Washington FFA’s new state officers say they hope to connect with members in the upcoming year, even in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak and the many uncertainties it has created.
A new growers cooperative, led by farmer Dave Fenn, was formed in southwest Washington last winter and a few months later the coronavirus hit. Time will tell how much that matters.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A judge in Chelan County on Wednesday declined to move a lawsuit challenging Gov. Jay Inslee's emergency stay-home orders arising from the coronavirus pandemic to Olympia.
Washington Grain Commission board members have reduced their budget for the coming year to reflect less production and continued low prices.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee late Tuesday clarified how farmers can comply with some requirements to keep COVID-19 from spreading among workers.
The value of U.S. farm goods exported from Washington ports declined by 21.3% through the first three months of 2020 compared to the previous year, one of many ways the coronavirus has slowed …
Oregon and Washington regulators are taking steps to address lethally high water temperatures in the Columbia and Snake rivers for migrating salmon and steelhead.
The COVID-19 pandemic has boosted worldwide demand for pulse crops, an industry leader says.
A Washington apple packer wants the industry to return to collective domestic promotions, but industry leaders say some companies are opposed.
Property owners/managers frustrated by lack of WS Washington’s 17 assistance with the full range of MDM techniques may try methods not recommended by WS 18 Washington or use illegal methods (e…
An Asian giant hornet was found May 27 in Whatcom County, Wash., the state Department of Agriculture confirmed Friday, indicating the honey bee-killing wasp can survive Northwest winters, a st…
Gov. Jay Inslee proclaimed Thursday new safety rules for agriculture, superseding regulations issued by the Department of Labor and Industries in mid-April.
A Washington farmer has lost a federal constitutional challenge against county regulations that shut down his marijuana operation, though he can still pursue a state lawsuit.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's stay-at-home order should be lifted because the original crisis that provoked the emergency measure has passed, a lawyer told a Chelan County judge today.
The CEO of a Vancouver, Washington, fruit processor connected to 85 coronavirus cases says his company could have done more to protect employees.
PASCO, Wash. — The waves of flowers in Kevin Heinen’s Appar blue flax field today are not the same that were there yesterday.
SEATTLE (AP) — The first word Seattle political consultant Dayna Lurie had that someone filed for unemployment benefits in her name was when her boss called.
Declines in sales and logistical issues due to the coronavirus pandemic have dropped Washington apple exports by 18% compared to two years ago.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — After two months of closures because of COVID-19 pandemic concerns, many of Washington state’s coastal waters are set to reopen for fishing on Tuesday, officials said.
Washington Fish and Wildlife said Friday it won't shoot wolves in a pack that has attacked three calves in approximately one week in Stevens County.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Two dozen employees at a Vancouver, Wash., food processing company have been sickened with the coronavirus, officials said.
Farm groups and state agencies have mobilized to supply face masks and hand sanitizer to prevent and contain the coronavirus from spreading among farmworkers.
The Washington Cattlemen’s Association is accepting applications for a new executive vice president.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington State Department of Health has confirmed two new cases of a new inflammatory ailment in children that is associated with COVID-19.
The annual combine demolition derby in Lind, Wash., has been canceled due to the COVID-19 quarantine. Organizers hope to bring it back "bigger and better than ever" next year.
March potato exports fell by double-digit percentages from a year ago because of coronavirus impacts, Potatoes USA said.
A labor group has filed a federal complaint against a Central Washington fruit packer, claiming the company has interfered with attempts to organize workers.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reversing course again in a 30-year-old battle over protection of a weasel-like mammal that eats porcupines, the U.S. government is declaring the Pacific fisher endangered in…
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — An Environmental Protection Agency report provides details about how federal government dams in the Snake and Columbia river system raise summer water temperatures, hurt…
West Coast sweet cherry crops appear light this year, with California halfway through harvest and Washington about to start.
A little over a year after Vietnam began accepting fresh blueberries from the U.S., the Philippines has followed suit.
A northeast Washington wolf pack attacked two more calves, Fish and Wildlife confirmed Tuesday, potentially pushing the department to consider lethal control.
The Canadian government claims its patent for a cherry cultivar was infringed upon by three Washington farms that have produced the variety without permission under another name.
Oregon, Washington and 17 other states can sue the Trump administration over revisions to the Endangered Species Act, a federal judge ruled Monday.
Farmers can start applying for $16 billion in agricultural aid on May 26, said Agriculture Secretary Sony Perdue during a Monday night virtual "rural town hall."
A farm labor leader says new COVID-19 state farmworker housing rules allowing bunk beds are better than an earlier draft rule that didn’t, but still will cost money, reduce labor and could res…
In the West and across the U.S., mass distribution of food boxes began Monday and will continue in approximately six-week segments through December.
Wolf management in northeast Washington will be overseen this summer by Fish and Wildlife Eastern Region Director Steve Pozzanghera, a choice the president of a rancher's group said ignores a …
COUGAR, Wash. (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak disrupted what had been big plans to mark the 40th anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington state.
Farmers will still be able check out potato variety trials despite the cancellation of Washington State University's annual research field day.
The Inslee administration will add to rules set a month ago by the Washington Department of Labor and Industries to keep COVID-19 from spreading among farmworkers.
Nearly one in five workers at Tyson Foods' beef plant in Pasco, Wash., tested positive for COVID-19, the company reported Friday.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will set rules for transporting farmworkers, adding to the list of requirements agriculture must follow to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Assistant Attorney General…
The odds slightly favor a La Nina forming next winter, enhancing the chances of a good Northwest snowpack, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association said Thursday.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Workers at seven produce warehouses in central Washington state have walked off the job this week to protest what they call a lack of protections against the coronavirus p…
rtificial meat is casting a bright spotlight on high-protein crops that are already capitalizing on broader consumer interest in their nutritional content, experts say.
Dennis Dean was a farmer but the eruption of Mount St. Helens turned his world upside down.
Washington farms will be able to house workers in bunk beds if the occupants are in a group shelter and segregated from other employees while working and traveling, according to emergency rule…
WOODWAY, Wash. (AP) — An aerial drop of insecticide to stop an invasive moth and to prevent forest foliage damage is scheduled Friday in parts of Washington state, officials said.
Wolf advocates are petitioning the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission to limit shooting wolves on public, to require more from ranchers to protect grazing livestock and to put them under …
Processor Lamb Weston has returned part of the 2019 potato crop to Northwest farmers.
Wolves inflicted fatal injuries on a calf Monday in a private pasture in Stevens County, Wash., in an area occupied by a pack that Fish and Wildlife culled in 2012.
Four West Coast farms in California, Oregon and Washington were selected Wednesday among 15 recipients nationwide for a 2020 grant supporting small, independent farms.
Union Pacific Corp. on May 8 announced plans to immediately close Cold Connect, which moves refrigerated products by rail from truck-to-train loading centers in Wallula, Wash., and Delano, Cal…
Elk hoof disease has been found for the first time in the Yakima herd in Central Washington, expanding the geographic reach of a pathogen that resembles one that makes cattle lame.