SALEM, Ore. — Some Oregon lawmakers and winery owners scrambled to help a dozen vineyard owners who face the prospect of tons of grapes withering on the vine after a California company abruptly canceled contracts to buy the grapes worth millions of dollars over fears they are tainted by wild…
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California voters are right to think they already weighed in on how big cages should be for egg-laying hens.
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The U.S. Senate voted 99-1 Oct. 4 to pass the America’s Water and Infrastructure Act of 2018, which includes provisions that are vital to Klamath Project water users.
Ore. water official returns to work
BOZEMAN, Mont. — While the weather may be getting colder and the nights longer, that’s not enough to stop Bozeman from putting on a farmers market.
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Jeff Uhlmeyer stood next to his massive pumpkin Saturday at the Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival, explaining the background of the estimated 1,200-pound specimen.
BURLINGTON, Wash. — Five-year-old Brooke Frankhouser squealed as a tiny pumpkin soared through the air at the 15th annual Burlington Harvest and Pumpkin Pitch on Saturday.
SAN CARLOS, Calif. — Brandon Alexander would like to introduce you to Angus, the farmer of the future. He’s heavyset, weighing in at nearly 1,000 pounds, not to mention a bit slow. But he’s strong enough to hoist 800-pound pallets of maturing vegetables and can move them from place to place …
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Washington State University plant pathologist Lindsey du Toit has received an award that provides further funding for her crop seed research.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — It was midsummer when John Cheevers saw the listing on Facebook.
ELLENSBURG, Wash. — There’s a lot of different types of yoga, but most people aren’t familiar with the practice that came to Central Washington University on Sept. 25.
TULELAKE, Calif. — Scott Seus doesn’t know if peppermint grown in his fields ends up in the queen’s tea cup, but he and buyers of his crop believe his European Union-bound tea meets the royal standard for excellence in a complicated yet rewarding industry.
LIVINGSTON, Mont. — Jose Luis Munoz Anco wears secondhand Wrangler jeans, which are too tight, so he leaves the button undone and the zipper about halfway and a belt keeps them up. He’s oblivious to his sacrifice for fashion.
Wolves kill stock guard dog in Oregon
BEND, Ore. (AP) — Nearly 100 environmental groups are calling for a ban in Oregon on the use of cyanide capsules to control predators like coyotes, foxes and wild dogs that can attack and eat livestock animals, a newspaper reported.
USDA gives grant to study snowpack change
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The weather in the Klamath Basin may be seasonably pleasant, but the climate of long-term water agreement talks for Interior Department’s Alan Mikkelsen has been stormy as of late.
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Third-graders crowded around Beatrice and Nebraska, reaching out to touch the two sheep owned by Avery Hirschbock, a Henley High School junior and FFA member.
ALTURAS, Calif. — The most prestigious sheepdog trial in North America, the National Sheepdog Finals, is in Alturas this week.
SALEM, Ore. — Oregon pinot noir is so popular that some winemakers elsewhere are making false links to the state’s viticultural areas for their own wines, and might be breaking the law, experts testified Monday at a hearing at the Capitol.
CODY, Wyo. — The typical scenery encompasses Jan Sapp’s Arrowhead Alpacas farm; barns, livestock grounds, pastures. But one sight in particular catches the eye as far from ordinary, a sight that one might expect to see in the Middle East rather than Powell.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon wine industry had significant economic growth in 2017, according to a recent study.
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The U.S. House of Representatives passed major legislation earlier this month, with key provisions promising $10 million annually over the next four years for Klamath Reclamation Project irrigators.
BOZEMAN, Mont. — A philanthropic foundation dedicated to agricultural research and educational programs has funded a new academic seminar series at Montana State University.
BOZEMAN, Mont. — Montana ranchers are encouraged to donate a steer for the benefit of the learning and development of next generation agricultural producers.
DAVIS, Calif. — University of California researchers are feeding seaweed to dairy cows in an attempt to make cattle more climate-friendly.
Judge rejects a halt to killing of wolves
ELLENSBURG, Wash. — The Kittitas County Commissioners voted to move forward with a draft of solar regulations for the county at a meeting Monday.
ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Exhibitors, vendors, fans and enthusiasts of vintage agricultural equipment gathered at Anderson Hay over the weekend to take part in the 35th annual Threshing Bee.
The Skagit Conservation District is considering asking the Skagit County Board of Commissioners to institute a tax to help pay for the district’s services.
LARAMIE, Wyo. — Bent over a shovel, Gail Shive’s bronze complexion spoke to years spent outdoors beneath the blistering Wyoming sun.
ELLENSBURG, Wash. — After of a summer of a solid water supply, water officials are preparing for the possibility of a warm, wet winter.
Grizzly killed after getting into turkey feed
HELENA, Mont. — Helena Valley farmer Joe Dooling steered his combine through the final rows of malt barley, capping off a solid growing season on his 300 acres of irrigated ground.
LOGAN, Utah — It’s a familiar story. A multigenerational agriculture business ends, and the land is sold to a developer.
TREMONTON, Utah —Throughout the summer, Gracie Valencia, 14, of Honeyville, worked hard to care diligently for her lamb in anticipation for the Box Elder County Fair’s annual junior livestock auction.
LAKEVIEW, Ore. — Lakeview residents and local ranchers Jim and Deanna Walls helped out the Lakeview FFA Chapter and their fundraising efforts to attend a fall conference in Indianapolis this fall.
EUGENE, Ore. — It turned out to be an unusual Sunday morning on Wayne Wiser’s filbert farm.
CORVALLIS, Ore. — Currently if you want to try a beer featuring the new Oregon State University-developed Strata hop, your best bet is a can of Worthy Brewing’s Strata India Pale Ale.
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath Irrigation District Manager John Wolf and office specialist Linda Seater have each been on paid administrative leave for nearly one month.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Before Matthew Miller harvests marijuana this fall from his fields in southern Oregon, he’ll have to notify the state for the first time ever — a process that could bring inspectors to make sure none of his pot is being illegally diverted.
K-Diamond Ranch conserved in W. Wyo.
LARAMIE, Wyo. — Landowners near the Thunder Basin National Grassland are urging the U.S. Forest Service to drop its hopes of one day reintroducing black-footed ferrets to the region.
ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Competition was fierce, and the bids flew as 4-H members said goodbye to animals they have been raising during the season.
WENATCHEE, Wash. — Convoys of headlights looked like glowworms in the predawn darkness as migrant workers coaxed aging vehicles up more than 1,500 feet of switchback roads to hilltop orchards above, one last great push in the harvest of the nation’s largest cherry crop.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge in Montana temporarily stopped a mustang roundup that was planned for Sunday in response to a lawsuit filed by wildlife advocates who argued that it would destroy the genetic viability of a herd descended from the mounts of Spanish conquistadors.
BOZEMAN, Mont. — Among the many dishes Montana State University serves to its students, staff and visitors, it’s hard to find a recipe that doesn’t include at least one ingredient that came from a Montana farm or ranch.
TREMONTON, Utah — Along with much of the western United States, Utah’s Box Elder County remains in a persistent state of drought as any significant amount of rainfall continues to elude the area.
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — “When I first started at KCC I didn’t realize there was an option to do both. I figured I’d have to go somewhere else to get my bachelor’s,” said Mary Alto, a recent graduate of Klamath Community College’s unique dual degree agriculture program.
MALIN, Ore. — John Walker, chief operating officer of Gold Dust, picked up a potato during a stop at grower Luke Robison’s field and bit into the tuber like an apple.
TREMONTON, Utah — Goats have been a familiar sight over the years at the county fair, where they’ve been shown and sold as pets and dairy animals.