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UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 6:58 a.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: Report in S-R about travel record between Latah and Spokane lands driver in front of judge

A report in The Spokesman-Review backfired on Joseph S. Bain, of the Eldridge-Buick Company in Spokane.


100 years ago in Spokane: Urban farmers with cows squeezed by new Washington law

Owners of dairy cows in cities were learning of a recently-passed state law that created significant obstacles for them to continue selling milk.


AP Fact Check: Unraveling the mystery of whether cows fart

AP FACT CHECK: Climate change debate poses the mystery of whether cows fart. Let’s clear the air on this.


Animal rights group files complaint against Oregon State University

An Ohio-based animal rights group has filed a complaint against Oregon State University with the U.S. Department of Agriculture over seven animal deaths.


Rancher says blizzard killed 29 cows in Franklin County. Deputies say they starved.

An Idaho sheep rancher is under investigation for animal cruelty after 29 dead cows were spotted this week off U.S. Highway 395.


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 4:01 p.m.

Blizzard killed 1,850 cows, Yakima area farmers are reeling

Farmers in the Yakima Valley are still assessing the damage after a snow and windstorm a month ago left 1,850 dairy cows dead in the span of a few hours.


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 10:02 p.m.

University of Idaho plans for largest research dairy in the U.S.

The University of Idaho could boast the largest research dairy in the country within the next decade.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

‘What next? Biblical plagues?’ Blizzard killed 1,850 cows, and Yakima Valley farmers are reeling

The unexpected blizzard that swept through the Yakima Valley on Feb. 9 was just one more clobbering for the region’s dairy farms.


Dairy farms take $4M hit from cows lost in blizzard

Officials say the more than 1,800 dairy cows that died in a blizzard in southern Washington state earlier this month were a nearly $4 million loss, not including the lost …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 9:19 p.m.

Winter storm kills 1,600 dairy cows in Lower Yakima Valley; farmers scrambling to save others

Dairy farmers in the Lower Yakima Valley are continuing to dig out from Saturday’s snowstorm.


Bovines online: Farmers are using artificial intelligence to make cows more productive

Is the world ready for cows armed with artificial intelligence? No time to ruminate on that because the moment has arrived, thanks to a Dutch company that has married two …


Idaho dairies invest in robotic milkers

Faced with an increasing shortage of workers, Idaho dairies are investing in robotic milkers.


Bovines online: Farmers are using AI to help monitor cows

Is the world ready for cows armed with artificial intelligence?


More than 170 cows seized from farm north of Seattle

Authorities have seized more than 170 cows from a farm in northwest Washington after about 50 cows were found dead on the property.


Shawn Vestal: When cows were the cornerstone of income inequality

One of the earliest and most potent forces dividing the haves and have-nots may have pretty humble roots: the agricultural beast of burden.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 3:44 p.m.

PETA plans billboard near Idaho crash site where 3 cows died

An animal rights group is planning to place a billboard near the site of a highway crash that killed three cows and injured a man in southeast Idaho.


Oregon town’s ‘mooing’ tsunami-alert system turning 30

There was a time when the man behind Cannon Beach’s iconic “mooing” sirens was skeptical about the need for a tsunami warning system.


Villagers race to save Bali cows from volcanic oblivion

Bali’s gently lowing cows, prized for their hardiness and doe-like temperament, won’t become victims of the tropical island’s menacing Mount Agung volcano if villager Wayan Sudarma has any say in …


Madi Clark: Farmers are responsible stewards of environment

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.


Why are Bill Gates and Richard Branson investing in meat that costs $18,000 a pound?

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 …


Oregon authorities kill 2 wolves after cattle attacks

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife authorities shot and killed two adult wolves in response to multiple attacks on cattle grazing in northeast Oregon.


Ferndale farmer charged with animal abuse gets cows back

A northwest Washington farmer charged in April with starving his animals to death has avoided felony convictions and will get several surviving cows back.


Dairy aims to be first to test system that reclaims waste

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 …


Cheesier pizzas rescue dairy prices as Americans drink less milk

Americans love their cheese, but maybe not as much as dairy farmers do. Even after people cut back on milk use for decades – a consequence of more drink options …


California targets dairy cows to combat global warming

California is taking its fight against global warming to the farm. The nation’s leading agricultural state is now targeting greenhouse gases produced by dairy cows and other livestock.


Organic farmer seeks $210,000 after cows defecate on crops

An Organic farm is seeking $210,000 from a neighboring dairy after cows escaped and defecated on the farm’s crops.


Pierce County deputy hurt after crashing into four cows

Authorities say a Pierce County sheriff’s deputy has been hospitalized after his patrol vehicle struck four cows that had wandered into the middle of the road in Roy.


Scientists serve up lab-made burger from cow cells

For a hamburger that cost more than $300,000, you might expect fries and a shake too. But this is no ordinary burger. At a public tasting in London on Monday, …


Sudan cows figure in convoluted Spokane custody case

For some of the best legal minds in Washington state, a complicated Spokane divorce that spanned two continents and a bloody civil war came down to this: 15 cows. The …


Calves delivered after mother’s death

An injured dairy cow at Washington State University had to be euthanized today, but not before her twin calves were delivered by Caesarian section.