The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that ranchers automatically lose the “grazing preference” for their property upon the expiration of their permit to release livestock onto federal allotments.
ONTARIO, Ore. — On Oct. 8-9, livestock specialists and members of the cattle industry will meet in Ontario for the Pacific Northwest Stockmanship and Stewardship event.
BOARDMAN — A coalition of environmental groups is calling on Gov. Kate Brown to reject a permit application for the proposed Easterday dairy in Boardman.
Tyson Fresh Meats has gone to court to forcibly acquire the Pasco, Wash., feedlot that bankrupt cattleman Cody Easterday sold to a major competitor last year after bilking Tyson out of $233 million.
EUGENE — As the former mayor of a major American city, U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh admits he faces a steep learning curve regarding farmworker regulations.
Threemile Canyon Farms has hired a new president following the unexpected death of founder and general manager Marty Myers in December 2020.
In the foothills of the Blue Mountains, just down the road from Weston, Oregon, rancher Cheryl Costner has watched as the mountain range land where her cattle feed has grown brittle and dry un…
Growers are now pushing for solutions that can help farms adapt to increasingly hot and dry conditions, while also tapping into financial incentives for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to cu…
PENDLETON — Gov. Kate Brown declared Umatilla County in a drought disaster in an executive order Tuesday, June 29.
PENDLETON — The wheat harvest started early this year on Starvation Farms, named for the frequently harsh growing conditions on the 7,000-acre plot of land roughly 10 miles north of Lexington.
A bill requiring Oregon farmers to pay higher overtime wages has passed a key legislative committee, though it now includes a hefty price tag that may hinder further progress.
Farms owned by Eastern Washington cattleman Cody Easterday will be sold Thursday at an auction expected to draw bids from firms associated with Bill Gates and the Church of Jesus Christ of Lat…
Silvia Rondon was appointed director of OSU's Integrated Pest Management Center, developing research partnerships across Oregon and the Pacific Northwest to help farmers improve their producti…
PENDLETON — Towering over a field at Jones & Jones Ranch outside of Pendleton, the 58-foot-long and nearly 13-foot-tall mother bin dwarfed its attached tractor during a recent field day de…
Farm groups in Oregon are pushing back against an initiative petition that would remove protections for livestock producers under the state's animal cruelty laws.
BOARDMAN — Cody Easterday is still waiting for the Oregon Department of Agriculture to approve his application, submitted in June 2019, for a Confined Animal Feeding Operation near the city of…
Wheat hovered near $8 per bushel on the Portland market this week, and experts say they aren't sure how high prices will go, or for how long.
PENDLETON — The Umatilla County Board of Commissioners in a Tuesday, April 20, meeting moved unanimously to declare a drought disaster in the county and are asking that Gov. Kate Brown and U.S…
It’s Vilsack’s second time as chief of the USDA. He previously served eight years in the same role in the Obama administration.
KLAMATH FALLS — For the second straight year, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has declared a drought emergency in Klamath County.
CORVALLIS, Ore. — Hemp is already touted for its healthful and therapeutic benefits in humans.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A bill that would require any U.S. meat processing facility that slaughters over 125,000 head of cattle annually to purchase 50% of its weekly volume on the open or “spot” m…
ST. LOUIS — The National Corn Yield Contest, sponsored annually by the National Corn Growers Association, recognizes farmers from across the country for their efforts and exceptional results. …
Oregon ranchers hope to forestall at least some of the maximum fee hikes proposed for the state’s brand inspection program, which faces a budget shortfall.
A $47 million irrigation project expected to provide a significant boost to the Columbia Basin’s economy is now complete.
By removing four dams on the Snake River system, an Idaho congressman's concept calls for locking in remaining dams and eliminating all salmon-related litigation for 35 years. Ag leaders say t…
USDA will temporarily suspend some debt collections and foreclosures as part of the Biden administration's plan to help financially distressed farms during the pandemic.
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?