WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 11:36 A.M.
Bill Evans, who with his wife Jeannette built a tiny farm into one of the largest fruit companies in Washington, has died at the age of 87. Evans died early …
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 9:51 A.M.
Washington State University will host a free educational workshop for dairy farmers, consultants and others dealing with managing dairy manure.
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 8:26 A.M.
Idaho officials have sold seven commercial properties for $17.3 million as part of a plan to get rid of politically contentious commercial real estate and use the money to buy …
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 9:57 A.M.
Federal and state health officials say a multistate outbreak of salmonella bacteria that is resistant to several drugs has been linked to infected dairy bull calves purchased in Wisconsin.
THURSDAY, NOV. 24, 2016, 5:32 A.M.
Being ahead of the game is the name of the game in dealing with invasive species. That’s why Idaho staffs up to 20 boat inspection stations to prevent quagga and …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 5:53 P.M.
Ecology’s completely new regulatory concept would hinder the ability of infrastructure to develop and make it impossible for Millennium to operate.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 10:58 A.M.
A program that teamed up three universities and three agricultural commissions in 1984 has recently experienced its fourth great success with a newly bred potato that seems to be superior …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 5:48 A.M.
Cranberry bogs in Washington state produce solid hues of vibrant red each fall as one of the state’s lesser-known crops is harvested in the months before Thanksgiving.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 3 A.M.
Bad weather is hitting parts of the country as millions of people are driving or flying during the Thanksgiving holiday. Here in the Inland Northwest, we’re sitting pretty. Sure, we’ve …
TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2016, 5:28 A.M.
Could ants get any cooler? These amazing insects have been known to create rafts and bridges with their bodies and tend to vast fungus gardens. Now, a new study suggests …
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 11:48 A.M.
A 9-year-old boy suffered fatal injuries Saturday morning when he was struck by a forklift operated by his father, authorities said.
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 9:27 A.M.
A federal judge has approved search warrants to take samples from fields in southeast Idaho after farmers refused to allow federal authorities to check for a microscopic potato pest.
THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016, 12:52 P.M.
Some food industry titans worry President-elect Donald Trump’s tough talk on trade could eventually hurt business in numerous ways, including limiting food and agriculture exports.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016, 11:52 A.M.
After setting 34,000 traps around the state this summer to catch the much-loathed European and Asian gypsy moths, the Washington state Department of Agriculture has reportedly caught 25 of the …
TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2016, 2:50 P.M.
Huge piles of moldy marijuana in Southern Oregon are going up in smoke this fall after record rains in October took a toll on many crops.
MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2016, 1:02 P.M.
Idaho’s wine grape crop is rebounding after a small harvest in 2015.
MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2016, 10:39 A.M.
Outside Fiesta Foods, a supermarket specializing in Mexican groceries, customers were taking a wait-and-see approach Sunday over president-elect Donald Trump’s stance on mass deportations.
FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2016
From our archive, 100 years ago The Spokane Daily Chronicle was trying to build anticipation for one of Spokane’s big annual events, the National Apple Show.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9, 2016, 10:59 A.M.
Potato farmers in the Columbia Basin are expecting a better-than-average harvest this fall.
SATURDAY, NOV. 5, 2016, 10:35 P.M.
The future of an agricultural research farm in Powell Butte is in limbo as state officials decide what to do with the land.
MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2016, 5:46 P.M.
Deforestation caused by the expansion of Mexican avocado orchards is much higher than previously thought, authorities said Monday.
TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2016, 10:48 A.M.
The population of stink bugs is increasing dramatically in Washington state.
MONDAY, OCT. 17, 2016, 1:30 P.M.
Southern Idaho’s agriculture community was happy to welcome a major Clif Bar production facility recently, but the company’s “Mr. Seed” video that criticizes conventional agriculture has been less well received.
MONDAY, OCT. 17, 2016, 12:44 P.M.
Caterpillar said Monday that CEO Doug Oberhelman will retire from the company next year and will be replaced by Jim Umpleby, an executive who has worked at the construction and …
FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 2016, 4 A.M.
Shoppers are finding some real bargains in the food aisles these days thanks to abundant harvests and cheap energy. Prices on many commodities, from poultry and beef to coffee and …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2016, 2:32 P.M.
North Dakota’s Agriculture Department has set up a hotline to help farmers and ranchers south of the Bismarck-Mandan area who’ve been affected by protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.
MONDAY, OCT. 10, 2016, 2:06 P.M.
A Rhode Island man has squashed a record set by his son by taking first prize in a pumpkin contest with a 2,261.5-pound gourd.
THURSDAY, OCT. 6, 2016, 5:50 P.M.
The federal government will pay about $95 million to 26,500 Washington farms to help offset the lowest crop prices in 10 years.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 20, 2016, 5:37 P.M.
Panera Bread and Chipotle Mexican Grill passed with flying colors, but KFC and Olive Garden were among the laggards in commitments to eliminate medically important antibiotics from their meat and …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2016, 5:12 P.M.
American seed and weed-killer company Monsanto and German medicine and farm chemical maker Bayer are combining in a deal that could help farmers produce higher yields to address challenges from …