TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 9:57 A.M.
Federal and state health officials say a multistate outbreak of salmonella bacteria that is resistant to several drugs has been linked to infected dairy bull calves purchased in Wisconsin.
THURSDAY, NOV. 24, 2016, 5:32 A.M.
Being ahead of the game is the name of the game in dealing with invasive species. That’s why Idaho staffs up to 20 boat inspection stations to prevent quagga and …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 10:58 A.M.
A program that teamed up three universities and three agricultural commissions in 1984 has recently experienced its fourth great success with a newly bred potato that seems to be superior …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 5:48 A.M.
Cranberry bogs in Washington state produce solid hues of vibrant red each fall as one of the state’s lesser-known crops is harvested in the months before Thanksgiving.
TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2016, 5:28 A.M.
Could ants get any cooler? These amazing insects have been known to create rafts and bridges with their bodies and tend to vast fungus gardens. Now, a new study suggests …
THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016, 12:52 P.M.
Some food industry titans worry President-elect Donald Trump’s tough talk on trade could eventually hurt business in numerous ways, including limiting food and agriculture exports.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016, 11:52 A.M.
After setting 34,000 traps around the state this summer to catch the much-loathed European and Asian gypsy moths, the Washington state Department of Agriculture has reportedly caught 25 of the …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9, 2016, 10:59 A.M.
Potato farmers in the Columbia Basin are expecting a better-than-average harvest this fall.
SATURDAY, NOV. 5, 2016, 10:35 P.M.
The future of an agricultural research farm in Powell Butte is in limbo as state officials decide what to do with the land.
MONDAY, OCT. 17, 2016, 1:30 P.M.
Southern Idaho’s agriculture community was happy to welcome a major Clif Bar production facility recently, but the company’s “Mr. Seed” video that criticizes conventional agriculture has been less well received.
MONDAY, OCT. 17, 2016, 12:44 P.M.
Caterpillar said Monday that CEO Doug Oberhelman will retire from the company next year and will be replaced by Jim Umpleby, an executive who has worked at the construction and …
THURSDAY, OCT. 6, 2016, 5:50 P.M.
The federal government will pay about $95 million to 26,500 Washington farms to help offset the lowest crop prices in 10 years.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2016, 5:12 P.M.
American seed and weed-killer company Monsanto and German medicine and farm chemical maker Bayer are combining in a deal that could help farmers produce higher yields to address challenges from …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2016, 2:29 P.M.
It’s the third consecutive year in which most corn farmers will spend more than they’ll earn. The growing has been too good and the resulting glut of corn depressed prices …
TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016, 3:36 P.M.
Arden Tewksbury has been a dairy farmer in northeast Pennsylvania for most of his 83 years. He’s also an agricultural activist who’s part of a movement to try to stop …
FRIDAY, AUG. 12, 2016, 7:14 P.M.
Three years into the nation’s hemp experiment, a 20-acre farm in southern Colorado exemplifies the crop’s hazy potential.
TUESDAY, AUG. 9, 2016, 10:44 A.M.
Though Montana’s wheat farmers are reporting a large harvest this year, the producers aren’t reaping many profits, due to low prices.
THURSDAY, AUG. 4, 2016, 2:08 P.M.
Graphic Label Inc., a Yakima company that has provided labeling, traceability and other services to fruit growers in the Pacific Northwest and California for more than two decades, has been …
TUESDAY, AUG. 2, 2016, 1:33 P.M.
University of Idaho officials are negotiating a deal with the International Potato Center in Peru in hopes of getting access to the center’s vast potato gene bank.
FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016, 3:26 P.M.
President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill that will require labeling of genetically modified ingredients for the first time.
FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016, 11:08 A.M.
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.
FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016, 10:25 A.M.
An Organic farm is seeking $210,000 from a neighboring dairy after cows escaped and defecated on the farm’s crops.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016, 7:29 P.M.
Dairy farmers and environmentalists are criticizing new manure-control rules the state Department of Ecology plans to finalize early next year.
FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016, 2:48 P.M.
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 …
SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2016, 10:25 A.M.
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.
MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2016
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 …
MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016, 3 P.M.
Authorities in northern Idaho say a crop duster pilot died Monday morning after his plane struck power lines and crashed into some trees.
FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016, 2:46 P.M.
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.
FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016, 7:24 A.M.
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 …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016, 5:30 A.M.
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 …