PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has halted a 78-acre (31.5-hectare) commercial timber harvest in central Oregon near Walton Lake in Oregon’s Ochoco National Forest at the request of an environmental group.

Weaning calves is a delicate process for producers and a risky one for the cattle, but it can also set both calves and mothers on a course for better health in the long-run. With feed prices rising, establishing a plan for weaning is especially important now.

It was midmorning on a Saturday, but locals were working as hard as ever to load up bales of hay at Duarte Sales Auction Yard on the northwest corner of Ivory Pine Road and Highway 140.

KLAMATH FALLS, Oregon — In the early hours of Wednesday morning, Michael and Katie Mastagni were saddling up for another long day of tracking down their cattle over landscape scorched by the Bootleg Fire.

MOUNT VERNON, Washington — Amid this summer’s historic heat wave, the state has updated rules requiring more precautions for workers exposed to hot weather, such as those in agriculture and construction.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington state on Friday became the second state in the Pacific Northwest in as many days to announce emergency rules that provide farmworkers and others who work outdoors more protection from hot weather in the wake of an extreme heat wave that is believed to have ki…

MOUNT VERNON, Washington — One week after record-breaking heat battered Skagit County and much of western Washington, area farmers are assessing the damage to their crops while continuing to cope with an unusually warm and dry growing season.

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OTIS, Ore. (AP) — Wildfire smoke was thick when Tye and Melynda Small went to bed on Labor Day, but they weren’t too concerned. After all, they live in a part of Oregon where ferns grow from tree trunks and rainfall averages more than six feet (1.8 meters) a year.

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge has sided with state environmental regulators who are using a law that provides protection from repeat polluters against an Idaho-based mining company and its chief executive.

BOZEMAN, Mont. — A federal judge sentenced a Bozeman man to two-and-a-half years in prison and to pay restitution for stealing and selling cattle and cattle embryos and defrauding a bank and a business partner.

The new wolf-related laws are a mix of directives with little ambiguity while others leave some decisions up to wildlife managers and the commission.

LARAMIE, Wyoming — Unlike his previous business venture — one in which he never saw the actual process because everything was manufactured in China — Kyle Koster determined his latest business would be entirely different. Not only would he learn the process, but once that goal was accomplish…

MOUNT VERNON, Washington — As the COVID-19 pandemic ramped up locally a year ago, the family that owns RoozenGaarde and Washington Bulb Co. found itself with millions of flowers without buyers at the height of tulip season.

ELLENSBURG, Washington — Joel Smith rose from his chair where he sat with former Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame presidents Teri Phillip and Mike Allen to greet a couple who entered into his pride and joy on Pearl Street Saturday morning.

BELGRADE, Montana — Robert Keith doesn’t believe ranch owners and consumers need to make a choice between a healthy beef cattle industry and protecting natural resources, and he says Philosopher’s Beef is proof of that.

KLAMATH FALLS, Oregon — As the Klamath Basin’s water crisis continues to fester without a long-term solution, irrigators tend to harken back to the days before the 2001 water shutoff, when irrigation seasons were more or less normal and Basin farming wasn’t punctuated with a question mark.

KLAMATH FALLS, Oregon — While the Klamath Basin’s snowpack is at 85% of what it would be normally this time of year, there’s already more water stored in the mountains than last year. So why are Basin hydrologists projecting another exceptionally dry summer for Upper Klamath Lake? The answer…

With much of the western United States experiencing drought conditions, cattle farmers and ranchers feel pressure to alter their methods in order to survive. Evaluating different drought management strategies is an important start for good management decisions.

Each calving season, producers strive to increase the survivability and health of the new, young herd members as well as their mothers. This may mean bringing calves into the house to keep them warm, moving expectant mothers to a calving barn, or altering the diet and management of the cow o…

A report released by researchers with Utah State University Extension and the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food assess the potential for expanding meat processing capabilities in Utah and examine the potential demand for Utah beef.

MT. VERNON, Washington — Genuine Skagit Valley, the certification mark that promotes Skagit Valley agricultural products, is now a federally registered trademark.

As spring approaches, many horse owners anticipate the arrival of one or more foals. It can be a wonderful time of excitement and learning, but the first year of a horse’s life can be crucial for establishing long-term soundness, especially if foals are born with leg deviations.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management in the final days of the Trump administration issued a grazing permit to Oregon ranchers whose imprisonment sparked the 2016 armed takeover of a federal wildlife refuge by right-wing extremists.

HELENA, Montana (AP) — Two northwest Montana lawmakers are considering a number of bills that could moderately or significantly change the way Montana manages wolves.

When Curtis Elke took over as Idaho state conservationist of the Natural Resources Conservation Service more than five years ago, he noticed that there was an unusual level of cooperation between many state and federal agencies in the state. He was excited to expand that even further with hi…

SPOKANE, Wash. — The agriculture industry is asking Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee to move migrant farmworkers and food factory workers closer to the front of the line for the coronavirus vaccine because they perform work that cannot be delayed or performed remotely.

The federal Bureau of Land Management has proposed to award grazing privileges to Burns, Oregon, ranchers who lost their permits in 2014 and served prison time for committing arson on public lands.