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.

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.

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 — 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…

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.

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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.

BOW, Washington — In 2011 Harley and Susan Soltes purchased Bow Hill Blueberries and set out to rejuvenate the 73-year-old farm’s heirloom blueberry crops through organic farming and to make the small farm sustainable again.

LAKEVIEW, Oregon — Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife District Biologist Jon Muir said even with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s recent decision to delist the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act in the lower 48 states, he doesn’t expect authority to manage the species will be passed to the…

LARAMIE, Wyoming —Sophie, Poppy, Rockie, Bandet and Peebs the sheep are used to visitors coming through the gate with goat cookies and carrots in their hands. But on one particular day it was different — there was a buzz around the barnyard. Even the donkeys and ponies could feel the excitement.

MOUNT VERNON, Washington —The Northwest Agriculture Business Center (NABC) in Mount Vernon will coordinate an 11-county food distribution project throughout the Puget Sound region aimed at supporting farmers, food hubs and increasing access to locally-grown foods.

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Three Mid-Columbia farms are among those receiving the biggest fines in the state from the Washington state Department of Labor and Industries for serious violations of agriculture regulations to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A coalition of environmental and fishing groups are suing a water district in southern Oregon over an aging, privately owned dam that they say hinders the passage of struggling salmon populations in the pristine North Umpqua River.

SEATTLE — A divided Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday the state’s dairy workers are entitled to overtime pay if they work more than 40 hours a week, a decision expected to apply to the rest of the agriculture industry.

The biosecurity of our four-legged friends is always a concern for farmers and ranchers. One of our most helpful and cherished companions, the horse, is susceptible to a variety of respiratory and neurologic diseases that may threaten their life or limit their ability to serve as a helpmeet.

BURLINGTON, Washington — Skagit County farms are exploring online sales as a way to adapt to business challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and some have reported a surge in online sales this year.

MOUNT VERNON, Washington — Ranchers and farmers in Skagit County have seen an increase in sales this year of locally raised and processed meats.

Thousands of minks at Utah fur farms have died because of the coronavirus in the past 10 days, forcing nine sites in three counties to quarantine, but the state veterinarian said people don’t appear to be at risk from the outbreak.

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Local nonprofits recently teamed up to purchase $5,000 of produce from four Latino-owned farms in Skagit County and distribute it to farmworker families.

Acute tympanites, also known as bloat, is a non-infectious disease common among ruminant animals. Bloat can become apparent when carbon dioxide and methane gases build up within a cow’s stomachs, leading to abdominal swelling. Bloat can be caused by diet or by some type of throat obstruction.

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — As this year’s potato harvest begins in Skagit County, farms have had to adjust their operations to meet COVID-19 safety requirements.

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyoming — Colin Woodall, CEO of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, outlined COVID-19’s impact on the U.S. cattle industry when he spoke to Wyoming ranchers during last week’s convention in Rock Springs.{/span}{/span}

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Summer came to an abrupt halt in parts of the Rocky Mountains on Tuesday as temperatures reaching into the 90s plunged about 60 degrees in less than 24 hours, with a powerful surge of cold air from Canada unleashing snow and damaging winds in several states.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Wildfires fanned by high winds burned hundreds of thousands of acres in the Northwest, mostly destroying a small town in eastern Washington state and causing evacuations, power outages and highway closures in Oregon.