MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Producers from six small farms have divulged how they are using new techniques and inventions in the growing and harvesting of berries.

Reigning as queen of That Famous Preston Night Rodeo is McKenna Ward, from Burley. Her first attendant is Taylor Hymas, of Ovid, and second attendant is Hadley Seeds from West Point, Utah.

That Famous Preston Night Rodeo Committee is $300,000 closer to their goal to enlarge the capacity of and improve their arena. Local grocery store owner Larry Stokes and his children have pledged $300,000 toward the effort.

The Albany County Fair, hosted July 23 through Aug. 3, is an opportunity for young people to work with their hands, spend time in the warm summer weather and improve their skills before they go back to sitting in desks for nine months. With so many different categories of competition, Albany…

Ellensburg is a rural town surrounded by many miles of farmland. When many people think about what those farms surely look like, they would think of acres of hay, vegetables, vineyards, orchards and pastures. However, farms can also be found deep in Ellensburg’s residential neighborhoods.

Often lauded as one of the state’s major business success stories, owners of a prominent Montana farm have sold their land.

CHEYENNE – Kneeling beside a horse, Katie Seabaugh uses a portable X-ray machine to make sure a needle slides perfectly inside the horse’s hock.

It’s the week following the Fourth of July and a group of Idaho Department of Fish and Game employees have been busy collaring elk in western and central Idaho as part of a research study on deterrence measures to try to limit the increasing annual number of crop depredation claims Fish and …

BOW, Wash. — Each week, Island Grown Farmers Cooperative travels to farms in Skagit and surrounding counties to offer U.S. Department of Agriculture-certified mobile slaughter services.

MALIN, Ore. — Attendees of a historical and agricultural bus tour on Friday morning got up close with Malin’s past, present and future.

Legislators on the Agriculture, State and Public Lands and Water Resources Committee began discussions this week on how to assert great influence over programming and funding for the University of Wyoming’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

It’s well known that Box Elder County is a leader in agriculture among Utah’s 29 counties, and new data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shed light on just how important Box Elder farmers are to the agriculture economy.

Many brands have mascots to help engage consumers with their products. Examples include Ronald McDonald, the Energizer Bunny, the Jolly Green Giant, Mr. Peanut — and I have no doubt you can name dozens of others.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Forest Service to consult with other federal agencies about nearly two dozen water diversion projects in central Idaho’s Sawtooth Valley that could be harming salmon, steelhead and bull trout.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s wet spring and below-average temperatures the last three months will likely mean a later start for forest fires, but rangeland fires could be a problem as grasses dry out, a federal wildfire forecaster said Tuesday.

A ranch near Laramie that provides a sanctuary for aging and abused farm animals is still facing an uncertain future as it looks for a new home.

MOSCOW — A partnership between University of Idaho and an international wheat and barley breeding company is yielding its first collaborative wheat varieties, selected for planting in the Pacific Northwest.

KLAMATH FALLS, Oregon — A small grove of mature pine trees — one of which holds an eagle’s nest and two bald eagles — will have to come down if the Swan Lake Energy Storage powerline is stretched across Leonard Jespersen’s ranch.

BURLEY — McDonald’s french fries were scrutinized by robotic eyes, peeled, sorted and bagged in a highly automated process Monday as visitors toured the new McCain Foods USA plant during the company’s grand opening.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration found substantial levels of a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds in some grocery store meats and seafood and in off-the-shelf chocolate cake, according to FDA researchers.

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Democratic governor of Montana who is running for president and the Republican secretary of state who wants his job are locked in a constitutional dispute over a uniquely Western issue that lies at the intersection of politics, wildlife, agriculture and property rights.

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — With the slice of a razor blade, Pinki Devi removes the top of a watermelon seedling and clips it to a squash stem. Beside her, Abigail Attavar comments that the new plant looks like Frankenstein’s monster.

SALEM, Ore. — Slapping down a stance taken by the director of Oregon’s wildlife department, Gov. Kate Brown declared May 15 that the state and its agencies oppose the federal government’s proposal to take the gray wolf off the endangered species list.

SILVERTHORNE, Colo. — The hands and managers at Maryland Creek Ranch are watching their expecting mothers around the clock, as the historic cattle ranch in northern Silverthorne can’t afford to lose a single head.

MOORPARK, Calif. — John and Molly Chester, a filmmaker and a chef, had made a decision that many urbanites only fantasize about: They decided to leave their life in Los Angeles and start a farm that would function in harmony with nature.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Oregon Water Resources Department is in the process of validating a call on Upper Klamath Lake tributaries, including the Wood River, filed by senior water right holders — the Klamath Tribes — on April 18.

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Viva Farms is looking to sign up more low-income residents in Skagit County for its community-supported agriculture program, a weekly subscription to produce grown by local farmers.

BELGRADE, Mont. — Fourth-graders from all over the area enjoyed a day out of their classrooms last week at the Gallatin Valley Farm Fair north of Belgrade.

LOGAN, Utah — Lyle “Doc” McNeal was honored at the Riverwoods Conference Center in April, celebrating his more than 40 years at Utah State University. McNeal will be retiring in July from teaching agricultural sciences.

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — At the Washington Head Start Center, 4-year-old Kaesius Molnar and his classmates are learning about fruits and vegetables — where they come from, how they grow and how they taste.