FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016, 5:23 A.M.
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 …
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016, 9:50 A.M.
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 …
MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016, 12:53 P.M.
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.
SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2016, 9:31 A.M.
Researchers at Washington State University predict the Pacific Northwest, including the Palouse, will see a stripe rust epidemic this year.
MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016, 1:09 P.M.
Washington State University researchers are seeking new ways to increase efficiency of water use in agriculture.
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016, 3:28 P.M.
Federal officials are taking public comments on possible methods to deal with a microscopic pest that has infested potato fields in southeastern Idaho.
FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016, 8:46 A.M.
Officials will soon begin spraying insecticide to keep gypsy moths out of Portland.
FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016, 8:37 A.M.
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.
THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016, 3:07 P.M.
A Montana bull has sold for $350,000 at auction.
MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016, 3:11 P.M.
The federal government says man-made global warming is making America sicker and it’s only going to get worse.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016, 11:50 A.M.
Food manufacturers and pesticide applicators could be subject to “stop work” orders under new regulatory authority being considered by Oregon’s farm regulators.
THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016, 9:03 A.M.
A Washington State University conference this month will bring women in agriculture together at 31 different locations in five states.
TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016, 1:18 P.M.
Federal regulators have ordered the makers of a widely used insecticide to take it off the market because it harms tiny aquatic animals.
TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016, 9:35 A.M.
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.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 2016, 10:45 A.M.
Police say a farm employee’s body has been recovered from an Idaho dairy waste pond about 10 hours after he went missing.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 2016
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 …
TUESDAY, FEB. 9, 2016, 8:59 A.M.
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 …
SATURDAY, JAN. 30, 2016, 5:10 P.M.
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 …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 11, 2015, 5:25 P.M.
Recreationists, landowners work toward compromise on maintaining the John Wayne Trail on an abandoned railway across Eastern Washington.
SUNDAY, AUG. 2, 2015
LAMONT, Wash. – The farmers surrounding this small Whitman County town all know each other. They went to school together, played on the same football team and rode the same …
SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2015
A bill recently introduced in Congress, the Young Farmer Success Act, would make farmers eligible for federally subsidized student loan forgiveness – just as teachers and nurses are now – …
THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2015
A property owner will try again to establish a controversial basalt mining operation on his 78 acres in western Spokane County. But Don Howell, a retired real estate agent who’s …
THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015
HUNTING – The clock is ticking for hunters hoping to fulfill their dreams in special fall hunts. Another round of permit application deadlines are coming up. In Idaho, April 30 …
TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2015
PALOUSE, Wash. – It’s late February on Ben Barstow’s farm just west of town. But when he stoops to examine the tiny sprouts of winter wheat emerging from his fields, …
TUESDAY, FEB. 3, 2015
Bigger digs for the Spokane Ag Expo this year means more room for a variety of technological innovations. “It’s not just about the tractors,” said David Dobbins, president of the …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 7, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago The city still was shaken by several serious sledding accidents, including one death, so authorities announced a further safety step: supervised sledding hills.
TUESDAY, JAN. 6, 2015, 4:04 P.M.
WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday issued permits to use drones to monitor crops and photograph properties for sale, marking the first time permission has been granted to …
SUNDAY, OCT. 12, 2014
Two decades of change have been at work on the landscape of Eastern Washington and upland bird populations – especially pheasants – are the losers. Big farms grow crops to …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27, 2014
When Bill Myers began selling wheat berries at the Moscow and Pullman farmers markets in zip-top bags, people weren’t quite sure what to make of his product. “They would look …
SUNDAY, DEC. 15, 2013
PORTLAND – Idaho farmer Robert Blair isn’t waiting around for federal aviation officials to work out rules for drones. He and a friend built their own, outfitting it with cameras …