President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill that will require labeling of genetically modified ingredients for the first time.
Federal authorities say genetically modified wheat that’s banned for sale or production in the United States has been found growing in a field in Washington state.
An Organic farm is seeking $210,000 from a neighboring dairy after cows escaped and defecated on the farm’s crops.
Dairy farmers and environmentalists are criticizing new manure-control rules the state Department of Ecology plans to finalize early next year.
In less than a year, eggs have gone from being an expensive staple at the height of the bird flu crisis to reaching the cheapest prices in a decade due …
If you’ve ever driven by ripening grain fields and puzzled over what’s growing there, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Services Agency has a solution for you.
A dozen years ago, Bob Sievers changed the way he farms 2,700 acres of highly erodible land in Washington’s Palouse region. Direct seeding cuts down on soil erosion and protects …
Authorities in northern Idaho say a crop duster pilot died Monday morning after his plane struck power lines and crashed into some trees.
Idaho water managers say they will step up funding for a cloud seeding program that’s already been credited with increasing the state’s mountain snowpack.
Bing cherries have been beset with growing problems this year that are reducing the size of the crop. The Northwest’s most popular cherry variety could be in short supply in …
Hawaii is the first state to pass legislation providing tax breaks to farmers to offset the cost of getting certified as organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Gov. David …
Barring widespread heavy rain or other disasters, Northwest cherry growers expect to hit the 20-million-box mark during the upcoming harvest, according to the first forecast from Northwest Cherry Growers, a …
Washington State University will receive a $2 million grant to continue research into increased food production through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture and Food Research program, USDA Secretary Tom …
Pacific Northwest gardeners might consider planting banana and avocado trees in the not-too-distant future, according to new research coming out of Washington State University Vancouver.
Researchers at Washington State University predict the Pacific Northwest, including the Palouse, will see a stripe rust epidemic this year.
Washington State University researchers are seeking new ways to increase efficiency of water use in agriculture.
Federal officials are taking public comments on possible methods to deal with a microscopic pest that has infested potato fields in southeastern Idaho.
Officials will soon begin spraying insecticide to keep gypsy moths out of Portland.
As farmers gear up for spring planting, those who sell crops on the commodities markets stand to lose buckets of money from low prices that are beyond their control.
A Montana bull has sold for $350,000 at auction.
The federal government says man-made global warming is making America sicker and it’s only going to get worse.
Food manufacturers and pesticide applicators could be subject to “stop work” orders under new regulatory authority being considered by Oregon’s farm regulators.
A Washington State University conference this month will bring women in agriculture together at 31 different locations in five states.
Federal regulators have ordered the makers of a widely used insecticide to take it off the market because it harms tiny aquatic animals.
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is asking a judge to find that an Iowa-based group violated state campaign disclosure laws as it backed a 2013 food labeling initiative.
Police say a farm employee’s body has been recovered from an Idaho dairy waste pond about 10 hours after he went missing.
From our archives, 100 years ago L. Stubblefield needed to get 746 hogs to market in the dead of winter so he embarked on a hog drive from Hunters to …
State wildlife managers are working to help farmers sign up for a federal Farm Bill program that’s been dramatically successful in providing wildlife habitat since signed into law by President …
The John Wayne Pioneer Trail – the eastern portion of a cross-state abandoned Milwaukee railway purchased by the state in 1981 – is on track for a state park strategic …
Recreationists, landowners work toward compromise on maintaining the John Wayne Trail on an abandoned railway across Eastern Washington.