Stories tagged: agriculture
UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 2:15 p.m.
Isolation, family pressures and economic stress are now recognized as major mental health risk factors. And the rugged Rough Rider image Teddy Roosevelt established as the archetype of American manhood …
UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 3:55 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said Thursday she is concerned about the potential impact of President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs and his withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but …
Sun., April 29, 2018, 6 a.m.
The federal agriculture census is underway, and if you produced enough vegetables and raised enough cattle to have made $1,000 or more, the government wants your data.
Sat., April 21, 2018
A makeover is underway at the site of Expo ’74, to “update and improve Riverfront Park for the next generation.” The 2018 Farm Bill needs to do the same for …
Sun., April 8, 2018
With millions of trees already planted across the state, the outcomes of the dueling lawsuits seem unlikely to affect consumer availability of the Cosmic Crisp, a flavor-packed hybrid between the …
UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 6:15 p.m.
The congresswoman urged President Donald Trump to listen to the concerns raised by wheat farmers over the inclusion of their crop on a list of American agricultural products subject to …
Mon., April 2, 2018, 8:44 p.m.
Chinese tariffs take aim at Washington’s fruit crops.
Fri., March 30, 2018, 6 a.m.
A 2015 federal lawsuit filed by the nonprofit Spokane Riverkeeper organization has led to a 10-year cleanup plan for Latah Creek, one of the major tributaries into the Spokane River. …
Sun., March 18, 2018, 6 a.m.
Because of the long days and climate required to grow spinach seeds, a small slice of western Washington and Oregon is the only part of the United States well-suited to …
Sun., March 18, 2018, 6 a.m.
President Trump reaped a lot of support in farm country. Farm country might wonder if it’s reaping any from him.
UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 1:47 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s plan to slap large tariffs on steel and aluminum imports could ignite a global trade war that hurts American consumers as well as Washington’s aerospace and agriculture …
Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 10:38 a.m.
A pair of U.S. senators is introducing legislation designed to improve organic farming research.
Thu., Feb. 15, 2018
Washington’s wheat growers are pushing back on President Donald Trump’s budget proposal that once again proposes cuts to crop insurance programs.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 2:03 p.m.
Where they stand: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown split on the wall, refugees and family migration
As the fate of roughly 700,000 children of undocumented immigrants living in America is debated on Capitol Hill, prompting the closure of the federal government last month, the two candidates …
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 7:31 p.m.
State officials say a blueberry farm in northwestern Washington was not at fault in the death of a 28-year-old migrant worker in August but the farm is being fined for …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
United States wheat exports could slow significantly because of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 6 a.m.
Spokane County marijuana farmers say pollution controls, regulations and low prices threaten their business
Fees and rules for controlling the smell of marijuana emanating from the county’s dozens of marijuana farms are going to regulate small players right out of the nascent industry, growers …
Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 6 a.m.
Washington shellfish are among the state’s most lucrative and endangered crops.
Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 6 a.m.
Opening an oyster can be a job. Opening it fast can be a sport.
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 1:12 p.m.
Washington wines are becoming know for quality and affordability. But the state’s booming industry, still in its infancy, doesn’t have that
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 6 a.m.
Washington’s acclaimed wine begins with modern agriculture.
Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 7 a.m.
After a colorful harvest, Washington cranberries go to juice, sauce, dried fruit and Thanksgiving tables
After a colorful harvest, cranberries go to juice, sauce, dried fruit and Thanksgiving tables.
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 10:05 a.m.
A coalition of national and Midwestern agricultural groups is suing to overturn a California declaration that the popular weed-killer Roundup can cause cancer.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
A former Trump campaign official who has been linked to the Russia investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller has withdrawn his nomination for an Agriculture post.
Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 6 a.m.
Janice Baker needed another bucket. She was kneeling on the grass between rows at the end of the season, but she was mighty impressed with the size of the organic …
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017
Among the dozens of destinations dotting Green Bluff Growers’ annual map, the majority of small farms and orchards are vastly distinct.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 12:10 p.m.
Slowing growth in the craft brewing industry has contributed to a greater stockpile of hops in the Yakima Valley, which grows the vast majority of that key ingredient in beer.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
The Oregon Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that overturned a 2014 voter-approved initiative banning genetically engineered crops in Josephine County.
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 4:20 p.m.
Agricultural land values in Idaho, Oregon and Washington increased this year while the national average remained unchanged.
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 12:18 p.m.
Montana’s Department of Agriculture is asking ranchers who received donated hay after a large fire or ongoing drought to keep an eye out for noxious weeds.