Stories tagged: agriculture
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.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 1:39 p.m.
Idaho officials plan to replace a 6-ton potato replica used for advertising with one that glows in the dark.
Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 5:19 a.m.
Matthew Davidson could patch roads or do janitorial work during his time at the South Idaho Correctional Institution, but he’s decided to harvest fruit instead.
Sat., Aug. 26, 2017
A lifetime of working with farmers has shown me that farmers care more for the environment than any regulator, lawmaker, or urban social activist ever will.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 8:12 a.m.
The world loves meat. So much so that demand for meat products is projected to grow by nearly 70 percent by 2050. But meat production places a significant strain on …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
A heifer has tested positive for the disease brucellosis on a Montana ranch near Yellowstone National Park.
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 7:32 a.m.
The European Union’s anti-trust watchdog said Tuesday that it has launched a probe into German chemical maker Bayer’s planned acquisition of U.S. seed and weed-killer company Monsanto.
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Officials in North Dakota have arranged for tons of donated hay for drought-impacted ranchers in the Dakotas and Montana. Now they need truckers to haul it.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 9:40 a.m.
Ocean Spray is consolidating its cranberry sauce production and will no longer make sauce at its Markham facility.
Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 1:33 p.m.
Experts say Washington apple farmers may be in for higher returns with large crop amounts expected and a decline in apple production in Europe, Mexico and Canada.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 9:20 p.m.
Beth Robinette walked in among her cattle, leaned forward and mooed. A low, guttural “How are you all doing this morning?” kind of moo. All around her, black cows lifted …
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 …