CORVALLIS — The Oregon FFA Foundation received its largest single gift with a donation of $500,000 from Northwest Farm Credit Services to establish an “Oregon FFA Today and Tomorrow” endowment.
PORTLAND — Erin Heideman of Ione, the Oregon Wheat Growers League, Morrow County president, has been appointed to the DEQ Rulemaking Advisory Committee (RAC) on Greenhouse Gas Emissions/Cap an…
The Umatilla County Fair may have looked a lot different this year, but area youths were still able to see rewards from their work raising an animal for the fair.
SALEM — Oregon Farm Bureau invites the public to submit their best photos of Oregon agriculture for a chance to be featured in the 2021 Oregon’s Bounty Calendar.
HERMISTON — When the Umatilla County Fair’s livestock judging and Youth Livestock Auction moved online, the community’s support followed.
SALEM — Lawmakers have cut funding for Oregon State University’s agricultural experiment station, Extension service and forest research lab, though not as drastically as originally proposed.
SALEM — After several weeks of a competitive interview process, the leadership and hiring committee of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association has hired a former Umatilla County resident as its new…
WASHINGTON — All 50 states have now issued warnings about mysterious, unsolicited packages of seeds that people across the nation have received in the mail in recent weeks.
FOSSIL, Ore. — Authorities are investigating the death and mutilation of yet another cow — this time, on rangeland near Fossil, Ore.
The Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System wants to hear from Northwest farmers and ranchers about how drought is affecting crops and livestock.
SALEM — Amid bills aimed at coronavirus response and police reform, legislation enacted during Oregon's recent special session also included several tax fixes for farmers.
Threemile Canyon Farms was one of three dairies nationwide recognized for Outstanding Dairy Farm Sustainability at the ninth annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards. Winners were chosen in Apr…
As OCA’s leaders begin looking for Rosa’s replacement, they say his work with legislators and regulators exemplifies his value to the organization.
Northwest wheat farmers should check their fields for stripe rust, as the next two weeks will be "critical," an expert says.
HERMISTON — Oregon Gov Kate Brown has directed the distribution of approximately 1 million KN95 masks and 5,000 gallons of hand sanitizer for farmworkers and agricultural producers.
PENDLETON — As cows and their young calves are turned out onto spring pastures in the Blue Mountains, ranchers are struggling to protect their herds from predators.
Just as a farmer’s fruit should be turning juicy and sweet, an old foe called “little cherry disease” robs the harvest.
PENDLETON — Another local event has been shelved due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Salem – The Resource Education and Agricultural Leadership Program — REAL Oregon — announced the successful completion of Class 3.
A portion of Oregon's federal COVID-19 relief may go toward reimbursing farms to comply with more stringent worker protections heading into the busy summer harvest season.
Dennis Dean was a farmer but the eruption of Mount St. Helens turned his world upside down.
UMATILLA COUNTY — Area farmers have cause for celebration after completion of a major water supply project known as the West Project.
Pests can pose a serious threat to crops, but the Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center is on the case.
HERMISTON — The federal government has poured trillions into aiding residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, but not everyone has access to money.
Oregon OSHA announced emergency rules Tuesday to protect agricultural workers from potential outbreaks of COVID-19 in labor camps this harvest season.
Hop, barley producers cut acres as COVID-19 impacts continue
The USDA has announced $19 billion in federal aid that will be distributed this spring, but where will it go?
HERMISTON — When the COVID-19 pandemic changed life in the United States, it changed what people eat, too.
Oregon’s Hammond Ranches will be vying with at least three other applicants for access to federal grazing allotments that it lost in a court ruling last year.
Demand for lamb, wool and pelts is tanking in response to the coronavirus pandemic, industry representatives say, and prices are following suit.
The Oregon Department of Agriculture has approved the transfer of the former Lost Valley Farm in Boardman to Easterday Farms based in Pasco, Wash., which bought the property for $66.7 million …
The food supply chain is trying to adapt to changes in demand.
NASA, Google, environmental groups to make water data more accessible in 2021
The coronavirus pandemic is taking a toll on farmers’ and ranchers’ incomes, and it will likely continue for months.
ATHENA — Kenzie Hansell has been farming wheat for Farmers Ending Hunger since the nonprofit’s inception in 2004, but this year he’ll be doubling his efforts.
Growers, co-ops and agencies are figuring out ways to keep farms running amid a wave of coronavirus concerns.
A $4 million-plus irrigation pipeline is nearly complete that will give irrigators in the Upper Wallowa Valley a more efficient and less expensive way to water crops, livestock and pasture whe…
The legislative deadlock may forestall upgrades to Oregon’s regulatory powers over hemp that are needed to meet federal requirements for the crop.
ENTERPRISE — Wheat farmer Erl McLaughlin has finally gotten a settlement for his unharvested crop after fretting through the fall and early winter and wondering what the next growing season wi…
Some industry experts predict CBD sales in the U.S. could reach $20 billion by 2024, though others say it remains a perilous market for hemp growers.
Authorities are investigating the mysterious death and mutilation of a cow on a remote ranch at the border between Oregon's Lake and Deschutes counties.
WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Walla Walla will be one of 34 locations across the region this weekend hosting the eighth annual Women in Agriculture Conference.
New Oregon dairies would need to pass muster with regulators before starting operations under a bill the state Legislature will reconsider this session.
OLYMPIA — Hemp's popular non-psychoactive compound CBD would be a legal food ingredient in Washington under a bill introduced Jan. 7 by a state legislator, a move that would cross federal food…
A federal judge has effectively revoked a grazing permit for Oregon’s Hammond Ranches, ruling that it was renewed contrary to regulations and thus unlawful.
Events on Wednesday and Thursday will be held at the Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center, 1705 E. Airport Rd. in Hermiston. Friday classes will be held at the OSU-HAREC/BMCC Precision Irriga…
HERMISTON — Wednesday marks the beginning of the 46th annual Hermiston Farm Fair with over 50 vendors from across the Northwest ready to set up shop, and an assortment of agricultural seminars…
Miller, university researchers, make advances on potato Pink Rot control
SALEM — The 50th Northwest Agricultural Show will be Jan. 15-17 at the Oregon State Fair and Exposition Center in Salem.
Preliminary findings from research into the use of biostimulants in blueberries are proving positive.
Federal agencies want to require seed imports to first be quarantined at centralized exam stations before being delivered to Oregon warehouses, alarming the state’s seed industry.
Artist, sound engineer and adventure traveler Blu Fortner is adding “farmer” to his resume with his first commercial crop of hemp seed.
MADAS, Ore. — A habitat conservation plan aimed at protecting several species while shielding farmers from legal liability in Oregon’s Deschutes River basin will be formally announced next week.
Blake Rowe, 63, announced earlier this year he plans to retire from the Oregon Wheat Commission and Oregon Wheat Growers League. The organizations announced Sept. 19 they are searching for a r…
U.S. farmers are cheering a new trade deal with Japan that they say will put them on equal footing with overseas competitors.