Two Eastern Oregon ranchers have volunteered to test a new strategy aimed at preventing further conflicts between wolves and livestock.
WALLA WALLA, Wash. — The U.S. loses more than 3 acres of farm and ranch land to development each minute, the leader of a national nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting ag land told a …
Oregon farm regulators have issued a fine of more than $187,000 to a Boardman dairy, citing more than 220 violations of its wastewater permit between last December and late August.
A new framework for managing wolves that repeatedly prey on livestock may have the support of both Oregon ranchers and conservation groups, if the state can find enough money to pay for it.
PORTLAND — Wastewater problems at a controversial Oregon dairy have persisted despite a federal trustee taking control of the operation last month, state farm regulators said during a hearing Friday.
Ranchers in north-central Oregon are just beginning to recover from a devastating wildfire season that saw hundreds of thousands of acres of dry grass and rangeland go up in flames.
Les Schwab Tire Centers of Oregon has partnered with Oregon FFA in a “Drive Away Hunger” Initiative to help raise as much food as possible for those in need.
A “perfect storm” of high demand and increased production carried the Oregon wine industry to significant economic growth in 2017, according to an annual study by the University of Oregon Inst…
Months of intense heat and smoky skies are not expected to diminish Oregon’s potato crop, with farmers across the state predicting average to above-average yields heading into the bulk of harvest.
A bankruptcy judge in California will appoint a trustee to operate Lost Valley Farm, Oregon’s second-largest dairy, after finding owner Greg te Velde is “unwilling, or unable to comply with hi…
Drought intensified in Oregon and Washington over the previous week, the U.S. Drought Monitor reported this week.
Help is on the way for farmers and ranchers in north-central Oregon who lost tens of thousands of acres of cropland in a series of large wildfires that swept through the region earlier this summer.
PENDLETON — Umatilla County farmers can burn fields until Saturday. The county board of commissioners approved a temporary lift to agricultural burning effective noon Wednesday.
A judge has rejected several Umatilla Basin farmers’ allegations that they’ve been cheated out of water, ruling that the Westland Irrigation District properly allocated water.
PORTLAND — A judge has sided with a troubled Boardman dairy’s remedies for violating a settlement deal over wastewater management.
A pair of local students were among the 13 winners of the Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation annual calendar art contest.
A controversial Boardman dairy will not be shut down despite violating a settlement agreement with farm regulators over wastewater management.
Founded in 1852, seven years before Oregon became a state, a farm in Saint Paul is continuing to build on its legacy as a family operation.
Seven ships loaded with soft white wheat grown in the Pacific Northwest are bound for Yemen in the Middle East to feed millions of people on the brink of famine in the war-torn country.
Rep. Greg Walden is the latest among several high-ranking Oregon politicians to request federal aid for farmers and ranchers suffering through a particularly intense wildfire season across the state.
A subsidiary of the Tillamook County Creamery Association has filed a lawsuit seeking to stop accepting milk from a troubled Boardman dairy in bankruptcy proceedings.
Educational opportunities abound during field days for Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center and the Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center this month.
The Boardman dairy facing a slew of financial and regulatory problems won’t be forced to auction off its cattle and will instead seek to sell the animals together with the facility and land.
The U.S. Senate is poised to vote on a $145.1 billion agriculture appropriations bill for fiscal year 2019.
The Klamath Tribes are suing three federal agencies over management of endangered shortnose and Lost River suckers in Upper Klamath Lake.
The owner of a Lost Valley Farm in Boardman wants to sell the facility and cattle rather than immediately liquidate the herd as sought by a major creditor.
Stephen Machado reaches into a clear plastic Ziploc bag and pulls out the brittle but still intact remains of a pine branch collected from the Umatilla National Forest in Eastern Oregon. The b…
April Aamodt likens it to the zombie apocalypse.
Ranchers and the federal government have defeated a 15-year-old environmentalist lawsuit that claimed grazing imperils threatened bull trout in Oregon’s Malheur National Forest.
Oregon State University announced April 18 it has hired Ryan Graebner, who just a week earlier obtain his Ph.D. in crop science, as extension cereals scientist.
A judge has ordered a controversial Oregon dairy not to interfere with the liquidation sale of its cattle herd to satisfy the demands of a creditor.
HALFWAY — A Baker County cattle rancher’s request to have the wolves preying on his herd killed was granted Tuesday by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
While Oregon’s mountain snowpack is in much better shape than it was just two months ago, it is likely too little, too late.
Dylan Westfall is not your traditional Future Farmers of America student — if there is such a thing.
The newest members of the Oregon FFA state officer team realized, shortly after their election Monday, that each of them had one simple thing in common when deciding to run for a position of l…
Beau Ditmore had never saddled a horse before, but was willing to give it a try Sunday morning at the 2018 Oregon FFA State Convention in Redmond.
The walls and shelves in Alexis Taylor’s office at the Oregon Department of Agriculture are lined with framed photographs from her earlier career in Washington, D.C.
The Lost Valley Farm near Boardman has again landed in trouble with Oregon’s water regulators, who have sought a temporary restraining order against the facility for continued wastewater violations.
Morrow County Grain Growers, a farm supply and marketing cooperative based in northeast Oregon, broke ground Wednesday morning on a major expansion of its grain elevator and shipping terminal …
Umatilla County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday postponed creating a new livestock district near Umatilla. Commissioner George Murdock said he would like to take a field trip to see the ar…
Oregon’s farm regulators have slapped a $10,640 penalty on a major new dairy near Boardman for allegedly discharging waste in violation of permit conditions.
Pendleton Grain Growers’ latest move to sell its properties includes Dave’s 12th Street Food Mart and the Feedville Road location near Hermiston.
The end of harvest is just the beginning of the story for Oregon wheat, as farmers from around the state learned Jan. 18-19 at the Oregon Wheat Commission’s 2018 grower workshop in Portland.
HERMISTON — Free farm safety seminars will be held in Hermiston on Jan. 9-10.
Three years after it was designated Oregon’s newest American Viticultural Area, Steve Robertson says big things are beginning to happen in The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater.
Nick Nelson, an animal science instructor at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, is set to become the first teacher from Oregon and first from a postsecondary institution to serve as…
The Oregon Water Resources Department will host a pair of meetings in Umatilla County to discuss new water metering requirements for farmers in the Walla Walla sub-basin.
Wolves may very well be responsible for killing a 250-pound adult llama on a private forested pasture in Union County, though the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife stopped short of conf…
Heading into its second year at the Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center, the Hermiston Farm Fair continues to add new lectures and seminars highlighting previously overlooked aspects of Colu…
While few people attended Tuesday’s public hearing in Pendleton about proposed regulations for industrial air polluters, one industry in particular was on hand to express its displeasure with …
Finding enough workers is getting to be more of a challenge for Michael Lesko at Smith Frozen Foods.
As the Hermiston High School football team prepares to battle for a state championship Saturday, another HHS team has already proven top dogs in Oregon.
It’s been a bloody year for Oregon wolves, with at least 10 killed under circumstances ranging from authorized “lethal control” due to livestock attacks and a shooting ruled self-defense, to a…
‘Tis the season for a hike in the woods to find the perfect Christmas tree for the family.
In what turned out to be a closely contested race, incumbent Jack Bellinger was re-elected Tuesday to the Westland Irrigation District board of directors, defeating challenger Ray Vogt by just…