeful that Asian giants hornets have been contained in Whatcom County and will be eradicated.
Dany Cavadini is the new Washington FFA executive director. A former state sentinel, Cavadini tells the Capital Press the organization is bouncing back in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic: "I…
Vietnam imported more than 500,000 metric tons of U.S. hard red spring, soft white, hard red winter and soft red winter wheat valued at $129 million in the 2020-2021 marketing year.
A research project led by Oregon State University has the potential to reduce food waste by utilizing seafood byproducts as a cheap, high-quality source of protein.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Flooding and landslides prompted the complete closure of the West Coast's main north-south highway overnight Monday near Bellingham, Wash., as the culmination of days of st…
A Franklin County, Wash., farm has appealed a $304,000 fine levied by the Department of Ecology for allegedly irrigating 250 acres of peas and sweet corn last summer without a permit.
Supporters hope to know early next year the result of their efforts to secure federal funding to bring more Columbia River water to the Odessa Subarea.
With the drought, high prices of alfalfa hay and other forages normally used for wintering, producers may be considering lower priced alternatives.
SEATTLE — A King County Superior Court judge has upheld a requirement issued by the Port of Seattle for all Port employees to be vaccinated by Nov. 15 as a condition of employment.
Bert Brocke says West Coast port delays pose an unprecedented challenge for his family’s 71-year-old business.
Pacific Northwest radicchio farmers want to boost domestic markets for the crop and foster the exchange of information with Italian farmers, seed companies and breeders.
Environmental groups asked U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White to restore federal protection to wolves along the West Coast, and in the central Rockies and Great Lakes states.
BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. government attorneys will appear before a federal judge Friday to defend a decision from the waning days of the Trump administration that lifted protections for gray wol…
TACOMA, Wash. — Flood warnings were in place Friday for several rivers in western Washington as well as parts of Oregon as heavy rains continued in the Pacific Northwest.
Montana has the most acreage, with roughly 170,000 acres, according to the USDA Farm Service Agency. Washington has 118,000 acres, Idaho has 80,000 acres and Oregon has 6,000 acres.
Wolf packs saturate the region, but no rancher from there has been on the advisory group since the Cattle Producers of Washington withdrew its representative in 2015.
Mike Crist has spent some 30 years helping people understand innovative, technical products so they can put them to use.
The La Nina expected to shape the West's winter has strengthened in the past month and almost certainly will stay through at least March, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration sa…
Washington ranchers last month raised $24,750 for Beef Counts, which provides beef to families in need.
Twenty-one social media influencers recently got their first upclose look at a potato harvest courtesy of the Washington Potato Commission.
Xianming Chen sees a future when farmers can raise wheat without worrying about stripe rust.
Although Washington governors can veto individual expenditures, they can't cut all strings lawmakers attach to the spending, the majority ruled.
The department issued permits rather than attempt to remove up to two wolves itself. The cattle are on private land and the ranchers are in a better position to watch for wolves, Fish and Wild…
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has struck down a rule issued in the final days of the Trump presidency that would have dramatically reduced critical habitat protections for the northern sp…
PORTLAND — Political appointees in the Trump administration relied on faulty science to justify stripping habitat protections for the imperiled northern spotted owl, U.S. wildlife officials sa…
Increasing the understanding of how salmon and run-of-river dams with fish passages can co-exist will be a top priority for Glen Squires as the new president of the Pacific Northwest Waterways…
The package, HR 3684, includes investments in dams, waterways, flood prevention efforts, drought resilience, groundwater storage and conveyance, aquifer recharge projects and other water works.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has directed state agencies to electrify their vehicle fleets by 2040, announcing the executive order at the United Nations climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's office scolded a state contractor for an opinion piece stating that about 95% of foreign farmworkers were vaccinated this year and none died of COVID.
The treaty focuses on coordinated power operations and flood risk management. It is in the process of being modernized.
Potatoes USA said retail sales in the first quarter of its marketing year dropped 5.7% in volume and 1.1% in sales dollars from a year ago, when COVID-19 boosted retail purchases.