The USDA's proposed hemp rules would toss aside a testing policy that advocates hoped would finally make Washington a top hemp-producing state.
Landowners in Washington are more OK with the farmers renting their property making conservation efforts than previously thought, American Farmland Trust says.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — This year's Washington apple crop is one of the largest in history.
Idaho shivered through its coldest October on record, while Washington weathered its second-coldest October and the coolest in more than a century, according to the National Oceanic and Atmosp…
Demand for smaller package sizes continues
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality says smoky skies and stagnant air are expected to hang around in Oregon and southwest Washington for another week.
Registration is now open for the Cascadia Grains Conference, which seeks to connect smaller grain farmers with bakers, brewers, millers and health and nutrition advocates.
The Washington Beef Commission’s new marketing plan has two audiences in mind: young adults in Seattle and Tacoma, and the rural ranchers who fund the urban promotions.
OLYMPIA — Washington’s policy on killing depredating wolves withstood a court challenge Nov. 1, as a judge ruled Fish and Wildlife doesn’t have to put it up for formal scientific scrutiny.
Field burning in Oregon's Willamette Valley would help bird's population increase, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plan states.
Pesticides could be sprayed within 100 feet of passersby under a proposed federal rule that responds to complaints by farm groups but would conflict with Washington and Oregon’s current regulations.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The city of Spokane has set a record for the coldest October in its history.
The snowpack that irrigates Northwest crops has been measured extensively, studied deeply and politicized thoroughly.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has extended the public commentary period for residents to weigh in on how the state should manage the gray wolf population.
MOSES LAKE, Wash. — Landowners in Eastern Washington seeking to replace declining wells should start now if they want to bring Columbia River water to their farms, irrigation district represen…
Importers and custom authorities in China are working to try to buy more Washington apples, the Washington Apple Commission says. Reports continue of a possible U.S.-China trade deal.
MOSES LAKE, Wash. — Alan Mikkelsen likes maps.
Japanese tariffs on U.S. apples, cherries and almonds decrease in a new trade agreement but trade will still be hampered by phytosanitary restrictions.
A Washington crop duster is appealing a fine and suspension to the state Supreme Court, arguing there was insufficient evidence to conclude he sprayed 66 farmworkers with a pesticide in 2014.
Washington ranchers need quick relief from livestock-attacking wolves or else wolf recovery won't succeed as producers resort to "traditional self-help," according to the state Department of F…
The Center for Biological Diversity has furthered its campaign against USDA’s Wildlife Services by suing to block the agency from killing mammals in Washington.
OLYMPIA — A Washington Supreme Court judge depicted farmworkers as exploited as he challenged a lawyer Oct. 24 to justify exempting farmers from paying employees time-and-a-half for overtime hours.
OLYMPIA — A Washington Supreme Court hearing Tuesday on a record $18 million fine against the food industry touched on boycotts, death threats and whether companies have the same free-speech p…
AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. — U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers wanted to hear directly from ranchers about their top worries during last weekend’s Cattle Producers of Washington annual meeting.
Apple growers have lost a fair amount of picking time to rain this season and dealt with freezes as they push toward an early to mid-November end of harvest.
LONG BEACH, Wash. (AP) — A southwest Washington oyster growers association has abandoned a drive to use a controversial insecticide that combats burrowing shrimp, a creature that can make tide…
Odds modestly favor above-average temperatures in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Northern California this winter, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center…
A hard freeze and rain-caused rot and disease have bitten this year’s Central Washington wine grape harvest, but there’s still been a lot of good grapes harvested.
Matt Kloes is the new executive director of Washington state’s AgForestry Leadership program.
The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association says a federal plan to relocate grizzly bears into the North Cascade Mountains is a contradictory mistake that fails to adequately address environmental impact…
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington state's wine industry reached a major milestone when it surpassed 1,000 active winery licenses recently.
An aquatic plant that has invaded Northern California and has been found in a southwest Washington county is a candidate to be put on Washington’s banned weed list.
Apples, milk and wheat still lead Washington agricultural production, but overall production was down 2% in 2018 from the previous year.
OLYMPIA — The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission Friday will consider the purchase of 900 acres in Yakima County and 560 acres in Grays Harbor County.
SPOKANE, Wash. — The keynote speakers at the upcoming Farm and Food Expo know how to make the most of their land.
When Isaac Madsen helped plant spring canola variety trials earlier this year, he had no idea he'd later be taking on a leadership role.
An apple industry leader says producers need to listen to retailers who say too many apple varieties, volume and competitors cause consumption to drop.
SPOKANE — Passage of the USMCA trade agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico may be getting closer, says the head of the U.S. wheat industry's overseas marketing arm.
Experts differ on whether Washington’s large and growing 2019 apple crop means a rough marketing season ahead as growers race cold weather to finish the last 30% of harvest.
SPOKANE — The world is watching the U.S. as it negotiates new trade deals for agriculture.
Four subcommittee meetings will precede the next Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting, as members increasingly talk about hot-button topics such as wolves and cougars in undocumente…
Attorneys show a federally-ordered tree fruit wage increase is faulty and argue it was arbitrary and capricious in an attempt to halt it.
PULLMAN, Wash. — Most people take pictures of flowers, but not Michael Neff.
Washington farm labor associations open new farmworker housing facilities and plan for more even though winter occupancy is low.
A Washington health agency continues to craft new regulations for commercial farms by expanding an old rule that bars “stable manure” from fouling “populous districts.”
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking to fill four vacancies on its Wolf Advisory Group.
An overwhelming majority of people at an Oct. 7 meeting in Okanogan, Wash., are opposed to more grizzly bears in the North Cascades. An assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior h…
The Stevens County Cattlemen’s Association auction at the Northeast Washington Fair raised nearly $200,000 to benefit area youths.
The Washington Farm Bureau and the wood-products industry are seeking to intervene on the side of the Trump administration in a lawsuit filed by Washington over the state’s fish-consumption rule.
The Trump administration's revisions to the Endangered Species Act are modest, but may benefit property owners by leading to more species coming off the protected list, Washington Farm Bureau …
Washington Fish and Wildlife has paused after killing one wolf in the Grouse Flats pack in southeast Washington and will wait to see whether the surviving six adult wolves attack more cattle, …
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife had a muted response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s criticism that it shoots too many wolves, but the agency sought alternatives and studied for weeks befo…
A social development company in Mexico City has a vision of helping H-2A workers and employers in the U.S. and communities in Mexico.
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the East Columbia Basin Irrigation District have reached an agreement that will ultimately allow landowners to replace their declining irrigation wells with …
Agricultural foreign guestworkers sometimes quit their jobs early and return home for various reasons. A farm labor association says it’s a problem but how much of one is unclear from growers.