Stories tagged: agriculture
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 11:08 a.m.
Farmers and vineyard owners in Oregon are worrying that the extensive heat wave in the state may be doing damage to their crops.
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 6 a.m.
Sunflowers aren’t Washington’s biggest crop, but they can draw a crowd.
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 8:06 a.m.
The Italian wine grape harvest is having its earliest start in a decade due to the effects of the summer’s heatwave and drought.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 4:44 p.m.
A dairymen group in south-central Idaho has sent a letter to Jerome County commissioners in opposition to a pending contract that would lease out space in the county’s new jail …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
Three types of potatoes genetically engineered by an Idaho company to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine are safe for the environment and safe to eat, Canadian …
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 8:40 p.m.
A pulp mill planned for southeastern Washington will extract cellulose from wheat and alfalfa straw, turning a waste product into a commodity. Columbia Pulp expects to begin operations in late …
Mon., July 31, 2017, 11:14 a.m.
Sitting in the cab of a John Deere tractor overlooking golden hills of wheat, Kuper Bracher waited patiently one morning last week and watched as a pair of combine harvesters …
UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said Friday that he considers the United States’ current farm-visa program to be “unworkable” but the issue probably will not come up in NAFTA talks …
Tue., July 25, 2017, 12:21 p.m.
As the cherry harvest goes into its “second peak,” an industry representative said 2017 appears to be on track to be a record year.
Mon., July 24, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
Some Jerome County residents are worried that plans for a big new University of Idaho-operated dairy could befoul the local air.
Sun., July 23, 2017
Recently, renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking said we should colonize the moon and Mars as soon as possible. He predicts that, figuratively speaking, Mother Earth runs out of milk by …
Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:17 a.m.
Residents in a small Oregon city say the fumes coming from a nearby potato dehydration plant smell like “dead flesh,” have sent one person into an asthma attack and made …
Tue., July 18, 2017
Joe Blalock was asleep in his small store in Cornwall, Idaho, near Moscow, when an explosion catapulted him all the way through the roof. Blalock was badly injured and was …
Sun., July 16, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
BOISE, Idaho – It was still dark the morning Ruperto Vazquez-Carrera began his shift at Sunrise Organic Dairy. It was mid-February 2016. A winter heat wave had melted snow and …
Sun., July 16, 2017
The wheels of Bill Myers’ black Jeep flung dust into the air at each bend of the gravel road that winds through his 3,300 acres of hilly farmland northwest of …
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 3:53 p.m.
A massive and intense heat dome has spread over the northern Plains and mountain West, sucking moisture out of the soil, and may persist for weeks. The scorching heat and …
Thu., July 6, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
A Washington State University study has found a 25 percent decline in potato acreage in a significant portion of land atop the Odessa Aquifer between 2005 and 2015, due primarily …
Wed., July 5, 2017, 9:02 a.m.
A brown marmorated stink bug, an agriculture pest that has devastated crops for a decade on the East Coast, has been captured in Skagit County for the first time.
UPDATED: Tue., July 4, 2017, 11:16 p.m.
A brown marmorated stink bug, an agriculture pest that has devastated crops for a decade on the East Coast, has for the first time been captured in Skagit County. The …
Tue., July 4, 2017, 7:54 a.m.
The United States and Mexico signed an agreement Friday to resolve a trade dispute over sugar.
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
This year’s Idaho grape crop harvest is expected to be down significantly as a result of a bitter cold winter in the heart of Idaho wine country.
Thu., June 29, 2017, 9:04 a.m.
A wheat virus outbreak has reached epidemic levels and has been damaging fields and yields in the southern Nebraska Panhandle, authorities said.
Wed., June 28, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
ABC News has reached a settlement with a South Dakota meat producer that filed a $1.9 billion lawsuit against the network over its reports on the company’s lean, finely textured …
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
The Trump administration’s top environmental official met privately with the chief executive of Dow Chemical shortly before reversing his agency’s push to ban a widely used pesticide after health studies …
UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
Montana’s Industrial Hemp Pilot Program is underway for the first time this year, allowing approved farmers to grow the fibrous plant under oversight from the state Department of Agriculture. However, …
Fri., June 23, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
An extreme drought in northeastern Montana is causing major problems for wheat farmers in the region.
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 10:59 a.m.
Strawberries have a short, sweet season in the Inland Northwest, and people line up to get them while the picking is good.
Tue., June 20, 2017, 11:06 a.m.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue meets Tuesday with his counterparts from Canada and Mexico for what he called candid talks on “irritants” in the three-way trade relationship that will be a …
Wed., June 14, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
Washington, Oregon and Idaho are on pace to set another record in hop acreage, but reports indicate supply is catching up to demand.
Fri., June 9, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
Rains that fell in the Yakima Valley on Thursday do not appear to have harmed a cherry crop that is just days away from harvest.