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.

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Governors from 22 Western states and Pacific territories want a bigger say in how the Trump administration defines habitat for wildlife protected under the Endangered Species Act, the AP reports. The new definition could have implications for how states manage imperiled animals and plants, the Western Governors Association said in a letter...

SPOKANE, Wash. — Gov. Jay Inslee has directed the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission to draft new rules governing the killing of wolves involved in conflicts with livestock, a move winning praise from conservation groups.

BURLINGTON, Wash. — Work is wrapping up on a seasonal farm worker housing development east of Burlington, a project nine years in the making.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington has killed the last two known wolves in the so-called Wedge pack in Stevens County, which had been preying on livestock, the Department of Fish and Wildlife said Monday.

Packages of mystery seeds from foreign countries have been showing up in the mailboxes of residents throughout the country, including some in Skagit County, and agricultural officials are asking recipients to not plant them and instead turn them in for investigation.

Hiking with your dog is a wonderful way to exercise and break up life’s routine. While hiking has its hazards, this article is not meant to discourage you from spending time with your pets and enjoying nature. There are many things to consider when hiking, but I’ll highlight two common summe…

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.

MERRILL, Oregon — A local potato processing plant that reported several COVID-19 cases to Oregon Health Authority is back in full operation, with all employees recovered and back on the job.

TORRINGTON — A recent ad campaign by fast food giant Burger King proved to be the last straw for a group of Goshen County ranchers.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal regulators on Thursday threw a significant curveball at a coalition that has been planning for years to demolish four massive hydroelectric dams on a river along the Oregon-California border to save salmon populations that have dwindled to almost nothing.

MIDLAND, Washington — This summer, anyone driving through Klamath Project land will likely pass by many empty fields, left fallow after farms received only 40 percent of their required water allocation this year.

POCATELLO — Amid the market challenges farmers and ranchers are facing because of the coronavirus outbreak, the new USMCA trade deal offers the U.S. agricultural industry a ray of optimism.