Turning a non-native weevil loose to feed on the invasive weed yellow starthistle likely won't harm native plants or cause other environmental damage, the USDA said Tuesday.
Walla Walla River Basin farmers and other stakeholders will meet next month to create a new plan for the watershed.
Three Washington tree fruit companies are seeking a preliminary injunction to halt a federally-mandated wage increase from the same judge who granted one in a blueberry case.
How many opponents of North Cascades grizzly bear restoration attend an Oct. 7 public meeting could be key in deciding plan’s fate.
Former barley breeder Kevin Murphy isn't leaving the grain completely behind in his new job.
U.S. cranberry growers expect to reap another large crop and as an unwelcome result start rebuilding a price-depressing surplus the industry spent the past two years reducing.
For the first time, a cattlemen’s group will receive state money to help ranchers avoid conflicts with wolves in four northeast Washington counties.
Barges loaded with wheat and other commodities must wait until a fix has been made.
Washington was lucky to have a less intense fire season this summer due to cooler, wetter conditions, the state’s commissioner of public lands said.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will host three online forums on wolves to substitute for 14 open houses the department canceled because it feared they would be disrupted.
Washington’s licensed food processors could lose points off inspection scores if caught adding cannabidiol to their products, state regulators say, adding that hemp’s hottest product has not b…
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A critical navigation lock at the mighty Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River has shut down because of cracked concrete, meaning huge barges that transport millions of to…
A Central Washington sheriff has sworn in hound handlers to pursue cougars and black bears, saying he expects his office to be quicker and more aggressive in responding to dangerous animals th…
The Grouse Flats wolfpack killed a calf in Garfield County, Washington Fish and Wildlife said Monday, becoming the first pack in southeast Washington to attack enough livestock to be a candida…
COLFAX, Wash. (AP) — Harvest time in eastern Washington usually brings out tractors, trucks and other modern machinery as farmers bring in their crops.
VALLEYFORD, Wash. — Mary Palmer Sullivan calls herself the “Barley Babe.”
The Togo wolfpack has attacked another calf in the Kettle River Range, the fifth confirmed depredation on cattle since the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced plans nearly a m…
MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) — Proponents of a plan to split Washington into two states held a meeting in Moses Lake that organizers called an attempt to clear up misconceptions about the movement.
Three more months may pass before researchers can report whether wolves occupy the South Cascades, a University of Washington scientist said Wednesday.
New detections of the lethal phylloxera pest in vineyards in Washington’s Walla Walla region are raising concerns about costlier management practices and potential rootstock replacements.
Two Eastern Washington agriculture teachers have each received $25,000 grants to bolster the educational offerings in their classes.
For once, the Washington Farm Bureau isn’t sure what to say about a new rule proposed by a state agency.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than 1,100 sea lions could be killed annually along a stretch of the Columbia River to boost faltering populations of salmon and steelhead.
OLYMPIA — New rules for selling cattle in Washington are scheduled to take effect in October, hiking fees and nudging producers into using USDA-approved radio-frequency identification tags.
CHEWELAH, Wash. — A northeast Washington group posted a banner in Chewelah, Wash., warning motorists about predators.
Emotions are so intense that planned public meetings on wolves are too risky to hold and have been canceled, Washington Fish and Wildlife said Tuesday.
Nicole Harder of Kahlotus, Wash., is one of four national finalists for the FFA American Star Award in agricultural placement.
A leading produce association believes the new U.S.-Japan trade deal will help fruits, vegetables and nuts but details are not yet known.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington has canceled a series of wolf-related meetings, saying it fears they might be accompanied by violence.
A Washington State University agricultural weather service is reorganizing staff and expanding weather stations following a vacanies in staffing.
OLYMPIA — Labor and grower representatives last week adopted a wide-ranging charter to study how foreign and American farmworkers are recruited and treated in Washington.
A Seattle judge has declined to extend a moratorium on killing cattle-attacking wolves to the entire 2,700-square mile Kettle River Range in northeast Washington.
The popular AgForestry leadership program has announced its next class of future leaders.
The Togo wolfpack killed another calf on a Forest Service grazing allotment in the Kettle River Range, Washington Fish and Wildlife confirmed Friday, but the department has put on hold plans t…
A type of destructive gypsy moth never before detected in the U.S. was trapped in Snohomish County in Western Washington, state Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Karla Salp said Friday
High domestic demand also a factor
SPOKANE — Share.Farm’s co-founders are working to provide more people with local food — and receive it right at their door.
Washington’s besieged dairies are testing several promising systems for recycling cow manure, turning it into fertilizer and clean water.
Wolves roaming over 2,700 square miles in northeast Washington would be shielded from lethal removal if a judge broadens an injunction against killing wolves in the Kettle River Range, accordi…
TUMWATER, Wash. — Washington’s Department of Labor and Industries will take comments until the end of August on pesticide-handling rules, including whether all regulations should apply to a fa…
A major Washington fruit company is suing the U.S. Department of Labor over the department ordering a 50% increase in blueberry picker wages.
Natural methods of combating pear psylla was among topics discussed at the Washington State University Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center’s field day.
Wolf advocates moved Monday to bar the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife from killing wolves in the Kettle River Range of Ferry County, this summer’s hot spot for conflicts between wo…
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — All members of a wolf pack that had been preying on cattle in Washington state have been killed.
The Togo wolfpack in northeast Washington has killed one calf and injured two others since Fish and Wildlife decided to shoot the pack's two wolves, the department said Friday.
SEATTLE — A judge on Friday barred the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife from killing the only wolf left in the OPT pack in the Kettle River Ridge, a ruling that came shortly after th…
Irrigators say this year’s drought in Central Washington has been far less than it might have been and far less than the 2015 drought because of mild temperatures and rain.
Kevin Vivian comes to Agri-Service after 25 years in the equipment business in California
The promotional arm of the Northwest fresh pear industry plans to spend $2 million in USDA tariff relief in the next two years for promotions in Mexico, Canada, India and the UAE.
Commercial egg farms in Oregon and Washington are primed to invest millions of dollars retrofitting chicken coops after each state passed laws requiring cage-free hens by 2024.
Washington's drought retreated slightly over the previous week, the U.S. Drought Monitor reported Thursday, and federal climatologists said they're less confident fall will be warmer than average.
No dairy has electronically reported small, private sales of cattle in the past two years, according to a Washington Department of Agriculture report, leaving a weakness in the state’s ability…
COLFAX, Wash. — The first time Bill Myers celebrated the special barley variety he grows, it drew 20 people, including the crew.
Apples genetically modified to prevent browning when sliced will be sold to the food service industry for the first time this season, the Canadian producer says.
Two pups and one adult in the OPT wolfpack in northeast Washington have been lethally removed, Fish and Wildlife reported Tuesday.