Stories tagged: agriculture
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.
Sun., June 4, 2017, 6 a.m.
Every year thousands of hives dot Washington’s apple orchards. The bees inside pollinate the state’s apple trees. Apple farmers, for the most part, rent the their bees, said Dave Robison …
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 1:32 a.m.
In Washington’s apple country, small and midsize farmers must adapt to changing economics, consumer tastes and technology
In Washington’s apple country, small and midsize farmers must adapt to changing economics, consumer tastes and technology.
Tue., May 30, 2017, 5 a.m.
Deep cuts to agriculture programs in President Donald Trump’s proposed budget would have a devastating impact on U.S. wheat exports at a time when the country faces historic competition from …
Wed., May 24, 2017
Backers of an enforcement-only bill would have no incentive to take the next step if this bill passed. Then what would the agriculture industry do for workers?
UPDATED: Sun., May 21, 2017, 8:49 a.m.
Stalks rising: Trade deals almost spoiled Washington’s asparagus industry. But, slowly, farmers made a comeback.
Trade deals just about spoiled Washington’s asparagus industry. Farmers quit the crop. Canneries closed. And then, slowly, farmers leveraged technology, grit and food trends to build a second chance.
UPDATED: Sun., May 21, 2017, 6:58 a.m.
Eating asparagus is good for you, but it can make your pee stink. This awareness is not new. In 1781, Benjamin Franklin wrote, “a few stems of asparagus eaten, shall …
Fri., May 19, 2017, 8:18 a.m.
A sizable majority of rural Americans backed Donald Trump’s presidential bid, drawn to his calls to slash environmental rules, strengthen law enforcement and replace the federal health care law.
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 6:59 a.m.
Agriculture museum in Pomeroy showcases Eastern Washington’s wheat farming past with help from Spokane man’s collection
The Eastern Washington Agricultural Museum in Pomeroy features a collection of tractors and farm-life relics from the region’s rich wheat farming heritage.
Tue., May 16, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Religious beliefs involving the use of pesticides are part of a dispute over noxious weeds on a 2,000-acre organic farm in Oregon that has attracted the attention of organic food …
Tue., May 16, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
A group of Oregon farmers has filed a $6.7 million lawsuit against a bank for allegedly interfering with sales of radish seed and thus causing its value to decrease.
Sun., May 14, 2017, 6 a.m.
In the 1600s the price of tulip bulbs in Holland soared. A single bulb could cost more than a house and in some cases tulip bulbs were used as a …
Sat., May 13, 2017, 5:49 p.m.
A Washington farmer accused of animal abuse has pleaded not guilty.
UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
Idaho is asking a federal appeals court to reinstate a statewide ban on spying at farms, dairies and slaughterhouses after a lower court judge sided with animal rights activists who …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
The wet winter and spring should mean great things for wheat yields throughout the Palouse and Inland Pacific Northwest, but the continuing rains are making it difficult for area farmers …
Fri., May 5, 2017, 4:22 p.m.
Sedro-Woolley farmed aims to be the first to test new technology with the Stillaguamish Tribe, Snohomish Conservation District, Washington State University and the Dairy Farmers of Washington. They say the …
Sun., April 30, 2017, 5:59 a.m.
Phil DiPofi,the CEO and president of Northwest Farm Credit Services, has been in banking since 1989 but never considered himself a banker. “I’ve always thought of bankers as stiff, bureaucratic, …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 12:50 p.m.
Harvesting Washington state’s vast fruit orchards each year requires thousands of farmworkers, and many of them work illegally in the United States. That system eventually could change dramatically as at …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 1:10 p.m.
Tumbleweeds are a common sight across Eastern Oregon, rolling over the vast landscape like something out of an Old West movie.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 12:23 p.m.
The state of Washington is accusing a Quincy agricultural company and one of its managers of sexually harassing female workers and retaliating against workers who complained.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 11:03 a.m.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency announced Tuesday that physical loss loans are available in numerous counties throughout the Northwest, including Latah and Whitman counties.