Stories tagged: farming
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.
Sun., May 14, 2017, 5:45 a.m.
A year in the fields: Skagit Valley the heart of U.S. tulips, drawing hordes each spring
The Skagit Valley’s roughly 450 acres of tulips represent 75 percent of U.S. commercial production. About 300,000 people visit the fields during the month-long annual tulip festival in April. Those …
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 9:22 p.m.
‘Weak calf syndrome’ gets blame for recent deaths
Washington State University researchers are trying to discover the reason behind mysterious calf deaths related to what is commonly known as “weak calf syndrome.”
Fri., May 5, 2017, 4:22 p.m.
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 …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 12:50 p.m.
Orchard owners look to robots as labor shortage worsens
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.
Eastern Oregon farmers seek to eradicate tumbleweeds
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, 11:03 a.m.
Low interest loans available to area producers
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.
Tue., April 25, 2017, 9:11 a.m.
Rain delays Idaho potato, wheat planting
Eastern Idaho farmers are hoping for a hot and dry spell after cold rain delayed much of their spring planting schedules.
Mon., April 24, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Senate set to confirm Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary
After months of delay, the Senate is expected to confirm former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary with bipartisan support.
Mon., April 24, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
Millions of spoiled onions disposed of in Idaho, Oregon
An estimated 100 million pounds of spoiled onions have been disposed of in Idaho and Oregon following a winter of unprecedented snowfall.
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
Threats to the potato crop
Changes, from law to diet, have affected the way farmers grow one of the country’s staple starches.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
Researchers developing map to predict future farmland loss
Idaho researchers are working on a map that might be able to estimate how much farmland southwestern Idaho will lose by the end of the century and where the loss …
Thu., April 20, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Long-range shooting all about the numbers
Gone are the days of serious target shooters putting a finger to the wind and relying on the trajectories printed on ammunition boxes before squeezing off rounds at distant targets.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 9:43 a.m.
More hummus, please: US chickpea acres seen climbing to record
The hummus craze is hitting the heartland, with U.S. farmers preparing to sow more chickpeas than ever before.
Fri., March 31, 2017, 6:20 a.m.
First on the Martian menu: spuds
If human beings finally reach Mars, they may find themselves depending on the humble, if hardy potato. Scientists in Peru have used a simulator that mimics the harsh conditions on …
Thu., March 30, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
Officials remove cattle carcasses from Oregon reservoir
Officials have removed a number of cattle carcasses from a popular reservoir just west of the Oregon-Idaho border.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 8:33 a.m.
East Idaho man dies in farm equipment accident
A Rexburg father has died after he became entangled in the rotor of farm equipment.
Tue., March 7, 2017, 8:31 a.m.
Idaho man pleads guilty in theft of California man’s cattle
A southern Idaho man has pleaded guilty to stealing cattle after branding as his own and selling about 100 animals belonging to a California man.
Sun., March 5, 2017, 5 a.m.
Front & Center: Beth Robinette helps local farmers and ranchers connect with customers
Beth Robinette helped launch
Thu., March 2, 2017, 3:54 p.m.
Farms, orchards should warn neighbors before they spray chemicals, report says
With pesticide drift and the associated health risks on the rise in Washington, a new report is again calling for requirements that farms and orchards notify neighbors before spraying chemicals.
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 1:33 p.m.
Bull that led police chase after slaughterhouse escape dies
A plucky bull escaped from a slaughterhouse and led police on a wild chase through the streets on Tuesday only to die on its way to a shelter.
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 8:19 p.m.
Outdoor marijuana regulation continues to puzzle in Washington state
How do you regulate something you can’t measure?
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 10:24 a.m.
Idaho extends deadline for farmers to dispose of bad onions
Idaho officials have extended the deadline for farmers to dispose of spoiled or damaged onions following the collapse of many onion storage facilities in southwestern Idaho due to heavy snow.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Landmarks: Pleasant Prairie barn a monument to farm life
The tall red barn out on Pleasant Prairie can easily be seen from a distance, not just because of its sharp contrast to the snow on the ground but also …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 10:09 p.m.
Despite study, farmers skeptical on human-caused climate change
A six-year, three-state, $20 million research project to study the potential effects of climate change on agriculture appears to have done little to persuade farmers that human-caused climate change is …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 9:52 p.m.
Weather expert predicts hot, dry summer due to El Nino
Retired Professor Art Douglas tells farmers that an emerging El Nino is going to warm things up and dry them out in coming months
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 1:28 p.m.
Port of Longview busiest it’s been in at least 30 years
The Port of Longview is the busiest it’s been in at least 30 years. The Daily News of Longview says the port announced Wednesday that 8.3 million tons of cargo …
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 10:07 a.m.
Onion storage buildings collapse, raising onion prices
Heavy snow has caused dozens of onion storage sheds in eastern Oregon and Idaho to collapse, resulting in as much as $100 million in damages.
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 6:06 a.m.
Investigation into Wafla’s influence on farmworker pay rejected
A state investigation into alleged influence by a grower group that may have biased a 2015 state farmworker pay survey has been ended by a court decision.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 12:06 p.m.
Wheat growers scheduled to meet with Gov. Inslee on key issues
Members of the Washington Association of Wheat Growers will meet with more than 50 legislators and agency heads from both sides of the aisle. The wheat growers will meet with …